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Chief Advisor - Strategic Planning & State Operations

Chief Advisor - Strategic Planning & State Operations

Organization: UNDP

Apply By: 03 Oct 2020

Location: New Delhi(Delhi)

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About the Organization:

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the United Nations' global development network. They advocate for change and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life for them. They provide expert advice, training and grants support to developing countries, with increasing emphasis on assistance to the least developed countries. They promote technical and investment cooperation among nations.

Position: Chief Advisor: Strategic Planning and State Operations

Job ID: 32656

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Provides policy advice and inputs to strategic planning in line with the priorities and development objectives of the national and state governments and advice on partnerships and programmatic coherence to state offices;
  • Leads strategic setting of programme design, planning and resource mobilization with Government partners;
  • Provides strategic direction in support of the SDGs;
  • Builds effective south-south and regional partnerships, as well as promotes collaboration, integration and partnerships with UN Agencies in India;
  • Facilitates knowledge building and sharing.

Duties and Responsibilities

Provides policy advice and inputs to strategic planning in line with the priorities and development objectives of the national and state governments and advise on partnerships and programmatic coherence to State offices, focusing on the following results:

  • Identify key priorities in consultation with line ministries and State Governments and strategies for implementation;
  • Advise on high value addition/high impact projects and scaling up of successful innovations and build on cutting-edge knowledge of global and national good practices and cost-effective development solutions;
  • Provide advice on strategies, policies and plans impacting operations and delivery of advisory, knowledge and learning services;
  • Advise on high quality and client-oriented services aligned to partner expectations and contributing to the strengthening of administrative efficiency of development programmes;
  • Manage and oversee UNDP field presence at the state level for effective coordination and implementation;
  • Identify approaches and modalities to achieve management targets and increase cost- effectiveness;
  • Provide leadership in overseeing effective provision of services to counterparts including fair and transparent procurement, human resources and financial management, as well as the consistent application of UNDP rules and regulations

Leads the strategic setting of programme design, planning and resource mobilization with Government partners focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Strengthen partnerships and oversight at the national and state level in the context of Government relationships and technical support;
  • Advise on capacity strengthening at state-level, to deliver on key development priorities and objectives;
  • Coordinate programme design and implementation across programme areas and advices on capacity strengthening at state-level to deliver on key development priorities;
  • Support overall resource mobilization to support implementation of the Country Programme;
  • Advocate for UNDP services and delivery capacities with Government counterparts, donor community, international financial institutions and the UN;
  • Advise senior management on operational issues affecting country programme delivery and operations;
  • Identify approaches and modalities to achieve management targets and increase cost- effectiveness;
  • Ensure full compliance of operations with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies, implement corporate operational strategies, establish management targets and monitor achievement of results.

Provides strategic direction in support of the Sustainable Development Goals focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Coordinate and participate in UN-wide and development partner discussions on SDGs;
  • Represent UNDP in inter-agency meetings and ensure smooth cooperation between the UN agencies in India;
  • Advise on localizing the SDGs particularly at the state level;
  • Foster programme convergence and cross-pillar synergies particularly at the state level;
  • Make available innovative programme and knowledge management practices;

Builds effective south-south and regional partnerships, as well as promotes collaboration, integration and partnerships with UN Agencies in India focusing on the achievement of the following results:

  • Advocate for emerging priorities of developing countries and for strengthening India’s voice in regional multilateral cooperation fora; 
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen south-south collaboration in the region particularly amongst SAARC countries;
  • Ensure engagement of UN agencies as appropriate in partnerships and discussions.

Facilitates knowledge building and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Ensure knowledge building and sharing with regard to cross pollination of development knowledge, especially in the areas of poverty reduction, energy and environment, governance and health systems strengthening;
  • Provide strategic guidance and quality assurance of knowledge products;
  • Synthesize lessons learnt and best practices;
  • Contribute to UNDP knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Enhance staff capacity development and knowledge sharing across units and offices.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Essential: Master’s Degree in Public and/or Business Administration, Economics and other social sciences.

Experience:

  • Essential- minimum 7 years of demonstrated work experience at the national or international level in providing operations and management advisory and support services and/or managing staff and operational systems;
  • Additional years of relevant professional experience would be highly desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience in writing policy briefs, strategic high-level negotiation to develop and introduce new policies.
  • Significant work experience in Government or relevant multilateral institutions is highly desirable
  • Advanced knowledge of international governance or UN/DP rules and regulations, policies, procedures and practices would be desirable;
  • Experience in Change Management and Business Process improvement, especially within in large teams or Government institutions;
  • Experience with the execution and implementation of large- scale development or Governance programs
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and national language.

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