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                JOB DESCRIPTION

I. Position Information
Job code title:                    Assistant Country Director/Governance
Pre-classified Grade:              ICS-10 (P3)
Supervisor :                       Deputy Country Director/Program

II. Organizational Context

Under the overall supervision of the Country Director and the direct supervision of the
Deputy Country Director/Program, the incumbent acts as a manager of and advisor to
Senior Management on all aspects of the Governance Portfolio. The main role is to
manage the country program including continued monitoring of implementation. The
ACD/G leads the governance team in strategic planning and identifies new program areas
while ensuring consistency with UNDAF/CPD priorities and creative responses to
emerging challenges and opportunities.

ACD/Governance heads the Governance team and works in close collaboration with the
Poverty team in the CO, Operations section, program staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP
HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-
lateral donors and civil society to successfully implement the UNDP program.

III. Functions / Key Results Expected

Summary of Key Functions:

   Supervision
   Programming and management
   Monitoring and reporting
   Partnership and resource mobilization
   Policy and technical advice.

    1. Supervision and liaison
     Supervision of the Program cluster and financial follow-up of all funds allocated
       to the cluster
     Direct supervision and provision of backstopping and strategic guidance to the
       DGICB Program Specialist, JPO and UNV, especially in planning, reporting and
       budgeting on project activities
     Coordinate the program management with CTAs, who operate under overall
       guidance and supervision of the DCD/P
    2. Programming and management:
     Ensure qualitative and timely implementation of the Cluster Projects

      Provide guidance and inputs towards the drafting of new projects in close
       consultation with national stakeholders, program specialists and CTAs
      Oversee the strategic coherence, planning and impact of UNDP’s governance
       strategies and programs

   3. Monitoring and reporting:
    Monitoring results of the cluster projects, namely through: i) analysis of factors
      that affect the implementation of projects and the impact of the technical
      assistance and provision of solutions, ii) ensure the implementation of
      recommendations made by the evaluation reports and project review exercises,
      iii) participation in corporate results reporting initiatives; iv) ensure timely deliver
      of all reports and preparation of reviews and evaluations; v) prepare brief
      quarterly reports to the DCD/P highlighting project performance, constraints
      challenges and lessons learned.

   4. Partnership and resource mobilization:
    Maintain close liaison with relevant donors and other actors supporting cluster
    Coordinate with the ARR/External Relations in the CO resource mobilization

   5. Policy and Technical Advice:
    Participate/draft policy and strategic papers (CCF, CCA, SRF, UNDAF, CPAP,
      etc), guidance notes and relevant documents in the sectors of responsibility with
      technical assistance provided by CTAs and Program Specialists;
    Support the development of plans and identify new initiatives for UNDP’s
      interventions in such areas as public administration and civil service reform,
      decentralization and local governance, justice and rule of law, gender, mine
      action, natural disaster, crisis prevention and peace building, small arms and

   Perform any other duties requested by CD and/or DCD/P

IV. Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the overall success of the country programme and reaching
UNDAF/ CPD goals. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and
programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource
mobilization targets.

V. Competencies

Corporate Competencies:

   Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
   Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
   Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

    Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning
 Promotes knowledge management in UNDP and a learning environment in the office through
   leadership and personal example
 Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more
   Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness
 Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
 Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development
   programs and projects, mobilize resources
 Ability to formulate and manage budgets, manage contributions and investments, manage
   transactions, conduct financial analysis, reporting and cost-recovery
 Ability to implement new systems and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership
 Builds strong relationships with clients, focuses on impact and result for the client and
   responds positively to feedback
 Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
 Demonstrates good oral and written communication skills
 Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

VI. Recruitment Qualifications

                                   Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration,
Education:                         Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social
                                   Sciences or related field.

                                   5 years of relevant and proven experience at the national or
Experience:                        international level in providing management advisory services,
                                   hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of
                                   development programs and establishing linkages among
                                   international organizations and national governments.
                                   Experience in the usage of computers and office software
                                   packages, experience in handling of web based management

Language Requirements:             Fluency in English, good working knowledge of Portuguese or
                                   Spanish; knowledge of French an asset.

VII. Signatures- Job Description Certification

Incumbent (if applicable)
                               Signature                      Date

Alfredo Teixeira, Deputy Country Director/Program Signature                 Date
Chief Division/Section

Gita Welch, Country Director                Signature                Date


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