Senior Programme Management Specialist

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Senior Programme Management Specialist


Senior Programme Management Specialist, LoCAL, P-4, Local Transformative Finance, UNCDF Kampala, Uganda, Kampala, Uganda

II. Job Purpose

Within this programme context, UNCDF is seeking a Programme Management Specialist, P-4 to lead on the effective delivery of the Programme's activities in Uganda and support the expansion of LoCAL in eastern and southern Africa (Lesotho, Malawi, Tanzania, Sudan, Somalia, and more in line with country demands), reporting to the Global Manager, P-5, based in Kampala, Uganda and in close collaboration with the LoCAL global Facility and LDFPA colleagues across the region.

This position (rotational) will be based in Kampala, Uganda, with the possibility to relocate to another duty station based on programmatic developments.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Programme Management Specialist's key focus areas will be:

Programme management (30%)
Team management (20%)
Policy, regulatory and technical advice to government counterparts and key stakeholders (30%)
Knowledge management and communication (10%)
Networking and partnership building (10%)
1. Programme management (30%)

Provide effective programme supervision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation, reporting and completion activities, in close collaboration with the LoCAL Global Manager and the LoCAL Facility (global) and the UNCDF Country Team in Uganda;
Build effective and efficient partnerships at the programmatic and operational levels with national counterparts and development partners to coordinate and ensure successful implementation of in-country activities;
Manage and monitor the implementation of the programme, including through the effective use of ATLAS/ERP, and manage the risk log of the project;
Lead the preparation and timely submission of comprehensive technical and financial reports in line with contractual agreements and provide inputs for semi-annual reporting;
Coordinate the implementation of audits, mid-term and final evaluations of the programme.
2. Team management (20%)

Coordinate and plan HR needs to ensure highest technical advice to Programme's stakeholders in all relevant components;
Provide effective strategic and technical direction to and empowerment of supervisees, including through coaching and mentoring;
Role-modelling of UN values and encouraging supervisees to act ethically both in their relationships with each other and in the business decisions and actions they take;
Ensure effective performance management of supervisees (incl. annual individual performance plans of supervisees completed on time; regular meetings with supervisees organized during the year to monitor progress towards agreed goals, provide feedback and support; annual reviews (mid-term and annual) held on time; facilitating learning and development);
Support to supervisees in implementing various arrangements in place to ensure their safety and security and in maintaining their health and well-being.
3. Policy, regulatory and technical advice to government counterparts and key stakeholders (30%)

Provide policy, regulatory and technical advice to government counterparts at central and local levels (e.g. Related to NDC, NAP, LTS);
Lead the technical dialogue and provision of policy and technical advisory services to national and local government counterparts in relation to decentralization and climate change, climate finance and (direct) access to international climate finance and (e.g. through accreditation to the Green Climate Fund and Adaptation Fund and subsequent direct access).
4. Knowledge management and communication (10%)

Identify key knowledge constraints and organize learning, knowledge exchange, training, workshops, etc. to build the awareness and capacities in relevant themes (i.e. climate finance, climate change, decentralization, etc.);
Support the preparation of various written outputs and knowledge products, e.g. draft background papers, analyses, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc;

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