Senior Programme Management Specialist

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Senior Programme Management Specialist

Description

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;
Oversee the implementation of the Communication and Visibility Plan of the programme, in collaboration with project team, partners and technical consultants;
Identify, collect, and disseminate best practices and lesson learned from the programme;
Manage the process of convening national and regional stakeholders to share lessons learned.
5. Networking and partnership building (10%)

Serve as the UNCDF focal point (co-chair) in working groups and steering committees on the issue of environment and climate change and provide inputs for conducive policy and regulatory environment (e.g. NDCs, NAP process, national climate change strategy);
Contribute to UNCDF/LoCAL and government resource mobilization and articulate and enable pathways for mobilizing resources and fostering external partnerships supporting LoCAL and UNCDF more widely;
Participate in UN country teams, senior management teams, and coordinate the participation of UNCDF in UN and development partners' coordination groups;
Support partnership building efforts for effective UNCDF/LoCAL positioning in the UN System and with development partners networks;
Ensure close collaboration with UN system, as well as to identify opportunities for collaboration and joint programming with other UN agencies and partners to maintain and/or strengthen UNCDF/LoCAL strategic positioning and presence in the country.
Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities:

The Programme Management Specialist, P4 is responsible for the overall management, coordination, execution and monitoring as well as for providing technical and policy support for the effective deployment of activities and is expected to contribute actively to LoCAL's resource mobilization efforts and outreach activities on an ongoing basis.

The Programme Management Specialist will also play a strategic role in programme delivery and overseeing the success of the team including ensuring the Programmatic and operational tasks are done properly and on time

The Programme Management Specialist is also responsible to manage the LoCAL country teams, including managing tasks and responsibilities of the team members ensuring effective programme delivery, providing guidance to the team members, reporting programme progress and any programmatic and operational issues to LoCAL Global Programme Manager, evaluating performance and providing feedback of the team members.

Competencies

Core:

Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems

Learn Continuously LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process

Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results.

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships.

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity.

Thematic Area

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Definition

Cross-Functional Competencies

Business Direction & Strategy

Negotiation and Influence

Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain the advantage in the outcome of dialogue negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates Win-Win situations.