Job Title:  Programme Management Analyst (Fresher UN Jobs)

Organisation: United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF)

Duty Station:  Kampala, Uganda

Reports to: Deputy Director

About US:

The United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) makes public and private finance work for the poor in the world’s 47 least developed countries (LDCs). With its capital mandate and instruments, UNCDF offers “last mile” finance models that unlock public and private resources, especially at the domestic level, to reduce poverty and support local economic development. This last mile is where available resources for development are scarcest; where market failures are most pronounced; and where benefits from national growth tend to leave people excluded.

Job Summary:  Under the overall guidance of the Deputy Director of the IDE Practice Area and the direct supervision of the Regional Hub Manager, the Programme Management Analyst is responsible for promoting a collaborative, client-oriented approach, in compliance with UNDP/UNCDF Programme & Operations policies & procedures.

Key Duties and Responsibilities:

In this section list up to five primary functions/accountabilities of the position (Typically one sentence each) and examples of duties that must be performed to successfully accomplish key responsibilities.

Ensures Support to the implementation & management of the “Leaving No One Behind in the Digital Era” global, regional and country programme management strategies, adapts processes and procedures:

  • Programme support to technical staff for the full programme-cycle for implementation of the digital strategy, including quality assurance of performance-based agreements primarily with private sector partners to promote market development (grants, technical assistance, concessional loans and guarantees);
  • Full compliance with UNCDF/UNDP rules, regulations, and policies of programme activities, closely coordinating with Chief MSU on practice-wide compliance
  • Ensure implementation of internal controls, in full operationalization of the Digital Strategy at regional and country levels.
  • Provide technical advice on the development of systems, processes and mechanisms to support programme planning, resource management, quality assurance, risk and management,
  • Programme financial resources management through planning, guiding, analysis and monitoring of the resources; preparation and monitoring of development project budgets; identification of operational and financial problems, and proposal of solutions.
  • Develop and maintain control mechanisms for all programme activities. Including business processes mapping and establishment of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs).
  • Support IDE´s thematic portfolio teams in the design and formulation of programme/ project initiatives.
  • Reviews and provide feedback to project/ programme strategies and documents, workplans, case studies and related knowledge products and publications, as needed.

Facilitates programme planning across the ESA regional and country programme teams of the Digital Strategy:

  • Reporting of project achievements, disbursement delivery and other areas of accountability;
  • Work closely with the Country Technical specialists and respective regional Digital Hub Managers to manage the country budget revisions, reporting and analysis;
  • Working closely with the Management Support Unit (MSU) of UNCDF and the Digital Programme Manager, ensure UNCDF/IDE has available a complete range of human resource tools (staff, consultants, consulting firms) so that a range of flexible tools are available to support implementation of the digital strategy.

Support resource mobilization and donors reporting requirements for the Digital Strategy including narrative and financial reporting:

  • Keenly review draft proposals prior to submission to funders to ensure budgets are aligned to maintaining our regional and country technical infrastructure; cost recovery principles and costs of delivering on proposed results, working together with Regional/Country Technical Specialists;
  • Planning, elaboration & follow-up of a reporting strategy, based on donors’ agreements, corporate requirements for reporting schedules for both programmes and projects;
  • Drafting and finalization of donors’ narrative reports including progress, annual and ad-hoc ones focusing n highlighting progress of targets against agreed upon indicators; analyzing impact, reflecting on lessons learned and operational challenges;
  • Review financial reports as per donors’ agreements, in collaboration with PPC & PMSU colleagues.

Knowledge building and knowledge sharing with all IDE stakeholders on programme management

  • Work in liaison with UNCDF Management Support Unit, contributing to UNCDF’s Operations Manual based on lessons learned and evolving programming practices;
  • Contribute to the centralization of information management across the global Digital Strategy portfolio (Including archiving, configuration management, version control);
  • Actively participate to knowledge networks and communities of practice;
  • Organize and conduct – trainings on relevant programme management areas aimed at building the capacity of field teams;
  • Promote transparency and information sharing with all relevant stakeholders and
  • Review financial reports as per donors’ agreements, in collaboration with PPC & PMSU colleagues.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) Programme Management Analyst job must hold a Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Law, Finance, Economics or related field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the field of programme management, project management and/or operations or related fields.
  • A minimum of one (1) year working in the UN system in finance, operations or project management.
  • Demonstrable project management, budget/financial management and coordination skills.
  • Work experience in Least Developed Countries LDCs is preferred.
  • Experience in compliance & quality assurance is preferred.
  • Experience supporting market development programmes with a technology and/or private sector focus is preferred.
  • Previous experience /familiarity with results monitoring and reporting is preferred.
  • English Fluency, both oral and written is required and French is highly desirable.

NB: Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

How to Apply:

All applicants who wish to join the United Nations Capital Development Fund (UNCDF) should apply online at the link below.

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Deadline:  29th July 2022