Procurement Supply Management Officer, Luanda

Procurement Supply Management Officer, Luanda Background In Angola, the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) currently acts as Principal Recipient for the Global Fund's HIV grant, in partnership with the Ministry of Health (MoH) through the National HIV/Aids Institute (INLS) as well as international and national NGOs. UNDP's PR role is also exercised in coordination with other MoH development partners such as UN agencies and bilateral aid agencies. In its role as PR, UNDP reports to the Country Coordination Mechanism (CCM). In June 2018, the Global Fund allocated further resources for the Angola's HIV response for the 2018-2021 period, for which UNDP will continue to act as Principal Recipient. The Grant's main areas of interventions include HIV Prevention with Key Populations; Prevention of mother-to-child transmission of HIV; Access to and Retention in Antiretroviral Treatment. Sub-Recipient management alongside the procurement, distribution and quality assurance of health products will feature among UNDP's key responsibilities as PR. Implementation of the INLS Capacity Development Plan, including strengthening the national HIV information system, and the national procurement and supply management systems, will also be pursued during the grant implementation period. Under the supervision of the Project Coordinator, the Procurement and Supply Management Officer ensures and contributes to the UNDP Project Management Unit (PMU) to deliver in a timely and quality assured manner on the Grant Performance Framework targets, comply with UNDP and Global Fund rules and regulations, while developing national capacities in disease programme management. Duties and Responsibilities The Procurment and Supply Management Officer (PSM) Officer will: 1) Lead the execution of the procurement function within the UNDP/Global Fund Project, focusing on the following: Develop and monitor the implementation of UNDP/Global Fund Project's Health and Non-Health Procurement Plans (goods, services and civil works); Ensure adequate synergies between Government and Global Fund-funded health procurement conducted by UNDP; Execute the Plans in liaison with the INLS, the PMU team, UNDP Procurement Support and Global Procurement Units and suppliers; Ensure procurement is executed in line with the requirements of the Global Fund quality assurance policies; Monitor and support the issuance of Requests for Quotations, assess cost estimates done by Logistics Assistant and make recommendations; monitor and close Purchase Orders raised by Logistics Assistant; Develop, introduce and monitor key performance indicators for UNDP/GF health procurement function; Assess suppliers´ performance and provide feedback to UNDP management; Identify and communicate risk areas in particular the risk of deviation from the procurement plan to avoid delays, over expenditure and loss of funds; formulate and implementation risk assurance measures; Ensure PMU compliance with UNDP procurement rules and regulations as well as the Global Fund policies; Collect procurement data (quantities, prices, etc.) for the purposes of reporting to the INLS (when required) and the Global Fund (PQR, PUDR and when required); document and communicate on lessons learned; Address queries raised by INLS, the Global Fund or the Local Fund Agent on UNDP PSM data; In coordination with UNDP country office procurement unit, ensure swift processing of customs clearance-related procedures for products procured by UNDP/Global Fund Project's; Make sure temperature monitoring is applied and reported to UNDP Procurement Support; Contribute to periodic UNDP reports for the CCM, UN Joint Team on HIV/aids, the UN Country Team, bilateral partners, Civil society and the general public as and when necessary; Ensure comprehensive archiving of health and non-health procurement-related documentation from UNDP/Global Fund Project's (Purchase Orders, Contracts, Delivery Notes etc.); Manage the PSM team within the PMU: work planning, human resources management Implement supply chain-related recommendations from internal and external audits assuring that corrective measures are taken, when necessary; Manage UNDP-procured assets including asset inventory and reporting; Support the overall UNDP Country Office Angola procurement and management function as an when required. 2) Support the INLS in the supply management of HIV health commodities focusing on the following: Co-represent UNDP in the National HIV Quantification Committee; contribute effectively to national quantification efforts, including report writing; Develop or update the list of health products based on quantification exercises, when required; Ensure monitoring by UNDP/Global Fund Project personnel of good storage and distribution conditions at central and peripheral level, in coordination with INLS, in particular for temperature monitoring and control, stock control and deviations, and verification of storage conditions; Oversee the execution of warehousing and distribution services; carry out spot check visits at the provider's site; provide feedback internally or externally; Analyse stock reports and distribution reports from the warehousing and distribution services provider; provide feedback internally or externally; Liaise with INLS partners on stock situation and assess the risk of stock out and emergency order as well as risk of overstock and loss due expiry; Process INLS requests for contracting and payment of the warehousing and distribution service provider; Contribute to the line management of Global Fund-funded, INLS-based Logistics Assistant; Develop, implement and monitor the execution of the Health Products Quality Assurance Plan, in collaboration with INLS PSM staff; Develop and implement the plan for quality control of health products; Ensure the timely execution of the Solar for Health Initiative, in liaison with Provincial authorities, the PMU team, the supplier and UNDP Global Procurement Unit; Ensure adequate archiving of delivery notes, stock reports, stock monitoring visit reports at UNDP and INLS levels; Implement supply chain-related recommendations from internal and external audits assuring that corrective measures are taken, when necessary. 3) Facilitates knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of procurement and supply management, focusing on the following: Help identify and respond to capacity development needs expressed by the INLS; Update, implement and report on the PSM component of INLS Capacity Development Plan Contribute to the design, delivery and documentation of UNDP capacity development interventions in the area of PSM, including systems development; Support the management and oversight of international or national technical assistance in PSM (Consultants); Participate in national PSM efforts under the National PSM Strategic Plan; engage with Ministry of Health entities involved in PSM (DNME, CECOMA) and other national stakeholders (UN agencies, international and local organizations); Collaborate and help coordinate UNDP's efforts with those of other bilateral and multilateral partners on national PSM capacity development; Support resource mobilisation efforts for national capacity development in PSM. Impact of Results The PSM Officer's results will contribute to: Sustained quality and timeliness of PSM data reported by UNDP as Principal Recipient and by Sub-Recipients Enhanced PSM capacity for HIV programme at national level Adequate dissemination of the UNDP/Global Fund programme results and lessons learned on procurement and supply management Positive grant performance Competencies Corporate Competencies: Demonstrates commitment to UNDP's mission, vision and values Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability Functional Competencies: Leadership and Self-Management: Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills Presentation skills Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities Responds positively to critical feedback and differing points of view Solicits feedback from staff about the impact of his/her own behavior Planning, Organising and Multi-tasking Organises and accurately complete multiple tasks by establishing priorities while taking into consideration special assignments, frequent interruptions, deadlines, available resources and multiple reporting relationships Plans, coordinates and organizes workload while remaining aware of changing priorities and competing deadlines Demonstrates ability to quickly shift from one task to another to meet multiple support needs Establishes, builds and maintains effective working relationships with staff and clients to facilitate the provision of support. Development and Operational Effectiveness: Able to perform a variety of specialized tasks related to managing data, reporting, technical and administrative services in support of programme activities Able to provide input to business processes re-engineering, implementation of new system, including new IT based systems Knowledge Management and Learning: Shares knowledge and experience Actively works towards continuing personal learning, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skill Managing Documents, Correspondences and Reports Creates, edits and presents information (queries, reports, documents) in visually pleasing, clear and presentable formats such as tables, forms, presentations, briefing notes, books and reports, using advanced word processing and presentation functions and basic database and spreadsheet software Ability to produce accurate and well documented records, conforming to the required standard Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Economics, Business Administration, International Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences or any development related field and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in procurement and supply management OR Bachelor's degree in Pharmacy, Public Health, Economics, Business Administration, International Development, Public Administration, Social Sciences or any development related field and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in procurement and supply management Desirable: Degree or training in procurement or supply management Experience: Essential: 2 to 4 years professional experience in procurement and supply management Experience in the use of tools and in complying with procedures and international standards for the procurement of goods and services Experience in logistics management, including inventory management Desirable: Experience in health product quantification, forecasting or procurement Experience in logistics / inventory management in the health sector Language Requirements: Good working knowledge of English, both written and verbal Fluency in Portuguese, both written and verbal Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment. 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Head of Experimentation, Luanda

Head of Experimentation, Luanda Background The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose' to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for an interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. US: We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP's global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact. Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by: Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them; Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions; Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge; Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear. The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. You: You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges. You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity. You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge' trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiquity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb compentencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance. You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and talented designers. You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution. You are digitally savy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values. Duties and Responsibilities Experiment portfolio design Works with UNDP and partners in mapping the context and nature of development challenges, with a particular focus on understanding systemic issues beyond traditional silos and classifications and identifying drivers of change, and levers for intervention Mapping systems and assets, identifying levers and logic for intervention, building hypotheses of change that are a fit to the system level challenges identified Identify logic against which to asses fit and coherence of the individual portfolios with the frontier challenges on which they are meant to generate learning Management of prototype experiments for sustainable development challenges Collaborate with UNDP colleagues and stakeholders on the design of experiments across to validate the hypotheses and test the effectiveness of identified prototypes, including (but not limit to) defining variables, formulating hypotheses, and coordinating experimental protocols Develop a framework to capture the learning from the experiments in such a way that it favours critical reflection and rapid adaptation over static reporting Provide technical guidance for experiment design, roll-out and validation based on the experiment conditions, resources available, and requirements Proactively manage risks within experiments including those related to ethics and privacy Examine the results from the testing of prototypes and translate them into proposals informing programmatic decisions on next steps and implications for improvement, spin offs and scaling-up, where warrented. Working out Loud Proactively use blog and social media to ahare findings from the portfolio implementation Help UNDP and partners disseminate insights from Accelerator lab experiments via social media platforms as a way to regularly reflect and engage with external audiences. Liaise with UNDP's global Accelerator Lab network and share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience Jointly with the CO, support lab partners to develop an emerging pipeline of new initiatives, support other activities related to the design and operation of the Lab Design and deliver engaging and meaningful methods for reflection on learning from experiments Proactively use blog posts and social media to share insights, attract partners and help position Accelerator Lab at the forefront of the exploration of new trends. Lead other activities related to the design and operations of the Accelerator Lab Organizational learning, working out loud and grafting experimentation onto the core business of UNDP Help embed a portfolio logic in clients' work including the existing UNDP Country Programme (as determined and agreed with the senior management) Working with clients to encourage reflection and capturing of insights from individual experiments, as they related to the overall portfolio logic Provide technical consultation and training for national partners and the CO through various phases including asset mapping, developing a strategic portfolio logic, experiment design, prototype testing, and evaluation; Competencies Core Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Technical/Functional Innovation: Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovation approaches and initiatives Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in Social Science, International Development, Science, Engineering, Design (eg. industrial or architecture), Psychology or a related area and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization OR Bachelor's degree in Social Science, International Development, Science, Engineering, Design (eg. industrial or architecture), Psychology or related area and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization Experience: Demonstrate ability to design experiments, validate hypotheses and test prototypes; Professional experience in development programming or policy and social innovation. Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary: Proven professional knowledge and experience in social innovation approaches such as Design Thinking, behavioral insights, Qualitative and Quantitative User Research, Experiment Design & Validation, data empowerment, and collective intelligence Demonstrated ability to work with clients to help surface unarticulated needs Demonstrated ability to apply a portfolio logic to experiments Demonstrated ability in running co-design sessions and capacity-building in experimental design, lean iteration and impact evaluation. Language Requirements: Proficiency in written and spoken English. Fluent Portuuese Other: The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities that focus on exploration, experimentation and ethnography. Within the first 6-8 months of the Lab fully functioning, each member of the Core team will take the lead on one of the following functions: 1) Coordination 2) Training 3) Communications The Core team of the Accelerator lab will have capabilities in: Experimentation (instituting rapid learning about emerging challenges through design and running of a portfolio of experiments that is coherent with the type of challenges that are part of UNDP's strategic plan, and Solutions Mapping: deep immersion in community dynamics, identification of and work with lead users, and implications of bottom up solutions for the policy design Exploration: The exploration function focuses on discovery and sensemaking of emerging trends, implications for systemic impacts and risks, and their potential for accelerating progress toward SDGs. Its work feeds into the portfolio of experiments ensuring its coherence with the emerging risks and opportunities (direct collaboration with the Experimentation Lead), and connects local dynamics and solutions (link with the Ethnography Lead) into the broader national and international ecosystem of potential funders, partners, and allies thereby increasing the chances for acceleration. While critical for the functioning of the Accelerator Lab, the exploration function will also service the Country Office as determined and agreed with the UNDP senior management. Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Workforce diversity UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

Partnerships Development Specialist Luanda, Angola

Partnerships Development Specialist Luanda, Angola Background In the context of the implementation of the Angolan National Development Plan 2018-2022 (NDP) and the Agenda for Sustainable Development, UNDP sets out to further consolidate its position as a partner of choice for the Government, International Financing Institutions (IFIs) and the private sector. UNDP works in partnership with Government, major development partners and as a catalyst and facilitator of support from the United Nations System as mandated by the General Assembly, aiming to eradicate poverty in all its forms and dimensions, accelerate structural transformations for sustainable development, and build resilience to shocks and crisis. In each of its thematic areas of work, UNDP at the request of its national partners provides relevant policy advisory support, technical assistance, advocacy, and knowledge to help Angola achieve its global commitment on Sustainable Development Goals (SDG). With Angola's transition to Middle Income Country Status, Official Development Assistance from traditional donor sources has been on the continuous decline. UNDP is therefore working with its national partners to identify and tap into alternative and innovative financing mechanisms for development. This process involves broadening outreach and forging wide-ranging partnerships with stakeholders - including other UN agencies, the government, the private sector, philanthropic Foundations, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and International Finance Institutions to advance the country's development strategies and objectives. Strong and effective management of the partnerships and of UNDP's contribution within them is at the core of this effort. To direct these efforts, UNDP Angola is seeking to recruit a Partnerships Development Specialist, with a proven background in external relations, donor partnerships, business development and resource mobilization combined with outstanding project implementation capacity. The incumbent is expected to develop and help implement strategies for UNDP Angola's engagement with the government and build networks with IFIs, private sector and philanthropic foundations. The incumbent is also expected to provide technical inputs and contribute to UNDP's engagement with the IFIs, CSOs and Business Associations to support development at sub national and national levels. Under the direct supervision of the Resident Representative and Inclusive Growth and Sustainable Development Programme Specialist, working closely with country office teams (economic policy, governance, resilience and renewable energy), the Partnerships Development Specialist will be responsible for the development of UNDP's partnership and resource mobilization with the Government, IFIs, the private sector and foundations and also for implementation of UNDP's commitments within the partnerships. The position requires the personal skills allowing the incumbent to provide leadership and management to the increasing portfolio of large initiatives implemented in partnership while understanding the roles and function of the core managers in UNDP Angola's thematic areas. Duties and Responsibilities Lead the strategic development in UNDP building partnerships with Government, IFIs, Private Sector and Foundations focusing on achievement of the following results: Develop and help implement UNDP Angola's strategy making the business case for a closer IFIs and private sector engagement; Support UNDP Angola's advocacy efforts on engagement with the Government, the IFIs and private sector on SDGs and UNDP programme priority areas; Delineate the strategic role of private sector partnerships at national and state levels in UNDP Angola's Country Programme against UNDP's corporate priorities in this area. Manage UNDP's portfolio on partnerships with Government, IFIs, Private Sector and Foundations focusing on achievement of the following results: Facilitate outreach and partnership development in identified sectors and programme areas and work with the programme units to formalize subsequent project proposals; Identify suitable partnership instruments and operational modalities for engagement with the private sector, IFIs and Foundations within the existing laws and regulatory framework; Take the lead in establishing and maintaining strategic contacts and association with relevant partners, follow-up proactively on engagement ideas and work closely with Programme Units; Map and track UNDP Angola's internal needs for potential private sector engagement initiatives and Corporate Social Responsibility activities aligned with the NDP of the Government of Angola and UNDP's Country Programme. Advise and Guide Outreach for Government, IFIs, Private Sector and Foundation partnerships and Engagement focusing on achievement of the following results: Scan the environment for private sector, IFIs and Foundations partnership opportunities using partner specific analysis, needs and comparative strengths; Assist in resource mobilization by preparing the background analysis, partner consultations, and high-level meetings to facilitate a closer cooperation with the government, IFIs, private sector and Foundations; Provide regular technical support, information and expert guidance to UNDP Country and Government office on engagement with the private sector; Work closely with the UNDP Communications team for appropriate messaging for UNDP engagement with the Government, IFIs, private sector and Foundations; Explore opportunities for mobilizing private sector Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) resources to support Government of Angola/UNDP initiatives and develop relevant private sector partnership strategies including building partnerships to promote Gender Equality; Explore different funding sources, models and modalities and define parameters for UNDP's engagement. Facilitates knowledge building and knowledge sharing as required by the organization, focusing on the following results: Identification and formulation of lessons learned and recommendations to be integrated into broader CO knowledge management efforts. Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. Organization and conduct of trainings on partnerships building in the Country Office. Competencies Core Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Technical/Functional Advocacy/Advancing Policy-Oriented Agenda: Ability to analyze the organization's value proposition and shape visionary/long term plans. Results-Based Programme Development and Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects Collaboration, Partnerships and Client Orientation: Ability to develop, maintain, and strengthen partnerships with others inside (Programmes/projects) or outside the organization who can provide information, assistance, and support. Innovation and Marketing New Approaches: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources Resource Mobilization: Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources Management and Coordination: Ability to manage and coordinate campaigns and people with inspiration. Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in social policy, public policy, politics, economics, development studies or a related area. Experience: 5 years of relevant experience at the national and/or international level working on partnership and resource mobilization issues; Relevant working experience in dealing with private sector on social impact investments and sustainability; Diversified experience in working with public and private sector as well as development organizations is desirable; Knowledge of partnership policies, procedures, and instruments in United Nations development agencies or other multi-lateral or bilateral agencies would be desirable; Excellent networking capacities. Language Requirements: Proficiency in Portuguese and English; Working knowledge of other UN language desirable. Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Workforce diversity UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications will be treated in the strictest confidence. Scam warning The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.

Head of Solutions Mapping, Luanda

Head of Solutions Mapping, Luanda Background The UNDP Strategic Plan 2018-2021 embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP has begun incubating a number of strategic initiatives aimed at ensuring UNDP is ‘fit for purpose' to deliver a new generation of solutions in line with the challenges the world faces. One such key strategic initiatives is the Country Accelerator Lab Network. The initiative is a recognition that increasingly interrelated development challenges require going beyond business as usual and single point, linear and silver bullet responses in development. Instead, they call for an interdisciplinary approaches and non-linear solutions that crowd in the collective efforts of variety of partners and tap into local insights and the knowledge of people closest to the problem and the solutions. The initiative is also a recognition and an investment in the emerging momentum among a growing number of UNDP Country Offices around joining together disruptive, cutting edge methodologies with contextual, country-based insights and expertise to accelerate impact and progress toward the Sustainable Development Goals. US: We are building the largest and fastest learning global network of Accelerator Labs (initially setting up 60 labs in 60 countries) embedded within UNDP's global architecture and country platforms. The new offering builds on the latest thinking from the fields of complexity science, lead user innovation and collective intelligence to accelerate development impact. Our network will surface and reinforce locally sourced solutions at scale while mobilizing a wide and dynamic partnership of actors contributing knowledge, resources and experience. The idea is to transform our collective approach by introducing new protocols, backed by evidence and practice, which accelerate the testing and dissemination of solutions within and across countries. This will enable the global community to collectively learn from local knowledge and ingenuity at a speed and at a scale that our societies and planet require. This will be achieved by: Building on locally-sourced solutions, finding things that work and expanding on them; Rapid testing and iteration to implement what works and go beyond the obvious solutions; Combining the best understanding, ideas and expertise to generate collective knowledge; Accelerating progress by bringing expertise, creativity and collective intelligence to bear. The Accelerator Lab will undertake i) external facing interventions addressing priority development challenges, and ii) internally facing experiments to embed new ways of doing development within the existing UNDP portfolio. You: You are capable and excited about starting, design and managing activities, direct engagement with local communities and collaboration across global networks. You are driven by learning new things, figuring out how they work and translating them across sectors. You tell stories of emergent solutions and you gravitate to solving global development challenges. You have a natural inclination to interdisciplinarity, cross cultural mindset and cross sectoral experience with the cosmopolitan attraction for diversity. You are driven by a strong sense of purpose and commitment to make change happen and a keen eye to identify emerging opportunities and ‘at the edge' trends. You are open to discovery and exploration, capable of articulating insights and ideas through visual thinking, open to serendipity and discovery yet are pragmatic and constructive working with public sector authorities. You are comfortable with ambiguity, capable of zooming out for context and zooming in for content and execution- sharp in pursuit of objectives, fast at adapting and changing course when needed. You have superb competencies in program and portfolio management, are at ease with decision-making processes and dynamics of different models of governance. You are curious, quirky and fun, natural strategic thinkers and a talented designer. You understand systems, the good, the bad and the ugly, and are capable of working within bureaucracies to make change, leverage technology to extend, enhance and multiply exploration, discovery and execution. You are digitally savvy, you hack tools, and you are keen to be a part of a large global organization exhibiting United Nations values. Duties and Responsibilities Lead lab efforts in deep community immersion, collective intelligence and solutions mapping Developing and sustaining positive relationships with a range of local community and citizen groups; Identifying and training local volunteers, recruiting Universities and think tanks for sustaining long term community outreach and engagement and identification of lead users, providing training and mentoring; Translaton of ethnographic and field research findings into learning and action for the acceleration lab activities; Design specific field research and participatory methods to focus on the most vulnerable populations and those not usually engaged in public policy debates on development methods; Explore, document and increase understanding on emerging methods of tapping into collective intelligence for sustainable development. Convene the processes of solution intake, assessment and designing prototypes for diffusion Design and implement methodology for intaking indigenous knowledge and local solutions, consolidating, screening and further describing incoming ideas; Design criteria/metrics for assessing consolidating incoming local solutions; Conduct field research to determine best methods fo making solutions transferable; Test the solutions and potential ideas in real life context to understand potential channels of spreading (including identifying private and public sector venues for uptake); Analyse system level issues that local solutions address (and don't address, therefore exposing gaps); Design of ‘things and tools' needed to successful scale indigenous knowledge, lead user solutions, turning its insights into systemic change; Design methods for integrating collective intellengence into UNDP programmes and engage with programme and project managers to translate ideas into concrete practice. Undertake cultural and behavioral analyses for the accelerator lab portolio of experiments Advise on the accelerator lab's experiment portfolio to ensure experiments are designed based on people's knowledge, behaviors and peer to peer methods of managing and diffusing knowledge about sustainable development issues; Ensure ethics framework is implemented for the lab's portfolio of experiments; Design methods to test accelerator ideas for their applicability and diffusion; Integrate cultural norms, peer to peer methods and behaviorial insights into technology based experiments; Convene a broad range of new partners with UNDP including artists, community organizers and emergent movements to explore areas for collaboration on sustainable development. Work out loud and Organizational Learning Lead communication efforts and proactively use blog and social media to share findings from field research; Ensure UNDP's communication efforts respect privacy and ethics considerations; Liaise with the broader Accelerator Lab network and the support team to share learnings and insights from the country-specific experience; Help embed solutions mapping lead user methodology within the CO portfolio, design and provide trainings that include various methodologies and steps to identify and work with lead users. Competencies Core Innovation: Ability to make new and useful ideas work Leadership: Ability to persuade others to follow People Management: Ability to improve performance and satisfaction Communication: Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform Delivery: Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement Technical/Functional Innovation: Ability to manage organizational resources and deployment in pursuit of innovation approaches and initiatives Required Skills and Experience Education: Master's degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Behavioral psychology, Design, Communications or related field and minimum of 2 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization OR Bachelor's degree in Anthropology, Sociology, Behavioral psychology, Design, Communications or related field and minimum of 4 years of professional experience in development programming or policy; social innovation; partnership building; engagement (public and private sector) and/or resource mobilization Experience: Demonstrated ability to undertake field research in remote communities and document ethnographic evidence and honor expertise in usual places Demonstrate ability to work in participatory methods, follow the lead of people as experts in their own sustainable development Experience in following areas is desirable but not necessary: Professional experience in development programming or policy and social innovation. Proven professional knowledge and experience in approaches such as Ethnography, behavioral insights, Qualitative and Quantitative User Research, service journeys or human centered design Demonstrated ability to work with partners to help surface unarticulated needs Proven ability to design ethical frameworks for managing public sector experiments Language Requirements: Proficiency in written and spoken English. Fluent Portuguese. Other: The Accelerator Labs will be comprised of a core team with niche capabilities that focus on exploration, experimentation and ethnographic solutions mapping. Within the first 6-8 months of the Lab fully functioning, each member of the Core team will take the lead on one of the following functions: 1) Coordination 2) Training 3) Communications The Core team of the Accelerator lab will have capabilities in: Experimentation (instituting rapid learning about emerging challenges through design and running of a portfolio of experiments that is coherent with the type of challenges that are part of UNDP's strategic plan, and Solutions mapping: deep immersion in community dynamics, identification of and work with lead users, and implications of bottom up solutions for the policy design Exploration: The exploration function focuses on discovery and sensemaking of emerging trends, implications for systemic impacts and risks, and their potential for accelerating progress toward SDGs. Its work feeds into the portfolio of experiments ensuring its coherence with the emerging risks and opportunities (direct collaboration with the Experimentation Lead), and connects local dynamics and solutions (link with the Ethnography Lead) into the broader national and international ecosystem of potential funders, partners, and allies thereby increasing the chances for acceleration. While critical for the functioning of the Accelerator Lab, the exploration function will also service the Country Office as determined and agreed with the UNDP senior management. Disclaimer Important applicant information All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment. Applicant information about UNDP rosters Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. 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Human Resources Assistant, Accra, Ghana

Human Resources Assistant, Accra, Ghana Job Posting : Feb 1, 2019, 6:30:48 AM Closing Date : Feb 21, 2019, 10:59:00 PM Primary Location : Ghana-Accra Organization : AF_GHA Ghana Schedule : Full-time IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME Country Management Support Units (CSUs) have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organizational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions in the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES He/she assists in providing relevant HR information and initiating transactions in GSM in the following areas -> Initiate position actions (Position classification and reclassification actions); -> Initiate Hiring and staffing actions, including requesting vacancy notices and hiring of consultants and APWs to individuals through the Procurement module; -> Contract Management (appointments, extension of appointments, separation actions) changes in status actions; -> Advise on possible reasons of HRAP rejections; -> Provide support to Staff in initiating TRs for statutory travels (Processing of staff entitlements); -> Provide support to Staff in the use of the staff self-service module (GSM end-users). Monitoring and Reporting of HR Actions -> Through regular reporting, he/she will monitor transactions initiated, appointments coming to an end and that need to be extended, separation actions for a timely action on the part of managers and staff. He/she will liaise with HR counterparts in HRM/AFRO and GHR to ensure a proper follow up on actions initiated at the RSU level; Leave Administration; The incumbent will serve as back up to the team members in similar or different positions within the RSU. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Essential: Work requires completion of secondary school supplemented by training and knowledge of general administrative and HR Policy theory and procedures. Desirable: A relevant higher education in Administration and/or HR or Training in UN/HR systems is an advantage. Experience Essential: At least 8 years of experience in Human Resources work. Desirable: Several years experience (inclusive) in WHO in an administrative cluster to have a sound knowledge of its rules, regulation, procedures and practices as related to the work. Experience in other areas such as Programme Management, Travel and Procurement would be an asset. Skills Work requires maintaining up to date knowledge on any changes to Staff Regulations and Rules as well as standard operating procedures. The incumbent is also expected to maintain computer skills including skills Global Management System, to the standard of the Organization by self study or in-house training. Knowledge of WHO rules, regulations, policies and practices would be an asset. WHO Competencies TeamworkRespecting and promoting individual and cultural differencesCommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environment Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: The above language requirements are interchangeable. REMUNERATION WHO offers staff in the General Services category an attractive remuneration package, which for the above position includes an annual net base salary starting at GHS 67,742 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. This post is subject to local recruitment and will be filled by persons recruited in the local commuting area of the duty station.

National Operations Officer, Accra, Ghana

National Operations Officer, Accra, Ghana IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME Country Managemetn Support Units have been established in the organisational structure to provide support for Managers and staff to fully assume their responsibilities in the GSM environment and to ensure compliance with organisational policies, procedures, rules and regulations on all administrative and financial matters and transactions the context of an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES The incumbent oversees a team performing functions on the basis of the end-to-end process as designed in GSM. He/She coordinates different areas of activities such as Programme Management, Procurement and Inventories Management, Travel and Meetings management, Human Resources Managemetn and Workplan/Award Management; Prepares regular management reports on implementation of WCO workplans including contribution to the preparation of statutory reports and acts as focal point for internal and external audits. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Essential: University degreee in Management, Public Administration, Law, Soical Sciences and/or related field or Public Health. Desirable: Post graduate diploma or professional certificate in project management or related field. Experience Essential: At least 2 to 5 years of professional experience with an emphasis on programme management, budgeting, Human Resources Management, Procurement and/or Travel. Desirable Good knowledge of WHO programme management and end-to-end business processes as designed in the Global Management System; Experience in project management, ideally in the UN System and/or a public health context: Good knowledge of GSM System or similar ERP Systems; Experience with staff training in the use of management information systems. Skills Good knowledge of WHO Results-Based Management framework and related business processes; knowledge of Oracle projects and Oracle Financials or similar ERP applications and systems; Sound knowledge of the Organisation's policies and practices as well as project management principles and their application within WHO; Ability to act independently and exercise sound judgement; High level of organisational and analytical ability, combined with good writing and oral and written communication skills; Proven ability to maintain and establish excellent interpersonal working relations and to work with competing priorities under pressure. WHO Competencies CommunicationProducing resultsMoving forward in a changing environmentEnsuring the effective use of resourcesDriving the Organization's Position in Health Leadership Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of English.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of French.The above language requirements are interchangeable. REMUNERATION Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at GHS 96,423 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

NPO – Surveillance, Accra, Ghana

NPO – Surveillance, Accra, Ghana IMPORTANT NOTICE: Please note that the deadline for receipt of applications indicated above reflects your personal device's system settings. OBJECTIVES OF THE PROGRAMME To serve as the Technical Adviser for Disease Surveillance in Ghana, under the authority of the WR with supervision and orientation from the WHO/EPI Inter country Support Team (ICST) for the epidemiological Block, and as such:--> Cooperate with head of national surveillance in coordinating donor support--> Support planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of VPD surveillance activities and implementation of IDSR--> Plan, organize support and monitor implementation and report programme activities. DESCRIPTION OF DUTIES In order to achieve the above-mentioned objectives, the incumbent will perform but not limited to the following activities:1. Participate in developing or revising national plans of action and contribute to improving the coordination between donor agencies to ensure adequate implementation of plans.2. Follow up on progress and constraints in the implementation of national VPD surveillance/IDSR plans in all areas and focusing on the areas targeted by grants provides by WHO and other agencies as requested and provides relevant reports to national authorities and WHO.3. Collaborate with Partners on issues of laboratory equipment and reagents, logistics, advocacy and communication etc4. Participate in the preparation, implementation and evaluation of capacity building plans, and identify and advise on need internal and external support for specific areas.5. assist in monitoring progress of surveillance activities by collecting and analyzing data from districts and using them at national, regional and district levels6. Participate in the identification and planning of operational research activities supportive of boosting routine coverage as well as in their evaluation of their implementation.7. Assist in the review of Disease surveillance to identify needs for reorientation in national; policies and strategies for national surveillance8. Document lesson learnt and best practices particularly from areas with support from grants and dissemination for national benefit.9. Undertake other activities relevant to child survival and development as may be requested by WHO or the Government.Achievement activities include:1. Development and implementation of annual and annual reports,2. Monthly district data review for feedback on performance for decision-making3. Supportive supervisory visit to regions and districts to improve surveillance performance indicators4. regular resource management monitoring and inventory5. Training to build capacity at al levels for disease surveillance6. Support planning and conducting supplemental immunization activities (SIAs) for VPD (polio, measles, yellow fever MNT etc)7. Advocacy and social mobilization to improve community involvement and participation8. VPD surveillance activities9. Support for technical committees - NPEC, NCC, ICC etc.10. Collaborate with private sector and community interest groups to strengthen community-based surveillance programmes. REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS Education Essential: Graduate or post graduate degree or equivalent in medicine, nursing or any health related field from a recognized university.Technical expertise in public health, epidemiology, disease control and immunizationDesirable: Experience in Epidemiology or Public Health education Experience Essential: Some years public health experience in planning, training and implementation of EPI and disease surveillanceDesirable: Skills 1. Speak and write clearly, adapting communication style and content so they are appropriate to the needs of the intended audience.2. Keep others informed of the key and relevant issues through reports, publications and documentation pf best practices.3. Remain productive when under pressure4. monitor progress against objectives and take corrective actions necessary5. produce high quality result6. Work collaboratively with team members to achieve results7. develop strategic plans into clearly defined objectives that take account of changing circumstance8. Identify priorities and define realistic objectives and timeliness9. quickly re-allocate resources and reset priorities in response to unexpected events10. Promote WHO's mission and programmes successfully. WHO Competencies CommunicationKnowing and managing yourselfProducing resultsTeamworkEnsuring the effective use of resources Use of Language Skills Essential: Expert knowledge of French.Desirable: Intermediate knowledge of English. REMUNERATION Remuneration comprises an annual base salary starting at GHS 116,677 (subject to mandatory deductions for pension contributions and health insurance, as applicable) and 30 days of annual leave. ADDITIONAL INFORMATION This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level Only candidates under serious consideration will be contacted. A written test may be used as a form of screening. In the event that your candidature is retained for an interview, you will be required to provide, in advance, a scanned copy of the degree(s)/diploma(s)/certificate(s) required for this position. WHO only considers higher educational qualifications obtained from an institution accredited/recognized in the World Higher Education Database (WHED), a list updated by the International Association of Universities (IAU)/United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). The list can be accessed through the link: . Some professional certificates may not appear in the WHED and will require individual review. Any appointment/extension of appointment is subject to WHO Staff Regulations, Staff Rules and Manual. For information on WHO's operations please visit: WHO is committed to workforce diversity. WHO has a smoke-free environment and does not recruit smokers or users of any form of tobacco. This is a National Professional Officer position. Therefore, only applications from nationals of the country where the duty station is located will be accepted. Applicants who are not nationals of this country will not be considered.

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