UNOPS Cluster Coordinator Jobs in Dar es Salaam Tanzania 2013
Job Title:Cluster Coordinator – RE-ADVERTISED, Dar es Salaam
Closing Date: 31 Jan 2013
UNOPS mission is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground. UNOPS employs more than 6000 personnel and on behalf of its partners creates thousands more work opportunities in local communities. With its headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark, a network of five regional offices and a further 20 operations and project centres, UNOPS oversees activities in more than 80 countries. UNOPS is committed to achieving a truly diverse workforce.
Background Information – SWOC
UNOPS in Switzerland is based in Geneva and has excellent links with the international community. Local and international partners call upon the UNOPS Switzerland office for expertise in fund management, project management, procurement of goods and services, and human resources administration to ensure successful delivery of their projects. Focus areas include health, water, and sanitation. Functional Responsibilities
Reporting jointly to the Head, UNCTAD -SECO Trust Fund Management Board for substantive supervision and the Director of UNOPS SWOC for administration:
I. Overall program design,implementation, coordination and management:
* Be responsible for managing and coordinating allstages of the Cluster Program (i.e. design, implementation and monitoring) in Tanzaniaand ensure its overall quality and coherence; * Work in close cooperation and coordination with the National Project Coordinator of the TTIS Coordination Unit and the Program Management Support Unit, as well as relevant ministries and national stakeholders, as appropriate, and in consultation with the MIT; appraise their potential requests and ensure their views are fully taken into account in the implementation of the Project; * Provide the Government authorities the technical and administrative support they may require in the context of the present program and, as appropriate and consistent with the objectives of this program,in the overall coordination of trade-related technical assistance; * Coordinate inputs from the agencies of the Cluster, work in close cooperation and maintain regular contacts with them, and facilitate the work of the agencies and their technical experts in the country; * Prepare the annual work plans for the Program in collaboration with the Cluster agencies and the relevant Government units and adjust and evaluate the content of the Project components in relation with the country needs; * Ensure the Programme’s progress and implementation plan is updated and reflected in the UNDAP in Tanzania and provide advice to participating cluster agencies on this; * Liaise with relevant coordination/working groups in the country in areas relevant to the programme (e.g. UNDAP Economic Growth Working Group, and DPG PSD/Trade Donor Group). * Perform other related duties as required.II. Project monitoring and reporting:
* Develop, together with relevant Programstakeholders, appropriate performance indicators and monitoring systemincluding collection of baseline data; * Closely monitor the implementation of theactivities, identify problems and deficiencies, and initiate and proposecorrective actions when necessary; * Carry out missions to selected provinces in thecontext of the implementation of the Program; * Participate in the Program’s Steering Committeemeetings, prepare relevant inputs as required and ensure appropriate follow-upto relevant decisions; * Prepare annual and final reports for the GlobalManagement Board and the Trade Integration National Steering Committee.III. Knowledge Management:
* Develop an overall framework that guidesknowledge management for this Program; * Develop a webpage for the Program to facilitatesharing and exchange of information; * Collect relevant data that is useful for the Project’s stakeholders..Competencies
* Strategic thinking and coordination,organization skills; * Strong leadership and management skills; * Building alliances/partnerships skills; * Substantive knowledge of economic developmentissues of the Region; * With the capacity to promote Knowledge Sharingand familiar with Results-based Management (RBM).Education/Experience/Language requirements
Post graduate or higher level university degree in economics, management, business administration or related fields with speciality in project planning and management, economic and trade policy.
At least five years progressively relevant experience in project/program planning, programming, implementation and evaluation; Extensive experience in the field of program/project management and coordination in the international economic or trade sector;
Experience with international development organizations;
Experience working in Tanzania/East Africa and good knowledge of the Region is preferred;
Good understanding of the UN reform and mechanisms of joint implementation of programmes from the UN
Fluency in English required. Basic Swahili language skills desirable.
* Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET) * Applications received after the closing date will not be considered. * Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified. * Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
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Contract type, level and durationContract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement Contract level: IICA-2 Contract duration: one year, renewable subject to programme funding and satisfactory performance. For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: http://www.unops.org/ENGLISH/WHOWENEED/CONTRACT-TYPES/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements-ICAs.aspx
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