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Programme Analyst, Youth

Background

Organizational Location
The Programme Analyst – Youth is located in Kosovo Office (CO) and reports to the UNFPA Head of Office

Job Purpose
The Programme Analyst on Youth substantively contributes to the effective management of UNFPA activities in the areas of young people. S/he analyses and assesses relevant political, social and economic trends and provides substantive inputs to project formulation and evaluation, joint programming initiatives and national development frameworks. The Programme Analyst guides and facilitates the delivery of UNFPA’s programmes by monitoring results achieved during implementation. S/he ensures and guides the appropriate application of systems and procedures and develops enhancements if necessary.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

Major Activities/Expected Results

  • In collaboration with Kosovo institution partners, CSOs and other partners, contributes substantively to the formulation and design of the Kosovo programme and its component projects in the area of Young People in line with Kosovo priorities and according to UNFPA programme policies and procedures. Ensures quality of programme / project design incorporating lessons learned, newly developed policies and best practices and establishing appropriate execution and monitoring mechanisms and systems.
  • Analyzes and interprets the political, social and economic environment relevant to young people and identifies opportunities for UNFPA assistance and intervention. Keeps abreast of new policy developments and strategies analyzing policy papers, strategy documents, national plans and development frameworks, and prepares briefs and inputs for policy dialogue, technical assistance coordination, and development frameworks.
  • Expedites and coordinates project implementation establishing collaborative relationships with executing agencies, experts, Kosovo Institutions and other UN agencies facilitating timely and efficient delivery of project inputs and addressing training needs of project personnel.
  • Analyzes and reports on programme and project progress in terms of achieving results, using existing monitoring and evaluation tools and introducing new mechanisms and systems; identifies constraints and resource deficiencies and recommends corrective action. Monitors projects expenditures and disbursements to ensure delivery is in line with approved project budgets and to realize targeted delivery levels.
  • Helps create and document knowledge about current and emerging young people issues, by analyzing programme, projects, strategies, approaches and ongoing experience for lessons learned, best practices, and shares with management for use in knowledge sharing and planning future strategies.
  • Assists advocacy and resource mobilization efforts of Kosovo Office by preparing relevant documentation, i.e. project summaries, conference papers, speeches, donor profiles, and participating in donor meetings and public information events.
  • Under the supervision of the Head of Office the Youth Program Analyst is member of Kosovo Office (CO) Preparedness Team and is responsible for the component program area of the Annual Preparedness Action Plan.

Work Relations

  • The Programme Analyst facilitates the work of consultants, advisors, and experts and establishes and maintains collaborative relationships with counterparts in Kosovo institutions, multi-lateral and bilateral donor agencies and civil society to address emerging issues. S/he must effectively influence counterparts from diverse backgrounds to jointly contribute to achieving UNFPA’s mandate. The Youth Programme Analyst is a substantive contributor to the programme team in the Country Office.
  • Internal contacts include the Kosovo Director, Head of Office, the Kosovo Offices programme/ technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in Kosovo, and counterparts and partners in Kosovo programme activities, including CSO national and international NGOs, experts etc.

 

Competencies

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System
  • Embracing cultural diversity
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results
  • Being accountable
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen
  • Thinking analytically and strategically
  • Working in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
  • Communicating for impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

 

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced degree in health and/or other relevant social science field.

Knowledge and Experience:
Prior experience in working on youth and social issues would be desirable.

  • Experience in programme management and coordination of projects is desirable
  • Experience in Monitoring and Evaluation of Young people programmes would be an asset
  • The ability for advocacy and advancing a policy oriented agenda would be an asset
  • Proven track record, practical experience and knowledge in promoting young people
  • Familiarity with UN procedures and working methods, particularly with UNFPA agenda, policies and procedures is highly desirable.

Languages:
Fluency in English and Albanian required. Knowledge of Serbian and other minority languages s an asset.

Application Instructions:

All interested candidates must complete the UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11). Without the completed and signed P11 Form, your application will not be considered. P11 Form can be downloaded at http://www.ks.undp.org/content/kosovo/en/home/operations/jobs/

To submit your application online, please follow the steps below:

  • Download and complete the the UNDP PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P11);
  • Click on the "Apply now" button;
  • Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. You can type in, or paste your short Resume into the last box;
  • Upon completion of the first page, please hit "submit application" tab at the end of the page. On the next page, you will be asked to upload your Resume. Instead of uploading your Resume, please submit a fully completed and signed UNDP Personal History Form (P-11);
  • System will only allow one attachment. All docs (P11, academic qualifications/diploma) should be included as one attachment.