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UNDP Jobs: Portfolio Analyst (Home-Based) 2021

Job Title: Portfolio Analyst (Home-Based)

Organization: UNDP

Location : Home-Based

Application Deadline : 26-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)

Additional Category : Climate & Disaster Resilience

Type of Contract : IPSA (Regular)

Post Level : IPSA-8

Languages Required : English  

Expected Duration of Assignment : 7 months

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

 

Background

Instructions to Applicants: Click on the “Apply now” button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit “submit application” tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Office/Unit/Project Description
 

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work is carried out through a network of advisors and specialists located at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, to ensure that local knowledge and context specific expertise is linked to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP provides its policy advisory and programme support functions through the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains, in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan. Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan and works closely with the Crisis Bureau (CB) that has the responsibility to guide and implement UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The Nature, Climate and Energy Team as part of the GPN, supports countries to promotes and scales up integrated whole-of-governance approaches and nature-based solutions that reduce poverty and inequalities, strengthen livelihoods and inclusive growth, mitigate conflict, forced migration and displacement, and promote more resilient governance systems that advance linked peace and security agendas.

The NCE Team works with governments, civil society, and private sector partners to: integrate natural capital, environment and climate concerns into national and sector planning and inclusive growth policies; support country obligations under Multilateral Environmental Agreements; and implement the UN’s largest portfolio of in-country programming on environment, climate change, and energy. This multi-billion dollar portfolio encompasses: Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services including forests; Sustainable Land Management and Desertification including food and commodity systems; Water and Ocean Governance including SIDS; Climate Change Mitigation and Adaptation; Renewable and Modern Energy; Extractive Industries; Chemicals and Waste Management; Environmental Governance and Green/Circular Economy and SCP approaches. This work advances crosscutting themes on innovative finance, digital transformation, capacity development, human rights, gender equality, health, technology, and South-South learning.

In addition to UNDP’s bilateral partnerships on natural capital, environment and climate, UNDP is an accredited multilateral implementing agency of the Green Climate Fund (GCF), the Multilateral Fund (MLF), and the Global Environment Facility (GEF) which  includes the Global Environment Facility Trust Fund (GEF Trust Fund); the Nagoya Protocol Implementation Fund (NPIF); the Least Developed Countries Fund (LDCF); and the Special Climate Change Fund (SCCF)). As part of UNDP’s partnership with these vertical funds, UNDP provides countries specialized integrated technical services for eligibility assessment, programme formulation, capacity development, policy advice, technical assistance, training and technology transfer, mobilization of co-financing, implementation oversight, results management and evaluation, performance-based payments and knowledge management services.

Within this overall background, UNDP is seeking the service of a Portfolio Analyst to support the NCE on operational tasks related to VF portfolio management, contract management, and onboarding of new personnel.

    
Institutional Arrangement

•The Portfolio Analyst will work from home;
•The Portfolio Analyst will report to, and be directly supervised by, the RBM and Evaluation Advisor based in New York;
•The Portfolio Analyst will be given access to relevant information necessary for the execution of the tasks under this assignment;
•The Portfolio Analyst will be responsible for providing her/his own work station (i.e. laptop, internet, phone, scanner/printer, etc.) and must have access to reliable internet connection;
•Given the global consultations to be undertaken during this assignment, the Portfolio Analyst is expected to be reasonably flexible with his/her availability for such consultations taking into consideration different time zones.

Duties and Responsibilities

•Support contract management, and expansion, of evaluation consultants roster for some mid-term evaluation (MTRs) where there are delays and quality concerns;
•Support contract management of Individual Contractors on Framework Agreements (ICFAs) for safeguards work;
•Support the NCE team with aggregate information about ICFAs and roster, as needed;
•Coordinate onboarding of new personnel;
•Coordinate Annual Project Reporting for GEF and GCF projects;
•Support response to ad-hoc requests of Vertical Fund Secretariats as needed;
•Additional duties as requested by the supervisor.

Competencies

Corporate
•Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards;
•Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP;
•Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
•Treats all people fairly without favouritism.

Professionalism
•Capable of working in a high- pressure environment with sharp and frequent deadlines, managing many tasks simultaneously;
•Excellent analytical and organizational skills;
•Exercises the highest level of responsibility and be able to handle confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner.

Teamwork
•Works well in a team;
•Projects a positive image and is ready to take on a wide range of tasks;
•Focuses on results for the client;
•Welcomes constructive feedback

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Academic Education

  •  Master’s degree in a related field such as business administration, contract management, finance, human resources or other relevant field is required.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • 0-1 year of of relevant work experience in administrative and/or operations support

 

Required  skills and competencies

  • Experience executing and managing organizational contracts
  • Experience in project management
  • Experience with onboarding of personnel
  • Experience working in international organizations

 

Desired additional skills and competencies

  • Experience and knowledge in Global Environment Fund and/or Green Climate Fund portfolio management an asset
  • Experience in coordinating large scale reporting processes desired
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage

 

Required Language(s) (at working level)

  • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English languages is essential.

 

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