Programme Associate, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania (G6)

Closing date: Wednesday, 1 June 2016

Education & Work Experience: D-Some College - 6 year(s) experience
Vacancy Type: FTA Local
Posting Type: External
Bureau: Africa
Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Tanzanian Nationals Only.
As one of the original eight pilot countries for the UN Reform initiative Delivering as One, Tanzania is a global leader in advancing reforms of the UN system, with a view to support accelerated harmonization in implementation practices, coherence in programming, and alignment with national systems, intended to produce a reduction in transaction costs and enhanced development impact.
Deepening reform will require new and even more innovative ways for the UN agencies to work together in formulating and implementing UNDAP II. Programme planning, resource mobilization, evaluation, and review activities will be done collaboratively.
There will be increased harmonization of UN policies, procedures and tools, possibly leading towards the establishment of a One UN Operations Team.
The Programme Team works in three focus areas namely Inclusive Economic Growth, Environmental Sustainability and Inclusive Democratic Governance. Within the Democratic Governance focus area, the Programme Associate works under the overall guidance and direct supervision of the Programme Specialist to provide support with the daily operations of projects, including project management in Atlas e.g. budget revisions, review of FACE reports, direct payments and non-PO vouchers, and also support the bidding and contracting processes under NIM when UNDP is a responsible party, e.g. review/advise on term of reference, technical specifications and bid documents, offers/proposals evaluation, and contract administration for development projects, ensuring transparency and capacity building in key processes.
The Programme Associate ensures effective delivery of the CO programme by entering and managing data and supporting programme implementation throughout project cycle while remaining consistent with UNDP rules and regulations guided by the POPP. The functions are embedded with a virtual team across the thematic areas but also working closely with the Programme Finance and Procurement teams in order to fast-track processes and ensure that there are sufficient capacities to manage the workload at peak times.
The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the operations, programme and projects' staff in the CO and UNDP HQs as required for resolving issues and exchange of information.
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