Contract Duration: 1 Year with possibility for extension
Tanzania 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.
Programme & Operations Management Specialist (POMS) for Zanzibar post has been created to support and manage strategic and UNDP programme and operational functions and also represent the Country Director in Zanzibar. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Programme & Operations Management Specialist for Zanzibar is responsible for overseeing the project management function of the UNDP projects in Zanzibar as articulated in the Country Programme Document. The Specialist will support the CO with the design and formulation of projects, ensure high quality project management aspects of Zanzibar-based projects, field monitoring and utilization of programme resources, implementation of audit recommendations, ensure annual planning and reporting for all Zanzibar projects and timely submission of quarterly progress reports by Zanzibar implementing partners. The POMS provides support to programme and project evaluations (appraisal, mid-term and final reviews and outcome evaluations), internal and external communication, resource mobilization and results reporting. The POMS will have a matrix reporting to the Deputy Country Director for Operations and will oversee all operational matters of UNDP Zanzibar sub-office. This includes support to Common Services and UNDP Safety and Security functions.
The POMS will also acts as a manager of and advisor to Senior Management on all aspects of UNDP Zanzibar project implementation. The POMS leads the UNDP Zanzibar team in strategic planning and identifies new programme areas while ensuring consistency with UNDAP/ CPD priorities and creative responses to emerging challenges and opportunities.