International Consultant Job at UNDP

at UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Location Kampala, Uganda
Date Posted August 21, 2019
Category Training and Consultancy
Job Type FULL_TIME
Currency UGX

Description

International Consultant to Develop the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework for Uganda

Location : Kampala with travels, UGANDA
Application Deadline : 30-Aug-19 (Midnight New York, USA)
Time left : 9d 11h 38m

Background

The UN General Assembly resolution 72/279 elevated the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (now renamed the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework) as “the most important instrument for planning and implementation of the UN development activities at country level in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)”. The United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (Cooperation Framework) is a strategic, medium-term results framework that describes the collective vision and response of the UN system to national development priorities and results on the basis of normative programming principles.

Duties and Responsibilities

Objective:

The overall purpose of engaging the consultant is two-fold:

To consolidate the findings of the Common Country Analysis bringing together different analyses including the draft by the UN Team of Experts; and
To facilitate the development of the UN Cooperation Framework for Uganda.
Scope:

Common Country Analysis

The UN CCA has drawn from and add to existing data, statistics, analyses, reviews, research, capacities and resources from within and outside the UN system. These include national and sector-specific development visions and strategies, national budget allocations, and development financing from domestic and international, private and public sources. To leave no one behind, the CCA has entailed generating evidence and data disaggregated not only by income, gender, geography and age, but also other grounds of discrimination prohibited under international law. Social, cultural, economic, political, legislative and other systemic drivers of exclusion have been examined and described.

In summary, the CCA has addressed the following aspects:

Country Context - a brief analysis of the country situation, and its status in relation to the economic, environmental and social dimensions of sustainable development;
National vision for sustainable development - an analysis of the country’s key development priorities and needs;
Country progress towards the 2030 Agenda - an analytical overview of the status and progress on the SDGs;
An analysis of the specific groups that have been left behind or are at risk of being left behind;
An analysis of the country’s implementation of its commitments under all relevant internationally agreed norms and standards and UN Charter values, as instrumental to achieving the 2030 Agenda;
An analysis of the relevant regional, sub-regional and transboundary factors and trends, and their impact on the country’s progress towards the SDGs
An examination of the country’s financial landscape for sustainable development, based on a mapping and analysis of financial flows;

Skills

Extensive knowledge of, and experience in applying, qualitative and quantitative analytical methods and in a wide range of analytical approaches;
Proven track record in Policy and providing policy advice;
Strong understanding and knowledge of economics and human development issues, particularly those related to poverty reduction and SDGs, and humanitarian issues, including forced displacement
Excellent facilitation skills with experience in leading multi-stakeholder discussions
Excellent oral and written communication skills in English
Knowledge about the UN system and expertise on the rights-based approach, gender, environmental sustainability and capacity assessment an advantage
Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN's values and ethical standards;
Sensitivity to cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age differences;
Fulfills all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment;
Ability to exercise sound political judgment.

Experience Requirements

A minimum of 10 years of professional experience specifically in the area of international development initiatives and development organizations;

Education Requirements

Advanced university degree in international development, economics, development studies, social science, evaluation, international relations or related field. A PhD is preferred.
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