Title SDG’s Coordination Specialist
Job ID 22677
End Date 24/04/2019
Duty Station Zanzibar, Tanzania, United Republic of
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the immediate supervision of the Program and Operations management Specialist, the SDGs Coordination Specialist shall support the Zanzibar Planning Commission in putting in place capacities, systems, policies and strategies for coordination, implementation and reporting results of the SDGs and MKUZA III implementation. The Specialist shall conduct the following specific functions:
Project Oversight – S/he will be the technical expert responsible for oversight as well as coordination and reporting of SDGs and MKUZA III. The specialist will:
• Provide technical guidance in the delivery of project results to the required standard of quality and within the specified constraints of time and budget. As such, s/he will guide and collaborate with the National Project Coordinator and other responsible parties at the Zanzibar Planning Commission, in planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of project results;
• oversee and ensure timely submission of project reports including implementation progress reports, special technical reports, quarterly financial reports, and others as may be required by ZPC, UNDP and other partners.
• Undertake quality assurance of consultants assigned to do specific tasks. Support the preparation of terms of reference, coordinate the work of consultants; as well as review their deliverables;
• Lead the development and implementation of the SDGs Roadmap.
Provide policy advice on SDGs
• Facilitate the SDGs Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) consultation process;
• Contribute to policy advice through preparation, launch and follow-up of national policy briefs, position papers and global approaches to development and promote mainstreaming the SDGs into national and sector specific plans and strategies;
• Keep abreast of regional and global socio-economic trends and issues and analyse their implications for the realization of the SDGs in Zanzibar;
• Facilitate policy dialogue and coordinate organization of forums on SDGs related topical issues to inform policy choices;
• Support mainstreaming, specific global and regional policy instruments and services into national development initiatives, notably the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, AU Agenda 2063 as well as Human Development Approaches;
• dentify areas for continued Government and UN support and engagement in the implementation of MKUZA III, Agenda 2030 as well as other regional, national and sector development plans.
Facilitate capacity development and knowledge management in support of national priorities, focusing on achievement of the SDGs and MKUZA III results:
• Collect, analyse and synthesize SDG-related information and best practices emphasizing on gender disparities, people with disabilities, the youth and other vulnerable groups, and share with concerned personnel in Zanzibar with the view of leaving no one behind;
• Identify capacity gaps and propose capacity development options for relevant actors in the implementation of the SDGs and MKUZA III;
• Identify data gaps impeding sound and timely data analysis for policy, planning and monitoring and evaluation;
• oversee the exchange and sharing of experiences and lessons learned within the framework of south-south cooperation and knowledge networks;
• organize capacity development opportunities for Government officials in the formulation of SDGs-consistent policies, plans and programmes, including appropriate reporting frameworks;
• Support partnerships and engagement of CSOs and other stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of MKUZA III, the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Africa Agenda 2063;
• Promote outreach, awareness raising, and community mobilization initiatives on SDGs.
Impact of Results
The key results specified below, will have an impact on the overall success of the project. They will reinforce the visibility of UNDP’s contribution to Zanzibar’s development strategies and priorities. The results will also enhance Zanzibar government’s capacity in the coordination and reporting of the SDGs and MKUZA III as well as achieving national development strategic objectives and priorities. The key outputs include:
• Draft Zanzibar SDGs Voluntary National Review (VNR) report prepared.
• Project reports including project implementation reports, technical reports, and other reports as may be required by ZPC, UNDP and other partners.
• SDGs Roadmap for Zanzibar prepared.
• At least two policy dialogues per year organized.
• Documentation of key knowledge products emanating from the policy dialogues.
• Analysis of key policy implications for upstream advise and mainstreaming to local policies, plans and strategies.
• Innovation – Ability to make new and useful ideas work;
• Leadership – Ability to persuade others to follow;
• People Management – Ability to improve performance and satisfaction;
• Communication – Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform;
• Delivery – Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in Economics, Development Economics, Statistics, Political Science or any related field. Strong emphasis on economic analysis and quantitative skills preferred.
• A minimum of 9 years relevant experience at the national or international level in providing technical expertise and advisory services on national development and poverty reduction strategies, policy formulation and analysis, as well as monitoring and evaluation of development programmers and projects;
• Experience with United Nations/UNDP or International Organizations will be positively considered;
• Experience in working on SDGs in developing countries is an added advantage.
• Demonstrated experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems;
• Excellent writing and presentation skills including writing of policy briefs, position papers and technical reports.
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