Present in 166 countries and territories, UNDP supports governments in developing strong policies, institutions and partnerships to achieve the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals. It does so in part through its comprehensive knowledge network, which includes expert practitioners that provide focused advice and support in strategic policy areas.
UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. The GPN assists UNDP and its partners to achieve higher quality development results through an integrated approach that links results-based management and performance monitoring with more effective and new ways of working. The GPN also supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data-driven, including in its program support efforts.
Within the GPN, the Effectiveness Group provides crucial support to ensure that UNDP is an effective, accountable and transparent thought leader and partner of choice for sustainable development. Through support to the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) and International Aid Transparency Initiative (IATI), the Effectiveness Group fosters multi-stakeholder actions for more effective cooperation and partnerships, including strengthening policies, institutions and systems, as well as cultivating strategic partnerships to make the best use of all available resources to realize national development goals. Drawing on the comparative advantages of UNDP in strengthening country capacities to manage and coordinate development cooperation, the Effectiveness Group supports the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation, as part of the OECD-UNDP Joint Support Team, as well as the International Aid Transparency Initiative, as part of a wider Secretariat consortium.
The Senior-Level Meeting (SLM) of the Global Partnership for Effective Development Co-operation (GPEDC) will take place on 13-14 July 2019, just ahead of the Ministerial Segment of the 2019 United Nations High-Level Political Forum under the auspices of the Economic and Social Council. As its core objective, the SLM will seek to galvanise governments, civil society and other actors into the ‘gear change’ needed to accelerate SDG implementation through inclusive multi-stakeholder partnerships – which represent a core principle for implementing the 2030 Agenda, as underscored by SDG 17. The SLM will also lay key groundwork for a new GPEDC programme of work, as a follow-up to the current work programme (2017-2018), which will culminate at the SLM. The next programme of work will define the strategic direction of the GPEDC over the next biennium, drawing on the substantive outcomes of the SLM.
In addition, the development of a new IATI Strategic Plan (2019-2022) is an opportunity to position the multi-stakeholder initiative for continued growth and relevance in the context of Agenda 2030. The development of the Strategic Plan is being led by the IATI Governing Board with support from the Secretariat (led by UNDP), and will be an inclusive and consultative process, producing a Strategic Plan for consideration and adoption at the mid-2019 Member’s Assembly (September 2019), the annual meeting of the IATI membership. The IATI Governing Board, supported by UNDP, will lead a series of targeted consultations / “focus groups”, ensuring the suitability of the IATI Strategic Plan for addressing the needs of partner countries and publishers, given the emerging challenges inherent to the 2030 Agenda.
In support of these two crucial processes, UNDP is recruiting a Temporary Appointment – Outreach and Partnerships Specialist. This position will operate under the guidance and direct supervision of the Team Leader / Global Policy Adviser - Effective Development Cooperation with matrix reporting to with the International Aid Transparency Initiative Secretariat Coordinator. As an integral part of the UNDP-OECD Joint Support Team and the IATI Secretariat, s/he will also work in close collaboration with external colleagues across several organizations as well as with UNDP Regional and Country Office focal points on effective development cooperation.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. Contribute to the effective planning and organization of the GPEDC Senior-Level Meeting, including outreach and communications activities.
2. Lead communications and outreach activities in support of elaboration of the 2019-2022 IATI Strategic Plan:
3. Oversee maintenance and growth of the GPEDC’s digital Knowledge-Sharing Platform (KSP) and the wider effective development cooperation community of practice:
4. Development of an IATI Communications and Outreach strategy for 2019-2020, including responding to outcomes of the SP process:
Effective Development Cooperation:
Required Skills and Experience
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