Chief Technical Specialist at UNDP, Vientiane, Laos

Deadline: 29 July 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Chief Technical Specialist in Vientiane, Laos. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Chief Technical Specialist will be responsible for all work programmes of all outcomes of this project.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.

Key Job Responsibilities

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The Chief Technical Specialist will perform the following functions:

  • Strategic and technical support in delivering programme outputs and achieve outcomes :
    • Inclusive local service delivery and development
      • Oversee the overall direction of Output 1 implementation and coordination across the GID programme as a whole. Working closely with the UNCDF International Technical Specialist and Programme Manager on strategic application of local finance programmes and fiscal decentralisation within the framework of advancing good governance, responsive multi-sector work plans and budgeting and better local services delivery systems.
      • Provide technical inputs regarding methodologies and practices that will support the development of community based and socially inclusive approaches to service delivery.
    • Accountability framework and citizens’ engagement
      • Support the design and introduction of an accountability framework to capture and use citizens’ feedback on the provision of basic services and consolidate citizens’ voice in local decision-making structures where service provision is discussed and managed.
      • Provide technical inputs regarding design and application of a system to regularly assess the institutional performance of district and promoting a general shift to greater accountability to citizens and administrative transparency.
    • Partnerships & policy dialogue
      • Support the establishment of partnerships for development effectiveness.
      • Support the Governance Sector Working Group and NGPAR Programme Secretariat in the development and implementation of governance reforms and initiatives in support of the programme purpose and outputs.
  • Assist the Executive of the NGPAR Programme Board and Programme Manager including substantive and administrative matters
    • Provide technical inputs and advice in areas of reform activity where capacity gaps otherwise exist in the programme team.
    • Support the government in the development and maintenance of programme annual and quarterly workplans, budgeting, resource allocation, workload management, and performance assessment.
    • Provide technical inputs and support the government in the development of policy papers and technical-legal documents as required.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

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  • Minimum of Master’s degree in Public Administration, Public Policy, Public Management, Decentralization, Organizational development, or related field.
  • Minimum 7 years of solid relevant experience in governance and public administration, reform and change management, both regionally and internationally.
  • Substantive experience in policy development, workshop facilitation, training workshop design and secretariat functions.
  • Substantive experience in implementing large scale capacity development interventions, including small grants programmes.
  • Solid experience in programme management, monitoring and evaluation including beneficiary driven evaluations and process facilitation.
  • Familiarity and experience with the Lao program or similar programs in the region and internationally are an asset.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.

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