Programme Analyst- Youth Connekt at UNDP, Kigali, Rwanda

Deadline: 17 December 2018

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Analyst- Youth Connekt in Kigali, Rwanda. The duration for this post is 1 years.

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

The Programme Analyst- Youth Connekt will perform the following functions:

  • Programme Implementation and Planning functions: (30%)
    • Together with the Youth Connekt Africa Hub and Ministry of Youth, coordinate the overall implementation of the initiative as per the annual work plan (AWP).
    • The incumbent will support the Youth Connekt Steering Committee and Project Implementing Unit to ensure an inclusive, participatory and transparent implementation process.
    • Applicant will also ensure the delivery of resources and results according to planned targets, and that activities are aligned with the UNDP Country Programme and UN Development Assistance Plan.
    • Ensure that the execution of related activities is consistent with the initiative’s objectives and plans, integrated with other activities and is relevant to the youth development context of Rwanda; applicant will also contribute to the development of risk/contingency plans to address anticipated challenges.
    • Prepare and provide regular updates to the Head of Unit and CO senior managers on the progress of the initiative and recommend strategic interventions to ensure robust implementation; support the key stakeholders to ensure quality inputs and outcomes are met in a timely manner; as well as building UNDP reputation for quality design and reliable delivery.
    • Actively work with UNDP gender and social inclusion advisors to develop and implement strategies to promote gender equality and social inclusion in Youth Connekt and other assigned initiatives.
  • Ensure creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results (20%):
    • Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society on Youth Connekt and any other initiative within assigned thematic areas.
    • This will be based on UNDP’s strategic goals, the country needs and donors’ priorities.
    • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new components/projects related to Youth Connekt or other designated programmes; active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
    • Support/collaborate with the Project Implementation Unit and UNDP CO communications team in the preparation of timely reports and stories on progress, achievements and challenges, as well as other PR/communications activities to give visibility to the programme.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.
  • 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • Solid familiarity with youth development initiatives would be a distinct advantage.
  • Prior experience working within the UN development system preferred.
  • Fluency in English is required.
  • Fluency in French highly desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.