Deadline: 15 June 2016
United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Strategic Team Leader in Bridgetown, Barbados. The duration of this post is 1 year.
The Strategic Team Leader will be responsible for overall supervision of the Regional programme, ensuring the appropriate provision of political and technical support to its different components.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Strategic Team Leader will perform the following functions-
- Ensures overall efficient coordination of the project, with the objective of expanding institutional capacity for evidence based youth crime and violence policies in the region, through trainings, assessments, advisory, information management and knowledge products.
- Provide intellectual leadership through identification of key policy issues and formulation of best possible and alternative policy and programme options at national and regional levels.
- Prepares overall annual work plan and results framework for the project in collaboration with national implementation units and UNDP country offices.
- Liaises with CARICOM, RSS, UWI and other key regional stakeholders to gain agreement and buy-in on a harmonized set of citizen security indicators and survey tools for the Caribbean.
- Develops strategic linkages with regional partners and stakeholders, particularly in terms of knowledge sharing.
- Ensures that development results are communicated to promote the substantive quality of all knowledge products, reports and services, and their effective integration and compatibility with other practice areas.
- Provides oversight and guidance to the Regional Communications Officer for the production of reports and publications, and serves as peer reviewer.
- Conducts monitoring missions to inform reporting and updates, including reports to donors and partners.
- Contributes to the capacity assessment of national and regional institutions and CSOs in core countries.
- Develops partnerships strategy with regional institutions such as CARICOM and OECS Commission for evidence based decision making on youth crime and violence policy and programming.
Applicants must have-
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Law, Governance, Political Science, Social Sciences, International Development, Public Policy, Economics, Business Management other social sciences or related disciplines.
- Advanced studies degree in citizen security, violence prevention, human development and/or indicators analysis and information management would be an asset.
- 7 years of experience in the management in of large-scale multifaceted projects, in the areas of citizen security, violence prevention, local management of security and security, information management, preferably of USAID and/or UNDP projects and programs would be an advantage.
- Experience working in the Caribbean region is an asset.
- Demonstrable experience of liaising with donors, such as USAID, DFID, European Commission, Canada, and/or other major bilateral/multilateral donors, trusts and foundations and proven track record of working with donors and resource mobilization.
- Previous work experience in a UN agency/within the UN Common System would be a distinct asset.
- Fluency in written and spoken English.
- Working knowledge of Spanish and/or Dutch would be an asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.