Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator at UNDP, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


Deadline: 13 June 2019

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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The Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator is responsible for leading the provision of technical expertise and policy and programme advisory services to Country Offices, supports the implementation of the regional programme and, where appropriate, with key UN and external partners.

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 Governance and Peacebuilding Regional Coordinator will perform the following functions-

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  • Substantive leadership and quality assurance of policy advisory services:
    • Lead in articulating entry points and/or pivotal considerations for integrating peacebuilding and governance within regional and country-specific strategies for achieving the SDGs.
    • Provide technical oversight to the team providing specialized and/or high-profile support on policy advisory and programming services primarily to COs within the region, that respond to country office needs, including through the provision of capacity building and backstopping to COs and UNCTs.
    • Work with the Regional Bureau’s Country Advisors to ensure relevant, timely and multi-disciplinary response to Country needs for policy services.
  • Coordination and delivery of technical assistance, policy development and programme support:
    • Receive and coordinate requests for CO programme and policy support, assess nature of request and conduct technical review, determine if the request necessitates a multi-disciplinary response and accordingly coordinate with relevant teams in both Regional Hubs and HQ, and define package of support in collaboration with corporate stakeholders and the GPN network.
    • Coordinate the engagement of regional policy advisors / technical experts who are part of the SDG Integrator cadre for advisory services in governance and peacebuilding, as per scoping agreements.
  • Substantive leadership for content development and curation of tools and resources, from across UNDP’s network of expertise:
    • Provide intellectual and strategic direction in identifying tools, developing methodologies and producing knowledge management products linked to crisis-related governance and peacebuilding, including migration and displacement.
    • Provide direction on the content development for regional/CO knowledge products through the analysis of data, case evidence, and research findings in accordance with corporate standards.
  • Knowledge management and community of practice networking:
    • Set forth an operational platform for continuous analysis, documentation, codification of regional results/lessons learned.
    • Critically review and curate regional data, case evidence and research findings to distill pivotal lessons for UNDP globally and to translate substantive learning into organizational agility.
  • Representation, advocacy, and partner engagement for effective policy positioning in the region:
    • Represent UNDP to advocate core organizational messages and positions in high-profile arenas to position UNDP to influence the policy direction in the region, including the African Union and Sub-regional organizations.
    • Advocate the application of ground-breaking peacebuilding and governance approaches, especially as an integrated approach to achieving the SDGs, in various regional and country fora with a view to deepen related political commitment and related reforms.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Master’s degree, preferably in international development, law, international affairs, business administration, development economics, or other relevant field, or extensive compensating experience in the area of governance and peacebuilding.
  • Minimum 15 years of relevant experience in either public sectors (national or multilateral, including UN), private (academia, non-governmental sector, corporate), with increasing level of responsibility.
  • Proven track record and leadership experience in the UN System related to governance, conflict prevention and peacebuilding in crisis and fragile contexts.
  • Excellent negotiating and communication skills and ability to mobilize support from a wide range of partners (public, private, academic, civil society, business community leaders).
  • Proven track record of management and resource mobilization skills.
  • English Proficiency, French Desirable.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNDP.