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Posted on September 25, 2019

3 - 4 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

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Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following :
Policy and Strategy Advise and Development
Prepare Policy briefs, sector scan, Status papers on developmental challenges/issues based on secondary review of existing literature for evidence based advocacy and policy dialogue
• Develop guidelines and national and sub-national strategy in the areas of institutional strengthening
• Review of policy literature in respect to the subject
• Formulation of strategic national and sub-national development policy.
• Identification of barriers and solutions for proposed interventions.
• Risk Identification and Mitigation.
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions
• Prepare conceptual framework/concept notes on new area of work/developmental challenge
• Provide Technical assistance in identification of developmental challenges, target areas, beneficiaries and partners and formulation of implementation strategy for UNDP support
• Provide technical support in development on new interventions/projects with Implementation (operational plan, monitoring and resource requirement) Institutional and management arrangements
• Identify issues, formulate and implement interventions that focus on various activities.
• Conduct studies on project/program highlights, activities and processes involved.
• Prepare and review Project documents.
• Identify areas/beneficiaries and partners; timing, sequencing of activities; mobilization of finance.
• Prepare project proposals to ensure innovation in concepts, strategies and incorporation of best practices
Research and Documentation
• Undertake secondary research in the new areas of developmental concern based on review of existing literature
• Develop research design, research questions and scope of work for undertaking primary research in new areas
• Document good practices, case studies, innovations and pilot models for wider dissemination and sharing
• Undertake process documentation of models for upscaling
Capacity Development/Training
• Based on capacity assessment, develop Capacity Development Plan to achieve the milestones identified and address the identified capacity gaps.
• Develop target specific training tools/tool-kits and manuals based on training needs assessment
• Design training curriculum, conduct and/or coordinate trainings programmes for various stakeholders
• Carry out Capacity assessments of public institutions and government institutions for development of strategic interventions for institutional strengthening
• Design and delivery of training tool-kits, products etc.
• Conduct and/or Coordinate trainings and workshops.
Knowledge Management
• Prepare knowledge and communications products related to the projects/programs (Audio, Video and Hard copies)
• Review of Knowledge products (subject, design and content)
• Prepare and publish featured articles and case studies in publications of the UNDP, other pertinent organizations, academic journals ;
• Disseminate knowledge and communications products.
• Develop literature on best practices and case studies.
• Contribute to Communities of Practice (CoP) of UN Solutions Exchange (UNSE)
Monitoring & Evaluation
• Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of national and sub-national policies and programmes
• Carry out required independent monitoring and evaluation of UNDP projects.
• Facilitate community and process monitoring.
• Undertake Baseline and Client satisfaction surveys.


Desired Candidate Profile

• Candidates should possess the basic gender competencies including clarity on gender equality concepts, commitment to work in a gender-sensitive manner; they should be able to demonstrate ability to carry out gender analysis within specific development areas through their work experiences
• Good track record in project management.
• Understanding of Government functioning and systems.
• Updated familiarity on various international projects across one or more areas of expertise.
• Working knowledge of objectives-oriented project planning, or results-based management
• Leadership skills.
• Strong interpersonal and communication skills.
• Strong analytical, reporting and writing abilities skills.
• Openness to change and ability to receive/integrate feedback.
• Ability to plan, organize, implement and report on work.
• Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines.
• Proficiency in the use of office IT applications and internet.
• Outstanding communication, project management and organizational skills.
• Excellent presentation and facilitation skills.
• Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
Required Skills and Experience
Education, experience and skills
• Band 1 , Implementation Support: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 3 years of relevant work experience, or Bachelor Degree in relevant field with minimum 5 years of relevant work experience.
• Band 2 , Specialist Support: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 7 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 3 years of international experience as a requirement.
• Band 3 , Senior Advisory: Master Degree in relevant field with minimum 12 years of relevant work experience, out of which minimum 5 years of international experience as a requirement.
• Knowledge and experience in international development, governance, and Governance and Peace Building programming and policy development.
• Knowledge of Governance and Peacebuilding issues.
• Experience in management of post-conflict interventions.
• Knowledge of high-level governance, capacity and public communication support.
Language Requirements
• Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is a must.
Relevant Field of Education
Degree in governance related field including: Law, Economics, Public administration, development studies, Business Administration, Public Policy, Social Science, Political Science, international relations.
Evaluation of Applicants
Applicants will be screened against qualifications and the competencies specified above and may be may be requested to participate in a brief interview. Interested candidates are advised to carefully review this advertisement and ensure that they meet the requirements and qualifications described above.
Qualified women are encouraged to apply.
Applications should include:
• A cover letter, clearly identifying the Areas of Expertise as mentioned in the background section above.
• Updated P11 and Personal CV , indicating all past experience from similar projects, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate and at least three (3) professional references
• Daily professional Fee.
Successful candidates will be included in Kuwait Nationally Managed Experts Roster for a period of 5 years, in one of the bands indicated above. However, the addition of an individual in the Roster does not guarantee a contract with UNDP.
• When a request for services arises, the roster manager shall Contact the individuals included in the specific area of expertise with ToR, location and dates of the assignment seeking confirmation of availability, as well as other costs such as living allowance, travel cost, etc. The daily fee quoted by the individual during this application process shall remain as the ceiling fee and cannot be increased upwards for any offered individual assignment(s).
• The individual selected for the deployment will be contracted as an Individual Contractor to the UNDP.
• The Contract and its terms and conditions are non-negotiable.
Travel: For each assignment UNDP shall reimburse cost of travel from the place of domicile of the individual to the place of assignment (most direct economy fare).



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