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Posted on September 25, 2019

3 - 4 years Al Kuwait - Kuwait

Bachelor of Technology/Engineering(Civil). Any Nationality

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Tasks assigned in each individual assignment may include one or more of the following:
Policy and Strategy Development:
• Prepare policy briefs, 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;
• Formulate strategic national and sub-national development policy and regulatory frameworks;
• Identify barriers and solutions for proposed interventions;
• Identify risks and develop mitigation/management strategies.
Project Design, Formulation & other project related functions:
• Prepare conceptual framework/concept note 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 of new interventions/projects with implementation (operational plan, monitoring and resource requirement), institutional, financial and management arrangements;
• Identify issues and barriers, formulate and implement interventions that focus on removing barriers and address issues;
• Conduct studies on project/program highlights, activities and processes involved;
• Prepare project documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs);
• Identify areas/beneficiaries and partners; timing, sequencing of activities; mobilization of finance;
• Conduct gender analysis/assessment to ensure gender mainstreaming and empowerment ;
• Prepare project proposals to ensure innovation in concepts, strategies, theory of change, results-orientation using log frames, and incorporation of best practices;
• Develop work plans, budgets, monitoring and procurement plans;
• Review project documents or other project related documents, including reporting documents such as Project Implementation Reviews (PIRs), for quality assurance.
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 up scaling;
• Conduct financial and economic modelling.
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 training 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.;
Knowledge Management and Communications:
• Prepare knowledge and communications products related to the projects/programs (Audio, Video and print publication material);
• 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);
Monitoring & Evaluation:
• Monitor and evaluate effectiveness of national and sub-national policies;
• Facilitate community and process monitoring;
• Undertake Baseline and client satisfaction surveys;
• Evaluate procurement technical bids.


Desired Candidate Profile

• Candidates should possess clarity on gender equality concepts, commitment to work in a gender-sensitive manner.
• 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.
• Demonstrated experience in at least 3 of the following areas: research, analysis, policy support, programme and project development, project management, knowledge management, and/or monitoring, reporting and evaluation;
• Proven experience working with a wide variety of development actors including at least 3 of the following areas: governments, international development organizations, donors and other funding agencies, private sector entities, and/or civil society organizations including community groups, academia and the media;
• Previous work experience in Kuwait is an asset.
Language Requirements
• Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is a must.
Relevant Field of Education
Degree in infrastructure engineering, civil Engineering, land use management, or related fields.



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UNDP is the UN's global development network advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. UNDP s vision is to support countries in achieving the simultaneous eradication of poverty and significant reduction of inequalities a nd exclusion. To strengthen inclusive and effective governance, the UNDP Strategic Plan focuses on ensuring participation and voice in pursuit of equitable access to development opportunities, and working with poor and other excluded groups as agents of their own development. The plan includes the following outcomes to ensure the availability of living accommodation through environmentally sound resources and tactics:(i) Build resilient infrastructure, (ii) promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation.
In order to ensure continued support to our initiatives, UNDP Kuwait invites National and international candidates to send their applications for inclusion in a Kuwait Nationally Managed Experts Roster. The process of including candidates in the Roster is described in the later sections of this advertisement.
To be considered for inclusion in the roster, applicants would need to have expertise in one or more of the following areas:
• Public Works
• Traffic Management
• Strategic Asset Management
• Urban Development
• Organization plan development with SDG indicators
• Public Works :
• Provide advice in relation to the planning, coordination and execution works and infrastructure projects.
• Provide advice in relation to major projects and initiatives being undertaken by Kuwait national development plan(KNDP).
• Propose KNDP public relied projects and annual objectives.
• Research lessons and experiences in Asset Management from other countries public works inisiatives.
• Traffic Management :
• review existing national, regional and transportation and infrastructure development plans and recommendations affecting traffic manamgment.
• Collect traffic related data inclouding analysis and forecast development trends in: population growth and distribution of income, extent of land use, car/vehicle ownership transportation related expenditures, employment, poverty, etc. for the influence area of the Project.
• Adivce on the reduction in road-user transport costs and travel time suitably broken down into normal, diverted and generated traffic components for all vehicle traffic.
• Strategic Asset Management :
• Preparing Strategic Asset Management Plans
• Maximize asset utilization.
• Planning for systematic maintenauce.
• Develop process plan of developing, operating, upgrading, and disposing of assets
• Urban Development :
• Provide studies about Kuwait infrastructure and how it is effecting the national economy and KNDP.
• Implementing the related regional and international agreements and obligations of Kuwait.
• Developing the ground infrastructure sector and creating new services through the construction of New Kuwait Plan
• Helping reconstruct and develop uninhabited areas.
• Organization plan development with SDG indicators
• Review and Analyze SDG Data Gaps
• Identify National SDG Indicators
• Prepare SDG Matrix:
• GCC Stats SDGs Matrices
• Conduct working sessions on a National Level
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