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Kampala, Uganda

Full-time

Deadline: 

July 12, 2024 at 2:00:00 PM

About the Organisation

The United Nations Development Programme is a United Nations agency tasked with helping countries eliminate poverty and achieve sustainable economic growth and human development. The UNDP emphasizes developing local capacity towards long-term self-sufficiency and prosperity.

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Job Title

Peace and Development Officer job at UNDP

Job Description

The Peace and Development Officer works under the direct supervision and guidance of the PDA, to provide substantive support in three main areas of activity, including:
Assist on research, information-gathering and analysis with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention;
Identify entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, including women’s and youth networks;
Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships and M&E of peacebuilding programming.

Duties and Responsibilities

Assisting on research, information-gathering, and support analysis with a specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding and conflict prevention.

  • Gather and process data and information relevant to the UN’s role and activities in Uganda and the sub-region as relevant, including on key conflict prevention and peacebuilding actors and entities, with specific focus on supporting and promoting peacebuilding, social cohesion, conflict prevention and sustainable development

  • Track and update relevant online tools related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention;

  • Support the PDA in undertaking political, political economy and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country and reporting of issues related to peace and security through analysis of contextual factors;

  • Carry out and coordinate research on particular issues and thematic areas in particular conflict analysis, scenarios planning, dialogue and mediation.


Identify programming entry-points and support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in efforts to build national capacities for conflict prevention, particularly with regard to civil society, women, and youth.

  • Assist the PDA in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention, and consensus-building; and contribute to the development of conflict-sensitive approaches.

  • Under the guidance of the PDA, support the exploration of entry points with key national counterparts including the Government and civil society.

  • Advise on mainstreaming conflict-sensitive approaches, including the provision of training UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention, and/or conflict-sensitive development.

  • Undertake mappings and analysis of civil society actors, including youth, women, and marginalized groups, and their capacities for conflict prevention/ peacebuilding at the local and national level. This analysis will inform and provide support to the PDA and UNCT throughout the duration of the assignment.

  • Support the PDA in their engagement with national and local stakeholders, focusing particularly on engaging with civil society actors at the local level and academia, to help link local initiatives to national-level institutions, structures, and processes. As well as reinforcing dialogue between government and civil society and/or people-to-people dialogues.


Provide technical support for coordination, partnerships, Monitoring, and Evaluation.

  • Support the external coordination of existing partnerships between stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector and the international community, including the UN system), including relevant missions or other engagement with regional and global conflict prevention and peace stakeholders;

  • In close collaboration with the PDA and the Joint Programme Secretariat, support monitoring and evaluation function, including collecting, processing and analyzing data in the framework of peace and development team workplan;

  • Support knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and peacebuilding; ensure that stories and lessons learned are shared with the Joint Programme Secretariat; and respond to specific requests for information;

  • Perform an array of duties that support UN coordination and effective Peace and Development Team programme implementation. These may include: assisting in organizing meetings and consultations, organizing and implementing consultation processes with national and international partners.

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Qualifications and Competencies

Core

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by the deadline.

  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem-solver, makes improvements.

  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open-minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.

  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.

  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident.

  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.

  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, be aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination.


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Business Development

  • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.


Portfolio Management:

  • Ability to select, prioritise and control the organization’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity;

  • Ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimising return on investment


Business Management

Communication:

  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.

  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media, and other appropriate channels.


Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, conflict resolution, peace studies, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or other related social sciences. OR

  • A first level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) with additional 2 years of experience will be given due consideration in lieu of advanced university degree


Experience , Knowledge, and Skills

  • Minimum of 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development and/or conflict prevention in a governmental, multilateral, or civil society organization is required.

  • Extensive experience in analysis, research and sound drafting skills.

  • Experience in project/programme development, management

  • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives and programming.

  • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Uganda and/or the sub-region, including in dialogue and conflict prevention initiatives, and awareness and familiarity of key actors and stakeholders across the political, economic, and development spheres alongside knowledge of government, civil society, and other non-state actors.


Language requirements (Required / Desired)

  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

  • Knowledge of Luganda and/or Swahili is added advantage.

  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

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