13 Jan

Regional Project Support Bub For Cebu And Tacloban Filipino National Only Jobs Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme Undp Manila

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Regional Project Support Bub For Cebu And Tacloban Filipino National Only Jobs Vacancy in United Nations Development Programme Undp Manila Jobs Details:

UNDP

Title

Regional Project Support - BuB Project for Cebu and Tacloban (Filipino national only)

Job ID

13973

Practice Area - Job Family

Democratic Governance

Vacancy End Date

(Midnight New York, USA)

22/01/2018

Time Left

6d 0h 24m

Duty Station

Manila, Philippines

Education & Work Experience

C-HS Graduate or Equivalent - 6 year(s) experience, G-Bachelor's Level Degree - 4 year(s) experience

Languages

Required:
Desired:
English

Grade

SB3

Vacancy Type

Service Contract (SC)

Posting Type

External

Bureau

Asia & the Pacific

Contract Duration

six months extension contingent on funding

Background

In light of significant socioeconomic disparity and poor governance systems, the Philippine government launched in 2012 the Bottom-Up Budgeting (BUB) initiative. The BUB is a national government program designed to facilitate annual participatory planning and budgeting at the city and municipal level with the active participation of civil society organisations (CSOs), grassroots organisations, and communities. The BUB has 2 central objectives: 1) Support the attainment of the Philippine Development Plan’s goal of inclusive growth and poverty reduction by funding relevant projects, and 2) strengthening state – society relationships at the local level by providing incentives for local government units (LGUs) to engage with citizens in the budgeting and planning of such projects. There are 13 national agencies involved, each one providing a menu of services that LGUs and local communities can choose from. The Department of Social Welfare and Development is one of the agencies currently implementing BUB through the KALAHI-NCDDP, PSB and SLP programmes.

However, due to weak social infrastructure, financial and administrative bottlenecks, low government and CSO capacities, as well as policy gaps, implementation performance has been lacklustre. While DSWD has introduced a number of initiatives to accelerate delivery for 2015 projects, it faces an immense challenge in 2016, wherein it will have to address the 2015 backlog in addition to delivering on the 2016 projects within an election year. It is in this respect that the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) offers support to assist in the implementation of BUB through a government co-financing initiative, which draws from the Standard Basic Assistance Agreement (SBAA) signed by the Philippine Government and UNDP in 1977, and clarified by the 2015 resolution issued by the Government Procurement and Policy Board. This programme aims to deliver 80% of BUB projects in 7 regions in 2016, while at the same time, piloting enhanced governance infrastructure, capacities, and reforms that will enable DSWD, LGUs, and CSOs to execute BUB - and wider service delivery processes - effectively and, over time, independently, without the need for external support.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the BUB Programme Manager, with matrix report to the Project Analyst, the Regional Project Support shall perform the following:
Provide assistance to the DSWD Central Office and Regional Office, Local Governments and UNDP Regional Technical Support to facilitate the implementation of BUB projects. Gather data and prepare documentation relative to the projects and execute the decisions made by the CO.

These functions will include:

  • Ensure operational assistance in and execution of subproject implementation;
  • Provide assistance to conduct of field monitoring and training Assessment to Local Poverty Reduction Action Teams on quality assurance control;
  • Following guidance from the BUB Programme Manager and coordination with the Infrastructure Officer/Infra Project Support, ensure that the technical support are able to validate and help facilitate completion of physical targets. Provide assistance to relevant DSWD staff in the design, preparation of modules and conduct of capacity and capability-building activities on Monitoring & Evaluation.
Provide inputs tools for planning, monitoring, and evaluation and reporting tools in the project following UNDP guidelines;
Regularly provide support in the conduct and analysis of performance assessment tools (METT, Capacity Assessment, Sustainable Financing Assessment);
Assist in the monitoring of regional project funds and ensure financial accountability under the project in accordance to Direct Implementation Modality guidelines and UNDP policies and procedures;
Assist in consolidating progress reports prepared by project personnel and modify schedules or plans as required;
Document lessons learned and best practices of the project (development, implementation and oversight); contribute to knowledge networks and communities of practice of project associates in other regions;
Perform other tasks that may be assigned by the BUB Programme Manager

Competencies

Core Competencies:
Demonstrating/Safeguarding ethics and integrity
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment
Self-development, initiative-taking
Acting as a team-player and facilitating team work
Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively
Creating synergies through self-control
Managing conflict
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others
Informed and transparent decision-making

Functional Competencies :
Level 1.1: Support the preparation of information for advocacy
Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
Results-Based Programme Development and Management
Level 1.1: Contributing to results through provision of information
Provides information and documentation on specific stages of projects/programme implementation
Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.1: Maintaining information and databases
Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.1: Implementing processes and uses products
Documents and tracks innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches
Resource Mobilization
Level 1.1: Providing information for resource mobilization strategies
Maintains information/database of project files
Provides data and information needed for preparation of project documents
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.1: Basic research and analysis
Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Level 1.1: Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position
Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.1: Research and analysis
Identifies relevant information for project development and participates in the formulation of proposals in the advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences
Client Orientation
Level 1.1: Maintains effective client relationships
Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
Responds to client needs promptly

Required Skills and Experience

Education:
Secondary Education is required.

Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Public Administration, Planning and Management, Public Finance or another development-related discipline and/or related Social Science, would be desirable, but not a requirement.

Experience:
6 years of work experience for Secondary Education or 4 years of work experience for Bachelor’s Degree in programme experience in project coordination in non-profit setting is required; Experience in project management with supervisory capacity is desired;
Knowledge of the BUB context, and/or exposure to local government and/or experience in working with UN agencies is highly desirable;
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (Ms Word, Excel, etc) and knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in the English, Filipino and the local language of the duty station

Disclaimer

Important application information
All posts in the SC categories are subject to local recruitment
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
Workforce diversity
UNDP is committed to achieving diversity within its workforce, and encourages all qualified applicants, irrespective of gender, nationality, disabilities, sexual orientation, culture, religious and ethnic backgrounds to apply. All applications with be treated in the strictest confidence.


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