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Programme Analyst

UNDP Full-Time  Maputo, Cidade de Maputo, Mozambique 12 Mar 2018

Job Description

The UNFPA Junior Professional Officer (JPO) Programme is intended to provide on-the-job training for young professionals who wish to obtain practical experience in development assistance. It gives them an opportunity to acquire professional knowledge in population projects in a developing country.

In line with UNFPA Strategic Plan, UNFPA Global Innovation Strategy, UNFPA Strategy on Adolescents and Youth, Mozambique/UN Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and UNFPA Country Programme, related programme guidelines and procedures, the JPO ensures effective support to UNFPA supported activities in the areas of Innovation and Adolescent/Youth development especially Sexual and Reproductive Health/Rights and gender equality.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Help catalyze the generation of ideas, developing innovation skills
  • Support the country office (CO) for the identification, development and implementation of innovative products and services
  • Facilitate Innovation process across Implementing Partners, CO and Regional Office
  • Monitor and report on innovation initiatives
  • Support scaling up of successful innovations
  • Identify new partners and develop relevant network and partnerships (UN agencies, innovators, investors, public and private sectors, etc.)
  • Introduce innovative financing methods (crowdsourcing, DIB, etc.) for existing and future programmes
  • Ensure the generation and documentation of knowledge and reports regarding current and emerging innovation on adolescent and youth development programmes
  • Participate actively in East and Southern Africa Innovation Community of Practice and as requested the Innovation global inter-divisional work group (IDWG)
  • Support the institutionalization of a culture of Innovation within the CO


Values: Exemplifying integrity, Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN System, Embracing diversity in all its forms, Embracing change

Core Competencies: Achieving results, Being accountable, Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen, Thinking analytically and strategically, Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact

Functional Skill Set:

  • Encouraging creativity and innovation in others
  • Strengthening capacity of Country Office
  • Providing conceptual innovation to support programme effectiveness
  • Thinking creatively and critically to solve problems and manage risk
  • Feasibility assessment
  • Delivering result-based programmes
  • Advocacy / Advancing innovation-oriented agenda
  • Developing partnerships with local and regional key stakeholders

Qualifications and Experience

  • Master degree in a relevant discipline including health, population, management and/or related social fields with specialized knowledge in the field of innovation, information technology, and/or new technologies
  • At least 2 years of experience in innovation/research and project management
  • Excellent planning, analysis and assessment skills
  • Good writing, communication and training skills
  • Initiative, sound judgment and demonstrated ability to work harmoniously with staff members from different national and cultural backgrounds
  • Complete computer literacy
  • Prior experience in developing countries is an asset.
  • Fluency in English. Knowledge of Portuguese (other working languages of the UN) is an asset