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DEPUTY COUNTRY DIRECTOR- PROGRAMMES

Deadline:

Location: Bangkok, Thailand

Organization: Sustainable Development Goals Fund (SDGF)

The DCD-Programme covers a broad range of programmatic issues ranging from participation joint programmes and SDGF projects and programmes . Under the overall guidance of the Country Director the DCD-Programme leads strategic planning, programme formulation and monitors programme effectiveness and delivery.

The DCD-Programme advices the Country Director on course correction and creative responses to emerging complex challenges.

The DCD-Programme is responsible for supervision and guidance to SDGF programme staff and ensuring cross-unit cooperation and coordination.

The DCD-Programme advocates for SDGF and liaises with other UN Agencies, SDGF HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society.

Under overall supervision and guidance of the Country Director, the DCD-P is responsible for the management, oversight and implementation of the SDGF Country Programme.

  1. The DCD-P leads the SDGF programme with the following expected results:
    promotes coordination of programme activities and execution; Leads the programme team in programme formulation and networking to ensure a programme which is relevant and responsive to changes in the country context; Advises the Country Director on country programme development anddelivery, identifies approaches and modalities to achieve development targets.
  2. The DCD-P is responsible for the day-to-day:
    Programme management: the DCD-P manages SDGF ’s commitments, ensureseffective work plans, programme effectiveness and achievement of results, the DCD-P maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts; Financial management: the DCD-P has senior manager rights and ensures the integrity of financial systems, review of budget requirements and the consistent application or rules and regulations; the DCD-P ensures cost-recovery system for the services provided by the CO to projects in close collaboration with the DCD-O.
    Human Resources management: in consultation with the Country Director,the DCD-P is responsible for recruitment, performance and career management and supervision of SDGF programme and project staff to motivate and promote organizational excellence;
    Team work: Promotescross-unit team work;Routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities,transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions. Informs supervisors and other SDGF staff at Headquarters of the results of the investigation when satisfactory answers are not obtained.
  3. Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Country Director,the DCD-P supports partnership building and resource mobilization for SDGF:
    Supports overall resource mobilization of the Country
    Director with a focus on the Country Programme Action Plan and ensures that
    SDGF mobilizes the support needed whenever requested .
    Advocates for SDGF with government counterparts, donorcommunity,international financial institutions and the UN; Represents SDGF in international meetings as requested by the Country Director.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

Master’s degree in international development, public administration,business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences.

Experience:

8-10 years of relevant experience in development in a governmental,multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting. Three or more years of senior-level management
responsibilities of similar size and complexity.

Language requirements: Strong written and spoken skill of the English language. A second UN language desirable.

How to apply:

Candidates should submit by email to hr@unsdgf.org the following, indicating relevant experience:

  1. Curriculum vitae;
  2. Brief cover letter indicating interest in the position.

Only Shortlisted candidates will be contacted. Human Resources Management service Sustainable Development Goals Fund Secretariat One United Nations Plaza, DC1-1950 New York New York 10017.

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