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2024 Programme Analyst – Poverty Reduction and Social Development (Nationals only) in Quito, Ecuador || Apply Now

2024 Programme Analyst – Poverty Reduction and Social Development (Nationals only) in Quito, Ecuador || Apply Now

Country: Ecuador
City: Quito
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2024 Programme Analyst – Poverty Reduction and Social Development (Nationals only) in Quito, Ecuador || Apply Now

The 2024 Programme Analyst, under supervision, analyzes trends and assists in program activities related to social development, inclusion, poverty reduction, and development planning. They may supervise support staff and collaborate with various teams, UN agencies, specialists, and government partners. UNDP promotes cross-unit collaboration for strategic goal achievement, requiring personnel to work in multidisciplinary teams across projects.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute to the formulation and implementation of programme strategies and policies.
    • Provide inputs to thorough analysis of the political, social and economic situation in the country; provides collaborative inputs to the UN Common Country Assessment and Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNCCA and UNSDCF) as well as to the preparation/revision of the Country Programme Document (CPD), Integrated Work Plan (IWP) and other strategic documents.
    • Provide inputs to operationalize UNSDCF/ CPD in collaboration with the main partners and other UN Agencies.
    • Ensure implementation of relevant programme Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) to ensure the effectiveness CO business processes.
    • Analyze and synthesize proposals in assigned programme areas.
  • Participate in effective management of the CO programme within the assigned thematic/sector areas focusing on quality assurance and risk management from formulation to implementation of the country programme.
    • Provide input to design and formulation of CO programmes, translate UNDP priorities into local interventions, and oversee programme implementation with the implementing partners within the assigned programme areas. Ensure that design and formulation of programme considers societal digital technology risks and opportunities and other future signals.
    • Oversee planning, budgeting, implementation and monitoring of the assigned programme areas; and track use of financial resources in accordance with UNDP rules and regulations. Ensure digital technology solutions in programme implementation are managed towards scalability and sustainability in line with UNDP’s digital standards.
    • Ensure effective application of results-based management tools and track achievement of strategic results.
  • Support creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the CO resource mobilization strategy.
    • Support development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, international financial institutions (IFIs), government institutions, donors, private sector (if applicable to CO), and civil society in assigned programme/ thematic areas.
    • Provide input in Identifying strategic programme areas of cooperation, including for joint programming.
    • Analyze and research information on donors, prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identify opportunities for initiation of new projects, and support Country Office resource mobilization efforts.
    • Contribute to development of portfolios and Country office pipeline including through the design of Programme/Project documents, concept notes, proposals and cross-sectoral coordination in assigned areas to bring resources for projects.
  • Support Provision of top-quality advisory services to the Government and other counterparts and facilitate knowledge building and management.
    • Identify policy-driven issues; and identify and compile best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country policy goals.
    • Support establishment and strengthening of national and international advocacy networks. Implement relevant, high -impact advocacy with key partners.
    • Support development of policies and institutions to address country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
    • Ensure that policy advisory contributes to inclusive societal digital transformation and takes digital technology risks and opportunities or futures signals into account.
    • Provide sound contributions to knowledge networks, communities of practice, UN inter-agency groups, and digital knowledge platforms.
    • Organize training for the operations/ projects staff on programme related matters in assigned programme areas.

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Required Skills and Experience for Programme Analyst 2024 

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences, or related field is required, or
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Up to 2 years (with master’s degree) or 2 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national and/or international level in providing management advisory services and hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development portfolios and projects within the areas of social development, social inclusion and protection, poverty reduction, development planning and development financing.
  • Experience in the use of computers, office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.), database packages, and web-based management systems such as ERP.
Desired Skills/Experience:
  • Experience in SDG reporting, alignment, and localization would be desirable.
  • Experience with international development agencies would be desirable.
  • Experience in working with governments, donors, and non-governmental organizations would be desirable.
  • Fluency in Spanish is required.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English is highly desirable.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline21 June,2024



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