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Paid internship opportunity for a Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) position at UNDP in Montenegro

Paid internship opportunity for a Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) position at UNDP in Montenegro

Country: Montenegro
City: Podgorica
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Paid internship opportunity for a Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) position at UNDP in Montenegro

UNDP will hire a Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) to oversee and execute project activities, in alignment with agreements with the UN Resident Coordinator and participating organizations UNESCO and UNICEF.

Duties and Responsibilities

  1. Overall programme coordination and support to the Joint Steering Committee:
    • Provides the overall coordination of the project activities implemented by three participating agencies, in close consultation with respective agencies Project Managers, to achieve the intended outcome and outputs of the JP;
    • Reports to, and receives overall guidance from the Joint Steering Committee to assure the overall direction and integrity of the Project;
    • Ensures that all Project management quality standards are observed and applied in the Project implementation;
    • Ensures wide dissemination and visibility of Project achievements;
  2. Policy advice and technical guidance during the Project implementation:
    • Provides conceptual guidance and technical advice to the JP team;
    • Conceptualizes and guides the overall provision of technical assistance and other support to relevant Project partners in line with the Project document;
    • Identifies sources of information related to policy-driven issues, identify and synthesizes best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to Project goals;
  3. Project monitoring, reporting and quality assurance based on the principles of result-based management:
    • Reviews on a regular basis Project details, schedules, and deliverables as articulated in the Project Document and Annual Work Plan (evidence of progress towards expected outputs, according to schedule,) together with the Joint Programme team;
    • Monitors and analyses the Project progress, using applicable monitoring and evaluation and risk management tools;
    • Guides the design and regular use of adequate Project monitoring tools and systems, enabling evidence-based tracking of progress, achievements and results, against the Project logical framework indicators;
    • Ensures data and information inputs, as necessary, to the regular Country Office Project monitoring and reporting processes;
  4. Partnerships and advocacy:
    • Establishes good working relations with relevant institutional and organizational partners, as well as with main international organizations working in the domain of peacebuilding;
    • Supports and participates in relevant technical governmental or non-governmental working groups in the field of peacebuilding;
    • Presents the JP to all relevant stakeholders;
  5. Knowledge management and gender equality:
    • Supports continuous learning by the JP team and contributes to the in-house thematic knowledge and practitioners’ networks;
    • Ensure dissemination of information and knowledge management within the team for effective Project implementation and facilitate knowledge building;
    • Establishes connections of exchange and learning with national and regional local development networks and resource persons involved in peacebuilding activities;

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Required Skills and Experience for Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) 

  1. Education:
    • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in political or social sciences, management, statistics, international development, project management or equivalent discipline is required.
    • Bachelor’s degree in related fields with additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
  2. Experience:
    • Minimum 5 years (with Master’s degree) or 7 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of experience in management or coordination the development projects / programs, particularly in a similar country context.
  3. Required Skills:
    • Proficient usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  4. Desired Skills:
    • Previous strong experience in programming of local, national and regional projects in the areas of social cohesion, peacebuilding, reconciliation/trust-building/dialogue, social inclusion, governance, human rights and/or other development sphere;
    • Rich previous experience in partnering and interaction with governmental institutions at state/entity/local levels, as well as with civil society organizations;
    • Previous experience with an international public and/or private sector organization is a basic requisite, while experience with complex UN and/or UNDP programmes;
    • Extensive experience in presenting in public forums, including high-level and local national stakeholders;
    • Experience in working effectively in the team, delivering through and with others;
    • A Project Management certificate would be an asset.
  5. Languages:

    • Fluency in English and Montenegrin (written and spoken) is required.

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Institutional Arrangement of Joint Programme Coordinator (JPC) 

  • The Joint Programme Coordinator works under the matrix management and will have dual reporting role to the lead UN Agency – UNDP, and to the JP Steering Committee.
  • The primary supervisor is the UNDP Team Leader for Governance and Responsive Institutions.
  • The Joint Programme Coordinator will coordinate the Joint Programme Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Associate.

Application Deadline : 19th March 2024  


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline19 March,2024



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