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UNDP Programme Specialist at Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

UNDP Programme Intern Specialist at Congo-Brazzaville

Country: Congo-Brazzaville
City: Brazzaville
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UNDP Programme Intern Specialist at Brazzaville, Congo-Brazzaville

UNDP Programme Intern Specialist will oversee monitoring and evaluation, enhance partner capacities, and lead program oversight. Responsibilities also include timely and quality reporting to the Country Office, GF, CCN, and other stakeholders, managing partnerships, and facilitating knowledge activities.

Duties and Responsibilities for UNDP Programme Intern Specialist 

Ensures effective programmatic management, monitoring, evaluation and coordination:
  • Leads on the programmatic and M&E activities for UNDP and Sub-recipients including the development of reprogramming requests, annual and quarterly workplans and budgets to ensure timely achievement of agreed results, budget compliance in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and Grant Agreement with the Fund (e.g., Performance Framework);
  • Oversees Sub-recipient management for regular, quality reporting to UNDP on programmatic progress (e.g., implementation of activities, and reporting of indicators in accordance with the grant M&E frameworks), including the regular tracking and reporting against an SR Risk Management Index;
  • Supports the timely implementation of studies to be carried out, including the finalization of study protocols and their detailed budgets for consideration by the GF; and

Provides capacity building in grant management and monitoring and evaluation for the achievement of the following results:

  • Provides technical support to implementing partners to strengthen their management and implementation of activities, as well as their M&E systems and develops risk mitigation and management plans and establish and tracking system to monitor the implementation of the risk matrix and management plans.
  • Supports development and implementation of capacity development plans and mechanisms.
  • Ensures the implementation of improvements to the HMIS based on recommendations and consultations already commissioned.
  • Leads the design and delivery of programmatic and M&E and health information system training and/or capacity building, together with implementing partners involved in the implementation of the grants.

Ensures maintenance of strategic partnerships with key national actors and supports resource mobilization efforts focusing on achievement of the following results: 

  • In collaboration with the Programme Coordinator, establishes strategic partnerships with CCN, TB, and AIDS national programs, as well as UN and other technical partners. Focus is on ensuring transparent and effective program management, delivering quality services, and providing oversight.
  • Supports the Project Coordinator to develop support technical assistance and representation of the UNDP in the process of Global Fund grant development

Facilitation of knowledge building and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identifies and assesses the implications of UNDP’s rules, policies and procedures in the functional areas of programme management and monitoring and evaluation on the implementation of GF programmes in coordination with GFPHST and other UNDP units (e.g., BMS) and reports to the Country Office on changes to GF rules that impact on the programme;
  • Identifies and supports development of communications (e.g., print, video) highlighting key programme achievements, best practices, and lessons learnt and contributes to information sharing partners, the Global Fund, Regional Bureau and GFPHST; and
Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: 
  • Oversees the management of the Programme and Monitoring and Evaluation Teams providing supportive supervision and mentoring.
  • Ensures regular feed-back and performance evaluations of direct reports, and timely contract renewals; and
  • Tracks professional development goals of team members and oversees the implementation of a realistic training and support plan for teams and staff.

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Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in Public Health, International Development, 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
  • Minimum 5 years (with Master degree) or 7 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressive relevant experience in managing health and development projects including in the management of HIV programs is required
  • Experience working in challenging operating environment is required
  • Demonstrated experience in developing and managing effective partnerships with government and civil society organizations in the area of health and development programmes is required
  • Experience in supervising and managing a team is required
  • Experience working in challenging operating environment is required
  • Demonstrated experience in the management of health information systems, and monitoring and evaluation desired
  • Strong knowledge of UN or UNDP rules, policies and procedures desired
  • Strong knowledge of Global Fund’s rules, policies and procedures and reporting to the Global Fund a plus
  • Experience in building capacity of national stakeholders in the area of health and development programmes including M&E a plus.


  • Fluency in French, both written and oral required.
  • Fluency in English an asset
Please note that continuance of appointment beyond the initial 12 months is contingent upon the successful completion of a probationary period.

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Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline05 December,2023



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