Head of Re-prioritized National Development Plan / COVID- 19 Socio-economic and Recovery Secretariat

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)
  • Location
    Banjul, Gambia
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Advanced
  • Apply by
    May-18-2020
  • Posted
    May 12

Position description

Duties and Responsibilities

 

The recruitment of the Head of the Secretariat is expected to result in the following deliverables:

  • Develop a detailed workplan for the Secretariat accompanied by the capacity needs for its role during the Response Phase within the Socioeconomic Pillar
  • Development, coordination, and Resource Mobiliztion of the COVID 19 National Socioeconomic Recovery Plan
  • Development and implementation of a partnership, resource mobilisation, and follow-up strategy to generate resources for the implementation of the re-prioritized NDP, including follow up on pledges from the roundtable conference of May 2018
  • Provision of support and advice to the Minister of Finance to maximise the benefits of The Gambia’s Chairmanship of the ACP Council, through the development and implementation of a roadmap, in collaboration with the Gambia Embassy in Brussels, other government ministries (especially the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and its Embassies / Missions), the ACP Secretariat, the EU Delegation in Banjul and the European Commission
  • Development of a donor profile of traditional as well as non-traditional development partners, indicating priority areas (thematic, and geographical), eligibility criteria, programming cycle (start date, duration) main disbursement channels (UN, NGOs, direct budget support, etc)
  • Realisation of a significant percentage of the external resources pledged towards the implementation of the NDP
  • Development of follow up, reporting and monitoring mechanisms to ensure that fund providers receive timely updates on resource utilization
  • Provision of advice and support to the Minister of Finance on initiatives to enhance the capacity of MoFEA to implement its core mandate with greater efficacy
  • Representation of the Ministry as and when required

Qualifications

Competencies

  • Knowledge and experience of the national context, development trends, policy priorities and modus operandi of bilateral and multilateral development partners
  • Experience working with development partners at a senior level
  • Demonstrable experience in the work of the European Commission and the ACP Group
  • Senior level experience with the Government of The Gambia is highly desirable
  • Fully computer literate

 

Required Skills and Experience

  • A Master’s degree in a field directly relevant to economic development, as well as diplomacy
  • At least five years of progressive responsibility in economic diplomacy, and the development of partnerships, emergency planning and mobilisation of public resources

Application instructions

Please be sure to indicate that you saw this position on Globaljobs.org