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
  • Apply by
  • 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



  • 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

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