Unido: Country Representative, DR Congo, NOD

Only nationals of the country of the duty station are eligible to apply. Female candidates are particularly encouraged to apply.
15 July 2016 Date of Issuance:
VA2016_P_EXT_000100 Vacancy Announcement No:
UNIDO Country Representative, DR Congo, NOD Post Title and Level:
DRC Duty Station:
US$ 94.219,-
Indicative Minimum Net Annual Remuneration: (for further information on salaries, refer to the International Civil Service Commission website: http://icsc.un.org/secretariat/sad.asp?include=ss)
Fixed Term (100 series) Type of Appointment:
Staff-Full-time Employment Fraction:
05 August 2016 Deadline for the receipt of applications:
Organizational Context
UNIDO is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. Its mission is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in developing countries and economies in transition. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the recently adopted 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDO’s mandate in SDG-9, calls for the need to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in three thematic priorities: * Creating shared prosperity * Advancing economic competitiveness * Safeguarding the environment.
UNIDO delivers its services through the following four complementary and mutually supportive core functions: (a) technical cooperation activities; (b) analytical and policy advisory services; (c ) standard-setting and compliance and (d) convening and partnership role. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices. The UNIDO Country Office (CO), headed by a senior national professional, shall be designated as the UNIDO Country Representative (UCR) in the Democratic Republic of Congo based in Kinshasa. The CO covers the UNIDO Programmes in the Democratic Republic of Congo and is responsible for representing UNIDO in the host country and where applicable, other countries of coverage, to promote the Organization as an effective partner for development, and to maintain close contacts with local stakeholders at the country level as appropriate, including government institutions and international entities.
The UCR leads the activities of the CO: to identify national development and donor funding priorities in the host country and countries of coverage; contribute to the formulation and development of technical cooperation projects and programmes, in collaboration with the relevant technical Departments and other appropriate organizational units; coordinate and report on UNIDO activities in the host country; provide inputs into the development of regional strategies and policies; and strengthen the dialogue with the government, private sector, other UN organizations, bilateral and multilateral assistance providers, including Development Finance Institutions.
The UCR further ensures synergies of the overall UNIDO programme in the host country and countries of coverage and in particular, shall demonstrate leadership and managerial competencies to support the Organization’s core business in the country of coverage within the vision for Inclusive and Sustainable Industrial Development (ISID).
The UCR works under the policy direction of the Director General and the Managing Director and Deputy to the Director General for External Relations and Field Representation and under the overall guidance of the Director, Department of Regional Programmes and Field Representation; and under the direct supervision of the Regional Director in the Regional Hub and in close cooperation with the Chief, Regional Division at HQs.
The UCR supervises the staff under his/her supervision (a) in work that is innovative; (b) in creating an enabling environment
which is important to achieving results; (c) in building partnerships through advocacy and championing and (d) in achieving results which affect programme teams.
The UNIDO Staff Performance Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams. In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her supervisor and colleagues, in the country as well as in the region and in headquarters.
The UCR is locally recruited and is subject to the authority of the Director General and if required, may be expected to serve in any assignment and duty station as determined by the needs of the Organization.
Main Functions
1. Serve as the principal conduit for communications related to all programmatic operations of UNIDO at the country level, including with the extended network of UNIDO institutions in the field, i.e. the Investment and Technology Promotion Offices (ITPOs), International Technology Centers (ITCs), National Cleaner Production Centers (NCPCs) and South-South Centers (SSCs); 2. Align the work programme of the Country Office with the organizational priorities cascaded from the Director of the Regional Hub and in this context, formulate, cascade, implement and report on the priorities of the Country Office; 3. Represent UNIDO and demonstrate the relevance of the Organization to all partners at the host country; 4. Maintain close contact with all local stakeholders, including government institutions, international organizations, locally-based donor institutions, economic organizations and the private sector and academia, with a view to strengthening their relations and partnerships with UNIDO; 5. Undertake pro-active promotion of UNIDO’s mandate and activities, and implement a suitable strategy for the communication of UNIDO programmes and other advocacy functions; 6. Contribute to programme and project formulation and development by identifying and assessing local needs as well as identifying donor priorities to enable an effective alignment of UNIDO’s resource mobilization and partnership development strategies; 7. Maintain effective oversight over UNIDO activities at the country level in order to ensure a coherent and systematic approach to UNIDO’s service delivery; 8. Undertake on-site project visits with donors and national stakeholders as required to enhance good relationships with all development partners; 9. Monitor TC activities for programme outcomes and results at the ground level and submit bi-annual progress reports, co-signed by the main UNIDO counterpart at the country level, to the Regional Office Hub, copied to the Regional Divisions at HQs, for processing and dissemination within UNIDO; 10. Participate and represent UNIDO in global forums & activities organized by various development partners at the country level, as applicable; 11. Strengthen UNIDO’s role in the UN system-wide coherence activities by participating actively in the UN country team (UNCT) and the Delivering-as-One (DaO) process at the host country; 12. Supervise the financial and human resources assigned to the field office ensuring appropriate coverage, guidance and supervision of staff , including project staff (if applicable), efficient and effective use of such resources, compliance with the requirements of the UN Security Management Systems including ensuring the security and safety of persons employed by the Organization and their eligible dependents, as well as the protection of all assets, property and information belonging to the Organization; 13. Assign responsibilities to staff under his/her supervision, having a clear overview and monitoring mechanism; ensure that expectations of results and performance are clear; motivate staff under their supervision and hold them accountable. Ensure appropriate monitoring of results, performance and completion of related reporting and feedback mechanisms; 14. Provide substantive feedback and regular reporting to the Regional Office Hub, with copy to the Regional Division at HQs, on programmatic and operations related matters in the host country; 15. Review available literature including country reports, technical papers and participate in national and international forum to bring back cutting edge approaches to design new interventions/approaches to expand UNIDO reputation on the global arena; 16. Undertake other related duties and assignments as required.
Core Competencies:
INTEGRITY: To work honestly, openly, impartially and in accordance with the values of the United Nations. PROFESSIONALISM: To work in a competent, committed and calm manner. RESPECT FOR DIVERSITY: To work effectively, respectfully and inclusively with people from different backgrounds and with different perspectives. RESULTS ORIENTATION AND ACCOUNTABILITY: To be accountable and responsible for achieving results and meeting performance standards. PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: To plan, organize and manage work effectively and efficiently. COMMUNICATION AND TRUST: To communicate effectively and build trust. TEAM ORIENTATION: To cooperate at various levels. CLIENT ORIENTATION: To be responsive towards those to whom services are provided internally and externally. ORGANIZATIONAL DEVELOPMENT AND INNOVATION: To realize continuous improvement, support innovation, share knowledge and skills and learn from others.
Managerial Competencies:
STRATEGY AND DIRECTION: To lead and act within the big picture. MANAGING PEOPLE AND PERFORMANCE: To lead and motivate a large and diverse group of people and to get the best out of them. JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: To identify critical issues and make timely and sound decisions. CONFLICT RESOLUTION: To prevent, anticipate and resolve conflicts.
Minimum Requirements
Master's degree or equivalent, in economics, business administration, international relations, public admini- stration or other relevant field with specialization in development economics.
UNIDO Languages:
English (Fluent), French (Fluent), required. Knowledge of other languages of the United Nations is an asset.
Field of Expertise:
Programme management (7 years and more), a minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible professional work experience, at the national level in the field of industry and at senior level, in technical cooperation including supervising project teams in aspects of the project cycle (project formulation, design, implementation, monitoring and evaluation). Proven relevant experience in UN system desirable.
Employees of UNIDO are expected at all times to uphold the highest standards of integrity, professionalism and respect for diversity, both at work and outside. Only persons who fully and unconditionally commit to these values should consider applying for jobs at UNIDO.
All applications must be submitted online through the Online Recruitment System Correspondence will be undertaken only with candidates who are being considered at an advanced phase of the selection process. Selected candidate(s) may be required to disclose to the Director General the nature and scope of financial and other personal interests and assets in respect of themselves, their spouses and dependants, under the procedures established by the Director General. Visit the UNIDO web site for details on how to apply: www.unido.org NOTE: The Director General retains the discretion to make an appointment to this post at a lower level. Notice to applicants: UNIDO does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. If you have received a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Vacant positions within UNIDO are advertised on the official UNIDO website. Should you have any questions concerning persons or companies claiming to be recruiting on behalf of UNIDO and requesting payment of a fee, please contact: [email protected]


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