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Special Skills Analyst (SSA) for Public Finance Management (PFM) Secretariat – Gender Cluster – UNDP jobs in South Sudan

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Sudan, South

Special Skills Analyst (SSA) for Public Finance Management (PFM) Secretariat – Gender Cluster – UNDP jobs in South Sudan

  • Location: Juba, South Sudan
  • Vacancy No: N/A 
  • Salary: N/A
  • Organization: UNDP
  • Gender: Both
  • Deadline:  2024-03-05

Job Description

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The Public Finance Management Reforms Strategy (PFM-RS) as required for the implementation of the Revitalized Agreement on the Resolution of the Conflict in the Republic of South Sudan (R-ARCSS), 2018, provides a better opportunity for Revitalized Government of National Unity (RTGoNU) to build the capacity of public institutions and the civil servants skillfully, structurally, systematically, symbiotically, and synthetically. This will necessitate the placements of well-trained civil servants who are motivated as Change Agents to deliver peace dividends impactfully, effectively, and efficiently for the welfare and human development of the people of South Sudan. It will also require training, coaching, and mentoring of the government officials who are attached to the Secretariat of PFM-RS to discharge their duties diligently and operate cohesively and integrally with transparently and accountability in the interest of diversification of the economy of South Sudan.

It is for this purpose that the GEMS Project has been designed with enabling functional tools of professionalizing the public economic sector and creating an enabling conducive working environment for public institutions to function effectively with adherence to PFM cycle. The Project has been envisioned to induce behavioural change in conduct of public affairs, learning from relevant comparative experiences and adjusting attitude of civil servants to match the standards of “New Deal Compact” for accelerating economic growth in South Sudan.

Duties and Responsibilities

The PFM-RS Special Skills Analyst (SSA) – Gender Cluster, supports the Secretariat work of PFM Oversight Committee, PFM Technical Committee and PFM Working Groups, including drafting PFM-RS plans, fast-tracking communication, preparing meetings agenda, writing minutes of the meetings, documenting resolutions of meetings, writing the reports, conducting evaluation reviews, maintaining PFM-RS data base, building the capacity of Change Agents (CAs) through coaching and mentoring, facilitating training workshops and conferences, disseminating and communicating PFM-RS activities, and follow-up on the implementation of the following Public Finance Management Reform Strategy (PFM-RS) Priorities:

  • Implementation of the Treasury Single Account (TSA);
  • Strengthening of Cash Management;
  • Relocation of the Loans Committee to the MOFP;
  • Reviewing, Verification and Clearance of All Arrears;
  • Reviewing and Verification of Loans and Contracts Collateralized or Guaranteed Against Crude Oil;
  • Strengthening of Anti-Corruption Commission (ACC) and National Audit Chamber;
  • Establishing of Public Procurement and Disposal of Assets Authority (PPDAA);
  • Rolling out of the Electronic Payroll Using a Biometric System;
  • Strengthening of the Fiscal Financial Allocation & Monitoring Commission (FFAMC);
  • Strengthening of the Macro-fiscal Framework;
  • Strengthening of the Budget Process and Budget Credibility;
  • Improving Revenue Management;
  • Boosting of Legal Frameworks for Institutional Strengthening; 
  • The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangement

The PFM-RS Special Skills Analyst (SSA) – Gender Cluster, shall be supervised directly by GEMS/PFM Project Management Specialist as indicated in the Organigram in the Annex showing the position of this function within UNDP South Sudan Country Office and under Strategic Governance Unit (SGU).

  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciates/respects differences, aware of unconscious bias, confronts discrimination
Cross Functional & Technical Competencies 

Business Direction & Strategy: System Thinking

  • Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system.

External Relations & Advocacy: Relationship Management

  • Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust, and mutual understanding

Digital & Innovation: Behavioral Insights

  • Knowing when it is appropriate to use behavioral insights, having theoretical knowledge and basic understanding of principles of human behavior; being aware of both the benefits and limitations of behavioral insights and adhere to ethical standards and guides when using them.
  • Being able to define specific behavioral goals (what to change), explore and understand barriers and contextual factors to desired behaviors, use principles from behavioral science to generate ideas for nudges and interventions, use experimental methods to improve ideas (prototyping) or evaluate impact (trials). Use these results to develop a scaling strategy for interventions that work or inform policy design.

Ethics: Ethics Education and Training

  • Ability to provide education and training on ethics, values, and standards and promote staff awareness of ethical behavior and ethical decision making.

Business Management: Risk Management

  • Ability to identify and organize action around mitigating and proactively managing risks.

Business Management: Change Management

  • Ability to prepare, support, and help individuals and teams in designing and implementing organizational change.

Business Management: Communication

  • Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.
  • Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels.
Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced University Degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, political science, sociology, finance and accounting, commence and entrepreneurship, business administration and management, business education, and law. OR
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the above-mentioned fields with an additional 2 years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public or private sector related to finance and economic sector is required;
  • Experience in the use of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). and advanced knowledge of web-based management systems such as ERP.

Desired Skills

  • Professional working experience at Ministry of Finance and Planning (MoFP) of South Sudan or as Special Skills Expert (SSE) under UNDP contract;
  • Demonstrated Mentoring, Coaching and Training Skills/experience;
  • Working experience in the UN is desired.

Language Requirements

  • Proficiency in Written and Spoken English and local language is required;
  • Fluency in Arabic is required.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
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