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MTR Coordination and Engagement Advisor

United States

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United States

MTR Coordination and Engagement Advisor

  • Country: USA
  • Organization: UNDP 
  • Deadline: 2023-11-13
  • No of Vacancies: N/A
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead Mid-Term Review Process Coordination
  • Collaborate with the UNDP Mid-Term Review Inter-Bureau Task Team and relevant units to coordinate the review process, ensuring timely and efficient execution of all activities.
  • Maintain an overview and connect the dots between the mid-term review of the Integrated Resources Plan/Institutional Budget and the 2023 UNDP Annual Report
  • Maintain the work plan for the mid-term review process, clearly outlining key milestones, deliverables, and responsible parties.
  • Identify potential synergies and collaboration opportunities with other ongoing reviews or evaluations within the UN system to enhance the effectiveness and efficiency of the mid-term review.

Formulate Stakeholder Engagement Strategy

  • Develop an engagement strategy to ensure effective and inclusive participation of member states, the UNDP Executive Board, UN Agencies, and other key stakeholders in the mid-term review process.
  • Prepare and organize informal consultations with the Executive Board, workshops, and meetings to gather inputs and feedback from stakeholders, ensuring their perspectives are appropriately considered in the review.
  • Facilitate communication and information sharing with stakeholders, keeping them informed about the review process, key findings, and recommendations.

Providing substantive inputs in all matters related to the Mid-Term Review 

  • Support analysis and review of relevant documents, reports, and data related to the implementation of the UNDP 2022-2025 Strategic Plan.
  • Collaborate with the Mid-Term Review Team to prepare high-quality reports and presentations summarizing the key findings, lessons learned, and recommendations from the review process.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Supervisory/Managerial Responsibilities: Oversees 2 IP and 1 GS staff members.


  • Achieve Results: LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
  • Think Innovatively: LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
  • Learn Continuously: LEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
  • Adapt with Agility:LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
  • Act with Determination: LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
  • Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity


Cross-Functional & Technical:

Business direction and strategy – Strategic Thinking:

  • Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions.
  • Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Business direction and 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.

Business Development- Collective Intelligence Design:

  • Ability to bringing together diverse groups of people, data, information or ideas, and technology to design services or solutions.

Business Development  Integration within the UN:

  • Ability to identity, and integrate capacity and assets of the UN system, and engage in joint work; knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply this knowledge to strategic and/or practical situations.

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.

Business Management- Portfolio Management:

  • Ability to select, prioritise and control the organization’s programmes and projects, in line with its strategic objectives and capacity; ability to balance the implementation of change initiatives and the maintenance of business-as-usual, while optimising return on investment

Partnership Management- 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.


Required Skills and Experience

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in Development Studies, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science or any academic field related to international relations or management is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s Degree) in Development Studies, Public Policy, Economics, Political Science, or any other related field in international relations or management in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.
  • A minimum of 7 years with Master’s Degree or 9 years with Bachelor’s Degree of relevant professional experience in UNDP coordinating complex processes involving multiple stakeholders and engaging with member states.
  • Fluency in the English language, both oral and written is required.
  • Sound knowledge and understanding of UNDP’s mandate and strategic priorities.
  • Excellent analytical and writing skills, with the ability to synthesize complex information and present it in a clear and concise manner.
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills, with a proven ability to facilitate dialogue and build consensus among diverse stakeholders.
  • Experience in working with the Executive Board(s) is desirable.
  • Strong knowledge and experience in the use of MS Office tools.


  • Fluency in the English language, both oral and written is required.
  • Working knowledge of another UN language is highly desirable.


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