Programme Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The UNV will join the UNDP Saudi Arabia Country office supporting the three distinct portfolios (Urban planning and development, Governance and Sustainable Development, Energy and Environment) mainly on programmatic support for the design and implementation of projects.

The Governance Portfolio is currently working on a number of pipelines with the overall aim to achieve the SDGs and the Saudi Vision 2030. The areas these pipelines intend to tackle entail anti-corruption, public sector performance measurement, economic and digital transformation, and support to NGOs/NPOs. The Urban Development portfolio works with regions and cities on all aspects of urban development whereas the Energy and Environment portfolio cover all aspects of energy, water, climate change in addition to biodiversity and nature.

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

• Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular; • Support to the formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio; • Support the formulation and implementation of the CO Engagement Strategy; • Support the formulation of new project ideas and documents in the three portfolios including research on topics related to the SDGs, urban development or/and Climate Change.

• Provide programme support which includes: • Preparing presentations and collecting material and information on UNDP projects at a national level or/and global level to promote SDGs in the country; • Formulation of Concept Notes; • Summarizing UN and Government reports into briefs;
• Support on progress reporting of projects; • Translating and/or proofreading documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS).

•Provide communications support to ensure projects implementation which includes: • Correspondence to national counterparts; • Meeting Coordination including drafting agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings, and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required; Take minutes of meetings.

• Adaptability and Flexibility • Client Orientation • Commitment and Motivation • Commitment to Continuous Learning • Communication • Creativity • Integrity • Knowledge Sharing • Planning and Organizing • Professionalism • Respect for Diversity • Working in Teams

Business Writing. and; • Knowledge of SDG • Research and analytical skills • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values. • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills; • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions; • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).

The UN House in Riyadh is going through a thorough renovation since January until September 2022. It is expected to be fully compliant with standard accessibility requirements for people with disabilities (Wheelchair users), which were included in the technical specifications. As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the insurance plan.

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