UNDP South Africa is Recruiting Junior Officer’s (04 Jan 2023)

UNDP is Recruiting

UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

UNDP’s mandate is to end poverty, build democratic governance, rule of law, and inclusive institutions. We advocate for change, and connect countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.


Supporting the Multi-Country Office’s (MCO) work plan and delivery, the UNV will get exposure to and support a range of rural development initiatives. This includes close collaboration with the borrowing governments and their line ministries, the project management teams in country implementing IFAD-supported projects and programmes, rural producers and their organizations, national and international partners and donor organizations, senior technical specialists and IFAD colleagues from several departments and their technical wings.

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The UNV will have the opportunity to closely work on a few projects and/or country strategic work, and in addition get wide exposure to the work of the MCO as a whole.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of The Country Representative, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Monitoring and Evaluation

• Review country programmes Annual Work Plan and Budgets (AWPBs) & Procurement Plans (PPs) and provide inputs to the Country Director (CD) and country teams;

• Monitor execution of Country Programme implementation and compliance to key performance indicators/parameters;

• Monitor the Country Programme Performance on their Log-frames and update the IFAD monitoring systems – Operational Results Management System (ORMS) accordingly;

• Periodically review and monitor the performance of Country Programme Monitoring & Evaluation System in line with national and IFAD monitoring and evaluation requirements;

• Contribute to country project/programme’s design, and reviews including annual and midterm review;

• Contribute to Country Strategic Opportunities Programme (COSOP) preparation and review and monitor performance;

• Support compliance of projects and country programme’s with IFAD corporate level policies in food security in ORMS, Annual reviews, COSOP Review, Mid Term Re-views (MTRs), etc.;

• Monitor implementation status of project/programme’s supervision recommendations;

• Monitor programmes’ compliance to key deadlines, which may include meeting deadlines to recommendations of supervision missions, submission of key reports (annual and audit reports);

• Support the documentation, packaging and dissemination of lessons learnt;

• Periodically draft portfolio score cards and country performance sheet based on COSOP indicators. 2. Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing:

• Support the development and implementation of the MCO’s knowledge management strategy;

• Provide support to the Project Implementation Units in defining and implementing projects knowledge management plans;

• Work closely with colleagues in the Strategy and Knowledge Department to organize learning events and technical exchanges within the MCO and the broader East and Southern Africa Division;

• Coordinate and promote K&M activities and exchanges between the East and South-ern Africa Division, the SA Multi-country office and the in country Offices;

• Identify opportunities for partnership development with centers of excellence and other development partners;

• Help distil key information on lessons from implementation that will help improve IFAD’s future programming and designs; • Support the development and delivery of trainings for the operations/projects staff together with relevant IFAD’s departments and divisions;

• Assist with the development of material on best practices in programme management;

• Provide contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice. 3. Portfolio support:

• Support the overall country portfolio of IFAD in South Africa, Lesotho, Eswatini, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Namibia and the countries pertaining to the MCO;

• Follow-up on supervision/implementation of missions’ agreed actions, planning of review meetings and engage around mission preparation and other key deliverables;

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