Programme Analyst (Countering Violent Extremism) – UNDP – Jakarta

UNDP Indonesia has been supporting the Government of Indonesia in the area of conflict prevention and peace building since early 2000. As an archipelagic country with more than 17,000 islands and with a diverse population of more than 75 ethnic groups, Indonesia faces tremendous challenges in keeping the country united and peaceful. The big wave of communal violence in some parts of Indonesia during the 1998 – 2004 periods had caused at least 10,000 people death, in which 90% of deaths closely related with the ethno-religious conflict.

Even though there is a notable decline with regard to the communal violent conflicts in Indonesia since the 1998-2004 periods, the country remains one of the most conflict prone countries in the region. The situation in post conflict areas of Kalimantan, Sulawesi and the Maluku is relatively calm at this moment although some remnants of tension remain. After the signing of Helsinki Peace Accord, Aceh is presently peaceful although the condition is still fragile. Despite a recent push by the GOI to accelerate Papua’s development through a Special Autonomy policy, the separatist struggles in the region is still ongoing on small scale but gradually increasing. Moreover, the tendency for inter-tribal conflicts and frictions between the local people and settlers coming from outside of Papua is also increasing in the recent years.

The pattern of communal conflicts in the recent years has also shifted from mainly the identity conflicts (such as ethnic or religious conflicts) to a more complex pattern which mainly relates to uneven development and democratization process. The ongoing decentralization policy, for example, has led to an outbreak of local election disputes which are often followed by collective violence.

In addition, Indonesia is experiencing an increasing tendency of violent extremism and radicalization, with terrorist attacks in various places of the country. The number of violent conflicts in Indonesia which relates to religious-based violence and intolerance has been steadily increasing in the last ten years. With more than 200 cases of religious-based violence per year, the issue of violent extremism and radicalization is a serious matter for Indonesia.

With funding from the Government of Japan, UNDP Indonesia in collaboration with the State Islamic University (UIN Syarif Hidayatullah, Jakarta) is currently implementing a project called “Enhancing the Role of Religious Education in Countering Violent Extremism in Indonesia” (also known as CONVEY project) that address the issue of radicalization and violent extremism through the entry point of religious education. Building up on the success of this ongoing project, the second phase is currently being proposed for the continuation of this initiative. The second phase of this initiative is called “Fostering tolerant religious education to prevent violent extremism in Indonesia”.

In order to ensure a smooth implementation of the second phase, a Programme Analyst (CVE) is recruited as part of the Programme Team in the Democratic Governance and Poverty Reduction Unit (DGPRU) of UNDP Indonesia. Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of DGPRU, the Programme Analyst (CVE) will primarily focus on the high quality and timely implementation of the Countering Violent Extremism (CVE) project. In this role, the Programme Analyst (CVE) will monitor the development of the CVE project, proactively engage in programming, monitoring and evaluation, reporting for the project. The Program Analyst (CVE) will also closely liaise with the donor to provide information and develop a constant dialogue on progress and results achieved by the project, the issue of CVE more broadly, as well as the development of the cooperation between UNDP and Japan in Indonesia.

The Programme Analyst (CVE) coordinates activities of the projects’ staffs and provide support in project implementation. The Programme Analyst (CVE) works in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff and Government officials, technical advisors and experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation. Due to the nature of work and the availability of funding for this position which come from the Japan Supplementary Budget (JSB) that only available for one year, the Programme Analyst (CVE) will be hired under TA modality for a period of 1 (one) year only.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Implementation of programme strategies
Management of the CO programme
Creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
Provision of top quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management

1. Ensures implementation of programme strategies focusing on achievement of the following results:
Thorough analysis and research of the political, social and economic situation in the country and preparation of substantive inputs to CCA, UNDAF, CPD, CPAP and other documents.
Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned through consultation with the Government, donors, UN agencies and NGOs.
Fully support in developing and positioning of CVE related projects.
Efficiently scoping, prioritizing, planning, and following-up project activities as well as assisting the implementation of national and regional level project activities.
CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.
Design programme related with CVE in collaboration with the Government, civil societies, private sectors, philanthropists and other strategic partners.

2. Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results:
Effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets (BSC) and monitoring achievement of results.
Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility, translating UNDP’s priorities into local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.
Initiation of a project, prepare presentation of the project to PAC, finalization of contribution agreement; determination of required revisions; coordination of the mandatory and budget re-phasing exercises, closure of projects through review.
Financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions. Participation in audit of NEX projects.
Follow up on audit recommendations. All exceptions are timely reported.
Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Preparation of donor reports.

3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and implementation of the resource mobilization strategy in cooperation with the Management Support and Business Development Team focusing on achievement of the following results:
Development of partnerships with the UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, private sector, civil society in the specific thematic areas based on strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donors’ priorities.
Proactively engage with key stakeholders to pursue potential project ideas and funding opportunities related with CVE initiatives.
Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
Gather and analyze information on donor programming strategies and cycles and seek to identify potential entry points for partnership development, programme synergy and resource mobilization
Design and formalize consultative mechanisms for consolidating partnerships among key stakeholders, including government, donors, university, private sector and civil society at the national and regional levels.
Carrying out specific network and liaison functions with the Government institutions, donors, academic/research institutions, NGOs, UN organizations and other development partners in order to coordinate the overall implementation of CVE initiatives.
Assuming full responsibility for responding to inquiries from UNDP Headquarters, UN agencies and others for information assistance, reporting, reviews, project briefs, etc.

4. Ensures provision of top quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:

Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learnt directly linked to programme country policy goals.
Support to development of policies and institutions that will address the country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
Develop various knowledge products, including Policy Note, Result Sheets, Project Brief, etc.
Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
Organization of trainings for the operations/ projects staff on programme issues.

Impact of Results

The key results have an impact on the success of country programme within specific areas of cooperation. In particular, the key results have an impact on the design, operation and programming of activities, creation of strategic partnerships as well as reaching resource mobilization targets.

Corporate Competencies:

Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly without favoritism

Functional Competencies:

Knowledge Management and Learning
Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the office
In-depth knowledge on development issues
Ability to advocate and provide policy advice
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more Practice Areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills

Development and Operational Effectiveness
Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting
Ability to lead formulation, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of development programmes and projects, mobilize resources
Good knowledge of the Results Management Guide and Toolkit
Strong IT skills
Ability to lead implementation of new systems (business side), and affect staff behavioral/ attitudinal change

Management and Leadership
Focuses on impact and result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Leads teams effectively and shows conflict resolution skills
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Demonstrates strong oral and written communication skills
Builds strong relationships with clients and external actors
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure
Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities

Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, International Relations, Social Sciences or related field.

2 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in providing management advisory services, hands-on experience in design, monitoring and evaluation of development projects. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web based management systems.

Language Requirements:
Fluency in English and ability to speak the national language is an asset.

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply . All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP Indonesia 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 Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements

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