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Programme Specialist

Category: Research/Consultancy

Job Description

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Job Responsibilities

  • Under the overall guidance of the Senior Economist, manage EPAU’s programme portfolio and the unit’s work-planning needs.
  • Regularly engage with the UNDP CO Operations manager and his/her team, as well as with the Programme Management Support Unit to ensure smooth operational management on EPAU’s activities and full compliance with corporate requirements.
  • Contribute to the development of projects and other programme interventions in the areas of SDG policy support, private sector development and finance under UNDP’s 2022-2026 Country Programme Document.
  • Seek opportunities for programme development in areas related to SDG policy support, private sector development and finance, including on issues of international trade, private sector development, inclusive and innovative finance, finance for development, extractive industries, economic and development policy
  • Support the formulation and implementation of UNDP country office strategies related to resources mobilization and partnerships building.
  • Deepen the country office’s understanding of the development and ODA landscape in Mozambique, building UNDP’s presence in the forums where relevant conversations are happening, by facilitating the CO’s participation. 
  • Establish partnerships that bring expertise, resources and relationships to strategically engage with government and development partners. 
  • Build on the UNDP Programme in the country, identify and help organize strategic and high-level events that contribute to position UNDP as a thought leader on key development issues, drawing on both locally and internationally based expertise, within and outside of the UNDP.
  • Assist with resource mobilization efforts of the country office, including those of EPAU in the areas of SDG policy support, private sector development and finance.
  • Coordinate the implementation of UNDP’s programme interventions in Mozambique on the informal economy
  • Coordinate the implementation in Mozambique of UNDP’s “Supporting Informal Enterprises Transition Towards Sustainable Growth and Formalization in ACP Countries” project.
  • Support the setup of the project, including the development of the project stakeholder engagement strategy, the set-up of its ecosystem platform, the organization of the project launch and the production of relevant baseline studies. 
  • Ensure that the project complies with all project and corporate requirements, as well as those of external donors to the project, including those from the EU. 
  • Manage relationships and regularly engage with project counterparts in Mozambique, including with government partners, responsible parties, donors, etc.
  • As Mozambique focal point, liaise with the UNDP team in Pretoria responsible for managing the “Supporting Informal Enterprises Transition Towards Sustainable Growth and Formalization in ACP Countries” project. 
  • Actively explore opportunities for further collaboration within UNDP’s Global Policy Network in areas relevant for the informal economy, as well as with other OACP and EU initiatives, platforms and projects. 
  • Build networks and partnerships for effective implementation of the project.
  • Explore synergies with other UNDP programme interventions in Mozambique and grow and development the UNDP portfolio on the informal economy.

Other Educational Qualification

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in Economics, International Development, Finance, Business Administration, Public Policy, or related fields 
  • A Bachelor’s degree in the above referenced fields with an additional two (2) years of relevant experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree

Additional Requirements

  • Demonstrated project management experience. Specific work experience implementing projects with government or involving strong engagement with government counterparts would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated partnerships experience, contributing to mobilize resources and to positioning efforts for international organizations.
  • Experience in the areas of SDG support, private sector development, finance, developing implementing projects with national counterparts, including national governments and private sector actors would be an asset. 
  • Work experience with the UN, the EU and other international organizations would be an asset.
  • Work experience in LDCs settings would be an asset.
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a multicultural environment involving different types of stakeholders is desirable.
  • Strong communication, team building, facilitation and presentation skills is desirable. 
  • Excellent innovation and analytical skills is desirable. 
  • Proficiency in oral and written English and Portuguese languages is required..
  • In the absence of Portuguese, full proficiency in Spanish or Italian might be considered. 


  • Negotiable

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UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

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Job Summary

  • Salary: Negotiable
  • Job Type: Full Time
  • Job Location: Mozambique
  • Employment Type: Contractual
  • Experience: At least 5 Year(s)
  • Vacancy: Not Specific
  • Gender: Any
  • Published on:May 22, 2023
  • Application Deadline: June 22, 2023
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