The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life.
We are on the ground in 170 countries and territories, working with governments and people on their own solutions to global and national development challenges to help empower lives and build resilient nations.
The Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance and supports the results of UNDP’s , focusing on seven outcomes including, strengthening institutions to progressively deliver universal access to basic services (Outcome 3).
The HIV, Health and Development Group (HHD Group), within BPPS, is helping to contribute towards this outcome. elaborates UNDP's work on HIV and health in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
UNDP has an important role in supporting health outcomes by supporting countries to address the social, cultural and economic determinants of HIV and health, in partnership with UN entities and other organizations.
This is done through UNDP’s core work in reducing inequalities and social exclusion that drive HIV and poor health, promoting effective and inclusive governance for health, and building resilient and sustainable systems for health.
UNDP also contributes through its coordinating and convening role in bringing together multiple partners and resources at national and local levels.
As a trusted, long-term partner with extensive operational experience, UNDP supports countries in effective implementation of complex, multilateral and multi-sectoral health programmes while simultaneously investing in capacity development so that national and local partners can assume these responsibilities over time.
UNDP partners with countries in crisis / post-crisis situations, those with weak institutional capacity or governance challenges, and countries under sanctions.
When requested, UNDP acts as interim Principal Recipient (PR) in these settings, working with national partners and The Global Fund (GF) to improve management, implementation and oversight, while simultaneously strengthening health institutions and systems for national entities to assume the PR role over time.
Within the HHD Group the Global Fund Health Implementation Support Team (GF / HIST) is a dedicated team providing support to UNDP Country Offices throughout the grant lifecycle.
UNDP has been identified by the Global Fund as the interim PR for the Venezuela malaria grant (the Grant), to be implemented from 1 January 2021 to 31 December 2023.
In the period from 2014 to 2017, malaria cases increased by 65% on average (range from 49.9% to 76.4%). In 2018 and 2019, the number of cases remained exceptionally high, as did persistent financial, logistical, and human resource constraints, which have impeded scale up of an adequate response.
UNDP will implement the Grant in close coordination with the Pan-American Health Organization (PAHO), the Ministry of Health and its directorates, CSOs, other national partners and other technical agencies.
In order to manage the Grant and achieve its aforementioned goal, a dedicated Project Management Unit (PMU), will be established to ensure strategic, programmatic and operational management and oversight of the grant.
Leading this PMU, and under the overall supervision of the Resident Representative, the Programme Manager will be responsible for leading a multi-disciplinary team, achieving a high level of programme performance, coordinating and building strategic partnerships, providing policy and strategic technical guidance and engaging with partners capacity on strengthening national systems and health institutions.
This will be done in accordance with UNDP rules, policies and procedures and corporate agreements with the GF, and working in close coordination with national stakeholders, the GF (including Local Fund Agent), and technical and UN partners, the GF / HIST and other UNDP programmes.
Importantly, since there is no CCM in Venezuela, the Programme Manager will lead the establishment and facilitation of a multi-stakeholder advisory group ( the malaria technical advisory group’).
1. Ensures strategic leadership, programme planning and effective management and oversight of Global Fund programme, focusing on achievement of the following results :
2. Ensures proactive financial, asset and health product management and oversight and controls are met and proactively performs risk assessments focusing on achievement of the following results :
3. Ensures creation of strategic partnerships and support the implementation of the resource mobilization :
4. Ensures provision of strategic policy advice and technical guidance focusing on achievement of the following results :
5. Ensures guidance and capacity building and facilitation of knowledge building and sharing focusing on achievement of the following results :
Ability to make new and useful ideas work
Ability to persuade others to follow
Ability to improve performance and satisfaction
Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform
Ability to get things done
Technical / Functional
Malaria, Health and Development
Understanding and practical experience of issues related to malaria, health and development social determinants of health and the ability to apply them to strategic and / or practical situations.
Ability to plan, organize and control resources, procedures and protocols and to achieve specific goals.
Ability to strengthen and maintain the capabilities of individuals, societies, organizations and governments to set and achieve development objectives over time.
Ability to engage with other agencies, donors and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.
Knowledge of development effectiveness concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions.
Ability to manage complex relationships through pathways of knowledge exchange, capacity development, funding relationships and strategic engagement .
Ability to reach an understanding, resolve point of difference, or gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue.
Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.
Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources.
Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and activities (at UN and other venues)
Advanced degree (Master’s or higher) in Public Health, International Development, Business Administration, Social Sciences, or related field.
Experience : ·
Language Requirements :
Other Requirements :
Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling web-based management systems.
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Contract Duration : 1 Year with possibility for extension