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Programme Background

UNDP’s Palestinian Programmatic Framework (PPF) 2023-2025 sets out a vision of “a world in which all Palestinians can enjoy a dignified life and fulfil their own vision of a unified, peaceful and free society”.  The PPF is centred around the concept of “Transformative Resilience” and its three elements: a cohesive Palestinian identity, self-reliance, and ownership and leadership.

Over the next three years, UNDP/PAPP will build on its experiences and achievements to make critical contributions to the priorities defined by the Palestinian national development plans and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), through interventions in three programmatic priority areas:  i) democratic governance and quality services; ii) inclusive economic opportunities; iii) sustainable natural resources management.

 UNDP/PAPP is currently implementing the third Phase of a multi-year Rule of Law and Access to Justice programme in Gaza Strip and West Bank known as Sawasya III. It is a UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF Joint Programme that aims at comprehensively promoting and advancing the rule of law, justice, security and human rights in the State of Palestine.


Duties and Responsibilities

Scope of Work:

The Research and Reporting Specialist will work in close collaboration with the operations, communications and other programme staff in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza Strip, UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF to ensure that reports are developed and delivered, knowledge management processes are established that allow for timely access to information and its results.

The Research and Reporting Specialist is expected to:

1. Ensure the implementation of monitoring and reporting policies and strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Provision of regular update and input in monitoring of project activities, to assess overall project implementation with respect to project objectives, outputs and indicators.

• Provision of effective troubleshooting, suggestion for corrective measures to be undertaken, and make arrangements of technical assistance to implementing partners based on results of monitoring, where necessary.

• Timely reporting arrangements are in place and being implemented to ensure that the reporting requirements are met in a timely manner.

• Ensure the systematic consolidation of reporting processes and the delivery of high quality annual and mid-year progress reports. 

• Timely collection of information and drafting of beneficiaries’ stories impacted by Sawasya Programme. 

• Analysis of data related to the project at the national level.

• High-quality data presentations, data maps, statistical spreadsheets for internal and external consumption: (government, other UN agencies, etc.).

• Effective showcase to external stakeholders on progress made and impacts delivered.

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2. Ensure effective support of the implementation of programme plan, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Provision of input for the Joint Programme Manager on the needs for evaluation based on the donor agreements.

• Coordination with the Programme team and the stakeholders to ensure smooth conduct of the reporting.

• Provision of high quality of data and strategic inputs for improving and developing the future interventions.

• Support the process of synthesizing best practices and lessons learned linked to implementation.

3. Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing in the area of monitoring and reporting, focusing on achievement of the following results:

• Effective support to project staff in identification, documentation, synthesis of lessons learned and best practices to be integrated into broader knowledge management efforts.

• Contribution to the implementation of Evaluation Knowledge Management and Learning Strategy.

• Manage knowledge flow and synthesize relevant information in support of the annual programme board meeting.

Establish system and updated documentation of research reports, papers and evaluations are maintained.

• Identify gaps and strategize knowledge product development in close collaboration with the Sawasya III team.

• Draft talking points and briefing packets for senior staff attending programme events

4. The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.

Institutional Arrangement

The Research and Reporting Specialist will report directly to the Sawasya Joint Programme Manager and will work in close collaboration with the operations, communications and other programme staff in Jerusalem, Ramallah, Gaza Strip, UNDP, UN Women and UNICEF.


Required Skills and Experience:

Min. Academic EducationAdvanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in International Relations, Law, Political Science, Journalism, Statistic, or other relevant fields. OR A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in the above mentioned fields with an additional 2 years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree
Min. years of relevant Work experience A minimum of five years(with Master’s degree) or seven years (with Bachelor’s degree_ of progressively responsible experience undertaking operational and analytical work in the field of international affairs, international security, humanitarian affairs, development, or journalism is required.
Required  skills and competencies•  Demonstrated familiarity with annual reporting to donors.•  Strong knowledge and experience in project management support are essential as well as ability to draft high quality report supported with graphic and statistical summaries.•  Excellent analytical skill and advance computer skills required, knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages.
Desired additional skills and competenciesField Experience is highly desirable.Demonstrated experience in developing monitoring and evaluation framework or system for development projects in justice sector is a strong advantage.UN experience is desirable.
Required Language(s) (at working level)Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.Knowledge of Arabic is an advantage.
Professional CertificatesN/A


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‘Green Card’ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment. 

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP 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 at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirement



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