Syria Crisis Response and Resilience Portfolio Manager
United Nations Development Programme
Ankara, Turkey
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Under the direct supervision of the Assistant Resident Representative - Programme (ARR-P), the Portfolio Manager (PM) is responsible for management of UNDP programme within the thematic / sectoral areas assigned.

The PM analyzes political, social and economic trends and leads formulation, management and evaluation of programme activities within his / her portfolio, provides policy advice services and assists in harnessing the potential for Turkey’s support and assistance to other developing countries through South-

south cooperation, Triangular cooperation and other means and mechanisms.

The overall objective of the Syria Crisis Response and Resilience Portfolio (SCRR) is to strengthen the resilience of Syrians under Temporary Protection, host community members, local municipalities and relevant national institutions to cope with and recover from the impact.

UNDP’s resilience response strategy is to invest in existing national and local systems to ensure they can adequately serve both host and Syrian communities as well as better address their gender, age, social and health related differentiated needs.

The resilience-based development approach to cope with adverse effects of the crisis puts UNDP in a unique position to complement humanitarian efforts and helps transition the response into addressing the longer-

term needs of affected communities and institutions.

Specifically, UNDP’s programmatic response focuses on three major areas :

  • Livelihoods, Employment and Local Economic Development : a) Improving livelihoods opportunities through addressing issues on both the labour market supply and demand side;
  • and b) strengthening the capacities of local service providers and relevant stakeholders in the areas of employment and economic development;
  • Municipal Service Delivery : Support to municipalities for efficient and quality urban waste management for affected communities as well as for improved municipal services in firefighting and wastewater treatment through provision of infrastructure support as well as technical assistance.
  • Social Cohesion, Empowerment and Protection : a) Support to enhance social cohesion amongst refugees and members of host communities;
  • b) social and economic empowerment of women, youth and specific needs of other groups made vulnerable by particular circumstances;
  • c) protection of Syrian refugees with supporting access to legal aid and justice, including refugees affected by sexual and gender-based violence (SGBV);
  • UNDP Turkey’s response is in line with the Regional Refugee Response Plan (3RP) to the Syria crisis. UNDP Turkey coordinates at the regional level with other countries hosting Syrian refugees such as Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Egypt, in cooperation with UNHCR and other partners.

    UNDP leads and coordinates the resilience pillar under the 3RP in Turkey as well as the overall regional resilience response to the Syria crisis.

    Moreover, UNDP Turkey aligns its future programming on Syria crisis response with Turkey’s own priorities.

    Within the assigned portfolio, the PM will be responsible for the overall supervision of the portfolio by overseeing the work of the Projects and supervising Project Managers, Field Coordinators, staff working on communications and gender equality aspects of the Projects.

    The PM will work in close collaboration with the operations team, programme staff in other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff, technical advisors and experts, government officials including policy makers, CSOs, NGOs, the private sector as well as multi-

    lateral and bi-lateral donors ensuring successful UNDP programme implementation. Links and synergies with the UNDP portfolios in Turkey are to be ensured.

    Duties and Responsibilities

    Summary of Key Functions :

  • Implementation of Syria Crisis Response and Resilience programme’s strategy
  • Management of the CO programme
  • Advocacy and representation of the portfolio in international and national platforms through the creation of strategic partnerships
  • Implementation of the resource mobilization strategy
  • Provision of top-quality policy advice services to the Government and facilitation of knowledge building and management
  • Monitoring and evaluation of programme
  • Communication of programme strategy
  • Ensures implementation of programme strategy 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, UNSDCF, CPD and other corporate and CO related documents.
  • Identify, analyze and provide relevant data in order to provide strategic direction to the team and collaboration with partners.
  • Identification of areas for support and interventions within the thematic / sectoral areas assigned
  • Design and development of area specific strategies within the portfolio for timely and effective programme implementation.
  • Assists in identification of strategic programme areas of cooperation including strategic partnerships with Turkey to help other developing countries to benefit from Turkey’s experience and expertise.
  • Assist in facilitation of vision and future development agenda especially in the context of Agenda 2030.
  • CO business processes mapping and preparation of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures in Results Management.
  • Effective coordination of the team through provision of guidance and preparation of guidelines when needed, ensuring compliance with UNDP rules and regulations.
  • Establish effective teamwork within the teams through leadership in the achievement of portfolio goals.
  • Identify and establish clear roles and responsibilities through effective work distribution strategies.
  • Ensures effective management of the CO programme within the thematic / sectoral areas assigned focusing on quality control and assurance from formulation to implementation of the country programme achieving the following results :
  • Coordinate implementation of strategies through effective application of RBM tools, establishment of management targets for respective portfolios, programme outcome level performance indicators and success criteria and targets and monitoring achievement of results.
  • Design and formulation of CO programme within the area of responsibility (at portfolio level), translating UNDP’s priorities into sub-
  • programme (portfolio) strategies and local interventions. Coordination of programme implementation with the executing agencies.

    Introduction of performance indicators / success criteria, cost recovery, targets and milestones

  • Initiates clusters and projects, presents to PAC, Perform Manager level 2 in ATLAS as may be required by Country Office Internal Control Framework (ICF).
  • Aggregate reports are regularly prepared on activities, outputs and outcomes. Supervises preparation of donor reports
  • Ensures inter-portfolio cooperation and synergies; establish common grounds for thematic areas to intersect in order to ensure the achievement of common or related goals.
  • Ensures advocacy and representation of the portfolio focusing on the following results :
  • Develop the portfolio advocacy and representation strategy with a view to strengthening partnerships with relevant stakeholders.
  • Provide efficient platforms for networking with related institutions both at national and international level.
  • Analysis of relevant institutions and platforms in which the portfolio can bring advantages to achieve the targets as well as added value.
  • Establish well-functioning and sustainable relationships with public institutions, universities, other CSOs, media etc.
  • Ensure effective and continuous advocacy to promote UNDP’s mandate and views in addition to information sharing.
  • 4. Ensures implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focusing on achievement of the following results :

  • Development of partnerships with UN Agencies, IFI’s, government institutions, bi-lateral and multi-lateral donors, the private sector and civil society in specific thematic areas based on the strategic goals of UNDP, country needs and donor priorities, leading to mobilization of resources as per portfolio-based targets
  • Analysis and research of information on donors, preparation of substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation, identification of opportunities for initiation of new projects, and active contribution to the overall office effort in resource mobilization.
  • Formulation and introduction of integrated approaches with other portfolios contributing to the overall Country Office resource mobilization strategy.
  • Ensures the achievement of portfolio-specific resource mobilization targets while ensuring financial sustainability of the portfolio.
  • 5. Ensures provision of top-quality advisory services and facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results :

  • Assists in effective implementation of the UNDP Knowledge Management System, formulating knowledge products and sharing lessons learned and success stories in close collaboration with other programme portfolios.
  • 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 country problems and needs in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice.
  • Organization of trainings for staff on programme issues.
  • 6. Ensures effective monitoring and evaluation of the programme focusing on achievement of the following results :

  • Ensures objective evaluations are designed and implemented to assess the programme relevance, effectiveness, efficiency, impact and sustainability of results;
  • ensures portfolio-based evaluations are carried out in a credible and systematic manner.

  • Ensures evaluation lessons and recommendations are used for programme design, contributing to the implementation of UNSDCF and CPD.
  • Ensures implementation of corporate evaluation standards and quality assurance / control mechanisms.
  • Provision of the technical and managerial advice at the design stage of programmes / projects setting up a framework with defined indicators at the design stage to facilitate the evaluation at the later stages
  • Preparation of analytical documents on areas evaluated, effectiveness and impact of UNDP programme
  • 7. Ensures effective communication of the programme strategy focusing on the achievement of following results :

  • Ensure implementation of Country Office communication strategy within the portfolio area contributing to the development agenda promoting public and media outreach and mobilization of political and financial support for UNDP
  • Conduct of communications needs assessments within the assigned portfolio area with a view to integrate advocacy and communication strategy into all aspects of the programme, including programme formulations stage.
  • Provision of data and content for the websites within the portfolio area in cooperation with communications staff, including preparation of people centered stories about UNDP interventions.
  • Conceptualization, organization and management of high-level roundtable discussions, briefing sessions, launches, etc with a view to contribute to promoting UNDP’s mandate and Country Office’s strategic goals.
  • Innovation

    Ability to make new and useful ideas work

    Level 4 : Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

    Leadership

    Ability to persuade others to follow

    Level 4 : Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

    People Management

    Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

    Level 4 : Models independent thinking and action

    Communication

    Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

    Level 4 : Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

    Delivery

    Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

    Level 4 : Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

    UN System

    Knowledge of the UN System and ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Relationship Management / Partnerships

    Ability to engage with other parties, agencies,

    donors, and other development stakeholders and

    forge productive working relationships

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Development Planning

    Knowledge of development planning processes and the ability to apply to strategic and / or practical situations

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Brief and Speech Writing

    Ability to prepare quality briefs and / or speeches

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Advocacy and Outreach

    Ability to communicate the value of the programme; Ability to manage the spread of information between the UNDP and the public

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Representation

    Ability to productively share UNDP knowledge and

    activities (at UN and other venues)

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Monitoring & Evaluation

    Knowledge of methodologies, tools, systems and apply practical experience in planning, monitoring, evaluating and reporting and ability to apply to practical situations

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Knowledge Management

    Ability to efficiently handle and share information and knowledge

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Quality Assurance

    Ability to perform administrative and procedural

    activities to ensure that quality requirements and

    goals are fulfilled

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Negotiation

    Ability to reach an understanding, resolve point of

    difference, or gain advantage in the outcome of

    dialogue

    Level 4 : Apply & Adapt : Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

    Required Skills and Experience

    Education :

    Master’s Degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Public Administration, Economics, Political Sciences, Social Sciences or related field.

    Experience : Minimum Requirement

    Minimum Requirement

    At least 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.

    A first level university degree in Social Sciences, International Relations, Political Science, Economics or any related field with a combination of 4 years of work experience in Project Management and Monitoring & Evaluation may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

    Specific Requirement

    At least 3 years of demonstrated experience in the area of Crisis response and resilience issues

    At least 4 years of experience in managing large-scale teams in national and / or international area

    Demonstrated experience and skills in advocacy, outreach and communications

    Experience in establishing strategic partnerships with international organizations, media, academia, public and government institutions.

    Experience in designing and implementation of programme strategies to ensure compliance with relevant programme policies and procedures.

    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

    Language Requirements :

    Fluency in English and Turkish

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