National Partnership Consultant with Sub-Saharan Africa (French speaking) for improving the UNDP-Italy cooperation (Open to Italian Nationals Only)
United Nations Development Programme
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Duties and Responsibilities


The National Consultant will provide expertise and analysis needed to improve the delivery of the ACSD programme of work and in particular the UNDP-

Italian bilateral cooperation especially focusing on French speaking Sub-Saharan region.

More specifically the National Consultant is expected to undertake the following scope of work :

1. Support on partnership development and portfolio management

  • Track implementation of bilateral cooperation agreements between Italy and Sub-Saharan Countries (French speaking ones), setting priorities, goals, and key performance indicators for each partnership.
  • Coordinate with Communication and other UNDP Groups as well as Italian counterparts on outreach and marketing activities relevant to the Partnership Portfolio Management team’s work.
  • Prepare as needed country briefs, background documents and other supporting material for meetings of the ACSD coordinator within Joint committee set up in the framework of the bilateral cooperation Italy has with French speaking sub-Saharan countries
  • Review the existing agreements signed between UNDP and the Italian Government and between the Italian Ministry of Environment and the relevant countries in Africa.
  • Prepare a brief, to-the-point plan of action to prepare the required project documents for the support to the bilateral cooperation between Italy and the interested countries.
  • This will ensure that expectations about the deliverables are clearly understood between all relevant parties involved.

    2. Support on delivering projects

  • Research donor specific data and provide analyses to inform prioritization of RM initiatives and decision-making by senior management.
  • Support presentation of signature products and initiatives to maximize resource mobilization opportunities.
  • Provide advice based on research and data for sharing with the network of country level partnership / resource mobilization officers.
  • Integrate any feedback from the UNDP Country Offices, beneficiary counterparts, and donor into final versions of the Prodoc’s and submit to the ACSD coordinator for presentation to the joint committee
  • 3. Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in ACSD :

  • Contribute to ACSD knowledge repository including partner database, resource mobilization toolkit, and all other tools for Country Office outreach for partner engagement.
  • Research, compile and share lessons learned from partner engagement across teams and regions in support of corporate priorities.
  • Expected Outputs and Deliverables

    The consultant shall produce the following deliverables that will be approved and certified by the ACSD Coordinator :

  • Support on Partnership development and portfolio management.
  • Support on delivering of projects.
  • Support knowledge building and knowledge sharing in ACSD
  • Corporate Competencies :

  • Demonstrates commitment to the UN’s values and ethical standards;
  • Promotes the mission, vision and strategic goals of UNDP;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability;
  • Treats all people fairly and with impartiality.
  • Functional Competencies :

  • Knowledge of sustainable development, climate change, development cooperation;
  • Knowledge of various programme information and ability to provide recommendation and guidance to management;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Ability to work under pressure and to meet deadlines;
  • Demonstrates excellent oral and written communication skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Self-reliant and able to work as a part of a multi-cultural team in a stressful situation
  • Academic qualifications :

  • Master’s degree in international relations, development, economics, social science, environment.
  • Strong track record of successfully completing similar assignments.
  • Good organizational, planning and analytical skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively in small teams with tight deadlines.
  • Experience :

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in the sustainable development sector, focusing on climate, clean energy or environment issues, including in Africa.
  • Strong track record of successfully completing similar assignments especially in the French speaking Sub-Saharan Africa.
  • Good knowledge of various programme information and ability to provide recommendation and guidance to management.
  • Proven familiarity with international organizations (UN, UNDP, EU, etc.) and the cooperation of the Italian Ministry of Environment with African countries.
  • Good organizational, planning and analytical skills.
  • Experience working collaboratively in small teams with tight deadlines.
  • Language :

  • Fluency in written and spoken Italian is required;
  • Working knowledge of French is required
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