Program Analyst

UNDP, Malabo, Guinea

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
21st October, 2020

Job Description


In September 2015, more than 150 heads of State and Government met at the historic Sustainable Development Summit, where they approved the 2030 Agenda. This Agenda contains 17 universally applicable goals that, since January 1, 2016, govern the efforts of countries to achieve a sustainable world by 2030.

UNDP is offering help to countries to strive to achieve high levels of development for human sustainability, thus reaching an optimal level stable economic and social development, provided there is an extensive network of partners, knowledge, experiences and resources.

The new country program (CPD) is a strategic document that addresses cross-cutting issues and is based on two strategic axes: Sustainable and Inclusive Development and the Strengthening of Effective, Responsible and Inclusive Governance. To provide support to the government and improve the living conditions of the population of the most deprived social strata, UNDP will play its role and make use of its know-howglobally as a transversal integrator with respect to normative, programmatic and organizational silos, and will help the government to make calls to line ministries and development partners, as well as to support development coordination mechanisms, to formulate policies and strategies national development plans and make them consistent with the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) and the government's priorities reflected in the National Plan for Economic and Social Development (PNDES).

Under the direct guidance and supervision of the Deputy Resident Representative, the Program Analyst is responsible for supporting the management of the UNDP country program. He / She is responsible for contributing to the implementation of program activities in the areas of sustainable development and the environment. In addition, he / she will support strategies to strengthen the technical and managerial capacity of national institutions.

The Program Analyst works closely with the UNDP program and operations team, other United Nations agencies, government officials, technical advisers and experts, multilateral and bilateral donors, and civil society to ensure successful implementation of the CPD.

Duties and Responsibilities

Ensure the implementation of country program strategies focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Comprehensively analyze and investigate the political, social and economic situation in the country and prepare substantial inputs to the Common Country Analysis (CCA), the United Nations Development Assistance Framework for Equatorial Guinea (UNDAF), CPD, and other documents;
  • Identify areas of support and interventions within the areas of sustainable development and environment;
  • Prepare the support and follow up on the Steering Committee; Y
  • Map business processes of the Country Office (CO) and elaboration of the content of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) in Results Management.

Ensure effective management of the Country Program within the assigned thematic / sectoral areas, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the country program, achieving the following results:

  • Effectively apply the tools of Results Based Management (RBM), establish management goals and follow up on the achievement of results.
  • Design and formulate the Country Program within the area of ​​responsibility, translating UNDP priorities into local interventions.
  • Coordinate program implementation with executing agencies, government officials, and other regional / technical partners and introduce performance indicators / success criteria, cost recovery, goals, and milestones to them.
  • Start a project, present it to the Local Committee for Project Evaluation (CLEP), enter it in Atlas (UNDP ERP), finalize the contribution agreement; determine the required reviews; coordinate mandatory and budget rescheduling exercises, close projects through review. Program Analyst can perform Project Manager or Manager Level 1 functions in Atlas for approval of POs and vouchers.
  • Follow up and carry out the financial and substantive monitoring of projects, identify operational and financial problems, and develop solutions. Participate in the audit of development projects.
  • Follow up on audit recommendations and report all exceptions to Management on time.
  • Prepare periodically aggregated reports on activities, products and results.
  • Prepare donor reports.
  • Support the implementation of monitoring and evaluation;
  • Ensure that the Project Management module in ATLAS is updated quarterly; Y
  • Participate in the recruitment processes for projects and acquisitions of the office.

Ensure the creation of strategic alliances and the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy focused on achieving the following results:

  • Develop alliances with UN agencies, IFIs, government institutions, bilateral and multilateral donors, private sector, civil society in specific thematic areas based on UNDP strategic objectives, country needs and donor priorities;
  • Maintain close coordination with all stakeholders in the country to guarantee and promote continuity of activity, the creation of partnerships and avoid duplication of program activities;
  • Analyze and research donor information, prepare substantive summaries on possible areas of cooperation, identify opportunities for the initiation of new projects, and actively contribute to the general effort of the office in mobilizing resources; Y
  • Participate and promote the organization of events, forums and various communications and provide project information to the Communication Officer.

Ensure the provision of high quality advisory services and the facilitation of knowledge creation and management focusing on achieving the following results:

  • Identify sources of information related to policy-driven issues;
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly related to the country's policy objectives;
  • Support the development of policies and institutions that will address the problems and needs of the country in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners;
  • Organize trainings for UNDP staff and external partners on program topics; Y
  • Make a solid contribution to knowledge networks and communities of practice.


  • Sustainable development and environment
  • Knowledge of the concepts, principles and problems of sustainable development and the ability to apply them to strategic and / or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions with more emphasis on the environmental dimension.
  • Data analysis and visualization
  • Ability to evaluate, transform and model data to derive relevant findings: undertake and provide data analysis to evaluate the performance of organizations and / or global trends.
  • Effective development cooperation
  • Knowledge of development cooperation that can then be carried forward to inclusive country-led mechanisms for development cooperation at the national and regional levels.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Higher university degree (Master's, Bachelor's, Diploma or equivalent degree) in environmental sciences, natural resource management, sustainable development, business, commercial or public administration, social sciences, or related area.
  • A first-level college degree in combination with 4 years of implementation and project management experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced college degree.


  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience is required in the provision of strategic support to the government, project / program management, resource mobilization or financing for development in the context of cooperation for sustainable development and environment or related area to the Government .


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