United Nations Development Programme(UNDP), New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme ManagementResearch and Analysis
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
30th January, 2015

Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Review ExpRes and related business processes

  • Based on the 2012 Review of ExpRes, review the progress made against its recommendations;
  • In consultation with CRU and BPPS colleagues, review the areas of expertise covered, business process, and mechanisms of ExpRes roster systems and BPPS expert roster systems and assess how to promote coherence and coordination among different systems;
  • Identify potential areas of the business process that may be amended to ensure effective collaboration between CRU and BPPS given UNDP’s new structure;
  • Identify continuous gaps in terms of capacity against certain profiles;
  • Identify gaps on gender responsiveness;
  • Review whether ExpRes ToRs are well tailored to meet the needs of the assignment;
  • Review the credentials of experts on the roster and whether there is need for supplement this
  • Is ExpRes suitable to meet UNDP’s CPR consultancy needs;
  • How can ER Coordination deployments through ExpRes be enhanced;
  • Major challenges of ER Coordination deployments.

Review SURGE and the related business processes, including the concept of first responders (first experts on the ground)

  • In consultation with CRU and BPPS colleagues, review the existing business process and mechanisms in place for SURGE deployments;
  • Review the existing business process and mechanisms for SURGE deployments from a Gender perspective;
  • Review the draft concept of first responders and potential differences in business process against SURGE Deployments.

Review deployment through Stand By Partners and how to develop this further

  • Review existing business process and modalities for deployment via SBPs, with a  view to further enhancing them;
  • Liaise with one or more SBPs to ensure compatibility of recommendations.

Review deployment of Early Recovery Coordination experts

  • In consultation with CRU’s Crisis Interface Unit, review existing the business process for deployment of Early Recovery experts, including review of existing bottlenecks and Gender responsiveness;
  • In liaison with the Crisis Interface Unit of the CRU, recommend a business process in line with current UNDP structures.

Review the existing database and liaise with the ICT Consultant on how to integrate aspects of the deployment mechanism and information, online

  • Review the existing database used for deployments and maintaining experts’ information, with a view to enhancing its application;
  • In liaison with BPPS explore the concept of providing easier access of the database to both UNDP HQ and Country Offices;
  • In liaison with the ICT consultant look into integrating the database and deployment information onto an online platform;
  • Review the Crisis Response intranet site and recommend how deployment information could be made available online.

Prepare and submit a report of the review and recommendations to enhance CRU functions

  • Concrete recommendations on how to enhance existing Business Processes and create new ones where applicable
  • Provision of a detailed action plan and timeline to implement the recommendations


  • Master’s degree in Economics, International Development, Business or similar.


  • 7 plus years of relevant working experience, including managing of rosters and development of web-based office applications for deployment of experts.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in the UN language and national language of the duty station.


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