United Nations Development Programme
Experience: 5 to 10 Years
Skill Required: HR and Admin
Apply By: 12-02-2023
The United Nations Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) started supporting the Kyrgyz Republic in the wake of the violent inter-ethnic clashes, known as Osh events, of June 2010. Since then, PBF has gradually invested a total of around USD 56 million in peacebuilding projects most of which have been received through the procedure of formal country eligibility. In 2013, the UN Secretary-General announced the Kyrgyz Republic eligible for the UN PBF. Projects during this period focused on strengthening human rights mechanisms and improving governance as key strategies for building inter-ethnic reconciliation and preventing violent extremism (PVE).
The latest PBF eligibility for the country was announced for the period of 2021 - 2026 in response to the request of the President of the Kyrgyz Republic. The President in his letter to the UN Secretary General identified supporting the social cohesion and addressing risks of border conflicts as key peacebuilding priorities in the country. Based on these priorities, the UN Country Team, in agreement with the government stakeholders developed a Strategic Results Framework (Annex VI) that will guide the implementation of Peacebuilding Fund projects in 2021-2026 focusing on three broad areas: (1) transparent and responsive governance; (2) inclusive civic identity; and (3) trust and cooperation between border communities.
Every recipient country of the PBF is required to establish a Joint Steering Committee (JSC) normally composed of the government, UN and civil society representatives. The JSC ensures oversight for projects’ planning and implementation. It plays an important role in monitoring of the project implementation progress and ensuring national ownership and sustainability of results. The Head of the Department of the Presidential Administration and the UN Resident Coordinator co-chair the JSC in the Kyrgyz Republic. Relevant ministries and other government institutions are represented at the level of deputy ministries and heads of departments.
UN agencies already launched two projects in January 2022, aiming to achieve the goals set in the Strategic Results Framework. The first project implemented by UNDP, UNICEF and OHCHR aims to promote sustainable peace by strengthening inclusive governance and supporting the implementation of the “Kyrgyz Jarany” concept. Second project of FAO and UNFPA work in the communities along the Kyrgyz-Uzbek border to promote shared prosperity by introducing climate-smart agriculture, as well as to strengthen women's leadership. A third project, by the “Saferworld” international NGO, provides psycho-social support to young people living in border areas with Tajikistan. More projects are expected within different fundings instruments of the UN PBF in the coming years geared to fulfill the commitments taken under the Strategic Results Framework
The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (UNRCO) is launching the project on PBF Secretariat with the purpose of support the coordination, monitoring, evaluation, and visibility of PBF projects in Kyrgyzstan. The Secretariat will work closely with the UN agencies and civil society organizations, recipients of PBF funding to ensure coordination of all key stakeholders in peacebuilding activities in Kyrgyzstan – national authorities, civil society, development partners and UN agencies.
The Monitoring and Evaluation (M&E) Officer is being hired to lead Secretariat’s support to PBF recipient UN agencies and civil society organizations on matters pertaining to measuring the portfolio-wide progress and results, particularly those reflected in the PBF’s Strategic Results Framework for Kyrgyzstan. The M&E Officer will for example help coordinating collection of data on the progress against the results and commitments reflected in the Strategic Results Frameworks. S/he will be expected to identify opportunities for learning from the peacebuilding programming in terms of best practices and areas for improvement in tracking project results and feeding into the broad interagency communication on the topic as well as to the knowledge products of the UNRCO. The M&E Officer’s role will also include support to recipient agencies and organizations in developing specific tools of monitoring and evaluating the results and progress of their projects at implementation and completion stages.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Peace and Development Officer, the Senior Administrative Assistant ensures effective and accurate financial resources management, transparent utilization of financial resources and integrity of financial services as well as administrative services and processes of the project. The Senior Administrative promotes a client, quality and results-oriented approach.
The Senior Administrative Assistant works in close collaboration with the Operations and Programme Units in the Programme, respective units of UNDP, RUNOs, ensuring successful project performance.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures implementation of operational strategies, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides support to the management of Programme operational processes, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides effective and accurate support in management of Programme financial resources,
focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides support to proper management of Donor reporting, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Provides effective support to management support to the Project as follows:
Required Skills and Experience