Through its Democratic Governance Programme, UNDP Ukraine assists the Government, civil society and people of Ukraine in advancing democratic policies and practices needed to accelerate progress on sustainable human development and human rights promotion. This includes advocating for human rights and gender equality, supporting anti-corruption efforts, ensuring that all Ukrainian citizens can protect their rights, strengthening parliament, and empowering civil society and youth activists.
In 2020, UNDP Ukraine expanded its governance portfolio to include new initiatives and successfully building on previous pilots and smaller but scalable interventions. With the advent of new political leadership in 2019, Ukraine has intensified its drive towards digitalization of state services – well in line with the Presidential commitment to deliver on the “Your State in Your Smartphone” initiative. UNDP Ukraine has been working in the fields of administrative service re-modelling, social innovation and digitalization, open data and better digital governance for over 15 years now. In 2020, UNDP Ukraine is launching a new programme to support the digital transformation in the country that will last for three years and aims to assist the Government of Ukraine not only in delivering state services online or through a mobile platform but also in having a Human Rights-Based Approach (HRBA) to digitalization policy design.
The Digital, Inclusive, Accessible: Support to Digitalisation of Public Services in Ukraine (DIA Support) Project builds in two tracks: administrative service reform and re-engineering and digitalization of processes in public administration (including through participatory methods of citizen and expert engagement).
Within the DIA Support Project, UNDP will assist its government counterparts, first and foremost the Ministry for Digital Transformations (MDT) to select two complexes of services that representatives of vulnerable groups face in life situations to enable the delivery of digitalized or digitally-enhanced, mobile-based services. MDT and its sister agencies in the Government and Parliament will also gain an in-depth understanding of approaches to Human Rights Based Approach in crafting Public Services for citizen-clients, as experiences of Ombudsperson Offices in Europe will be brought and adapted to the Ukrainian environment.
The Project will also work proactively with citizen-clients to enhance their digital skills and buy-in for solutions offered through new technology.
Project Manager is responsible for coordination, implementation and closure of the Digital, Inclusive, Accessible: Support to Digitalisation of Public Services in Ukraine (DIA Support) Project under the Democratic Governance Portfolio. The incumbent will promote UNDP’s mandate as a gender-responsive organization with zero tolerance to any kind of discriminatory and abusive behaviour, including sexual harassment, sexual exploitation and abuse.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensure project management and delivery of results in accordance with the project document and work plans:
a. project funds are made available when needed, and are disbursed properly;
b. accounting records and supporting documents are kept;
c. required financial reports are prepared;
d. financial operations are transparent and financial procedures/regulations are applied, and
e. the project is ready to stand up to audit at any time;
Ensure policy development and coordination; develop and maintains ties with the key partners and stakeholders, including government institutions, civil society, partners, donors and communities:
Align the project with UN values and UNDP priorities:
Measurable outputs of the work assignment:
Performance indicators for evaluation of results:
Competencies expected of the individual:
Assess programme financial performance to identify success factors and incorporates best practices into programme work;
Research linkages across programme activities to identify critical points of integration.
Generate new ideas and approaches, researches best practices and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
Document and analyse innovative strategies and new approaches.
Research potential solutions to internal and external client needs and reports back in a timely, succinct and appropriate fashion;
Organize and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines.
Generate new ideas and proposes new, more effective ways of doing things;
Document and analyse innovative strategies/best practices/new approaches;
Perform analysis of political situations and scenarios, and contributes to the formulation of institutional responses;
Use the opportunity to bring forward and disseminate materials for global advocacy work and adapts it for use at country level.
Required Skills and Experience
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