[open-development] Job Opportunity IATI Project Coordinator UNFPA

Mark Cardwell mark.cardwell at undp.org
Sat May 25 22:20:22 UTC 2013


JOB ID NO.:                                           2222

CLOSING DATE:                                    29 May 2013, 5:00 p.m. New York time

POST TITLE:                                          IATI Project Coordinator

CATEGORY:                                          ICS-12 (P-5)

POST NUMBER:                                    New

POST TYPE:                                          Non-rotational

DUTY STATION:                                     New York

DURATION:                                            One year (renewable)[i]

ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:                        Directorate, Division for Management Services (DMS)


The IATI Team is located in the Division for Management Services (DMS). The IATI Project Coordinator will report to the Director, DMS.


The IATI Project Coordinator will enable the implementation of the IATI standard within UNFPA focusing on the following results:

Perform project planning, management, monitoring and oversight:

•  Oversee and coordinate programmatic and financial management of the IATI project using the Prince2 project management methodology.

•  Perform stakeholder analysis and mapping in order to promote the inclusiveness of the project and to ensure the institutionalization of the IATI implementation.

•  Formulate the implementation strategy and clarify and define roles/responsibilities of all stakeholders.

•  Assess project risks and formulate a risk mitigation plan along with regular monitoring of risks through the maintenance of a risk log.

•  Establish a detailed work plan and oversee its execution during the duration of the project including management of the day-to-day operational aspects of the implementation.

•  In coordination with the relevant units within UNFPA and all stakeholders, ensure timely execution, based on the work plan.

•  Ensure proper coordination with corporate units and country offices to ensure harmonized support, in particular on initiatives to strengthen systems and processes.

•  Manage the project team, any external vendors/partners and consultants engaged on the project.

•  Formulate a quality review process and review deliverables prepared by the project team, by different project work streams, and by vendors/external partners and consultants.

•  Formulate and implement accurate methods to verify progress and results.

•  Ensure timely submission of financial and narrative reports to the UNFPA IATI project board.

•  Regularly liaise with external stakeholders as needed.

•  Conduct missions to country offices to understand and formulate systems and process improvements / changes required for the implementation of the IATI standard.

Perform the role of a functional specialist to enable optimal information management processes and systems are employed for the implementation of the IATI standard:

•  Design and document process and data flows required for the implementation of all relevant portions of the IATI standard.

•  Suggest and coordinate any required revisions to policy for the implementation of the IATI standard.

•  Provide support for updating sections of UNFPA’s Policies and Procedures Manual as necessary.

•  Develop guidance to ensure that various business units create and publish relevant records on a regular basis.

•  Write detailed functional specifications in coordination with relevant business process owners facilitating the technical interpretation of requirements for changes to systems or for new systems that may be required to be developed for the implementation of the IATI standard.

•  Coordinate and provide inputs for development work based on functional specifications in coordination with relevant business process owners and UNFPA’s MIS unit.

•  Enable systematic collection of project and organizational information in a form that is fit for publication in accordance with IATI standard.

•  Coordinate project and organization data updates in existing reporting systems.

•  Supports different organizational units, regional offices and country offices in ensuring that data being collected is compliant with the IATI standard.

Act as the change management agent within UNFPA to ensure the institutionalization of the IATI implementation:

•  Act as the focal point for communication on the IATI project ensuring regular communication with internal and external stakeholders.

•  Act as an agent of change, to secure multiple stakeholders’ engagement and sustainability of results at the organizational level.

•  Working in close cooperation with UNFPA’s Learning and Career Management Branch, ensure coordination of training activities at global, regional and country level.

Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing within UNFPA:

•  Oversee trainings for corporate, field, and project personnel on the IATI standard and its implementation at UNFPA.

•  Disseminate best practices for information management and collection and share experience/best practices on relevant UNFPA networks.

•  Access global best practices employed by other organizations that have implemented the IATI standard, share them with other local and international stakeholders and ensure their incorporation into the project design.


•  Advanced university degree with specialization in business administration, management, information technology, public administration or a related subject in the international development field.

•  10 years of relevant progressively responsible professional experience, including experience at the field and international level, preferably with previous experience/exposure to the UN common system;

•  Experience with the IATI standard;

•  Strong project management experience. Experience in managing information systems projects highly desirable;

•  Strong knowledge of information systems;

•  Experience with change management processes in complex settings;

•  Prince II certification; and

•  Ability to work in multicultural settings.

Required Competencies:
Core Competencies

•                   Values/Guiding Principles;
•                   Performance Management;
•                   Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
•                   Working in Teams;
•                   Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
•                   Communication;
•                   Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making;
•                   Analytical and Strategic Thinking and Results Orientation/Commitment to Excellence;
•                   Knowledge Sharing/Continuous Learning

Functional Competencies

•         Promoting organizational change and development;

•         Client orientation;

•         Building strategic alliances and partnerships;

•         Organizational awareness;

•         Business acumen;

•         Job knowledge/technical expertise.

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, respect for diversity, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life.  We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply.

We offer an attractive remuneration package commensurate with the level of the position.


UNFPA has established an electronic application management system. This allows applicants to create a candidate profile, which can be updated regularly and submitted for more than one vacancy.

Download the Step by Step Guide to Applying in the E-Recruit System of UNFPA at http://www.unfpa.org/employment

Please print out the Guide for your reference during the registration and application process.

Notice: There is no application, processing or other fee at any stage of the application process. UNFPA does not solicit or screen for information in respect of HIV or AIDS and does not discriminate on the basis of HIV/AIDS status.

Notice to applicants: In accordance with the rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, are required to renounce such status upon their appointment.  Exceptions to this rule are very limited and can be made only for: (a) stateless persons; (b)        newly appointed staff members who have applied for citizenship by naturalization, when such citizenship will be granted imminently; (c) acting staff members in the General Service and related categories with permanent residency status, on promotion to the Professional category; (d) staff members appointed under a temporary appointment. Please understand that UNFPA is not in a position to provide advice on or assistance in applying for any citizenship.


[i] No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5

Mark Cardwell
Chief, Online Communications
United Nations Development Programme
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