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Project Associate (NPSA-6) 90% part-time

United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP)

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UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
UNDP responds to the global challenge of developing institutions and processes conducive to development. These institutions and process should be responsive to the needs of ordinary citizens, including the poor, and should promote transparency of political process and accountability of holders of public offices to its electorate. UNDP helps countries strengthen electoral and legislative systems, improve access to justice and public administration and develop a greater capacity to deliver basic services to those most in need. Through its programmes, UNDP brings people together, fostering partnerships and sharing ways to promote participation, accountability and effectiveness at all levels. Good governance has 8 major characteristics: participatory, consensus oriented, accountable, transparent, responsive, effective and efficient, equitable and inclusive and follows the rule of law. UNDP’s programming in this area contributes to Goal 16 of the Agenda 2030, providing support to governments to integrate the SDGs into their national development plans and policies. Within this broad context, UNDP’s specific niche lies in supporting institutions for engaging in open practices, embracing data-driven decision making and higher civic engagement as means to transform governance. 
In 2018, the Prime Minister’s Cabinet, with the support of the Government’s Office for IT and e-Government, created the Serbia Creates platform as a new way of presenting Serbia to local and international audiences. A positive, affirmative and outward-looking platform, Serbia Creates affirms that Serbia’s creativity, innovation and inventiveness are the country’s most compelling selling points, and that Serbian Creativity is the value-add of any project, investment, trade, tour or educational course undertaken in the country. 
In scope of the support to the government counterpart, UNDP will therefore engage a Project Associate, to support the Serbia Creates team within the Cabinet of the Prime Minister who shall be in charge of developing Serbia Creates Music sub-brand of the Serbia Creates national brand which includes developing a plan and conducting activities aimed at building the Serbia Creates Music brand together with the Serbia Creates Team.
Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Technical Advisor for Creative Industries and Tourism, the Project Associate will execute the duties and responsibilities outlined below:

  • Support the overall implementation of the Serbia Creates Music sub-brand of the Serbia Creates national brand;
  • Support policy related areas of work within the project, including through drafting reports, policy advice, etc.;
  • Support implementation of activities by fostering an enabling environment and a people-centered approach;
  • Support data systems and policymaking on music industry;
  • Promote Serbian music scene internationally and through community engagement locally;
  • Support cooperation with relevant stakeholders in order to advise the Serbia Creates team and the Technical Advisor of developments concerning the portfolio of projects within the music industry and provide recommendations for action;
  • Coordinate the project results and develop first draft reports for Technical Advisor;
  • Ensure effective integration of activity-related information in relevant  reports  and  databases;
  • Support the project by taking innovative approaches, researching new ways of implementation and partnership engagement;
  • Regularly review the implementation of the related project activities in order to identify the strengths and weaknesses; utilize the data collected to increase the project efficiency;
  • Provide support to the short-term technical experts in delivering outputs specified in their TORs;
  • Support in other areas of work, relevant to the project, as required;

The Project Associate’s inputs will have a direct impact on the successful project implementation and the achievement of results. Specifically, the inputs will have an impact on the efficient delivery of activities, monitoring, and coordination and results reporting.

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Technical Advisor for Creative Industries and Tourism.

Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible
Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area Name Definition  
Business Management Communications Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience.  
Business Direction & Strategy Monitoring Ability  to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and  actual activities and programme performance and results  
Business Management Client Management Ability to respond timely and appropriately with a sense of urgency, provide consistent solutions, and deliver timely and quality results and/or solutions to fulfil and understand the real customers’ needs. Provide inputs to the development of customer service strategy. Look for ways to add value beyond clients’ immediate requests. Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.  
Business Management Digital Awareness and Literacy Ability and inclination to rapidly adopt  new technologies, either through skillfully grasping their usage or through understanding their impact and empowering others to use them as needed.  
Finance Financial Planning and Budgeting Ability to create and manage processes to achieve UNDP’s long and short-term financial goals, including through planning, budgeting, forecasting, analyzing and reporting  
Finance Financial Reporting and Analysis Ability to extract, evaluate financial data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful and coherent manner to facilitate effective decision making and performance monitoring  
Administration and Operations Event Management Ability to manage events, including venue identification, accommodation, logistics, catering, transportation, and cash disbursements, etc.  
Business Direction and strategy Effective Decision Making Ability to take decision in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.  
Required Skills and Experience
  • Secondary education is required or
  • Bachelor`s Degree in Public Administration, Music, the Arts, Cultural Management or relevant qualification will be given due consideration.
  • Minimum six (6) years (with Secondary education), or, three (3) years (with Bachelor’s Degree) of relevant administrative or project experience is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Powerpoint etc.) and advance knowledge of spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Required Languages:

  • Fluency in both oral and written Serbian and English is  required.

Required skills and competencies:

  • Experience in writing policy briefs, research, or reports, preferably in the area of arts, music and the creative industries;
  • Experience in engaging with local stakeholders;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management systems;
  • Experience in procurement processes;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);

Desired skills and competencies:

  • Experience in working with start-ups/businesses is an advantage;
  • Specific thorough knowledge and understanding of the Serbian and international music sectors;
  • Understanding of development context and work experience with international development agencies is an advantage.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

a) Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

b) A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

c) Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.  
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status. 
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