Programme Analyst (NPSA-9)

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Programme Analyst (NPSA-9)

  • Post Date:August 25, 2022
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  • Experience 2 Years
    Gender Both
    Industry Development
  • Qualification Bachelor Degree
    Number of Opportunities  
    Location Sarajevo, Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Language English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian
Job Description
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
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’s SDG Governance and Policy Portfolio within the Good Governance Sector is created to help advance sustainable governance and development in Bosnia and Herzegovina (BiH) by tackling the most pressing development challenges for the country. It focuses on three priorities for BiH, in line with objectives set by Framework for Sustainable Development Goals in BIH (SDG Framework in BIH), the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2021-2025 and the needs identified in the field.

In order to contribute to improvement of governance for sustainable development, the Portfolio focuses on advancing government know-how so as to tackle and overcome development challenges, whilst improving citizens services in line with the set development priorities. To that end, assistance will be provided to create expertise within governments on managing priorities and available resources, best administrative and management practices, improved citizens services and the creation of an enabling environment for private sector growth. In order to address the long-term development needs affecting the livelihoods of local communities, assistance will also be provided to governments in fostering development partnerships, including through sustainable development financing.

As part of the Portfolio, “Translating the SDG Framework in Bosnia and Herzegovina into sustainable and inclusive growth Programme” (SDG2BIH) aims to support the authorities in BIH in their efforts and progress towards sustainable development as per targets defined in the SDG Framework in BIH. The overall objective of the Programme is to contribute to accelerated achievement of SDGs in BIH by supporting governance systems and private sector engagement towards green and inclusive growth. The Programme is organized around two mutually reinforcing outcomes:

  • Outcome 1: Authorities at state, entity and Brčko District BIH levels effectively work on planning, implementing, monitoring, and reporting on the SDG Framework in BIH and foster development partnerships.
  • Outcome 2: Cantonal and local governments actively contribute to implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH.

Using the SDG Framework in BIH as a reference point, the Programme will support the public sector capabilities to translate the priorities into a set of long- and short-term planning and policy documents that lay-out its implementation and enable connectivity with the public budgets.  Importantly, efforts will be made to ensure a strong business case for private sector in the SDG implementation process.

The Programme is funded by the Government of Sweden and implemented by UNDP.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Programme Manager, the core functions of the Programme Analyst will include the following:

  1. Support overall programme management;
  2. Coordinate provision of support to SDG Council in BIH;
  3. Coordinate preparation and implementation of the activities to engage private sector into sustainable development and foster development partnerships;
  4. Coordinate the Programme implementation with the UN RCO;
  5. Facilitation and support to knowledge sharing, exchange of experiences and partnership among partners and gender equality mainstreaming.

  1. Support overall programme management:
  • Support organization of day-to-day operation of the Programme team;
  • Provision of technical support and advice in preparation of annual work plans and budgets;
  • Monitoring of activities in line with the programme monitoring plan, enabling evidence-based tracking of progress, achievements, and results, against the programme logical framework indicators.
  • Prepare draft documents and support to Programme implementation oversight by the Programme Board;
  • Contribute to preparation of periodical and annual Programme reports;
  • Supervise Programme staff as defined in the Progamme organigram;
  • Support design and provision of advice for defining communication strategy and key messages in the Programme;
  1. Coordinate provision of support to SDG Council in BIH;
  • Contribute to technical operation of the SDG Council in BIH;
  • Facilitate and support organization of the SDG Council meetings;
  • Facilitate organization of visits to the field and meetings with relevant authorities, academic institutions and other stakeholders;
  • Contribute to  preparation of reports (Annual SDG Council report to BIH Council of Ministers, BIH VNR, etc..);
  1. Coordinate preparation and implementation of the activities to engage private sector into sustainable development and foster development partnerships:
  • Coordinate and support preparation of the SDG Business Pioneers Award
  • Coordinate and support preparation and SDG Week;
  • Provision of technical support to Circular Economy sub-team in design and piloting of their schemes;
  • Provision of technical support to promotion of SDG Framework among key audiences;
  1. Coordinate the Programme implementation with the UN RCO:

  • Facilitate regular exchange, communication and coordination between SDG Council and the UN RCO on all activities related to implementation of the SDG Framework in BIH;
  • Collect and synthesize relevant information on specific aspects of implementation of Agenda 2030 in the country and globally and share it with the SDG Council as relevant;
  • Coordinate and prepare relevant briefing documents related to the Programme activities.

e.    Facilitation and support to knowledge sharing, exchange of experiences and partnership among partners and gender equality mainstreaming:

  • Promote and facilitate inter-municipal cooperation through exchange of information, good practices, peer-to-peer learning and joint capacity building events among partners;
  • Prepare media statements/announcements related to achievements and results of project activities;
  • Collect and distribute information among partners within BiH and Europe about learning opportunities, conferences, etc.;
  • Support ensuring gender equality mainstreaming across the work of SDG Council. 
  • Support the Project and the SDG Governance Portfolio in mainstreaming gender equality in the project implementation;
  • Ensure that all project documents prepared by the incumbent are written using gender sensitive language.

Institutional Arrangement

The incumbent will work within SDG Governance Portfolio and will report directly to SDG Governance and Policy Portfolio Programme manager. The Programme Analyst will supervise Programme staff as defined in the Progamme organigram.


Core Competencies:
Achieve Results: LEVEL 2: Scale up solutions and simplifies processes, balances speed and accuracy in doing work
Think Innovatively: LEVEL 2: Offer new ideas/open to new approaches, demonstrate systemic/integrated thinking
Learn Continuously: LEVEL 2: Go outside comfort zone, learn from others and support their learning
Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 2: Adapt processes/approaches to new situations, involve others in change process
Act with Determination: LEVEL 2: Able to persevere and deal with multiple sources of pressure simultaneously
Engage and Partner: LEVEL 2: Is facilitator/integrator, bring people together, build/maintain coalitions/partnerships
Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 2: Facilitate conversations to bridge differences, considers in decision making
People Management

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-functional & Technical  competencies

Thematic Area Name Definition
Business Direction & Strategy Negotiation and Influence


Ability to reach an understanding, persuade others, resolve points of difference, gain advantage in the outcome of dialogue, negotiates mutually acceptable solutions through compromise and creates ‘win-win’ situations
Business Development Human-centered Design


Ability to develop solutions to problems by involving the human perspective in all steps of the problem-solving process
Business Management Partnerships Management


Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies
Business Management Communication


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

Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

2030 Agenda: SDG Integration SDG Acceleration and Bottleneck Assessment
Legal Legal Knowledge of applicable legal framework
2030 SDG Agenda SDG Integration Institutional and Context analysis
Required Skills and Experience
  • Master’s degree in public administration, development studies, economics, political sciences, or other related areas;
  • Bachelor’s degree with two years of qualifying work experience will be given due consideration lieu of Master’s degree.  

  • Two years(with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant work experience in the field of engagement of private sector in sustainable development;
  • Experience in organization of conferences and business-to-business events, including matchmaking and networking among private sector


  • Fluency in English and Bosnian/Croatian/Serbian 

Required skills:

  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office applications) and ability to use information technologies as a tool and resource.
  • Demonstrated knowledge of private sector development needs and processes in BiH, as well as within the context of the EU integration;
  • Familiarity with key public documents, strategies and trends related to the overall development agenda of BiH and SDGs

The following documents shall be required from the applicants:

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