REGIONAL PLANNING ANALYST (FOR INDONESIAN NATIONALITY ONLY)
|Location :||Jakarta, INDONESIA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Nov-11|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SC-8|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
I. Background Information
UNDP and Government of Indonesia are developing a decentralisation project titled Provincial Governance Strengthening Programme (PGSP) to assist the government of Indonesia to address some of the key challenges associated with decentralisation
II. Organizational Context
Through PGSP, UNDP supports the Government of Indonesia in re-defining and strengthen the roles and functions of provincial government through effective participatory policy making, regional development planning, and public service delivery, leading to the realization of national and local development objectives and the improvement of the quality of life of the poorest. This project offers technical assistance to resolve these remaining internal issues. Through policy reformulation and implementation, a focus on the provision of public services, and the participation of a wider group of stakeholders, including non-state actors, PGSP will address both the supply and demand sides of governance.
The Program Management Unit (PMU) based in Jakarta is designed to lead the overall implementation of the program (including the technical assistance and tools component and the policy development component) and provide timely quality support for area teams based at the province level. The PMU consists of teams responsible to achieve the following key outputs: 1) Enhanced policy and regulatory framework that further clarifies and strengthens roles and functions of provincial government; 2) Strengthened provincial government capacity in economic development planning and budgeting; and 3) Enhanced public service delivery through governance innovations, implementation of minimum service standards and public complaint mechanisms.
After one and a half year, PGSP has contributed to the revision of Law 32/2004 on Local Government. A more clearly defined role and function of the governor and provincial governments is now visible in the draft revision of Law No. 32/2004, which mandates that the provincial government is authorized to coordinate and monitor local development at the city/regency level. This authority will allow provincial governments to better coordinate and monitor local development, and ensure that district and city governments will be able to provide better public services for the community. PGSP have also provided tools to help local government strengthen their planning and budgeting processes, which has resulted in the application of the Provincial Human Development Report (and monitoring indices) into development planning and budgeting, as well as supporting the participation of communities in planning. These tools, as well as the capacity building activities, are crucial to improving participatory mechanisms in development planning and budgeting so that communities can understand and contribute more effectively in public service delivery. PGSP activities resulted in some important first steps towards the development and implementation of Minimum Service Standards in public service delivery, at both the provincal and district level, including initial assessments and the development of strategies to address gaps. The policy papers developed by PGSP also lay an important foundation for the government in moving forward, as they provide essential clarifications and recommendations for next steps. The provincial governments have expressed an interest in and committment to MSS and the support from PGSP will ensure that action plans are implemented, guaranteeing an improvement in communities to have better access to and quality of public services. PGSP has also contributed to formulation of policy paper and research paper on tools, mechanism, and guideline to enhance and strengthen provincial government role and functions, and facilitate capacity building for provincial governments.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Project Manager of PGSP, the Regional Planning Analyst will be responsible on deliverance of the output 2 which in the context of planning and budgeting. Regional Planning Analyst will be responsible for regular reporting to the Project Manager while maintaining close communication over operational issues as well as strategic opportunities arising from the project implementation.
Duties and Responsibilities
III. Functions/Key Results Expected
Summary of Key Functions:
IV. Impact of Results
Advocacy/Advancing A Policy-Oriented Agenda
Level 1.2: Preparing information for advocacy of strategic issues relevant to the decentralization context in Indonesia
Results-Based Project Management
Level 1.2: Contributes into results through research and analysis
Building Strategic Partnerships
Level 1.2: Maintaining a network of contacts
Innovation and Marketing New Approaches
Level 1.2: Enhancing processes or products
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Level 1.2: Fundamental knowledge of own discipline
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Level 1.2: Preparing information for global advocacy
Level 1.2: Establishing effective client relationships
Required Skills and Experience
VI. Recruitment Qualifications
APPLICANT MUST COMPLETE P11 FORM AND SUBMIT AS PART OF THEIR APPLICATION . Click here to down load the form P11
Female candidates are encouraged to apply
UNDP Indonesia 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 Indonesia at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and education requirements.
ATLAS No: 00066361
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.