Technical Analyst (Office-based)

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The Swiss State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO) and UNDP’s Green Commodity Programme (GCP) have worked in partnership since 2015 to strengthen sustainable commodity production and trade through strengthened multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration.

In 2023, SECO and UNDP GCP started the Phase III of the “Effective Collaborative Action for Sustainable Commodity Production and Trade” project. The goal of Phase III is to advance multi-stakeholder collaboration for systemic change. Through it, UNDP will foster the adoption of sustainable production through facilitating effective multi-stakeholder collaborative initiatives in globally important agricultural commodity systems in five countries in order to catalyse a shared vision and multi-stakeholder collaborative action for transforming those systems. Achievement of this objective will be facilitated by UNDP through effective multi-stakeholder collaborative action, addressing the challenges presented by siloed stakeholders, mistrust and diverging agendas. This new phase will build on the work and successes of the prior two phases, and it will continue work in Indonesia (Palm Oil) and Peru (Coffee), while also starting new interventions in Ghana (cocoa), Brazil (soy and beef), and Malaysia (palm oil). In the specific case of Brazil, the intervention facilitates effective stakeholder collaboration towards advancing the adoption of sustainable production of beef and soy in the state of Tocantins, located in the globally important ecosystem of the Cerrado in Brazil, in an area that has experienced some of the highest rates of land conversion for agricultural commodities over the past two decades.

The UNDP Food and Agricultural Commodity Systems (FACS) Team, together with the UNDP country office team in Brasilia and the Implementation Partner, Conservation International, will support the establishment of a multi-stakeholder platform in Tocantins, providing facilitation support, customized capacity building, partnership facilitation using UNDP’s Effective Collaborative Action methodology throughout project implementation, while also offering advisory services to help align the multi-stakeholder dialogues with co-creation of technical interventions that genuinely influence sustainability in agricultural commodity systems.

In this regard, UNDP/Brazil is looking to retain a Project Policy Adviser with significant expertise in the cattle and soy sectors, strong knowledge of production systems and commercial supply chains, ample experience with public institutions and with governance systems- and tools at federal and state levels. The Project Policy Adviser will play a leading role with the national project team and will work to establish synergies and collaboration with public institutions and other actors at federal and state levels.

Deveres e responsabilidades

In coordination with the UNDP Brazil Country Office, the national project team and the UNDP Global FACS Team, the Technical Analyst will perform the following tasks/activities:

a. Provide policy advisory and support to programme delivery
• Provide programmatic, technical, and policy advisory and support to the national project team. Help guide multi-stakeholder coordination and collaboration process with knowledge, policy advisory and governance for sustainable production.
• Inform and update the UNDP Brazil Country Office, the UNDP Global FACS Team, and representatives in the Swiss Embassy in Brasilia on progress and any key challenges.
• In collaboration with the Conservation International (CI) project team, coordinate delivery of support from UNDP’s Global FACS Team team, including (but not limited to) capacity building on collaborative action and methodologies and tools.

b. Contribute to create and nurture strategic partnerships and relationships
• Build and mantain strong relationships with federal and local public institutions (such as the Ministry of Agriculture and EMBRAPA) to:
a. Optimize synergies regarding public policy, and governance of landscapes and productive sectors;
b. Stimulate public and private investment opportunities for conservation and sustainable livestock and soy production in Tocantins, and;
c. Strengthen UNDP’s position as a strategic partner for Brazil’s public institutions, including its role in implementation of programs to strengthen sustainable production of beef and soy.
• Participate in the day-to-day interactions with the CI project team.
• Participate actively in multi-stakeholder processes in Tocantins, ensuring that the process is co-branded with UNDP as an active participant and co-facilitator.
• Maintain relationships with key public and private stakeholders and foster their active participation in the multi-stakeholder processes.
• Participate and support the organization of the Oversight Group meetings and liaise with the members of the Oversight Group.
• In coordination with UNDP’s Communication unit and other relevant counterpart communications departments, ensure the visibility of the project and the collaboration between UNDP, CI, and SECO.

c. Facilitate knowledge building and management for and from the project implementation
• Contribute to knowledge networks, communities of practice (such as the FACS Community,) and participate in knowledge sharing with other national project teams that are part of Phase III.
• Provide support and technical inputs to optimize operational efficiency and strengthen the social and environmental impact of the initiatives, aiming to scale and improve the sustainability of project results as well as oportunities for replication on subnational and national level.

d. Travel
The Technical Analyst is envisaged to travel to Tocantins monthly to participate actively in meetings and events of the multi-stakeholder platform process, to coordinate and collaborate with the Tocantins-based project team, and to maintain relationships with key institutional actors.
• All travel within Brasilia and the Project Implementation Area in Tocantins will be processed by the Brazil Country Office following UNDP general travel guidelines.
• The Technical Analyst will be responsible for providing missions report for all missions.

The incumbent performs other functions within their functional profile that they consider necessary for the efficient functioning of the project.

Arranjo Institucional

• The Technical Analyst will report to the UNDP Brazil Country Office Programme Officer with technical reporting lines to the UNDP Lead Global Advisor.
• The Technical Analyst will be assigned a working space at the Brazil Country Office as well as his/her working equipment such as laptop and office supplies.

Competências

Alcançar Resultados:
NÍVEL 1: Planeja e monitora o próprio trabalho, presta atenção aos detalhes, entrega um trabalho de qualidade dentro do prazo

Pensamento Inovador:
NÍVEL 1: Aberto a ideias criativas/riscos conhecidos, é pragmático para resolver problemas, faz melhorias

Aprendizagem Contínua:
NÍVEL 1: Mente aberta e curiosa, compartilha conhecimento, aprende com os erros, pede feedback

Adaptar com Agilidade:
NÍVEL 1: Adapta-se à mudança, lida de forma construtiva com a ambiguidade/incerteza, é flexível

Atuar com determinação:
NÍVEL 1: Mostra determinação e motivação, capaz de entregar com calma diante da adversidade, confiante

Engajar-se e ser Parceiro:
NÍVEL 1: Demonstra compaixão/compreensão para com os outros, forma relacionamentos positivos

Promover Diversidade e Inclusão:
NÍVEL 1: Apreciar/respeitar as diferenças, consciente do preconceito inconsciente, confrontar a discriminação

Competências multifuncionais e técnicas

Business Direction and Strategy   – Strategic Thinking:
• Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities, linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions
• Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Business Direction and Strategy   – System Thinking:
• Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system

Business Direction and 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

2030 agenda-people – Gender:
• Gender mainstreaming

Business Management – Partnership 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.

Partnership management – Strategic Engagement:
• Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives

Business Management – Customer Satisfaction/ 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.

Habilidades e experiência necessárias

Requisitos mínimos de educação:
• Advanced university degree (Master´s degree or equivalent) in Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, International Development, Business, Political Science, Environmental Policy or related fields is required, or
• A first-level University degree (Bachelor´s degree) in Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, International Development, Business, Political Science, Environmental Policy or related field in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master´s degree.

Anos mínimos de experiência profissional relevante:
• A minimum of 2 years (with master’s degree) or 4 years (with bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience in in Agriculture, Forestry, Natural Resources Management, International Development, Business, Political Science, Environmental Policy or related field.

Habilidades necessárias:
• Experience in project management, programme/project coordination and monitoring or similar.
• Demonstrated dominance of the national context of Brazil’s cattle and soy sectors, as well as their state-level challenges.
• Experience with multi-stakeholder dialogue and collaboration processes.
• Experience working with high-level stakeholders in both the private and public sectors, particularly in the context of agricultural commodity sectors.
• Extensive experience working on sustainable agriculture, preferably related to the value chains of soy and cattle.
• Outstanding communication, interpersonal and presentation skills, management, and organizational skills.

Habilidades desejadas, além das competências abordadas na seção Competências:
• Experience in implementation of traditional people or community-based projects in Brazil is an asset.
• Knowledge of Results-based Management (RBM) tools is considered an asset.
• Experience working with government counterparts.
• Prior experience with the United Nations and other international organisms.
• Experience with UNDP or other UN agencies is an advantage.

Idiomas exigidos:   
• Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.

Certificados Profissionais Desejáveis
• Any relevant professional certificate(s) in the area of required competencies would be an asset but it is not mandatory.

Isenção de Responsabilidade

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