Project Analyst

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Acknowledging the need to bring in viable options for building network infrastructure, the Department of Information and Communications Technology (DICT) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) forged a partnership in 2018 to support the government roll-out of free internet access. DICT was tasked as the lead agency to effectively oversee the implementation of the Free Internet Access in Public Places Act of 2017 (Republic Act No. 10929) while UNDP’s mandate is to eradicate poverty by working on key areas of democratic governance, climate resilience, and peacebuilding. The provision of internet connectivity to communities is aligned with UNDP’s Country Programme Document 2019-2023 target to increase the number of people with access to essential public services, including access to information and technology.   

Further recognizing the new context and priorities of the Philippine Government, such as ensuring that higher education institutions (HEIs) are responsive to the needs of the new normal in learning and education, strengthening the health care information and communications technology (ICT) systems, and enhancing disaster preparedness and response of DICT and local government units (LGUs), the DICT-UNDP Project Document was amended to “Connectivity, Capability, and Resiliency through Free Wi-Fi for All (CoRe FW4A)”. The CoRe FW4A project includes the following outputs: 

  • Output 1: Broader people’s access to free internet services in designated sites; 
  • Output 2: Capacity of DICT and local government units strengthened to install and manage ICT and internet equipment and services, and in ICT assessment and planning; and   
  • Output 3: Disaster preparedness and response for emergency including health-related connectivity and communications resiliency improved for DICT, sub-national, and local government offices. 
    • Output 3a: Healthcare ICT ecosystem strengthened for rural health units, vaccination centers, and public hospitals; 
    • Output 3b: Disaster preparedness and response for emergency connectivity and communications improved for DICT, sub-national and local government offices. 

UNDP is seeking the services of a Project Analyst who will provide project and technical support, and coordinate and monitor the effective implementation of project outputs. 

 Under the overall guidance of the Institutions and Partnerships Programme Team Leader and direct supervision of the CoRe FW4A Project Manager, the Project Analyst is responsible, among others, for carrying out the functions and tasks for planning, implementation, and monitoring of project Outputs. 

The incumbent of this position works in close collaboration with the project partners in implementation of all tasks and activities related to the said outputs. All tasks will have to be conducted promptly and according to the project implementation plans. A key objective of this position is to transfer technical knowledge systematically and effectively in internet network systems, and to build capacity of the partner organizations and the individual counterparts in these organizations. 

Duties and Responsibilities

Overall direction and guidance shall be provided by the UNDP Team Leader for Institutions and Partnerships while day-to-day supervision shall be performed by the CoRe FW4A Project Manager with oversight from the Programme Analyst. The position is based in Manila. 

Summary of Key Functions: 

  • Ensures effective planning, implementation and monitoring of project outputs within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the project
  • Support to development of strategic designs and implementation of the work-plan 
  •  Support to report writing, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the project

Ensures effective planning, implementation and monitoring of project outputs within the thematic/sectoral areas assigned, focusing on quality control from formulation to implementation of the project to achieve the following results: 
  • Perform project focal role in institutions and capacity building, and partnerships
  • Provide assistance in mainstreaming gender in all components of the project; 
  • Provide assistance and support capacity building of key partners and their coordination for effective implementation of the project; 
  • Maintain regular contact with partner agencies and government implementing partners through periodic meetings for continued update on field activities, challenges and results; 
  • Undertake field missions, and identify challenges, suggest possible solutions and provide advice and support; 
  • Assist in analyzing quality of project design, implementation and project partner’s outputs, and periodically update the monitoring framework by incorporating reviews, lessons learned, and best practices; 
  • Assist in other duties as may be directed by the Project Manager; and 
  • Support in developing financial and narrative reports; and provide input into briefing and reports to the Project Board.
Support to development of strategic designs and implementation of the work-plan focusing on achievement of the following results: 
  • Provide support in the sound and timely implementation of the project through project management tools and planning. 
  • Provide technical support to procurement planning, technical evaluation, and contract management; 
  • Provide technical input to the development of annual work plans for the Project component and oversee the preparation of documentation in support of annual work plans accordingly; 
  • Support the delivery of outputs of the workplan through consultants, contractors and partners; 
  • Analyze and monitor progress with implementation of activities and advise the Project Manager on timely corrective actions for proper project delivery; 
  • Provide technical support to the Project Manager during project and technical meetings of the technical working group, Project Board, or other project partners 
  • In close consultation with the Team, the effective application of results-based management tools, elaboration and implementation of coherent work plans, project and programme documents, preparation of compelling proposals and achievement of results; and 
  • Ensure compliance of project operations with UNDP rules and regulations.

Support to report writing, analysis, monitoring and evaluation of the project focusing on achievement of the following results: 

  • Work closely with Team Members/M&E Officer to ensure that Monitoring and Evaluation data for Project component are delivered in a timely manner and in an appropriate format including gender disaggregation; 
  • Oversee the contribution to weekly, bi-monthly, quarterly, mid-year, annual and any other reporting; 
  • Contribute to the identification of risks and issues and updating of risk logs in Quantum. 
  • Oversee national partner reporting, as relevant, and where necessary help them to improve in line with UNDP and project reporting standards; 
  • Provide timely inputs to donor reports on implementation, the achievement of outputs as well as contribute to reporting on progress towards outcomes and impact; 
  • Promote information sharing and coordination with other components and UNDP projects; and 
  • Provide support to review the technical aspects of all the activities and outputs of the Project. 

Core competencies:
  • 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:

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
  • Working with Evidence and Data: Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions and supporting decision-making
  • 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.


  • Contract Management: Knowledge of contract management concepts, principles and methods, and ability to apply this to strategic and/or practical situations

Partnership management

  • Relationship management: Ability to engage with a wide range of public and private partners, build, sustain and/or strengthen working relations, trust and mutual understanding

Information Management & Technology

  • IT Project management: Capacity to manage ICT projects, using IT methodologies and approaches such as agile deployment and/or waterfall system development methods
  • IT Research and Development: Following new technologies and technical trends, research the technologies that are applicable and beneficial to the organization and develop the systems
Required Skills and Experience
  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Business Administration, Technology Management, Interdisciplinary Studies, Information Technology Entrepreneurship, or related fields.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of the advanced university degree
  • Up to 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 2 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of relevant experience at the national or international level of working experience in managing or implementing complex projects of multi-lateral organizations and/or government agencies.   
  • At least two (2) years of experience in networking, partnership building and/or negotiations with government officials, development partners, and/or private contractors would be an advantage. 
  • Minimum of three (3) ongoing or completed development projects related to institutions and capacity building and partnerships.
  • Working experience with UN/UNDP, international development organizations, or government at national or international level. Good understanding of gender responsive programming.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, particularly in Word, Excel, and Powerpoint. 

Language requirement:

  • Excellent written & verbal English and Pilipino language skills


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