National Programme Coordinator (NPC)- SC 11- UNHABITAT – Amman

Core Competencies:

•              Leadership:

Plans and acts transparently, actively works to removes barriers; Creates awareness of substantive opportunities and risks among others; Navigates complex circumstances thoughtfully and is solution minded

•              Innovation:

Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them; Integrates diverse contributions to formulate coherent approaches; Aligns innovation to service delivery components; Manages prototype / pilot efforts and seeks feedback.

  • People Management 

Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others; Coaches team members to appropriately share knowledge across teams; Addresses conflicts in a timely, sensitive manner; escalates to leadership when appropriate; Recognizes members of the team for their efforts and successes; Optimizes individual and team abilities.

•              Communication & Relationship Management:

Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others; Persuades others to embrace new ideas, even when controversial; Empathizes with client perspectives and needs and communicates messages with the clients’ experiences in mind; Creates opportunities for developing new client relationships.

•              Delivery:

Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions; Anticipates constraints and identifies solutions; Expands capacity of team to deliver on time, on target, and within organizational standards; Ensures high quality of work in terms of both substantive depth and adaptive relevance to client needs; accepts responsibility for implementation / team deliverables / client satisfaction consistent with organizational standards; Exhibits thorough organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability; Exhibits sound judgment and the ability to make reasonable decisions in complex situations.

Technical Competencies:

  • Urban Governance, Planning, and Development

Knowledge of Urban Governance, Planning, and Development and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

  • Land Use, Land-use Change and Forestry

Knowledge of ecosystem-based climate change risk management and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

  • Climate Change Adaptation

Knowledge of climate change adaptation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations

  • Climate Change Mitigation

Knowledge of climate change mitigation concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

  • Disaster Risk Management

Knowledge of disaster risk management concepts and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

  • Crisis Assessment

?Ability to use methods, tools and regional analysis to determine impact of various elements for crisis and post crisis situations.

  • Sustainable Development

Knowledge of sustainable development concepts, principles and issues and the ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations, covering the economic, social and environmental dimensions.

  • Local Governance

Knowledge of local governance systems and institutions, decentralizations policies and laws, basic service delivery and recovery planning and ability to apply to strategic and/or practical situations.

  • Project Management

Ability to plan, organize, and control resources, procedures and protocols to achieve specific goals.

  • Social Cohesion

Knowledge of methods and experience of supporting communities to achieve greater inclusiveness, more civic participation and creating opportunities for upward mobility. 

  • Partnerships

?Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.

  • Resource Mobilization

Ability to identify and organize programmes and projects to implement solutions and generate resources (definition is unclear and not well linked to the stated competency).

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