Job Listing: Peace and Development Officer

Employer: United Nations Development Program (UNDP)

Location: Kampala, Uganda

Type: Full-time

Deadline: 07/07/2024


The Peace and Development Officer (PDO) will work under the direct supervision of the Peace and Development Advisor (PDA) to provide substantive support in three main areas: research, information-gathering, and analysis for peacebuilding and conflict prevention; identifying entry points for conflict-sensitive approaches to build national capacities for conflict prevention; and providing technical support for coordination, partnerships, and M&E of peacebuilding programming.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  1. Research, Information-Gathering, and Analysis:
    • Assist in research, data gathering, and analysis focusing on peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
    • Track and update relevant online tools related to peacebuilding and conflict prevention.
    • Support PDA in political, political economy, and/or conflict analysis, monitoring the situation in the country, and reporting on issues related to peace and security.
    • Conduct research on conflict analysis, scenarios planning, dialogue, and mediation.
  2. Identifying Programming Entry Points:
    • Support inclusive and conflict-sensitive approaches in building national capacities for conflict prevention.
    • Assist in identifying areas of programmatic engagement with national stakeholders related to social cohesion, dialogue, conflict prevention, and consensus-building.
    • Provide training for UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis and conflict-sensitive development.
    • Undertake mappings and analysis of civil society actors, including youth, women, and marginalized groups.
  3. Technical Support for Coordination, Partnerships, and M&E:
    • Support external coordination between stakeholders (government, civil society, private sector, and the international community).
    • Assist in monitoring and evaluation functions, collecting, processing, and analyzing data for the peace and development team workplan.
    • Support knowledge management and sharing of good practices on conflict prevention and peacebuilding.
    • Assist in organizing meetings and consultations with national and international partners.

Core Competencies:

  • Achieve Results: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by the deadline.
  • Think Innovatively: Open to creative ideas, pragmatic problem-solver, makes improvements.
  • Learn Continuously: Open-minded, curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback.
  • Adapt with Agility: Adapts to change, handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible.
  • Act with Determination: Shows drive and motivation, delivers calmly in adversity, is confident.
  • Engage and Partner: Demonstrates compassion, forms positive relationships.
  • Enable Diversity and Inclusion: Appreciates/respects differences, is aware of unconscious bias, confronts discrimination.

Cross-Functional & Technical Competencies:

  • Business Development:
    • Knowledge Generation: Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context.
    • Portfolio Management: Ability to select, prioritize and control programs and projects in line with strategic objectives and capacity.
  • Business Management:
    • Communication: Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, manage communications internally and externally.

Required Skills and Experience:

  • Education:
    • Advanced university degree (Master’s Degree) in political science, conflict resolution, peace studies, sociology, international relations, international economics, law, public administration, or related social sciences.
    • A first-level university degree (Bachelor or equivalent) with 2 additional years of experience will be considered in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • Experience, Knowledge, and Skills:
    • Minimum of 2 years (with Master’s degree) or 4 years (with Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in conflict analysis, development, and/or conflict prevention.
    • Extensive experience in analysis, research, and sound drafting skills.
    • Experience in project/programme development and management.
    • Experience in national and community-level conflict prevention and peacebuilding initiatives.
    • In-depth knowledge of and extensive experience in Uganda and/or the sub-region.
  • Language Requirements:
    • Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
    • Knowledge of Luganda and/or Swahili is an added advantage.
    • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Work Hours: 8

Experience in Months: 24

Level of Education: Postgraduate Degree

How to Apply:

About United Nations Development Program:

  • Industry: Administration
  • Location: Kampala, Uganda

UNDP works in about 170 countries and territories, helping to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and build resilience to sustain progress. As the UN’s development agency, UNDP plays a critical role in helping countries achieve the Sustainable Development Goals.



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