PNUD recrute 01 Project Analyst

PNUD recrute 01 Project Analyst


Harare, Zimbabwe

Project Analyst (NPSA8)

Harare, Zimbabwe

Job Identification



Harare, Zimbabwe

Posting Date

03/07/2023, 12:44 PM

Apply Before

03/23/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule

Full time





Vacancy Type

National Personnel Service Agreement

Practice Area

Nature, Climate and Energy


Regional Bureau for Africa

Contract Duration

1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education & Work Experience

Master’s Degree

Other Criteria

Bachelors Degree – 2 years experience

Required Languages

English and Shona

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

no mobility required

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Job Description


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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

UNDP works to eradicate poverty, reduce inequalities, and protect the planet through the sustainable development of nations, in more than 170 countries and territories. We help countries develop strong policies, skills, partnerships and institutions so they can sustain their progress. In Zimbabwe, UNDP is working for a Zimbabwe that is empowered and more resilient to create and sustain growth that will improve people’s lives. We focus on areas that have a multiplier effect through a targeted build-up of capacities, policies, the creation of dialogue space, and scalable downstream interventions.

UNDP Zimbabwe is working with the Foreign Commonwealth and Development Office (FCDO) in Zimbabwe to support the government of Zimbabwe attain its climate goals through the Climate Adaptation Water and Energy Programme (CAWEP). The CAWEP programme aims to support vulnerable communities and institutions’ adaptation and resilience capacity to climate shocks. Through this programme UNDP and FCDO is supporting the development of climate resilient, water and renewable energy infrastructure in vulnerable communities of Zimbabwe to enable (i) continued access to water for productive and household use, including during droughts and floods, and (ii) improved access to clean and affordable energy to support economic activities with the intention of supporting more sustainable livelihoods’ outcomes. The project will align and contribute towards the Government of Zimbabwe’s (GoZ) climate change priorities outlined in various strategies, such as its National Development Strategy.

Against this background, the UNDP Zimbabwe Country Office is seeking a Project Analyst to support the Project Manager and the other project team members implementation, management and provision of technical support to the relevant government stakeholders and project participants to achieve the desired project results. The Project Analyst reports to the Project Manager. They will also work in liaison with the UNDP CO colleagues, Regional Technical Advisors, Partners and Government-nominated project focal points.

Duties and Responsibilities

The Project Analyst will be directly responsible for successfully completing the below set of tasks within allotted, agreed-upon time frames. The Project Analyst will carry out the following tasks:

1. Assist the government stakeholders in implementing project activities.

Plan the activities of the project and monitor progress against the approved workplan.

Execute activities by managing personnel, goods and services, training, and drafting terms of reference and work specifications, and supervising all consultant work.

2. Monitor events as determined in the project monitoring plan, and update the plan as required.

Provide support for completion of assessments required by UNDP, spot checks and audits.

3. Facilitate the setting up of functional early warning system in collaboration with the relevant government stakeholders Manage and monitor the project risks – including social and environmental risks – initially identified and submit new risks to the Project Management for consideration and decision on possible actions if required; update the status of these risks by maintaining the project risks issues log.

Capture lessons learned during project implementation.

Prepare revisions to the multi-year workplan, as needed, as well as annual and quarterly plans if required.

Prepare the inception report no later than one month after the inception workshop.

4. Ensure that the indicators included in the project results framework are monitored regularly and quarterly and annual reports are produced Facilitate market linkages and business development.

5. Support the project manager in the policy advocacy and policy development and operationalization.

6. Monitor implementation plans including the gender action plan, stakeholder engagement plan, and any environmental and social management plans.

Support the Monitoring and Evaluation process of the project.

Institutional Arrangement

The Project Analyst will report directly to the project manager and will closely work with the other PMU project team members and the government focal persons.


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.

Functional/Technical competencies

2030 Agenda: Engagement & Effectiveness

Effectiveness: Project Quality Assurance

Business Management

Project management: Ability to plan, organize, prioritize, and control resources, procedures and protocols.

Business management      

Resource Management: Ability to allocate and use resources in a strategic or tactical in line with principles of accountability and integrity. 

Business management

Operations Management: Ability to effectively plan, organize, and oversee the Organizational /project’s business processes in order to convert its assets into the best results in the most efficient manner.

Business management

Result based Management: Ability to manage programmes and projects with a focus at improved performance and demonstrable results.

Business management 

Communications: Ability to communicate in a clear, concise, and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication.

To tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience. 

Business direction and strategy

Effective Decision Making: Ability to take decisions in a timely and efficient manner in line with one’s authority, area of expertise and resources.

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree in a subject related to natural resource management, climate change, environmental sciences, and related fields.   

Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience will be given due consideration in lieu of Master’s degree.


At least 2 years of experience in resilience building, climate change adaptation, energy and water and disaster risk management.

Experience working with ministries, and national local government institutions that are concerned with climate change, natural resource and/or environmental management, energy, agriculture will be an added advantage.

Required skills:

Strong coordination skills, with a demonstrated ability to effectively coordinate the implementation of large multi-stakeholder projects, including financial and technical aspects.

Strong drafting, presentation and reporting skills.

Strong communication skills, especially in timely and accurate responses to emails.

Strong computer skills, in particular mastery of all applications of the MS Office package and internet search.

Excellent command of English. 

Desired additional skills:

Minimum 2 years experience in project management with multiple partners across sectors;

Demonstrable hands-on experience and knowledge on resilience building, climate change adaptation, water and energy as well as disaster risk Reduction;

Demonstrable experience in implementing project through the government systems on aspects of local business /economic development, agriculture water and energy;

Experience and knowledge in basic project monitoring and evaluation.

Solid experience and knowledge in policy advocacy and policy development and operationalization.


Excellent command of English and Shona is a requirement. 


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Note: UNDP 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 at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

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Required Skills


Communication skills

Computer skills

Coordination skills

Drafting, presentation and reporting skillsPOSTULER

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