PRU Team Leader UNDP

UNDP Indonesia’s mission is to be an agent for change in the human and social development of Indonesia. We aim to be a bridge between Indonesia and all donors as well as a trusted partner to all stakeholders. We work in four key areas of development: Democratic Governance, Regional Development and Poverty Reduction, Conflict Prevention and Recovery, and Environment and Climate Change. Besides the four priority areas, UNDP Indonesia is also engaged in crosscutting initiatives such as HIV/AIDS and gender equality.


1. As a member of CO management team, the Team Leader is responsible to ensure the strategic direction of country programme activities in the area of Poverty Reduction (with focus on regional development) from programme design through implementation. Under overall supervision and guidance of the Deputy Country Director, the Team Leader of PRU leads the poverty reduction and regional development programme portfolio with the following expected results:

  • Provide leadership within UNDP for the planning, development and implementation of a portfolio of poverty reduction and regional development of project/programmes, with a particular focus on promoting integrated, holistic approach to addressing complex human development issues in Indonesia and, over time, facilitating the shift from project-based to programme-based approach.
  • Oversee formulation of poverty reduction and regional development aspects of strategic UN and UNDP programming frameworks including the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and the UNDP Country Programme Document and Country Programme Action Plan (CPAP).
  • Provide strategic direction to the Unit in achieving relevant results set out in the CPAP and UNDAF.
  • Advises the DCD and CD on programme development and delivery, identifies approaches and modalities to achieve development targets set for the Poverty Reduction Unit.

2. Within the UNDAF Results matrix and the Country Programme Action Plan, the Team Leader of PRU is responsible for the day-to-day management of the programme with the following expected results:

  • Programme Management: the Team Leader manages UNDP’s commitments within the CPAP’s area of Poverty Reduction (with focus on regional development), ensures effective application of RBM tools, oversee development of annual and quarterly work plans, and oversee development of individual work plans of staff in the Unit to ensure programme effectiveness and achievement of results, as well as maintains regular contact with project and programme counterparts.
  • Human Resources Management: in consultation with the DCD the Team Leader is responsible for recruitment, performance and career management; assume overall responsibility for leading and managing the staff and functions of the Poverty Reduction Unit.
  • Financial management: the Team Leader has senior manager rights in Atlas and ensures the integrity of financial systems, review of budget requirements and the consistent application or rules and regulations; routinely monitors financial exception reports for unusual activities, transactions, and investigates anomalies or unusual transactions.
  • Ensure substantive and operational cooperation between the PRU and other UNDP programme and operations sections.
  • Team work: Promotes cross-unit team work.

3. Under the overall guidance and leadership of the Deputy Country Director the Team Leader of PRU supports  partnership building and resource mobilization for UNDP:

  • Ensure cooperation and seek out opportunities for collaboration with UNDP and other UN agencies, particularly in relation to relevant UNDAF priorities with a focus on programme and policy development.
  • Ensure cooperation and seek out opportunities for collaboration with relevant Government agencies at central and subnational level, international development actors, donors, civil society stakeholders and policy/research institutes concerned with regional development and poverty reduction especially in Papua, Aceh and NTT.
  • Establish and maintain functional and harmonious relationships with Government counterpart agencies and implementing agencies for PRU programmes both at central and sub-national levels, including through participating in Project Boards and other oversight mechanisms.
  • Oversee resource mobilization efforts for PRU programmes/projects and establish and maintain positive relationships with the donor community in Indonesia and abroad.
  • Establish and maintain positive technical collaboration with UNDP Regional Centers in Colombo and Bangkok with the aim of maximizing synergies between global, regional and national programmes and priorities.
  • Represents PRU in the national and international fora as requested by the DCD.

4.  The Team Leader of PRU ensures knowledge building and management  focusing on achievement of the following results:

  • Identification of sources of information related to policy-driven issues. Promotes identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to Indonesia’s policy goals.
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
  • Coordination of development of policies and institutions that will address development problems and needs in the area of poverty reduction and regional development in collaboration with the Government and other strategic partners.
  • Advocates for UNDP with Government counterparts and ensures access to best available expertise,
  • Establishment of advocacy networks at national level and linked to international networks. Relevant, high-impact advocacy campaigns are implemented with key partners.
  • Provides sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice and supports capacity-building of national counterparts.
  • Act as the Country Office Focal Point for the UN-wide work on regional development in Aceh, Papua and NTT.
  • Promotes a knowledge sharing and learning culture in the country office.

Master’s degree in international development, public administration, business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences.


  • A minimum of 7 years of experience in the field of development assistance, with significant specialized experience in poverty reduction and regional development..
  • 3 or more years of senior-management responsibilities of similar size and complexity.
  • Experience working for public international organizations, and particularly with UN agencies or UNDP, would be a significant asset.
  • Experience with development programming in Indonesia, with a focus on poverty reduction work and regional development programming.
  • Successful experience in building effective teams.
  • Experience in developing and managing diverse portfolios of development initiatives.
  • Successful experience in establishing and managing Government, non-government and donor relations.
  • Demonstrated experience in resource mobilization.
  • Established personal networks with organizations and institutions of relevance to regional development and poverty reduction would be an asset.
  • Demonstrated personal commitment to peace, tolerance and development.

Language requirements:

  • Fluency in English with excellent verbal and written communication and drafting skills. A second UN language desirable.
  • Strong written and spoken command of Indonesian language.

Application Deadline: 15 May 2009

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