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Do you want to join the UN working on SDGs? Apply for the P2 position of SDG Integration Analyst for the Africa Region (UNDP)

Do you want to join the UN working on SDGs? Apply for the P2 position of SDG Integration Analyst for the Africa Region (UNDP)

Minimum of 2 years (with Masters) and 4 years (with Bachelors) of professional work experience providing policy advice and programme support, including in the general area of SDG Integration, public policy formulation and coordination in different development contexts.

Do you want to join the UN working on SDGs? Apply for the P2 position of SDG Integration Analyst for the Africa Region (UNDP)

NDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and in Africa the African Union Agenda 2063 on the Africa we want. UNDP’s policy and programme work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep, local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. Within this context, UNDP invests in a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains and in support of the signature solutions and organizational capabilities envisioned in the Strategic Plan.

Enabling the network of expertise across the SDGs (and Agenda 2063 in Africa), within and beyond UNDP, SDG Integration is the team that influences, shapes, and activates platforms for intersectional collaboration for complex, multi-faceted, and ‘frontier’ issues in sustainable development. As such, the SDG Integration team is at the heart of UNDP’s Global Policy Network (GPN). The SDG Integration Team in Africa focuses on three broad areas:

  • Accelerate SDGs and A2063 – support the design and implementation of integrated policy solutions to accelerate SDGs and Agenda 2063.
  • Knowledge and learning – foster knowledge, learning and community know-how to meet development needs and solve development challenges; and
  • Data and insights – Advancing evidence-based decision-making enhanced with data-led insights, R&D capabilities, and integrated digital systems.

Position Purpose:

Under the guidance and supervision of the SDG Integration Advisor, the SDG Integration Analyst will support the three broad areas, notably: – accelerate SDGs and A2063, knowledge and learning, and data and insights. The incumbent will be based at the UNDP Regional Service Centre for Africa (RSCA) in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In supporting the three broad areas, the incumbent will work with UNDP Country Offices in support of Member States efforts to implement both the SDGs and Agenda 2063. The incumbent will also work with Africa Union Commission to support the implementation of the Second Ten-Year Implementation Plan of Agenda 2063.

UNDP adopts a portfolio approach to accommodate changing business needs and leverage linkages across interventions to achieve its strategic goals. This is a recognition of interconnected nature of development risks & crises that the world is facing and that call for assembling of multidisciplinary teams for an integrated & systemic response. Therefore, UNDP personnel are expected to work across issues, units, functions, teams, and projects in multidisciplinary teams in order to enhance and enable horizontal collaboration.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support efforts to accelerate SDGs and A2063 across Africa:

  • Work closely with the UNDP data futures platforms in support of efforts to accelerate SDGs and A2063.
  • Articulate and track metrics and targets related to the acceleration of SDGs and A2063.
  • Collect and/or support the process of collecting relevant data.
  • Update the metrics related to acceleration of SDGs and A2063 for Member States, RSCA, UNDP Country Offices, and partners.

Support integration of SDGs and A2063:

  • Analyze public policy documents for SDG Integration, including national and local development plans, budgets, statistical frameworks, country programme documents etc.
  • Engage with and provide coaching to UNDP teams and partners to facilitate their efforts to integrate SDGs and A2063.
  • Liaise with the Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery of the Africa Union Commission in supporting the alignment efforts.

Support the management of knowledge products, reviews, and learning:

  • Initiate and contribute to the creation and preparation of knowledge products e.g., policy briefs, on SDG Integration
  • Coordinate the organization and presentation of knowledge sharing events and workshops.
  • Engage with the relevant communities of practice in supporting reviews and learning.
  • Prepare materials for regular reviews on implementation of SDGs and A2063.
  • Follow up on and monitor post-review actions with the relevant teams as an input into subsequent reviews.

Support Country Offices and partners demands, and undertake corporate responsibilities:

  • Keep track and manage SDG Integration related requests from UNDP Country Offices and partners.
  • Track resources for the implementation of SDG Integration activities
  • Contribute to the reporting of results through UNDP’s Results Oriented Annual Reports
  • Contribute to the annual planning cycle as well as the Corporate Strategic Plan

Support efforts to build the capacities, especially for young people:

  • Coordinate the UN Online Volunteer efforts as a vehicle to build the capacities of young people in SDG integration and broadly in development policy across the continent.
  • Make suggestions for continuous improvement in the manner in which the capacities are built in subsequent cohorts.
  • Initiate and run capacity building efforts.

The incumbent performs other duties within their functional profile as deemed necessary for the efficient functioning of the Office and the Organization.



Achieve Results:

  • Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

  • Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously:

  • Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: 

  • Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination:

  • Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner:

  • Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion:

  • Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical:

SDG Integration:

  • SDG Monitoring and reporting.
  • SDG localization
  • SDG, Development Planning
  • SDG Acceleration

Data strategy and management:

  • Knowledge to draft or execute a data strategy or a data management framework

Knowledge Generation:

  • Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for content, or responsive to a stated need.

Partnerships Management:

  • Ability to build and maintain partnerships with wide networks of stakeholders, Governments, civil society and private sector partners, experts and others in line with UNDP strategy and policies

Manage Performance and Ensure Accountability:

  • Ensure regular conversations with people about work
  • Provide positive and constructive feedback
  • Discuss poor performance in a timely manner
  • Provide praise and recognition, as well as ensure accountability

Demonstrate Empathy and Emotional Intelligence:

  • Genuinely care about people; demonstrate empathy with joys and pains of others
  • Enable the wellbeing of the team(s)
  • Read a group’s emotional currents and power relationships, identifying influencers, networks, and organizational dynamics; adapt leadership styles at the appropriate times
  • See the positive in people, situations, and events

Required Skills and Experience


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) OR Bachelor’s with additional 2 years of experience in economics, business administration, social sciences, data science, development studies or related disciplines. 


  • Minimum of 2 years (with Masters) and 4 years (with Bachelors) of professional work experience providing policy advice and programme support, including in the general area of SDG Integration, public policy formulation and coordination in different development contexts.
  • At least one year experience working in developing country settings is required, experience in Africa is an asset.


  • Fluency in English, both written and oral. Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset

DEADLINE: 08 November, 2023

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