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UNDP’s Regional bureau for Africa (UNDP Africa) has its headquarters in New York with regional offices in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Dakar, Senegal and Nairobi, Kenya, serving UNDP’s country offices in 45 countries in sub-Saharan Africa. UNDP Africa is currently implementing a Regional Programme for Africa (2018-2021), develops high quality knowledge and policy and is the main interface with regional and continental bodies such as the African Union, Regional Economic Communities and institutions.
The Regional Programme supports Africa’s transformation agenda by 1) strengthening institutional capacities for the African Union and Regional Economic Institutions (RECs) to deliver on their mandate, especially cross-cutting issues related to resilience-building, 2) promoting a regional growth agenda that is inclusive, transformational and sustainable with reduced economic inequalities, and characterized by structural transformation, and 3) assisting regional institutions to sustain peace and build resilience to crises and shocks. The work builds on UNDP’s expertise in development thinking and practice, and decades of experience working at country level and globally.
The Individual Consultant will be located in the Regional Bureau for Africa office in New York. The position in New York is under the direct supervision of the SART Team Leader and overall guidance of SART Team. The Individual Consultant will be a member of the Strategy, Analysis and Research Team led by the Chief Economist. The Team includes one Programme Associate, two Strategic Advisors and two Strategy and Research Analysts/Fellows. SART contributes to the implementation of Outcome 2 in the UNDP Africa’s Regional Programme and oversees RBA’s Senior Economist Programme that covers 46 African countries and Regional Institutions.
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