Apply: UNDP Programme Specialist

Deadline: 06 July, 2020

Location: Pretoria, South Africa

United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Programme Specialist.

UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.


  • Collaborate on strategy for TIWB in Africa, including promote South-South cooperation
  • Lead multi-stakeholder engagement for TIWB in Africa, including engaging with tax experts within and outside Africa, OECD and other multilaterals, donors, governments, the Regional Bureau for Africa and UNDP Country offices in the region
  • Generate demand for TIWB by engaging with UNDP Regional Bureau for Africa and Country Offices
  • Collaborate on funding proposals for mobilising additional donor resources for TIWB in Africa and globally, including relevant donor reporting
  • Identify potential synergies for TIWB within UNDP’s Finance Hub in Pretoria and UNDP’s other areas of work in Africa
  • Engage with UNDP country offices to analyse local context and identify potential synergies with UNDP’s policy and development work in-country
  • Support UNDP country offices to engage substantively in expert deployments, including through providing expert advice, helping to formulate appropriate requests for assistance, assisting with briefing of experts before, during and after deployment
  • Work as part of the UNDP Global Policy Network to contribute to policy papers/reports on domestic resource mobilisation and other relevant areas
  • Develop policy content on domestic resource mobilisation, including blogs for the GPN


  • Master’s degree in Economics, Development Studies, Public Administration or related field
  • Five years, minimum, of progressively responsible work experience in a position directly related to public expenditure management, taxation or financing for development
  • Excellent knowledge of current trends and debates regarding development financing and taxation issues in Africa
  • Strong record in advising international institutions and/or governments on public expenditure management, taxation and financing for development in Africa
  • Strong publications and writing record
  • Experience of UNDP or UN-system highly desirable
  • Experience of working in or with developing countries in Africa essential
  • Experience in policy research
  • Excellent analytical skills
  • Fluency in English, and French desired

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