Job Opening

Posting Title: TCND/ Engagement Officer/Analyst
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
Posting Period: 14 April 2022 - 20 April 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Economic Commission for Africa-177013-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The National ID Program is looking for a passionate, and innovative Engagement Officer/Analyst to support overall program and implementation activities. The engagement analyst is responsible for the development and management of a portfolio of current and new engagement accounts from both the public and private sector.

Work Location

Addis Ababa

Expected duration

For a period of 6 months starting from the date of the signature of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Background

The National Identity (NID) Initiative

The Government of Ethiopia is implementing a digital National ID Program (NIDP) initiative focused on rolling out an identification system that is aligned with international best practices, including the Principles on Identification for Sustainable Development.

Led by the National ID Program and supported by the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) and Ministry of Innovation and Technology (MInT), NID is a five-year program (2021 – 2026) set to introduce a new nation-wide foundational digital ID that will gradually serve all Identity use-cases in the nation — to offer an inclusive, residence-based and digital identification system, and ultimately support Ethiopia’s digital transformation agenda. The NID initiative will be implemented in various phases, including an initial pilot period, to enable lessons learned and technical iterations prior to a scale-up and nation-wide roll-out throughout Ethiopia. The pilot phase will be complete in the first quarter of 2022, after which transition to the main country roll-out will take place. Technology-wise, an Ethiopian custom-version of the Modular Open-Source Identification Platform (MOSIP) will be used as the ID Management System.

2. Duties and Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision and Coordination of digital center of excellence, Chief of technology and Innovation Section the individual contractor will:

¿ Be the official Point of Contract (POC) for assigned profilo area, building relationships with current and prospective ID partners; conducting and developing engagement strategies that align with their specific interests and priorities for both the NIDP and partner institutions
¿ Manage a portfolio of current and prospective ID partners with a focus on delivering enrollment and authentication targets as defined in the overall NIDP strategy and specific targets
¿ Build the pipeline for ID partners by identifying, researching and engaging local, regional and national organizations to create awareness and securing buy-in.
¿ Identify and build personal relationships with primary contacts for each organization. Conduct meetings, prepare materials and proposals and perform necessary follow-up to advance the conversation and milestone.
¿ Represent the National ID Program (NIDP) initiative at events, when safe and appropriate, to expand the organization’s network and cultivate new prospects.
¿ Preparing communications and materials, designing meeting content, planning events, and coordinating activities with program colleagues and support from Finance & Ops teams
¿ Document and maintain current IP partener activity milestone status for portfolios and regularly and proactively update the Program Director and/or Executive Director.
¿ Work collaboratively with operational teams, such as Legal, Accounting, and Finance to successfully manage corporate relationships.
¿ Serve as an active member of the National ID Program (NIDP) initiative teams; support the implementation of the teams’ short- and long-term objectives; attend staff meetings, serve on special task forces, participate in relevant-program meetings, and understand and contribute to the Development and Corporate Engagement strategies and overall mission
¿ Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: High school diploma is required. Bachelor's Degree is desirable.
Experience: A minimum of 4 years experience in outstanding oral and written communication skills, including the ability to interact and communicate clearly and effectively with both domestic and international audiences and colleagues is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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