Project Document Developer

United Nations Development Programme, India

Skill Required:, Monitoring and EvaluationProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
13th August, 2020

Job Description


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) 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). UNDP’s policy and programme work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office (CO) levels, forms a continuous 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.

Within the GPN, the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) has the responsibility for developing all relevant policy and guidance to support the results of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. BPPS’s staff provides technical advice to Country Offices; advocates for UNDP corporate messages;represents UNDP at multi-stakeholder fora including public-private dialogues, government and civil society dialogues, and engages in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. BPPS supports UNDP and partners to be more innovative, knowledge and data-driven including in its programme support efforts.

In order to streamline its financial and investment engagement, UNDP launched the Finance Sector Hub, a finance and innovation platform, that draws on a critical mass of UNDP expertise, initiatives, and partnerships to support the mobilization and leveraging of resources for the SDGs and lead the implementation of the new UNDP private sector strategy and other initiatives. The Hub is an integral part of both the Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) and the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA), as well as part of the GPN.

Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) is a joint initiative of the OECD and UNDP designed to support developing countries to strengthen national tax administrations through building tax audit capacity and through sharing this knowledge with other countries. Within UNDP, TIWB is managed under the Finance Sector Hub, Bureau for Policy and Programme Support, New York with resource persons embedded in the UNDP offices in Pretoria, Bangkok and Amman and a back office in Istanbul.

Under TIWB, tax audit experts work alongside local officials of developing country tax administrations on tax audit-related issues. TIWB aims to strengthen tax administrations by transferring technical know-how and skills to developing countries’ tax auditors, and through the sharing of tax audit practices and dissemination of knowledge products. Apart from tax audits, TIWB is also launching a number of pilots to support countries in tax and crime investigations and effective use of automatically exchanged information.

In view of the fast and widely-spearding COVID-19 infection, which has put significant limitations on delivering tax advice and support to local tax administrations, TIWB is stepping up to provide remote assistance as an alternative delivery mechanism wherever feasible. This has underscored the importance of TIWB’s potential contributions, as countries struggle to mobilize resources for the recovery.

The core objectives of TIWB are to:

  • Transfer knowledge and skills to tax administrations on tax issues;
  • Strengthen the institutional capacities of tax administrations;
  • Support South-South Cooperation;
  • Promote best practices and peer learning;
  • Help to strengthen tax compliance in developing countries.
  • TIWB is managed under the Finance Sector Hub (FSH) in UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS), with resource persons embedded in the SDG finance teams in Pretoria, Amman and Bangkok with back office in Istanbul.

Duties and Responsibilities

In consultation and under the direct supervision of the Project Manager, TIWB, UNDP the consultant will work to design and develop a project document for the new phase of UNDP Tax programme building on the Tax Inspectors Without Borders (TIWB) project following UNDP guidelines and template. The Consultant will work with all stakeholders within the UNDP system and outside and develop a new project document and obtain the required approvals. This should be completed in accordance with the revised UNDP Project Document template. The outline of the document is the following:

  • Development challenge
  • Strategy
  • Results and Partnerships
  • Detailed Theory of Change
  • Project Management
  • Results and Logical Framework
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Multi-Year Work Plan
  • Governance and Management Arrangements
  • Legal Context
  • Risk Management
  • Budget
  • Resource mobilization strategy
  • Project Quality Assurance Report
  • Social and Environmental Screening Template
  • Risk Analysis, etc

Required Skills and Experience

Academic qualifications:

  • Master's degree in economics, finance, development studies, public policy, public administration or closely related field is required;


  • At leastfive years of progressively responsible work experience related topublic finance/ taxation/ financing for sustainable development or related field is required;
  • Demonstrated experience in developing project /programme documents is highly desirable;
  • Strong record in advising international institutions and/ or governments on public expenditure management, taxation and financing is an advantage;
  • Previous experience working with UNDP/ other UN organizations and knowledge of their approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation will be an asset.


  • Fluency in English with experience in writing professional documents in English is a must;

Application Procedure

The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):

  • A cover letter with a brief description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment;
  • Personal CV or P11, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references;
  • Links to previous work samples authored/coauthored by the candidate (sample can be submitted as pdf or provided as web links.
  • Brief description of the methodology on how the consultant will proceed with the work and what are the key elements the consultant envisions should be part of the new phase of the UNDP Tax programme (Max 700 words).


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