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Policy and Management Analysis (CD1)

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The delivery of public goods and services (UNDESA/IASIA)
Reflects a commitment to citizens and clients in own and division activities (TBS)
Frames division direction with a thorough understanding of the directorate’s priorities (TBS)
Seeks clarification and direction from supervisor, as required (TBS)
Identifies interdependencies in cross-functional projects (TBS)
Translates vision and policy into concrete work activities
Designs initiatives to enhance operational efficiency (TBS)
Redesigns the division’s work activities to meet changing departmental needs (TBS)
Designs division work plans based on the big picture (TBS)
Apply public management models and organization theory (NASPAA, CD1)
Appraise the organizational environment, both internal and external, as well as the culture, politics and institutional setting (NASPAA, CD1)
Manage projects (NASPAA, CD1)
Sets realistic timelines and clear accountabilities for managers (TBS)
Plan strategy (NASPAA, CD3)
Understand the relationships between public policy, whether proposed or enacted, and leadership and management in implementation (NASPAA, CD1)
Organization and management concepts and behavior (UNDESA/IASIA)
Motivation and design of public sector organizations (UNDESA/IASIA)
Srategic Planning (UNDESA/IASIA)
Develops division strategies, based on the departmental vision and the supervisor's direction (TBS)
Follows through on the division’s business plan from planning, implementing, monitoring, and evaluating to reporting (TBS)
Responds decisively and quickly to emerging opportunities or risks (TBS)
Manage contracts and public-private partnerships (NASPAA, CD1)
Guides division projects and resources to avoid obstacles (TBS)
Manages resources to maximize output (TBS)
Sets challenging but realistic goals (TBS)
Identifies division limits and resource requirements for workload (TBS)
Manages the division’s workload through prudent resource planning and prioritizing (TBS)
Shifts priorities and adapts division work plans, as required (TBS)
Heeds early warning signals and advises the DG and others, as needed (TBS)
Promoting equity in service delivery (UNDESA/IASIA)

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