About UNDP in South Africa

The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, connecting countries with knowledge, experience and resources to help people build better lives. UNDP’s focus is on helping countries build and share solutions to the challenges of sustainable development, including democratic governance, poverty reduction, crisis prevention and recovery, environment and energy and HIV/AIDS. UNDP helps developing countries attract and use aid effectively. UNDP supports the protection of human rights, capacity development and the empowerment of women. UNDP South Africa is committed to promoting strategic partnership with the Government of the Republic of South Africa in keeping with national development priorities and aspirations. The Country Office aims to enhance operational efficiency that will promote aid effectiveness in the use of resources, creating maximum impact and becoming more relevant to the country through knowledge management and the sharing of best practices, development management support and policy advocacy.

For the period 2013 - 2017, UNDP South Africa will focus on the following programme areas:

(i) Inclusive Growth; (ii) Climate Change and Greening South Africa’s Economy; (iii) Service Delivery and Democratic Governance; (iv) South Africa’s Regional and Global Role; (v) Programme management & monitoring and evaluation.

 Two(2) cross cutting areas within all the above programmes which are significantly important in South Africa are:

  • Gender Transformation

The Country Office staff are made up of different contractual modalities, i.e. Fixed Term, Service Contract, Special Service Agreement and UN Volunteers.

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