About UNDP in South Africa

UNDP is the leading global development agency for transformational change. We help empower lives and build resilient nations so that they can withstand crisis and improve the quality of life for everyone.

UNDP partners with people at all levels of society principally with the host Government, the UN System, Civil Society Organisations, Private Sector, Inter-Governmental organisations and Foundations. With offices in more than 160 countries and territories, we offer global perspective and local insight to help empower lives and build resilient nations.

UNDP in South Africa is a key partner to the country’s vision of greater prosperity and improved lives. The overarching goal of the strategic partnership between the Government of South Africa and UNDP is to advance South-Africa’s strategic priorities to work for a better South Africa, a better Africa and a better World.

UNDP South Africa programme of support is also consistent with the Government’s New Growth Path to accelerate the implementation of employment creation programmes and schemes.

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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