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Government of Kuwait United Nations Development Programme Country: Kuwait

KUWAIT

Project Document

‫الكــــويت‬

Project Title:

Support the State Audit Bureau to develop a performance management framework

Expected CP Outcome(s):

(1.2) Improvement of transparency and accountability at national level. (1.3) National strategies formulated to facilitated e-governance to achieve development goals (1.2.1) Improved legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate performance effectiveness

Expected Outputs:

(1.3.1) National capacity of e-governance built

Implementing Partners:

State Audit Bureau and UNDP

Responsible Parties:

State Audit Bureau

Brief Description

The State Audit Bureau seeks to establish and deploy a National Performance Management Framework with the purpose of increasing its effectiveness in monitoring performance and ensuring compliance with anticorruption regulations and international standards of various governmental entities in Kuwait. To that extent, it will also seek to enhance the performance audit functions in governance, accountability and overall performance of governmental organizations. UNDP will support the activities required to achieve the outputs as outlined in the project document.

Programme Period:

2009/2013

Key Results Area: “Efficient and Effective Government Administration”- 5th Goal of the General Framework of the Development Plan for Kuwait 2010-2014 Atlas Award ID:

Start date:

2011

End Date:

2013

PAC Meeting Date: N/A Management Arrangements: NEX

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Total Project Budget:

2,523,500 US$

Total Allocated Resources

2,000,000 US$

General Management Support

73,500 US$

In-kind contribution:

N/A

Agreed by (Implementing Partner - GSSCPD) Dr. Adel Al Wugayan, Secretary-General, SCPD Secretary General

Date:

Agreed by (Implementing Partner – UNDP) Dr. Adam Abdelmoula, UNDP Resident Representative

Date:

Agreed by (Responsible Party – Kuwait Municipality) NAME OF SIGNATORY

Date:

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List of Acronyms and Abbreviations AWP CO CP CPAP CPD GSSCPD HRDC ICT IEM IGO IPMS IT M&E MBO MDG MDGR MOFA MTR NEX NGO PBBS PMU RBA ROAR RRF SCPD SPU UN UNCT UNDP

Annual Work Plan Country Office Country Programme Country Programme Action Plan Country Programme Document General Secretariat of Supreme Council of Planning Human Resource Development Center Information and Communications Technology Integrated Environmental Management Inter-Governmental Organisation Institutional Performance Measurement System Information Technology Monitoring and Evaluation Management by Objective Millennium Development Goals Millennium Development Goals Report Ministry of Foreign Affairs Mid-term Review National Execution Non-governmental Organisation Performance-Based Budgeting System Performance Monitoring Unit Revised Basic Agreement Results Oriented Annual Report Results and Resources Framework Supreme Council for Planning and Development Strategic Planning Unit United Nations United Nations Country Team United Nations Development Programme

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I.

SITUATION ANALYSIS

Kuwait is in a state of reform and is aspiring to achieve its national vision. The Country’s five-year National Strategic Development Plan (2010 to 2014), endorsed by its National Assembly, reflects a policy of renewal and continued growth. A paramount objective of this plan is the transformation of Kuwait into a vigorous commercial and investment-attracting financial hub where the private sector upholds a sizeable clout of the economy. In this context, the Government seeks to advance fair competition, enhance productivity, and afford a robust technological and economic infrastructure through invigorating the role and involvement of the private sector in the economy and its partnership with the public sector to yield an effective and balanced economy and advance human development. A myriad of business challenges face governments and the corporate world at large. Kuwait is no exception. The increasing need to rapidly make accurate and well-informed decisions, create alignment across the organization, focus on action and results, consistently operate and perform in an efficient and effective manner, build effective internal management and oversight practices, seek better ways to measure the health and success of the organization, and attract and retain the right staff in an increasingly competitive environment are among the challenges and dynamics facing public and private sector entities alike. The Government’s reform agenda recognizes the need for change to face the challenges necessary for success and explicitly call for the need to (1) - actively evaluate the effectiveness of the current governance, transparency, and performance of Kuwait government institutions (2) - build internal capabilities and infrastructure across various institutions and streamline the business processes while driving bottom-line growth. Specifically, the Government’s Strategic Development Plan addresses this in its fifth strategic objective of developing an effective administrative and oversight capacity within the government: “This objective seeks to instill and develop mechanisms of proper and effective government administration that promotes sound governance, accountability and business integrity on a social and economic level and reinforces them as core elements for sustained development.” The State Audit Bureau has effectively practiced its role as an oversight body over the entities within the government, providing independent financial and recently performance audit of those entities. It is envisioned that the Performance Audit function will be significantly increased and strengthened with the establishment of a solid proven performance audit framework based on international leading practices that will allow it to more effectively audit the performance of the various entities with the government through more emphasis on capturing key performance indicators that will allow the monitoring of different aspects such as internal operations, internal controls, governance, transparency, and quality of the services provided by those entities to the wider community. This includes the entities compliance with internal anti-corruption regulations promulgated by various transparency-promoting and regulatory bodies and ensures more alignment to the recent signed international treaties and the Kuwait national reform agenda. Currently, no clear Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been developed by those entities and reported on in a consistent and automated manner. The current process of capturing, aggregating, reviewing, and reporting on KPIs is largely manual and a time consuming process that lacks the standards of data governance and accuracy for reporting. Areas of improvements lie in the comprehensiveness and value of reporting, ensuring data quality, improve process efficiency, transparency, governance, reliability and the mechanisms to sustain those improvements. UNDP is seeking to support the State Audit Bureau in the design and implementation of a National Performance Management Framework with the purpose of enhancing governance, accountability and the performance of governmental organizations within Kuwait and increasing the effectiveness of the State Audit Bureau in exercising it’s monitoring and control activities of the performance of the different governmental entities.

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II.

ANNUAL WORK PLAN

AWP for 2011 TIMEFRAME EXPECTED OUTPUTS

Output 1: Improved legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate performance effectiveness Output Indicators: 1.

2.

3.

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Activity Result 1: Assess the “As-Is” situation of Performance Management, monitoring, and control mechanisms at the State Audit Bureau and the selected “Pilot” governmental sectors/entities from a People, Process, and Technology Perspective

Q1

Q2





Q3

Q4

RESPONSIBLE PARTY

Sectors’/Entities’ officials, State Audit Bureau officials, and External Experts

Availability of an operational Actions: performance management and oversight function  Review and understand the strategic Number of Government plans of the entities and their bodies adopting performance capabilities management and monitoring  Validate the understanding of the systems vision, mission, metrics, performance Number of scorecards for indicators, etc. each entity and KPI Dictionary, no. of agreed KPIs  Benchmark the structure, content and with targets and owners, no. intent of the plans and performance of baseline dashboard management practices with good/best reports, no. of KPI prioritized, practices and Identify any particular and availability of a gaps and/or differences in the existing performance management plans based on best industry practices reporting framework, and and propose enhancements. performance management

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PLANNED BUDGET Funding Source

Budget Description

UNDP

Contracts for Local/International consultants

Amount

US$ 250,000

system. Activity Result 2: Design a Balanced Baseline: This function is not fully Scorecard-Based Performance implemented at the State Audit Management Framework Bureau and the selected pilot entities within the Government



Activity Result 3: Develop the Key Related CP outcome: Improved Performance Indicators (KPIs) and effectiveness and efficiency of Reporting Framework public agencies in performing its Actions: duties  Develop KPIs and Scorecard:





Facilitate identification of KPIs and owners



Finalize KPI definition template and define all identified KPIs as per the template



Facilitate the target setting process for the KPIs by the entities



Develop baseline reporting and performance management reporting mechanisms (e.g. draft work cycles for collecting data, user guides on how to use these measures, excel BSC dashboards for baseline values, data validation report, and implementation roadmap)



Prepare, produce, and finalize performance management system and technical requirements with stakeholders at each selected sector with the State Audit Bureau

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Sectors’/Entities’ officials, State Audit Bureau officials, and External Experts √

Sectors’/Entities’ officials, State Audit Bureau officials, and External Experts

UNDP

UNDP

Contracts for Local/International consultants

Contracts for Local/International consultants

US$ 250,000

US$ 350,000

Activity Result 4: Support the design and establishment of a National Performance Management Framework at the State Audit Bureau and selected “pilot” sectors within the Government Actions:  The definition of the mandate of the PM function 

The organization structure for the State Audit Bureau and the three pilot entities modified to accommodate the new unit.



The organizational structure of the PM function



The functional description of the PM function, responsibilities and job descriptions for PM function staff



Processes and reporting lines





Sectors’/Entities’ officials, State Audit Bureau officials, and External Experts

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UNDP

1. Salaries for local consultants 2. Producing required reports 3. Awareness sessions 4. Training

US$ 150,000

Output 2: National capacity of e- Activity Result 1: Support the governance built implementation and operation of the new National Performance Management Operating Model and System at the State Output Indicators: Audit Bureau and Train Staff 1. Number and quality of Actions: services provided  Provide required awareness and electronically orientation for State Audit Bureau 2. Number of procedures and systems redesigned employees about performance monitoring processes and value Baseline: No such function is  Deploy the system within the state currently available in the State Audit Bureau. Audit Bureau. Existing skills  Prepare/Liaise with the inadequate. implementing partner to prepare training material/schedules to train Related CP outcome: National State Audit Bureau’s personnel on strategies formulated to facilitate how to use the tool e-governance to achieve  Conduct training (along with the development goals implementing partner if applicable)  Monitoring & Evaluation Activities









State Audit Bureau officials, and External Experts

- Contracts for local/International consultants - Systems acquired/built - Training

US$ 548,000

M&E activities

US$ 10,000

Monitor operation and report results √



UNDP & State Audit Bureau

UNDP

US$ 46,740

General Management Support (GMS)

Total (2011)

US$ 1,604,740

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AWP for 2012 TIMEFRAME EXPECTED OUTPUTS

PLANNED ACTIVITIES

Output 2: National capacity of e- Activity Result 1: Support the governance built implementation and operation of the new National Performance Management Operating Model and System at the Output Indicators: selected pilot entities and train staff 1. Number and quality of services Actions: provided electronically  Provide required awareness and 2.Number of procedure and orientation for the pilot entities systems redesigned employees about performance monitoring processes and value Baseline: No such function is  Deploy the system within the currently available in the State entities Audit Bureau. Existing skills  Prepare/Liaise with the inadequate. implementing partner to prepare training material/schedules to train Related CP outcome: National the personnel on how to use the strategies formulated to facilitate tool e-governance to achieve  Conduct training (along with the development goals implementing partner if applicable)

Q1

Q2

Q3







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Q4

RESPONSIBLE PARTY

State Audit Bureau officials, Entities’ officials, and External Experts

PLANNED BUDGET Funding Source UNDP

Budget Description 



Contracts for Local/Internati onal consultants Software

Amount

US$ 760,000

Activity Result 2: Document lessons learned from pilot implementations of the new performance management operating model at the State Audit Bureau and the selected entities and Finalize Rollout Implementation Plan Monitoring and Evaluation Activities

State Audit Bureau officials, Entities’ officials, and External Experts

UNDP



UNDP & State Audit Bureau

UNDP

US$ 10,000



UNDP & State Audit Bureau

UNDP

US$ 10,000







Project Final Assessment



Contracts for local/International consultants

US$ 112,000

US$ 26,760

General Management Support (GMS)

US$ 918,760

Total (2012)

US$ 2,523,500

Project Total

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III.

MANAGEMENT ARRANGEMENTS

The project will be nationally executed and implemented by the State Audit Bureau and selected pilot entities of the Kuwaiti government (namely, Education, Health, and Oil & Gas) in accordance with the UNDP NEX guidelines. The management arrangements for this project are in line with the UNDP requirements as reflected in the UNDP User Guide and are as follows: A. The Project Organization Structure

Project Organisation Structure Project Board Senior Beneficiary

Executive

Senior Supplier

State Audit Bureau and Selected Pilot entities of Government

UNDP, State Audit Bureau

General Secretariat of the Supreme Council for Planning & Development,

UNDP

Project Assurance (UNDP)

Project Manager

Project Support Unit

The Project Board: A Project Board will be established to take executive management decisions and to provide guidance to the Project Manager, including approval of project revisions and of the project’s annual work plan. Project assurance reviews by this group are made at designated decision points during the running of the project or as necessary when raised by the Project Manager. The Board contains three roles: an Executive to chair the group, a Senior Supplier to provide guidance regarding the technical feasibility of the project, and a Senior Beneficiary to ensure realization of project benefits from the perspective of project beneficiaries. The group will meet on a necessary basis and will be composed of: o The Executive Role: State Audit Bureau, UNDP o Senior Supplier: GSSCPD & UNDP o Senior Beneficiaries: Government entities, State Audit Bureau, Oversight bodies Ex officio: The Project Manager The Project Manager will act as secretariat for the group (organization structure), being responsible for convening the meetings, preparing the agenda, overseeing preparation of materials for presentation to the meeting and for preparing and distributing minutes of the meetings.

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Project Assurance: This role is held by UNDP and supports the Project Board by carrying out objective and independent project oversight and monitoring functions. This role ensures appropriate management milestones are managed and completed. The Project Manager is responsible for the day-to-day implementation of the project in coordination with different stakeholders and the project's team. This includes ensuring the quality and timeliness of all project activities and outputs and supervising the work of consultants; requesting the advancement of project funds; preparing Quarterly and Annual Progress Reports; liaising with the Project Assurance role, and requesting ad-hoc directions from the Project Board when required. The draft terms of reference are attached. Project Support Unit: The Project Support will provide project administration and management support to the Project Manager as required by the needs of the project or Project Manager. B. UNDP Support to Implementation: As implementation proceeds, UNDP will provide specific services to the implementing partner in support of delivering the expected outputs. The costs of these support services will be charged directly to the project budget. C. Facilities and Administration (F & A): The budget includes 3% Facilities and Administration to UNDP defined as General Management Support (GMS).

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IV.

MONITORING FRAMEWORK AND EVALUATION

In accordance with the programming policies and procedures outlined in the UNDP User Guide, the project will be monitored through the following: Within the annual cycle  On a quarterly basis, a quality assessment shall record progress towards the completion of key results, based on quality criteria and methods captured in UNDP Quality Management tables.  An Issue Log shall be activated in Atlas and updated by the Project Manager to facilitate tracking and resolution of potential problems or requests for change.  Based on the initial Risk Analysis submitted (see annex 1), a risk log shall be activated in Atlas and regularly updated by reviewing the external environment that may affect the project implementation.  Based on the above information recorded in Atlas, a Quarterly Progress Reports (QPR) shall be submitted by the Project Manager to the Project Board through Project Assurance, using the standard report format available in the Executive Snapshot.  a project Lesson-learned Log shall be activated and regularly updated to ensure on-going learning and adaptation within the organization, and to facilitate the preparation of the Lessons-learned Report at the end of the project  a Monitoring Schedule Plan shall be activated in Atlas and updated to track key management actions/events Annually  Annual Review Report. An Annual Review Report shall be prepared by the Project Manager and shared with the Project Board and the Outcome Board. As minimum requirement, the Annual Review Report shall consist of the Atlas standard format for the QPR covering the whole year with updated information for each above element of the QPR as well as a summary of results achieved against predefined annual targets at the output level.  Annual Project Review. Based on the above report, an annual project review shall be conducted during the fourth quarter of the year or soon after, to assess the performance of the project and appraise the Annual Work Plan (AWP) for the following year. In the last year, this review will be a final assessment. This review is driven by the Project Board and may involve other stakeholders as required. It shall focus on the extent to which progress is being made towards outputs, and that these remain aligned to appropriate outcomes.  A Final Project Review shall be conducted during the fourth quarter of the last year of the project by the Project Board as basis for assessing performance, contribution to related outcomes, and determining lessons for broader application. Using the final Project Review Report, the Lessons Learned Report and other documentation as appropriate, the Project Board should assess in this meeting the performance and success of the project, and its contribution to related outcomes. M&E Procedure and Resources: The project will be evaluated by independent consultants (national or international). The timing, TOR and composition of the evaluation team will be agreed to by the Project Board. The project budget reflects an annual allocation of $ 10,000 for the conduct of monitoring activities and an allocation of $ 10,000 for the conduct of the final project assessment ($ 30,000 total).

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Quality Management for Project Activity Results OUTPUT 1: Improved legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate performance effectiveness Activity Result 1 (Atlas Activity ID)

Assess the “As-Is” situation of Performance Management, monitoring, and control mechanisms at the State Audit Bureau and the selected “Pilot” governmental sectors/entities from a People, Process, and Technology Perspective

Purpose

To evaluate the current situation at the State Audit Bureau and contribute to the achievement of OUTPUT 1

Description

 -

Start Date: 1/01/2011 End Date: 31/03/2011

Actions: Review and understand the strategic plans of the entities and their capabilities Validate the understanding of the vision, mission, metrics, performance indicators, etc. Benchmark the structure, content and intent of the plans and performance management practices with good/best practices and Identify any particular gaps and/or differences in the existing plans based on best industry practices and propose enhancements.

Quality Criteria

Quality Method

Date of Assessment

Availability of an operational performance management and oversight function

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

Number of Government bodies adopting performance management and monitoring systems

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

OUTPUT 1: Improved legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate performance effectiveness Activity Result 2 (Atlas Activity ID)

Design a Balanced Scorecard-Based Performance Management Framework

Purpose

To support the development of the Performance Management Systems thereby contributing to the achievement of OUTPUT 1

Description



Start Date: 30/06/2011 End Date: 31/09/2011

Actions: N/A

Quality Criteria

Quality Method

Date of Assessment

Number of scorecards for each entity and KPI Dictionary, no. of agreed KPIs with targets and owners, no. of baseline dashboard reports, no. of KPI prioritized, and availability of a performance management reporting framework, and performance management system

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

OUTPUT 1: Improved legal and institutional frameworks to facilitate performance effectiveness Activity Result 3 (Atlas Activity ID)

Develop the Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) and Reporting Framework

Purpose

To support the development of the Performance Management System thereby contributing to the achievement of OUTPUT 1

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Start Date: 30/09/2011 End Date: 31/12/2011

Description

 -

-

Actions: Develop KPIs and Scorecard Facilitate identification of KPIs and owners Finalize KPI definition template and define all identified KPIs as per the template Facilitate the target setting process for the KPIs by the entities Develop baseline reporting and performance management reporting mechanisms (e.g. draft work cycles for collecting data, user guides on how to use these measures, excel BSC dashboards for baseline values, data validation report, and implementation roadmap) Prepare, produce, and finalize performance management system and technical requirements with stakeholders at each selected sector with the State Audit Bureau

Quality Criteria

Quality Method

Date of Assessment

Availability of an operational performance management and oversight function

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

Number of Government bodies adopting performance management and monitoring systems

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

Number of scorecards for each entity and KPI Dictionary, no. of agreed KPIs with targets and owners, no. of baseline dashboard reports, no. of KPIs prioritized, and availability of a performance management reporting framework and performance management system

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

OUTPUT 2: National capacity of e-governance built Activity Result 1 (Atlas Activity ID)

Support the implementation and operation of the new National Performance Management Operating Model and System at the State Audit Bureau and train staff

Purpose

To support the development of the Performance Management System thereby contributing to the achievement of OUTPUT 2

Description



Start Date: 30/06/2011 End Date: 30/09/2012

Actions: - Provide required awareness and orientation for State Audit Bureau employees about performance monitoring processes and value - Deploy the system within the state Audit Bureau. - Prepare/Liaise with the implementing partner to prepare training material/schedules to train State Audit Bureau’s personnel on how to use the tool - Conduct training (along with the implementing partner if applicable) - Monitor operation and report results

Quality Criteria

Quality Method

Date of Assessment

Number and quality of services provided electronically

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

Number of procedures and systems redesigned

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

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OUTPUT 2: National capacity of e-governance built Activity Result 2 (Atlas Activity ID)

Document lessons learned from pilot implementations of the new performance management operating model at the State Audit Bureau and the selected entities and Finalize Rollout Implementation Plan

Purpose

To support the development of the Performance Management System thereby contributing to the achievement of OUTPUT 2

Description

 Actions: N/A

Start Date: 30/09/2012 End Date: 31/12/2012

Quality Criteria

Quality Method

Date of Assessment

Number and quality of services provided electronically

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

Number of procedures and systems redesigned

Progress reports on a quarterly and annual basis.

Quarterly/Annual basis

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V.

LEGAL CONTEXT

This document together with the CPAP signed by the Government and UNDP which is incorporated by reference constitute together a Project Document as referred to in the Revised Basic Agreement, signed on 13 February 1962 and all CPAP provisions apply to this document. Consistent with Article III of the Revised Basic Agreement, the responsibility for the safety and security of the implementing partner and its personnel and property, and of UNDP’s property in the implementing partner’s custody, rests with the implementing partner. The implementing partner shall: 1. Put in place an appropriate security plan and maintain the security plan, taking into account the security situation in the country where the project is being carried; 2. Assume all risks and liabilities related to the implementing partner’s security, and the full implementation of the security plan. 3. UNDP reserves the right to verify whether such a plan is in place, and to suggest modifications to the plan when necessary. Failure to maintain and implement an appropriate security plan as required hereunder shall be deemed a breach of this agreement. 4. The implementing partner agrees to undertake all reasonable efforts to ensure that none of the UNDP funds received pursuant to the Project Document are used to provide support to individuals or entities associated with terrorism and that the recipients of any amounts provided by UNDP hereunder do not appear on the list maintained by the Security Council Committee established pursuant to resolution 1267 (1999). The list can be accessed via http://www.un.org/Docs/sc/committees/1267/1267ListEng.htm. This provision must be included in all sub-contracts or sub-agreements entered into under this Project Document.

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VI.

ANNEX 1:

RISK ANALYSIS

OFFLINE RISK LOG

Support the State Audit Bureau to develop a performance management framework Project Title:

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Description

Date Identified

Type

Award ID:

Impact &

Date:

Countermeasures / Owner Mngt response

Probability

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Submitted, updated by

Last Update

Status

VII.

ANNEX 2:

TOR FOR PROJECT MANAGER

Job Title: Project Manager Duty Station: Kuwait Section/Unit: Programme/Governance and Development Planning Project Reference: Support the State Audit Bureau to develop a performance management framework Duration of Employment: 12 Months, with possibility of extension Background The State Audit Bureau has effectively practiced its role as an oversight body over the entities within the government, providing independent financial and recently performance audit of those entities. It is envisioned that the Performance Audit function will be significantly increased and strengthened with the establishment of a solid proven performance audit framework based on international leading practices that will allow it to more effectively audit the performance of the various entities with the government through more emphasis on capturing key performance indicators that will allow the monitoring of different aspects such as internal operations, internal controls, governance, transparency, and quality of the services provided by those entities to the wider community. This includes the entities compliance with internal anti-corruption regulations promulgated by various transparency-promoting and regulatory bodies and ensures more alignment to the recent signed international treaties and the Kuwait national reform agenda. Currently, no clear Key Performance Indicators (KPI) have been developed by those entities and reported on in a consistent and automated manner. The current process of capturing, aggregating, reviewing, and reporting on KPIs is largely manual and a time consuming process that lacks the standards of data governance and accuracy for reporting. Areas of improvements lie in the comprehensiveness and value of reporting, ensuring data quality, improve process efficiency, transparency, governance, reliability and the mechanisms to sustain those improvements. UNDP is seeking to support the State Audit Bureau in the design and implementation of a National Performance Management Framework with the purpose of enhancing governance, accountability and the performance of governmental organizations within Kuwait and increasing the effectiveness of the State Audit Bureau in exercising it’s monitoring and control activities of the performance of the different governmental entities. Duties and Responsibilities: Under the overall supervision of the UNDP Assistant Resident Representative and designated official at the State Audit Bureau, the project manager is responsible for ensuring the project delivers the outputs as outlined in the project document through the implementation of the project activities. The Project Manager has the following responsibilities: - Manage all aspects of the project including the financial, technical and human resources ensuring that the outputs of the project are achieved on time and within the allocated budget of the annual workplan; - Provide technical support to the State Audit Bureau to design, plan for, implement and monitor the operation of a National Performance Management System.

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Support the design and establishment of a National Performance Management Framework at the State Audit Bureau and selected “pilot” sectors within the Government

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Manage the development of the Balanced Scorecard-Based performance management framework including developing KPIs and a reporting framework for the system

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Support the implementation and operation of the new National Performance Management Operating Model and System at the selected pilot entities and train staff

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Ensure the quality and timeliness of all project activities and outputs. Supervise the work of the project teams/consultants; Manage project’s financial and administrative functions such as requesting the advancement of project funds; preparing Quarterly and Annual Progress Reports.

Qualifications and Experience: 1. Advanced degree in Business Administration, Information Systems, Computer Science or related discipline. 2. A minimum of 5 years proven practical experience in management of similar projects. Experience in working with government institutions in Kuwait is an added advantage. 3. Experience in Business Process Reengineering, Training, Development/Management, Organizational Reform and Information Technology is highly desirable. 4. Excellent management, negotiation and communication skills. 5. Strong computer skills (Word, Excel, Power Point, etc.). 6. Good command of written and spoken Arabic and English. 7. Relevant experience with UNDP and knowledge of its procedures is a plus. 8. Thorough and proven understanding of common business and project management practices.

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