Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, P2
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: Economic Commission for Europe
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 November 2018 - 09 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-ECE-105653-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Executive Office (EO) of the Office of the Executive Secretary (OES), United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE). The EO was established
to provide services to the UNECE Secretariat. The Associate Programme Management Officer reports to the Executive Officer of the UNECE.


Within delegated authority, and under the overall direction of the Executive Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

The Associate Programme Management Officer is responsible for devising, supporting and maintaining solutions to administrative staffing and financial information extraction, utilization and reporting, including all administrative reporting requirements, in the areas of Budget/Finance, Human Resources, and General Administration, leveraging Umoja as a baseline data source, optimizing Umoja and UE2 functionality and ensuring that EO administrative service delivery parameters with respect to administrative information transparency, accuracy, accessibility and reporting requirements are met.

Provides substantive support to the Executive Officer and Administrative Staff in the EO in consultative and other meetings, to identify best practices for information access, transparency, and delivery to EO clients, and tools to ensure optimal Umoja functionality.

Undertakes complex analysis of well-defined modules within Umoja and UE2; analyses information extraction and data provision capacities in the context of administrative service requirements; develops methodologies for information capture and delivery through the EO Intranet Portal and other guided tools.

Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems and issues and prepares conclusions.

Provides operational support to clients and stakeholders, supporting the information, reporting and data needs of EO clients.

Researches, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

Prepares, updates and maintains documentation and related procedural manuals.

Assists in the tracking and monitoring of Umoja SAP performance measures.

Provides coordination to the design and creation of data and information tools.

Performs other ad hoc functions as necessary.


Professionalism: Extensive knowledge of United Nations administrative practices, information and data extraction tools, ERP functionality including budget, finance and human resources modules, and business intelligence reporting. Knowledge of basic systems analysis and design techniques, testing, debugging, and documentation standards, database design, storage and internal systems. Shows pride in work and in achievements; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Technological Awareness:
-Keeps abreast of available technology. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks. Shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, computer science, information systems, mathematics, statistics, business intelligence or a related field.

A first-level university degree in combination with at least two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.

Experience in generating statistics and reports in an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Umoja is desirable. Experience in providing support to end users of the transactional ERP systems module (ECC) in extrapolating and deriving data is also desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and a working knowledge of French are required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

The appointment or assignment and renewal thereafter is subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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