Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Organisation Stabilization Mission in the Democratic Republic of the Congo
Duty Station: KINSHASA
Posting Period: 09 January 2019 - 08 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-MONUSCO-109560-F-Kinshasa (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The Programme Management Officer post is located in Kinshasa within the Comprehensive Approach Coordination Unit and reports to the Unit Coordinator under the direction of the Mission Chief of Staff.

The Comprehensive Approach Coordination Unit is a newly established unit intended to coordinate and support the implementation of the Comprehensive Approach at the strategic as well as operational and tactical levels. The Unit will primarily support the Mission Leadership Team (MLT) in the development of integrated and targeted strategies to neutralise armed groups, address conflict and protect civilians. The Unit will also support, monitor and follow-up on the implementation of these strategic priorities set by the MLT, recommend adjustments or identify areas of weakness. The Unit will also support the development of operational plans flowing from the strategies through the Joint Operational Planning Team (JOPT), led by the DSRSG Operations and Rol, as well as work with Field Offices on implementation and monitoring.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for, but not limited to, the performance of the following duties:

1.Planning
•Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.
•Support the coordination and alignment of Mission priorities set by the MLT with the targeted strategies and operational plans against armed groups and the protection of civilians.
•Provide support in the coordination of a communications strategy in coordination with the Communications Officer.
•Generate survey initiatives; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
•Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources..

2.Implementation
•Develop, implement and evaluate targeted strategies and operational plans, etc.; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions.
•Initiate and coordinate outreach activities as directed; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
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3.Administration
•Organize and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
•Coordinate activities related to budget/funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, performance reports, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget, Results Based Budget logframe, etc.).
•Performs other related duties in support of the Unit Coordinator and the Mission Chief of Staff.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to identify and analyze political, ethnic, social and economic problems that cause civil unrest in a country or geographic area. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

• COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of political, civil or humanitarian affairs, post-conflict recovery and/or development, programme management, or a related field is required. A minimum of two years experience in the field coordinating interdisciplinary and multidimensional programmes and projects in a post conflict context is required. Specific programmatic experience, including monitoring and evaluation is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English (both oral and written) and knowledge of French is required. Fluency in French is desirable.

Assessment

Previously rostered candidates are not subject to any further assessment and as such, will not be invited for such an assessment.

Special Notice

This "Recruit from Roster" job opening is only open to roster applicants who are already placed on pre-approved rosters, following a review by a United Nations Central Review Body. Only roster applicants who were placed on rosters with similar functions at the same level are considered to be eligible candidates. Eligible applicants receive an email inviting them to apply. Rostered applicants are encouraged to apply only if they are interested and available to take up the position at the duty station/s specified in the Job Opening. Applying to this job opening carries an expectation to accept the offer, if selected.

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.

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