Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 25 April 2019 - 08 June 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-DPO-114933-R-New York (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Department of Peace Operations (DPO), Policy, Evaluation and Training Division (DPET), Integrated Training Service (ITS). ITS provides training support to troop and police contributing countries and to field missions led by DPO, the Department of Peace Building and Political Affairs (DPPA) and the Department of Operational Support (DOS). The Programme Management Officer reports to the Field Training Support Team Leader. The incumbent is expected to work closely with the elements of DPO and DOS which provide support for peacekeeping operations as well as with Integrated Mission Training Centres and mission training focal points.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Participates in the planning, development, implementation and evaluation of training programmes addressing the needs of field missions and civilian and uniformed personnel and contingents deployed in field missions; monitors and analyzes training programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
•Performs assignments, in collaboration with DPO, DOS, other departments and field missions, by planning workshops, or other interactive sessions and assisting in developing training programmes to strengthen field mission performance.
•Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
•Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
•Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
•Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, training reports and analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
•Undertakes outreach activities; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participates in visits to field missions.
•Delivers training to field missions as part of a DPO-led training team.
•Coordinates activities related to specific budgets and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to training design, development and delivery. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems related to training. Ability to build and sustain coordination relationships with and between field missions and headquarters. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.

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.

Planning and 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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Masters’ degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, training or learning & development or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, workforce learning and development, administration or related area. Minimum of two (2) years’ experience in the design, development and practical delivery of formal training is required. At least one year working in a United Nations peacekeeping mission or internationally/regionally-led peace operation is desirable. Experience working with SAP or PeopleSoft/Oracle based enterprise resource systems is also desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. This post is financed by extra-budgetary funds. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereofare subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

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