Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer, UN-INFO, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 20 May 2019 - 03 June 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-RCS-117223-R-New York (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 Communications and Results Reporting branch of the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) Headquarters in New York. The incumbent reports to the Digitization/Digital Strategist, working closely with the Results Reporting Officer.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority the Programme Officer, UN-Info will be responsible for the following duties:

• Contributes to the management of the full and effective roll-out of UN Info in close collaboration with UNCTs and manages systems development requirements and work by external users of UN-Info, an online tool for planning, reporting and monitoring UNDAF and Business Operations Strategy (BOS) plans, which facilitates easy collaboration of plans along with intuitive data visualization from programmes and business operations.
• Contributes through UN Info to improve planning, policy formulation, decision-making and monitoring of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Provides back-stopping technical support to Resident Coordinator Offices (RCOs) and United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) on UN-Info related matters.
• Supports the development and upgrade of the UN-Info platform and any communication tools related to the platform
• Contributes to the development of standard operating procedures and protocols required to ensure consistent system-wide support and roll out of UN-Info
• Produces regular analytical inputs on trends and issues emerging from UN-Info.
• Collaborates with other platform managers and data analysts to ensure integrated research and data analytics.
• Ensures use of UN-Info to publicize priority issues and major events, including drafting information strategies, coordinating efforts, monitoring and reporting on progress, taking appropriate follow-up action, and analyzing the outcome.
• Monitors and analyses current events, public opinion and press, identifies issues and trends, and advises management on appropriate action/responses.
• Prepares, on the basis of official UN-info documentation and other sources, initial drafts of articles or chapters for inclusion in UN newsletters, periodicals, reports and books.
• Initiates and sustains professional relationships with key constituencies.
• Acts as focal point on specific issues, monitoring and reporting on developments, responding to inquiries, etc.
• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
• Participates in selecting the information transmitted to key constituencies.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, 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.
• Participates in or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget 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 particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. 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.

• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in information technology, business administration, management, economics, 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, administration or related area is required.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience conducting analysis and research on development issues is required.

Experience in the management of online platforms in the context of international development is desirable.
Experience with data analysis, preferably within the United Nations system or another comparable international organization is desirable.
Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.
Experience at the headquarters of a development cooperation organization is desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Shortly after the closure of the job opening, the screened-in applicants will be invited by email to complete a Job-Fit Questionnaire (JFQ) which will form part of the evaluation of applicants for shortlisting. Further evaluation of candidates may include other forms of assessment related communication which will be sent exclusively to your primary email address listed in Inspira. Please ensure that your primary email address is up-to-date and correct. No assessment communications will be sent to your secondary email address.

Special Notice

This position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds.

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.

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.

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No Fee

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