Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer, P4
Department/Office: Global Compact Office
Duty Station: BEIJING
Posting Period: 19 September 2019 - 02 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-GCO-122597-R-Beijing (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 Global Compact Office at the UNDP Country Office in Beijing. The Programme Officer reports to the Senior Programme Officer, Local Networks. The focus of this job is to lead the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Local Network programmes in China.


Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned projects related to strengthening of, and recruitment of additional participants for, the UN Global Compact Local Networks in China.; monitors and analyzes the project development and implementation of the Knowledge Sharing System, and Local Networks social networking platforms; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with the Senior Programme Officer, Local Networks ; ensures follow-up actions to ensure further growth of Local Networks in China.
• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with Global Compact Local Networks, by planning facilitating workshops, through interactive and local sessions and assisting in developing content and sessions of the UN Global Compact Academy.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of the governance structure of the Local Networks in China, prepares evaluations as well as other research activities and studies.
• Generates survey initiatives, designs data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets information, identifies problems and prepares conclusions.
• Organizes and prepares written outputs for the Global Compact Annual Local Network Report, this includes drafting background documents, analyses, sections of reports and inputs to publications, particularly as it relates to the status of Global Compact activities in China and the rest of Asia & Oceania.
• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, and the preparation of documents and presentations.
• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities to strengthen collaboration with the Resident Coordinator and the UN Country Team; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics and activities.
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding that are in line with the Global Compact Funding Strategy and prepares related documents/reports.
• Supervises junior staff and performs other duties as required.


Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant corporate sustainability. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems as it relates to recruitment of companies and participant management within a corporate sustainability initiative. 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 sustainability initiatives in China, Asia and Oceania; 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.

• 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.

• 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.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area.
Experience in corporate citizenship, and fostering more effective collaboration with policy dialogue is desirable.
Experience in development policies and development agendas is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in Chinese is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.


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

Special Notice

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.

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

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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