Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Special Assistant), P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 09 September 2020 - 22 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-RCS-141188-R-New York (R)
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 United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) in New York, in the Office of the Assistant Secretary-General.

In its Resolution A/RES/72/279, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the transformation of the Development Operations Coordination Office (DOCO) as a stand-alone coordination office within the United Nations Secretariat, namely the Development Coordination Office (DCO). DCO now assumes managerial and oversight functions of the Resident Coordinator System under the collective ownership of the members of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG). The incumbent reports to the Chief of Staff, DCO.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer (Special Assistant) will be responsible for the following duties:
•Supports the ASG for Development Coordination in his daily work through oversight of the ASG’s calendar, liaison with internal and external partners and support to key decision-making for a within DCO;
•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 including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations,
•Participates in field missions, including preparing the ASGs agenda, drafting mission summaries, etc.
•Supports in tracking the strategic deliverables of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) in support of the ASG.
•Supports system-wide reporting and follow-up to QCPR-related mandates related to UNDCO and the UNSDG, as well as, support to DCOs intergovernmental engagements.
•Jointly with the Senior Advisor for the UNSDG, Supports quality assurance for all UNSDG deliverables.
•Collaborates with RC System Business Management Branch to ensure that the UNSDG's information management systems include the indicators required for reporting purposes, and participates in validation processes.
•Leads on development and implementation of appropriate monitoring and evaluation framework for the RC System.
•Keeps abreast of latest emerging trends and innovative approaches to RC System monitoring.
•Performs other related duties as required.

Competencies

* Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to disarmament and arms control, in particular chemical and biological weapons control. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. 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 & 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 (Master's degree or equivalent) 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 five years of progressively responsible experience in sustainable development.
related programme management is required.
A minimum of two years of experience working in an Executive Office/Front Office or equivalent required.
Experience in performing the duties of a special assistant is desirable.
Experience in working with a multicultural team at country, regional and global levels is desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience at the headquarters of a development cooperation organization is desirable.
Experience working for an entity that is a member of the UN Sustainable Development Group is desirable.
Experience in development planning and policy formulation is desirable.
Experience with inter-agency or inter organizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.
Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Shortly after the posting period, screened-in applicants may be invited by email to complete a Job-Fit Questionnaire (JFQ), which is a questionnaire designed to allow applicants to self report their level of experience for this position. More detailed information about the JFQ will be provided in the questionnaire itself. Responses to the JFQ will form part of the application and may be a basis for evaluation of applicants and shortlisting.

Further evaluation of candidates may include other forms of assessments followed by a competency-based interview. All evaluation and assessment related communication will be sent exclusively to your primary email address provided 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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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No Fee

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