Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Interim Security Force for Abyei
Duty Station: ABYEI
Posting Period: 15 December 2020 - 13 January 2021
Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-UNISFA-146248-R-Abyei (M)
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 within the United Nations Interim Security Force in Abyei (UNISFA), duty station Abyei, in the Office of the Head of Mission.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will report to the Special Assistant and be responsible for the following duties:
•Participates in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned programme/projects and programmatic activities, etc.; monitors and analyzes emerging political and operational developments in Abyei; 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 consulting assignments by planning facilitating meetings, and workshops.
•Researches, analyzes and presents information gathering 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, talking points, code cables, speeches, analyses, sections of Secretary-General’s and other reports and studies, inputs to publications and public communication products 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; supports/conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Supports the Special Assistant in ensuring the effective and efficient management of front office activities of the Head of Mission, including ensuring draft documents such as interoffice memoranda, code cables, faxes, and note verbales are in line with UNISFA’s Information Management Guide, including by ensuring the integration of a gender perspective in all relevant inputs.
•Provides executive support to the acting Head of Mission and serves as a Special Assistant in the absence of the Special Assistant and undertakes official travels with the Head of Mission, as requested;
•Participates in field missions, as requested;
•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: 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;

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 international relations, law, 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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in international relations, development co-operation, project or programme management or related area.
Knowledge of the UN rules and regulations is highly desirable.
At least two years of field experience in Africa is required, including at least one year serving a UN peace operation is required.
Work experience in the region is desirable.
Experience working in a Front Office environment is desirable.
Experience working in an integrated environment (military/civilian) is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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.

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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