Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Officer, P4
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 01 June 2021 - 15 July 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-OSRSG-SVC-155277-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 Office of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General on Sexual Violence in Conflict (OSRSG-SVC) in New York, in the Secretariat of the UN Action Against Sexual Violence in Conflict (UN Action). The Programme Officer reports to the UN Action Coordinator, and functions under the overall guidance of the Chief of Staff/Senior Policy Advisor of the OSRSG-SVC.

Working as part of the UN Action Secretariat, the Programme Officer will support the UN Action Coordinator in coordinating the work of UN Action against Sexual Violence in Conflict, to ensure system-wide implementation of the conflict-related sexual violence (CRSV)-mandate, and the implementation of UN Action’s Strategic Framework and Work Plan.

Responsibilities

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

•Develops and implements UN Action’s Strategic Framework and workplan; develops/coordinates development of policy, guidance and research; monitors implementation; reviews relevant
documents and reports; identifies problems, lessons-learned and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with Focal Points from all member entities and ensures follow-up actions.
•Develops and implements a knowledge management strategy for UN Action; ensures that knowledge products are reviewed by the Network and disseminated widely to enhance shared learning; ensures that a repository of such documents is maintained and accessible to all UN Action Members; and other stakeholders through the www.stoprapenow.org website and creates and manages a Community of Practice on CRSV;
•Guides the Programme Officer (M&E) to fulfill their responsibilities.
•Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, talking point etc.
•Provides substantive backstopping to monthly Focal Points meetings, strategic retreats, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
•Initiates and coordinates advocacy activities and provides guidance to consultants
•Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, other UN Agencies and other parties and drafting mission reports/ summaries, etc.
•Coordinates activities related to budget funding, programme preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (results-based budgets for UN Action’s Strategic Framework and UN Action’s work plan, budget for the UN Action Secretariat, etc.).
•Monitors the overall financial situation of UN Action.
•Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• PROFESSIONALISM: Demonstrates an understanding of the mandates of peace and security, human rights, humanitarian and development entities; solid knowledge of institutions, processes and work of the United Nations System 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.

• 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.

• CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

• MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority. Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member. Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills. Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines. Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff. Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative. Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff. Appraises performance fairly.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in development studies, gender studies, public health, management, international relations, political sciences, international law or related field is required .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 programme management or inter-agency coordination or related field is required.
Experience working in the United Nations common system or comparable international organisations is desirable.
Experience in peace operations or humanitarian response in conflict and post-conflict situations is desirable.
Experience working on Sexual Violence in conflict issues or Gender Based Violence programming is desirable.
Experience in knowledge management is desirable.
Experience in policy development is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English 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 a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. The position and/or extension of the appointment is subject to the availability of funding.

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

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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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