Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance Office of Human Resources
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 10 June 2022 - 24 July 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-DMSPC OHR-182299-R-Bonn (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Compensation and Classification Section (CCS), Global Strategy and Policy Division (GSPD), Office of Human Resources (OHR) of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC).

OHR/CCS is responsible for the operation of the United Nations Global Human Resources Centre (‘OneHR Centre’) established in 2016 to provide centralized job classification and background verification services to the common system organizations.

The Associate Programme Officer reports to the OneHR Centre Manager within the Compensation and Classification Section.

Responsibilities

The Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Review, approve and/or endorse background verification cases processed by the OneHR Centre; conduct relevant research on cases; make recommendations on process improvement.
• Process, review and/or approve classification cases received by the OneHR Centre; discuss details of bespoke classification assignments with clients; remain abreast of progress in the classification realm and the ICSC Master standard and make recommendations on process improvement.
• Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of the OneHR Centre; monitor and analyze specific aspects of the Centre; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommend corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and tracks follow-up actions.
• Carry out research on selected aspects of the OneHR Centre, including collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
• Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by facilitating workshops or other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage requirements.
• Participate in data analysis initiatives; assist with design of data collection tools; issue data collection tools, review, analyze and interpret gathered information, identify problems/issues and prepare preliminary conclusions.
• Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, including background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications.
• Provide administrative and substantive support to meetings and conferences including agendas, participants, background documents, presentations and logistics.
• Undertake outreach activities; participates in the development of training events, participate in and make presentations.
• Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support to clients and data collection.
• Coordinate activities related to budgeting (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements and preparation of related documents/reports (invoices, work programme, programme budget).
• Perform 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 assist with 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.

• 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.

• ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

• 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

An advanced university degree in business administration, management, human resources, organizational design, economics or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration, or related area is required.

Experience conducting job classifications is desirable.

Experience supervising staff is desirable.

No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Appointment against this post shall be for an initial period of one (1) year. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to 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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