Job Opening

Posting Title: ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, ADMINISTRATION, P2
Job Code Title: ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, ADMINISTRATION
Department/Office: Department of Economic and Social Affairs
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Posting Period: 23 June 2022 - 06 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Administration-DESA-184575-R-New York (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the International Tax and Development Cooperation Branch of the Financing for Sustainable Development Office of the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Associate Programme Officer reports to the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the Development Cooperation Unit. The Financing for Sustainable Development Office provides coherent and integrated support to Member States in addressing the issues related to financing for development, as well as the means of implementation for achieving the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. More information can be found at: http://www.un.org/esa/ffd/\The focus of the job is the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations of the Unit’s capacity development activities in developing countries on infrastructure asset management.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, and under the supervision of the Senior Economic Affairs Officer, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties: Works with the Senior Economic Affairs Officer and key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Assist in drafting and monitoring implementation of Terms of References for consultants and individual contractors.
• Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
Assists with design and issuing of data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets
• responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers,
• analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
Supports and participates in communication and outreach activities to increase awareness,
understanding among stakeholders on programmes
•Participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and
• makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
• Performs other duties as required.

Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
Counterparts, officers and technical staff in relevant Secretariat units and in UN funds, programs and other UN specialized agencies.
Representatives and officials in national governments, international organizations, consultants

Results Expected:
Provides well researched and sound analysis of issues and developments affecting programme/project development, administration and implementation, etc. Provides thorough, well reasoned written contributions. Effectively, and in a timely manner, liaises and interacts with colleagues and concerned parties internally and externally.

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.
• 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 in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first level university degree with an additional two years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.

Work Experience

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

Experience in project implementation, monitoring budget availability and project oversight is required.

Experience in organizing and coordinating national/regional and international virtual/on-site/hybrid meetings, workshops or trainings is required.

Sound understanding of issues related to sustainable development of developing countries, financing for development and infrastructure asset management is desirable.

Experience in the application of rules and regulations covering budget and finance and human resources in the UN Common system or similar organization is desirable.

Experience with an enterprise resource planning (ERP) system or similar platform is desirable.

Proficient use of MS Suite, particularly Excel spreadsheet, is required.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in written and oral 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

This is a project position. Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. Renewal thereof is subject to the availability of funds.

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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