Associate Programme Officer, DCP/OLAC

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This is a P-2 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 2 years of experience, depending on education.


The salary for this job should be between 100,272 USD and 136,195 USD.

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Org. Setting and Reporting The office of Latin America and the Caribbean (OLAC) has the responsibility to lead ITC’s contribution to the development of trade capacity in beneficiary countries in Latin America and the Caribbean. The functions entail developing meaningful partnerships with stakeholders, particularly with clients and donors, as well as to design and implement coherent projects and programmes tailored to country and regional trade development needs. The goal of this function is to contribute to the successful implementation of assigned projects, particularly to assist with the tasks of planning, monitoring and reporting, including assistance with the coordination of operations, communications, and internal processes for effective delivery of resources and activities. This role will entail constant communication and coordination between ITC headquarters and the technical teams in-country.

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of Senior Trade Promotion Officer managing the projects, and the overall guidance of the Chief, OLAC, the incumbent will:

  • Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned projects
  • Monitor and analyses specific aspects of project 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.
  • Carry out basic research on selected aspects of project operations and other activities, including collecting, analysing and presenting data and descriptive information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Provide substantive support for reporting, monitoring and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues, participation in evaluations, and internal/external reporting tasks, including Resource Based Management.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, including draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports, and inputs to publications.
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to the organization of meetings, workshops, and events, to include preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Undertake outreach activities; participates in training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Perform other duties as required.

    Competencies - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of project monitoring tools and processes, particularly Resource Based Management and results reporting. Proficiency in MS office applications and virtual telecommunications tools.. Familiarity with ITC’s project management guidelines and practices is considered an asset. 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Education An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field such as social sciences, policy, history or international relations 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 relevant experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.

    Experience in Results Based Management reporting is desirable.

    Experience working with European Union-funded projects is desirable.

    Experience working with Spanish-speaking Latin American countries is desirable.

    Languages For the position advertised, fluency in both English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

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

    Special Notice The conditions of service are governed by the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. This is a fixed term appointment for an initial period of one (1) year.

ITC champions workforce diversity, inclusion, gender equality and gender parity and considers all qualified persons - of all genders - equally, including those with disabilities, without discrimination or prejudice of any kind. ITC also offers attractive flexible work arrangements to help promote a healthy work/life balance and to allow all staff members to express and develop their talents fully.

Applications from women and nationalities from developing and least developing countries are particularly encouraged to apply.

Applicants will be contacted only if they are under serious consideration.

For information on salary and entitlements, please consult the International Civil Service Commission website:

United Nations Considerations In accordance with the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules, 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 ITC 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.

Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the Inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted based on the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances, and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in Inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision, or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised in Inspira will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee ITC does NOT charge any fees or request money from candidates at any stage of the recruitment process, nor does it concern itself with bank account details of applicants. Requests of this nature allegedly made on behalf of ITC are fraudulent and should be disregarded.

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