Associate Programme Officer, DSIT/WYVC

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Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located within the Women, Youth and Vulnerable Communities (WYVC) Section in the Division of Sustainable and Inclusive Trade. The Global Goals provide an opportunity for delivering change, with women's empowerment as a prerequisite for achieving the Goals. The Empowering Women to Trade (EWT) programme delivers on ITC's commitment to the Global Goals, particularly Goal 5 (achieving gender equality and empowering women) and Goal 8 (inclusive and sustainable economic growth). International Trade Centre (ITC) launched the SheTrades Initiative to ensure that the right capacities and conditions are present to foster inclusive and sustainable trade. Within the framework of the initiative, the outputs of the programme are: - Facilitating the improvement of the policy and regulatory environment in which women entrepreneurs operate - Strengthening the institutional support framework and improve trade related support to women entrepreneurs - Developing sectors critical to the economic empowerment of women producers in target countries - Enhancing women entrepreneurs’ capacity and the competitiveness of their products and services - Making buyers and partners (including investors) more accessible to women entrepreneurs

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer, Women and Trade Programme, and the general guidance of the Chief, Women, Youth and Vulnerable Communities Section, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: - Works with 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. - Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc. - Provides substantive support for project coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participation in evaluations or research activities and studies. - Assists in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. - 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. - Undertakes outreach activities; 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. - 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.). - Performs 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.

  • 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 A first-level university degree in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. Applicants who have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or related fields may be considered with two years of relevant qualifying experience.

    Work Experience A minimum of four years of experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required

    Experience with designing and implementing trade-related technical assistance projects is desirable.

    Experience in developing and/or implementing women and trade projects is desirable.

    Languages For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English is required; and knowledge of French or Spanish is desirable.

    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: http://icsc.un.org

    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.

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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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