Associate Programme Officer, DSIT/WYVC/PCTP

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Org. Setting and Reporting The Poor Communities and Trade Programme (PCTP), part of ITC’s Division of Sustainable and Inclusive Trade (DSIT) and more specifically Women, Youth and Vulnerable Communities Section (WYVC), aims to reduce global poverty by involving micro-entrepreneurs from the developing world in international and regional trade. As such, PCTP enables marginalised communities of micro-entrepreneurs to be part of the international lifestyle value chain through a business infrastructure, tailored around a unique system of work that enables these communities - mostly women - to thrive in association with the talents of the fashion world. This system of work also involves consumers, through the application of a specific marketing strategy, geared to increase awareness on the story behind each product and allowing people to make informed choices in their purchasing behaviour. EFI aims to reduce global poverty by strengthening the capacities of micro-producers developing country and social enterprises for export trade, connecting them to the international fashion industry.

As part of EFI, the EU-funded Identity Building and Sharing Business Initiative: an Ethical and "Global" Approach to Job Creation and Sustainable Development project aims at bringing about socio-economic development in the participating countries through human capital investment in the cultural and creative sectors, which are mobilized as factors of business development and identity building.

Responsibilities Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer and the general guidance of the Chief Technical Advisor the incumbent will:

  • Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects. This will include working on an e-commerce platform, business acceleration programme for designers,; 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., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, with a particular focus on fashion, lifestyle and art, 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. This will include extensive assistance to business acceleration programmes for designers and creatives.
  • Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. Contributes to the preparation of audio-visual content, including photo stories, videos, illustrations, etc. of the standards required by the private sector, in particular fashion and lifestyle.
  • 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.
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies - PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of fashion and lifestyle sector, with a particular focus on e-commerce, branding and marketing will be valuable assets. Knowledge of sustainability and human rights. 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.

  • 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.

  • TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.

    Education An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in in business administration, management, economics or a related field such as social sciences, international business, fashion management 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 experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.

    Experience working with developing countries is desirable.

    Experience working with photographers, videographers, designers, creative directors and artists is desirable.

    Experience of producing creative and innovative content for online and offline projects is desirable.

    Experience in e-commerce is desirable.

    Experience in fashion business is desirable.

    Languages For the position advertised, fluency in English and knowledge of French is required. Knowledge of Italian 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: 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.

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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