PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Application deadline 23 days ago: Friday 12 Nov 2021 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a NO-3 contract. This kind of contract is known as National Professional Officers. It is normally only for nationals. It's a staff contract. More about NO-3 contracts.
Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located with the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Regional Programmes Division, and is based in Yangon, Myanmar.
The Regional Programmes Division is responsible for consolidating and enhancing the linkages between UN Habitat's activities in the field with the Strategic Plan, the 2030 Agenda, and the UN-Habitat’s overall future priorities and to make sure that they are appropriate to the country context.
UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific manages UN-Habitat’s project portfolio in the Asia and Pacific region. It ensures that country priorities are in alignment with the UN-Habitat’s organizational policies and strategic objectives and brings through its Regional Representative to the attention of the Executive Management Committee (EMC) opportunities and challenges in the region, allowing for timely feedback and responses to urgent demands and requests from the Member States.
The focus of the position is on programme development, implementation, monitoring and reporting, in relation to humanitarian priorities or the humanitarian-development nexus, protecting communities in slums, informal settlements and other relevant human settlements.
The position reports to the UN-Habitat Country Programme Manager in the UN-Habitat office in Yangon, Myanmar.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Responsibilities 1. Participates in the formulation, development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation, reviews relevant documents and reports, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective action, liaises with relevant parties, identifies and tracks follow-up actions. 2. Supports coordination in support of UN-Habitat programmes with development partners and the inter-agency mechanisms. 3. Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. 4. Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, undertakes survey initiatives, designs data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions, prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. 5. Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, interactive workshops, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations. 6. Undertakes outreach activities, conducts training workshops, seminars, makes presentations on assigned topics/activities 7. Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties. 8. Supports activities related to resource mobilization, budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget)., implements duty of care policies as requested. 9. Performs other relevant duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: 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.
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.
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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, engineering, economic, social, environmental or urban development, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in project or programme management with international partners is required.
Work experience with the development and implementation of programmes and or a portfolio of projects of operational activities in support of developing countries is required.
Experience working on governance, planning, human security or policy related issues in the area of human settlements is desirable.
A minimum of two (2) years of responsible work experience in a field programme of an international organization is desirable.
Work experience in relation to slums and informal settlements or in the water, sanitation or solid waste management sectors is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an added advantage.
NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice This project post is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Please note that extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
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