PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Application deadline 3 days ago: Thursday 29 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
This is a P-4 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 7 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 158,106 USD and 203,845 USD.
Salary for a P-4 contract in New YorkThe international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 73.8% at this the location, applies.
Please keep in mind that the salary displayed here is an estimation by UN Talent based on the location and the type of contract. It may vary depending on the organization. The recruiter should be able to inform you about the exact salary range. In case the job description contains another salary information, please refer to this one.More about P-4 contracts and their salaries.
Org. Setting and Reporting The post is located in the Office of the Special Adviser on Africa, Policy and Monitoring Branch. The Office of the Special Adviser on Africa is responsible for mobilising international cooperation in support of Africa's development and the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa and coordinating UN system wide support for Agenda 2063. The incumbent will report to the Chief, Policy and Monitoring Branch, through the team leader. More information on the Office can be found on the website https://www.un.org/osaa/
Responsibilities Under the general direction of the Director and the supervision of the Chief, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: - Develops and implements assigned programmes/projects such as United Nations monitoring mechanism and the United Nations Ten Year Capacity Building Programme for the African Union; monitors and analyses programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties, identifies and tracks follow-up actions; - Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client by planning and reviewing implementation of commitments made by Africa's development partners, including traditional donors and new and emerging development partners towards Africa's development; consultations with Member States in traditional and new and emerging development partners, including regional organisations as well as other stakeholders such as civil society organisations, private foundations and academia; consultations with the United Nations system organizations, departments, funds and agencies, including the Bretton Woods institutions, and other multilateral organisations; facilitating workshops, panel discussions and meetings; - Researches, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources; - Coordinates and undertakes socio-economic policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies on new and emerging issues on Africa's development; - Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, including on the review of implementation of commitments made towards Africa's development, implementation of Agenda 2063; - Assists in following-up to and reporting on progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals in Africa, and mobilises international support for accelerated implementation of the goals; provides support to the General Assembly and the Economic and Social Council in the Sustainable Development Goals and follows-up on their implementation, along with other commitments of the Rio+20 Conference; contributes to the preparation of the reports of the SecretaryGeneral on the Review of the Implementation of Commitments made towards Africa's Development and contributes inputs into the report of the Secretary-General on NEPAD; - Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, section of reports and studies, inputs to publications, statistics, etc; - Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions; - Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including Tokyo International Conference on Africa's Development (TI CAD), etc. to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations ; undertakes outreach activities, conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities; - Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries; - Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.; assists in administrative work for assigned programmes/projects; - Performs other duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to Africa's economic and social development. Demonstrated report writing skills. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual and analytical and evaluative skins to conduct independent research and analysis. 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.
Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
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 An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
Experience in Africa's economic development is required.
Experience in data compilation, collation and analysis is desirable.
Experience in NEPAD programme/Agenda 2063 is desirable.
Experience in monitoring mechanism is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages at the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available starting as soon as possible until 31 December 2022, with a possibility of extension. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully 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 on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the 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 on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.