PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Digital Entrepreneurship)
Application deadline 18 days ago: Wednesday 14 Sep 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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The salary for this job should be between 129,815 USD and 169,982 USD.
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, Division on Technology and Logistics, E-Commerce and Digital Economy Branch, eTrade Initiatives Section. The Programme Officer reports to the Chief of the eTrade Initiatives Section. The focus of the job is to contribute to the management of the eTrade for Women initiative, and in particular its Communities.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Participates in the development and implementation of activities under the eTrade for Women initiative in particular to develop, nurture and grow the eTrade for Women Communities of women digital entrepreneurs.
- Prepares and implements communication plans to ensure the visibility of eTrade for Women Communities and its members across various channels (print, web, digital); Gathers content for outreach and communication-related purposes.
- Performs consulting assignments, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions, contributing and facilitating to the capacity building and other empowerment activities for women digital entrepreneurs, like the eTrade for Women Masterclasses.
- Defines terms of reference, membership conditions, acts as "Community-manager”, rolls out agreed workplans and manages the virtual presence on the eTrade for Women website.
- Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources to inform eTrade for Women activities and mainstream policy issues across the work programme of the Branch and the organization.
- Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of relevant issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
- Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
- Prepares various written outputs, e.g. for background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
- Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
- Undertakes outreach activities and expands partnership opportunities and leverages synergies between eTrade for Women Communities, eTrade for all partners, local and regional governments and institutions as well as private stakeholders for greater impact and sustainability.
- 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.).
Performs other duties as required.
Competencies - Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant digital entrepreneurship and of the challenges faced by women digital entrepreneurs in developing countries in particular. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct 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.
- 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.
Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Education 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 experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in digital entrepreneurship is desirable.
Previous experience managing and implementing community building activities in developing countries is desirable.
Experience working on issues affecting women digital entrepreneurs in developing countries is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency English is required; knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
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.
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