Programme Officer

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UN MINUSMA - United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali

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Application deadline 2 years ago: Sunday 13 Sep 2020 at 23:59 UTC

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the terms of organization’s delegated authority and under the day to day supervision of the Head of Office Menaka and the overall supervision of the Stabilization & Recovery (S&R) Senior Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer Programme Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Reporting: collect, evaluate and analyse information related to developments/events relevant to the implementation of S&R programmes (Quick Impact projects, Trust Fund for Peace and Security in Mali, and Peacebuilding Fund) at the regional level in Menaka;
  • Ensure Quality Assurance of QiPs, Trust Fund and PBF project documents, and reports before their submission to Mission HQ;
  • Ensure sound coordination between the Menaka field office and other mission’s mandated field offices as well all with all relevant units and section at mission HQ level;
  • Identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions; draft report and briefings to S&R management, Mission leadership, senior UN staff and visiting delegations as required;
  • Data Analysis: compile, organize and analyse data related to programme activities and results; provide training to field teams on the management of S&R databases; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value programme data for accuracy, consistency and comparability;
  • Visualization: produce and update information products such as reports, charts and infographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy and fundraising materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials;
  • Coordinate with the different mission components, field offices and the UN Country Team to have a consistent flow of information to facilitate reporting requirements. Coordinate, compile and edit periodic reports to be submitted to the Head of Section intended for the Head of Pillar;
  • Edit and ensure the quality of outgoing documents submitted for the review and approval of the Senior Program Manager;
  • Prepare correspondence, notes, memoranda and responses to query as requested;
  • Participate in outreach activities in support to the section’s PIO, using a range of tools such as courses, seminars, information sessions, newsletters, posters, etc., in liaison with MINUSMA Public information office;
  • Assist the unit in the development of projects related to themes strategic to MINUSMA’s mandate;
  • Support the unit in periodic and annual reporting, as well as budget preparation and follow up;
  • Perform any other related duties as required within the area of operations.

When working with (including supervising) national staff or (non-)governmental counterparts, the incumbent should set aside dedicated time for training, coaching, mentoring and capacity development.


Required degree level:

Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:

Master’s degree in social sciences, Project/ Programme Management, coordination or related field is required.

Required experience:

36 Months

Experience remark:

At least 3 years of progressively responsible experience in the implementation of projects programs, management or coordination at field level is required.

Knowledge of Project and program management is required.

Working experience with the UN is an asset.

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge

Area of expertise:

Development programme management

Area of expertise details:

Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Access and PowerPoint and internet research).

Program/project Management, coordination and other related social science field expertise.

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Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 13 September 2020

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