SENIOR PROGRAMME ADVISOR

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TBLDC - Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries

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Org. Setting and Reporting The UN Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (TBLDCs) was established by the United Nations General Assembly resolution 71/251 and adopted its Charter on 23 December 2016.

The objectives of the Technology Bank are : (a) To strengthen the science, technology and innovation capacity of least developed countries, including the capacity to identify, absorb, develop, integrate and scale up the deployment of technologies and innovations, including indigenous ones, as well as the capacity to address and manage intellectual property rights issues; (b) To promote the development and implementation of national and regional science, technology and innovation strategies; (c) To strengthen partnerships among science, technology and innovation-related public entities and with the private sector; (d) To promote cooperation among all stakeholders involved in science, technology and innovation, including researchers, research institutions and public and private sector entities, within and between least developed countries, as well as with their counterparts in other countries; (e) To promote and facilitate the identification and utilization of and access to appropriate technologies by the least developed countries, as well as their transfer to the least developed countries, while respecting intellectual property rights and fostering the national and regional capacity of the least developed countries for the effective utilization of technology in order to bring about transformative change.

This temporary position is located in the Technology Bank for the Least Developed Countries (TBLDCs) whose office is based in Gebze, Turkey. The Senior Programe Advisor reports to the Managing Director of the Technology Bank.

Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:

1. Under the guidance of the Managing Director, oversees the Technology Bank’s mandate review and new strategy planning processes; provides strategic guidance and supervision to third-party consultants; quality assures the final submission of the review. 2. Leads assigned inter-governmental, inter-agency and multilateral outreach and consultative processes to ensure the Bank’s proper proposition at the 5th UN Conference on Least Developed Countries (LDCs) to be held in Qatar in January 2022. Ensures proper follow-up is in place in responding to the Conference’ resolution and recommendations; 3. Strategizes and leads the Bank’s resource mobilization initiative through active outreach and engagements with key stakeholders such as member states and their Permanent Missions to the UN, multilateral organizations, and technology and innovation focused private sector partners; 4. Provides advisory support to the Managing Director towards aligning the Bank’s positioning with UN-system wide development priorities, especially in liaison with key UN Development System entities and partners, especially the Resident Coordinators’ system; 5. Leads Bank’s programme managers to align project design with the Bank’s vision and funding strategy; and establishes result-based Management system and practices; 6. Participates in field missions to achieve the above-mentioned tasks as required.

Competencies Professionalism: Demonstrated deep understanding of UN development system, including its reform elements and nexus approach. Understanding of UN system planning and reporting processes to its governing councils. Demonstrated ability to coordinate UN interagency and intergovernmental process. Ability to use science and technology partnerships to promote UNSDGs through the UN development system. Ability to apply UN system policies and rules that govern programme management and partnerships Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities where necessary; 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.

Technological Awareness: Keep abreast of available technology, understand applicability and limitations of technology, actively seek to apply technology to appropriate risks, show willingness to learn new technology

Judgment/Decision-making: Identifies key issues in complex situations, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.

Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in public relations, business administration or related area is required. A first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in programme management and coordination in the UN Common System or similar international organizations is required. Experience working in a front office setting supporting and advising senior officials is required. Experience with the UN Resident Coordinator system is desirable. Demonstrated track record in building and enhancing corporate-level result-based management systems and practices is desirable. Experience in organizational multi-year strategic planning process; and coordinating mandate/ strategic reviews is desirable. Demonstrated experience in coordinating high-level inter-governmental, inter-agency and multilateral outreach, consultative and reporting processes is desirable. Experience in leading and managing multidisciplinary teams/ consultants in a diverse cultural context is desirable. Demonstrated experience in member states' resource mobilization and forging public-private partnerships through financing and administering science and technology innovation programmes, especially in Least Developed Countries is desirable.

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Fluency in another UN official language is desirable.

Assessment Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.

Special Notice - This position is temporarily available for 364 days. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. The selected candidate is expected to start as soon as possible.

  • Please note that due to the ongoing situation with COVID-19 and the travel restrictions imposed by national authorities, selected candidates may be required to start the assignment/appointment remotely, in agreement with the hiring manager, and until further notice.

  • 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.

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