Programme Officer, Partnerships
New York City (United States of America)
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is in the Department of Operational Support (DOS), Division for Special Activities (DSA), Support Partnerships Service (SPS) Triangular Partnership Project (TPP).
DOS was established to provide operational support to entities across the Secretariat, including other departments, offices-away-from headquarters, field missions, and regional commissions.
DSA oversees a range of specialized or cross-cutting operational capacities. A large part of its responsibilities is to support start-up, surge, transition and liquidation requirements and to
exercise authority on behalf of entities to which authority has not been granted owing to a lack of capacity or from which authority has been temporarily withdrawn.
SPS coordinates and maintains bilateral and trilateral relationships with key partners, such as regional organizations, other United Nations actors and governments, for the receipt or provision of operational support from or to Secretariat entities.
The TPP is one of the outcomes of the September 2014 Summit on UN Peacekeeping, and aims to enhance the Enabling Capabilities for peacekeeping. The TPP comprises of the United Nations, supporting Member States and Troop-Contributing Countries (TCCs).
The Programme Officer, Partnerships reports to the TPP Programme Manager.
• Supports the development of partnerships for the project with a wide range of UN and non-UN organizations, including member states, TCCs, regional organizations and international financial institutions.
• Helps ensure that key partnership priorities and activities are closely aligned with, and supportive of project's objectives, and major policy and reform initiatives of DOS and Departments of Political and Peace building Affairs and Peace Operations (DPPA-DPO).
• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
• Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget 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.
Professionalism: Demonstrated overall knowledge of multi-dimensional peacekeeping and the roles of missions, UN and non-UN partners, Troop Contributing Countries (TCCs) and Member States, as well as of related policy issues, such as peace building and integration. Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of peacekeeping partners. -Ability to identify and pursue opportunities for cooperation. Ability to initiate and manage joint projects and inter-agency processes.
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.
• 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, management, economics, international relations, law, public administration or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying 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, international Relations or related area is required.
Experience in the development of partnerships with the UN common system or other international organizations is desirable.
Experience working with UN Member States, intergovernmental or governmental bodies is required.
Experience drafting formal correspondence in partnership programme development is desirable.
Experience in resource mobilization including the coordination and implementation of budget funding in partnership programme development is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official languages is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.Special Notice
This position is funded for a finite period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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