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Project Associate

Vienna (Austria)

  • Organization: UNIDO - United Nations Industrial Development Organization
  • Location: Vienna (Austria)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-03-03

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Female candidates from all Member States are particularly encouraged to apply.

VACANCY  ANNOUNCEMENT TEMPORARY APPOINTMENT OF PROJECT PERSONNEL

Organizational Context

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability. The mission of the United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO), as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States. The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development in the next fifteen years. UNIDO’s mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to “Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation”. The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs. Accordingly, the Organization’s programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities: Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions. Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO’s four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation. Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The Directorate of Programme Development and Technical Cooperation (PTC) is responsible and accountable for providing technical cooperation services to enhance the capabilities of developing countries and economies in transition to promote ISID in the areas covered by five departments: Department of Programmes, Partnerships and Field Integration; Department of Agri-Business; Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation; Department of Environment; and Department of Energy. The Department of Trade, Investment and Innovation (TII) supports countries in their efforts to develop through trade, investment and innovation the potential of the manufacturing sector to drive socio-economic progress. The Department is responsible for assisting countries to strengthen competitiveness in global markets through capacity-building in quality, environmental sustainability, and social accountability requirements in accordance with international management system standards and private sector requirements. It supports the establishment of linkages between producers/processors in developing countries and local, regional and global value chains (retailer, manufacturers) by developing capacities in the area of product quality.

PROJECT CONTEXT (170091): The UNIDO-ACMA Partnership Programme finds its origin in the recognition of the need of the Indian automotive component industry to be globally competitive and to embrace globally accepted best practices not only in their own operations, but also to vertically extend such practices to their sub-suppliers. The objective of the Partnership Programme therefore is “to strengthen the capacity of Indian small and medium-sized automotive component manufacturers to meet the (stringent quality) requirements of vehicle manufacturers and to enhance their productivity and performance levels so as to facilitate their inclusion into domestic as well as the global automotive supply chains”. The project builds on the experiences from and results of previous interventions in the Indian automotive industry, specifically four predecessor phases, the latest of which has been completed in July 2018 (Phase I). The project thus pursues the following core objective: Facilitating the building of competency and capability of Tier-2 and lower tier automotive component manufacturers to be productive and innovative and hence establish and succeed as preferred suppliers to national and international Tier-1s and OEMs in face of international competition. PROJECT CONTEXT (180180): The overall aim of the project (ID 180180) is to create economic opportunities and jobs in the construction sector in Lebanon, particularly among host and refugee communities in Northern areas of Lebanon. More specifically, the proposed project outcome is to support the establishment of a construction sector skill and vocational training center in the North of Lebanon, design of construction skill and vocational trainings curricula and develop training capacities to assure the center’s sustaining capacities to deliver the new construction training modules. DUTY STATION: Vienna, UNIDO HQ

Main Functions

Under the close supervision of the Project Manager, and working with the project team, applies basic theoretical knowledge and administrative skills in supporting and in acquiring a broad understanding of the interrelated administrative and programme/project functions contributing to technical cooperation activities in a particular sector, geographical area or programme/project by: - Compiling general background information from readily available sources, on economic and social factors for an assigned sector, area, country or programme/project: designing and drafting supporting flow charts, schedules, graphs and tables; coordinating the collection and verification of documents, actions and data with substantive or support units assembling and editing basic data required for planning and negotiation, in format dictated by agenda or supervisor's instructions checking project documents for clarity, consistency and completeness; - Describing progress of ongoing project/s, investigating designated project activities, discussing findings with supervisor to identify implications for the work of the project unit, discussing rationale and context of project activities, considering the alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution; - Maintaining institutional memories or other documentation systems to record project/programme, history and ongoing activities; - Assisting in monitoring exercises related to the project implementation, retrieving substantive information on status of project, outcome, output, key performance indicators (KPIs), risks, etc. from the SAP Portfolio and Project Management (PPM) module; - Drafting reports, ad-hoc assignments and research activities, as required; - Arranging briefings, tours, and related activities for visitors, missions and fellowship holders.

Core Competencies

WE LIVE AND ACT WITH INTEGRITY: work honestly, openly and impartially. WE SHOW PROFESSIONALISM: work hard and competently in a committed and responsible manner. WE RESPECT DIVERSITY: work together effectively, respectfully and inclusively, regardless of our differences in culture and perspective. WE FOCUS ON PEOPLE: cooperate to fully reach our potential –and this is true for our colleagues as well as our clients. Emotional intelligence and receptiveness are vital parts of our UNIDO identity. WE FOCUS ON RESULTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES: focus on planning, organizing and managing our work effectively and efficiently. We are responsible and accountable for achieving our results and meeting our performance standards. This accountability does not end with our colleagues and supervisors, but we also owe it to those we serve and who have trusted us to contribute to a better, safer and healthier world. WE COMMUNICATE AND EARN TRUST: communicate effectively with one another and build an environment of trust where we can all excel in our work. WE THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX AND INNOVATE: To stay relevant, we continuously improve, support innovation, share our knowledge and skills, and learn from one another.

Minimum Requirements

Education

Advanced university degree in area relevant to science, business administration, economics, other relevant discipline with a specialization in trade, project management, SME development.

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English is required.

Computer Skills

Field of Expertise

At least one year of relevant professional experience in area relevant for recruiting PTC Department required to develop practical appreciation of the context of technical cooperation activities. Exposure to the needs, conditions and problems in developing countries. Ability to research and analyse information. Ability to write in a clear and concise manner. Ability to work effectively in multi-cultural teams.

<strong>This appointment is limited to the specified project(s) only and does not carry any expectation of renewal. </strong>

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