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PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Geneva

  • Organization: UN
  • Location: Geneva
  • Grade: P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2022-05-27

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Org. Setting and Reporting

Under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary of UNECE, and the direct supervision of the P5,Senior Programme Management Officer of the United Nations Road Safety Trust Fund Secretariat (RSTFS), the incumbent is responsible to implement the programme of work of the UN Road Safety Trust Fund Secretariat. The UN RSTF helps to strengthen road safety management capacity at the national and local levels, and unlock sustainable sources of domestic road safety financing in low and middle-income countries by mobilizing global financial and technical resources. The Programme Officer is responsible for the entire cycle of the Trust Fund’s projects from calls for proposals, assessments, implementation to evaluation, and development of repository of best practices from previous project success stories. Through strategic communications and partnership outreach, the Programme Officer is responsible to ensure the funding of projects and the programme development of the RSTFS.

Responsibilities

The Programme Management Officer is responsible to:

(a) Plan, organize and supervise the call for proposals. Support and guide the preparations of project proposals by participating organizations or institutions. Assess, or organize assessment, of the project proposals and provide advice to the Steering Committee during the approval process.

(b) Conduct monitoring and evaluation of funded projects and consolidate information in a result-based management system.

(c) Monitor and analyse the programme development and implementation and undertaking partnerships outreach to ensure synergies with other major international development cooperation partners.

(d) Research, analyse and present information related to the policy, strategic priorities, programmatic and financial allocations of the Trust Fund.

(e) Prepare approval documents of projects, and arrange fund transfer to the implementing organizations/institutions.

(f) Develop and implement programme of work communications and fundraising activities in support of the Advisory Board and Steering Committee.

(g) Provide input to annual and final narrative reports for submission to the Advisory Board and the Steering Committee.

(h) Provide advice to the Advisory Board and the Steering Committee on all policy, legal, financial, economic and technical issues in the areas of responsibility of the post and translate the policy into the programmatic activities.

(i) Provide logistical and operational support to the Steering Committee, the Advisory Board, and UNRSF Platforms of Engagement.

(j) Prepare inputs, draft speeches or presentations for the Senior Programme Officer.

(k) Represent the Fund at international, regional, or national conferences and meetings in the field of road safety and provide substantive expertise in areas under the responsibility of the post.

(l) Perform other duties as requested.

Competencies

Professionalism: 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Planning and 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.

Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in economics, business administration, law or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

At least seven years progressively responsible professional experience in programme or project management, administration, or a related area is required.

Experience working with international trust funds is desirable.

Experience with results-based management is desirable.

Experience in resource mobilization and partnership building with Governments and/or private sector donors (e.g. foundations, business organizations) is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. This is a project post. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval, and extension of the mandate.

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.

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.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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