Associate Programme Management Officer
New York City
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is in the Anti-racism Team (ART) in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG) for Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance.
The ART is responsible for high-level oversight, coordination, monitoring, advocacy, mainstreaming, and long-term sustainability of the activities of implementing departments and offices of the strategic action plan on addressing racism and promoting dignity for all in the United Nations Secretariat (hereafter the "strategic action plan" or the "SAP").
Within delegated authority, the Associate Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following principal duties:
• Works with key entities of the Global Secretariat to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of initiatives (action plans) to operationalize the strategic action plan on addressing racism and promoting dignity for all in the United Nations secretariat.
• Monitors and analyzes specific aspects of assigned programmatic activities of ART; reviews relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with appropriate parties; and identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
• Closely works with departments and offices globally, including the Office of the United Nations Ombudsman, to promote and enhance staff engagement in the Organization's dialogue and awareness initiative on antiracism.
• Participates in developing a centralized reporting system that will facilitate the real-time publication of all selection decisions and staff movements in all entities; and takes part in the continuous monitoring, analysis, evaluation and reporting on crucial indicators in the selection of United Nations personnel at all levels and categories.
• Engages United Nations personnel on cultural transformation and the antiracism journey through innovative means, tools, and approaches.
• Assists the ART with the development of innovative and measurable solutions to create a more racially diverse Organization.
• Carries out research on assigned activities of the team's work programme, operations and other activities, including collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
• Provides support in policy coordination and evaluation functions, including reviewing and analyzing emerging issues and trends, and participates in the evaluation or research activities and studies on antiracism.
• Contributes to preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Participates in survey initiatives; assists with the design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
• Prepares presentations, talking points, briefing notes and position papers on assigned topics/activities related to the programmatic activities of the team.
• Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including
proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents, handling logistics, etc.
• Contributes to the effective functioning of the strategic action plan's Implementing Steering Group.
• Participates in coordinating activities related to budget funding (programme preparation and submissions, progress reports, etc.) and preparing related reports (project proposals, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Professionalism: Knowledge of programme planning, analysis, monitoring and reporting. Ability to undertake research, identify issues, formulate opinions, and make conclusions and recommendations. 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.
An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, human resources, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university 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.
A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in the areas of administration,
project/programme management, human resources management or related area is required.
No experience is required for candidates who have passed the United Nations Young Professionals Programme Examination (YPP), the United Nations Competitive Recruitment Examination (NCRE) or the G to P Examination (G to P).
Experience conducting research on a wide range of resources, drawing conclusions and making related recommendations is required.
Experience working in project settings is required.
Experience in project management is desirable.
Experience in working on antiracism or cultural transformation 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 French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.Special Notice
This job opening is advertised to fill a position financed from temporary funding through 31 December 2023. The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the budgetary approval. In case of selection of a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat who meets the definition of "internal candidate" in staff rule 4.10, the staff member will be placed on a temporary assignment, and would be required to maintain a lien on their current post.
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.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
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