Management and Programme Analyst
New York City
- Organization: UNDMSPC - Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance
- Location: New York City
- Grade: Mid level - P-4, International Professional - Internationally recruited position
- Project and Programme Management
- Closing Date: 2023-06-15
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Enterprise Risk Management Section, Business Transformation and Accountability Division (BTAD) of the Department of Management Strategy, Policy and Compliance (DMSPC). The Management and Programme Analyst reports to the Chief of Section, P-5.
The focus of this job is to lead the implementation of enterprise risk management across the global Secretariat.
For more information, please visit https://www.un.org/management/content/our-offices.
Within delegated authority, the Management and Programme Analyst will be responsible for the following duties:
• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects related to the implementation of the enterprise risk management (ERM) and internal control framework, 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.
• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the clients, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Coordinates enterprise risk management 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. enterprise risk management 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 enterprise risk management training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Supports activities structured to define a comprehensive enterprise risk management framework across the Secretariat to identify, assess, manage and monitor risks and internal controls.
• Helps direct the development and maintenance of the methodology and practices related to the implementation of enterprise risk management, and supports the enterprise risk management focal points formally appointed in every department and office of the global Secretariat.
• Leads the identification, proposal and, upon approval, implementation of technological solutions that support risk management activities following policies and procedures set by the Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT).
• Documents and writes related procedures.
• Leads and/or participates in missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Performs other duties as required.
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of enterprise risk management. Ability to carry out research and undertake analysis to support the implementation of ERM and internal control framework. 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 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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, management, or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in enterprise risk management, information technology, project or programme management, or related area is required.
Of the above seven years of experience, at least three years of experience in enterprise risk management (ERM) implementation in an international setting is required.
Experience in developing and supporting a corporate risk register at the United Nations or other similar international organization is required.
Experience with system implementations is required.
Experience with the Governance, Risk, and Compliance (GRC) module of SAP or similar is required.
Two years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
This post is financed by the Support Account for Peacekeeping Operations.
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