UNO seeks Programme Management Officer
Programme Management Officer
Department/ Office: United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime
Duty Station: VIENNA
Posting Period: 15 June 2015-15 July 2015
Job Opening number: 15-PGM-UNODC-43750-R-VIENNA (X)Special Notice
Filling of this position is subject to funding availability and the initial appointment will be for a period of one year. Extension of the appointment will be subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of 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.
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Strategic Planning and Interagency Affairs Unit (SPIA), Public Affairs and Policy Support Branch (PAB), Division for Policy Analysis and Public Affairs (DPA), United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC), in Vienna, Austria. The incumbent will wok under the direct supervision of the Chief and or Officer in Charge of the Unit.
For further information on UNODC, please see our website: www.unodc.org
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
- Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned outcomes and outputs in relevant programme/s etc.; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation as it relates to interagency initiatives; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.
- Assist in the development, monitoring and implementation of UN interagency initiatives and follow-up actions.
- Facilitate UNODC engagement with interagency mechanisms and special initiatives, and suggest ways to strengthen partnerships with a wide variety of stakeholders at the national, regional and global levels.
- Assist in the development of the UNODC strategic framework with a focus on assisting in servicing the relevant intergovernmental process.
- Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports, briefing notes and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
- Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, especially inter-divisional meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
- Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
- Perform other duties as required.
- Professionalism: Has knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to programme management. Has experience in working with external and internal partners and is able to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Is able to conduct data collection using various methods. Has conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Is able to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
- Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, law, development or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in similar fields in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management or related area is required. Practical experience in Results Based Management in multilateral settings is desirable. Experience in interagency affairs and partnerships is an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English, i.e. oral and written proficiency, is required. Working level of French is desirable. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
United Nations Considerations
Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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