PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    3 months ago
  • Category:
    Peace and Security, Project Management
  • Deadline:
    10/03/2024

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Opening
Job Opening ID: 221640
Job Network : Economic, Social and Development
Job Family : Programme Management
Category and Level : Professional and Higher Categories, P-4
Duty Station : NEW YORK
Department/Office : Department of Peace Operations
Date Posted : Jan 26, 2024
Deadline : Mar 10, 2024

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is situated in the Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), based in New York. The position will report to the Senior Political Affairs Officer (Strategic Planning). The Programme Management Officer will be part of the Review Implementation Team supporting the implementation of the UNMAS delivery model review and redesign process.
Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer, as part of the review implementation team, will be responsible for the following duties:

• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects including Statements of Work for the procurement of Mine Action services and specialised equipment, and works closely with the Procurement Division as contract requisitioner in support of procurement actions; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed in relation to design and implementing and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
• Provides advice and expertise on mine action services and specilised equipment in support of the work of the implementation team and supports field missions to evaluate requirements and capacities to deliver mine action services.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Where appointed, acts as organizational focal point, and leads or co-leads internal/external working groups related to specialised mine action services and equipment field programmes were necessary.
• Coordinates policy development in relation to developing SOWs and requisitioning for mine action services, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• In support of the team’s work, 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. draft 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 training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget development for mine action services (programme/project preparation and submissions.) and prepares related documents/reports for the team.
• Performs other duties as required.
Competencies
• PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to mine action. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. 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. Ability 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.

• 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.

• 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.
Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Management, International relations, Explosive Ordnance Engineering, International Security Studies or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a military academy or similar law enforcement institution is desirable.
Job – Specific Qualification
Not available.
Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.

At least 5 years experience in designing and/or assessing mine action programmes, projects or activities with experience in explosive ordnance disposal, ammunition management and/or explosive hazard management is required.

Experience in procurement and/or contracting processes for mine action services within the United Nations or similar international organisation is required.

Experience in a United Nations peace operation or similar field setting in an international organisation is required.

Experience of working with mine action NGOs or commercial partners 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 an advantage.

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