Programme Management Officer, P4

Programme Management Officer, P4

UN ECLAC - Economic Commission for Latin America and the Caribbean

Santiago, Chile

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Executive Secretary. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Chief of the Office of the Executive Secretary.


Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Office of the Executive Secretary, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provides substantive support to the Executive Secretary (ES) and Chief of Office in the coordination, management and implementation of the programme of work, thematic priorities of the Office of the Executive Secretary.
  • Ensures continuous liaison and collaboration with the thematic divisions and assisting in developing the action plan, monitoring and schedules, inter-divisional work through working groups, multi-thematic projects and joint publications with emphasis on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the SDGs; identifies problems and issues to be addressed, initiates corrective actions; and ensures follow-up actions.
  • Coordinates or supports research activities on development, including through reviews and analysis of relevant documents and reports on issues and trends related to global and regional development., preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
  • Organizes and prepares and reviews written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, policy notes, presentations and speeches or other research activities, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Participates in, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, assistants and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.; ensures preparatory work and follow-up of selected meetings and official missions of the ES, including supporting the design of their agenda, compilation of background material and talking-points, dissemination of relevant information and follow-up to commitments;
  • Support the monitoring of global and regional events for matters with implications for the strategic position of the Commission and follow-up in consultation with the ES and Chief of Office and coordinates with the Chief of Office the liaison with Departments at HQs, other Regional Commissions and Funds, Programmes and Specialized organizations as well as other partner institutions;
  • Coordinates activities related to programme and project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc. and prepares related documents/reports ( work programme, budget, etc.). provides follow-up on the management and allocation resources and on partnerships to enhance efficiency in the delivery of the programme of work.
  • Organizes training seminars for regional and national experts on issues related to development in the framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the sustainable development goals (SDGs).
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. 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.
  • 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& 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, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience working in the Latin America and Caribbean region is required. Experience in programme/project management in the context of development operations is required. Experience in policy analysis and strategic planning on issues related with development is desirable. Experience in the provision of strategic advice to a senior manager is desirable. Experience working in the front office of an international organization, such as the United Nations, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in Spanish and English is required.

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