Programme Management Officer, P3

Programme Management Officer, P3

UN DESA - United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

New York, United States

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Programme Planning and Coordination Unit of the Division for Inclusive Social Development (DISD) in the Department of Economic and Social Affairs (DESA). The Programme Management Officer reports to the Social Affairs Officer. The incumbent supports coordination of the implementation, monitoring and evaluation of Division’s programme plan, budgetary and human resource administration and assists with workflow management and substantive review of the Division’s deliverables. The Division seeks to strengthen international cooperation for achieving social inclusion and the reduction of inequalities, by fostering effective policy impact and intensified global dialogue on social development issues.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the Division’s programme plan performance; monitors and analyzes programme implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed in programme implementation and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Participates in the review of studies, reports, background papers, parliamentary documentation, statements and briefing material on a wide range of social development and related issues, as required; and researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, to support preparation of the Division’s substantive outputs.
  • Performs consultations with Chiefs of Branches, in collaboration with the Office of the Director, by planning and facilitating briefings and interactive sessions, as appropriate, to assist in developing the Division’s work plan.
  • Coordinates the Division's recruitment of permanent and temporary staff and non-staff personnel providing guidance on all aspects of the recruitment process relevant to the Division, including development and review of job descriptions and terms of reference, preparation of temporary job openings and regular job openings, establishment of interview and assessment panels, development and implementation of assessment exercises and interview questions, screening of candidates, and preparing and finalizing documentation and final memos;
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge of policies and guidelines pertaining to management of personnel and budgetary matter. Knowledge of relevant institutional mandates related to social development. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Ability to have 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.
  • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  • Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, management, economics, social science or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience with human resource management, budget and work plan formulation in an international intergovernmental organization is desirable. Experience in socioeconomic development, policy analysis or related area is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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