Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, economics, public policy, public administration, natural resources management, environment engineering business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in policy-oriented work in a broad range of sustainable development issues, with a focus on Sustainable Development Goals on Water and Sanitation and Disaster Risk Reduction in an international setting, is required. Experience with intergovernmental processes is desirable. Experience in planning and organization of global meetings on the issue on water, sanitation and disaster-related matters is desirable. Experience in government and/or international organization is an asset.
English or French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable. Fluency in Japanese will be considered an asset.