Senior Programme Management Officer

Bangui

Special Notice

Extension of the appointment is subject to Extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the 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.


Organizational Setting And Reporting

This position is located in Bangui, in the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in the Central African Republic. The Senior Programme Management Officer reports to the DSRSG/HC/RC. The focus of this job is to lead or direct planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations, policy development and implementation, and other activities.

Responsibilities

  • Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
  • Provides strategic and operational advice to the DSRSG/HC/RC on all programme/projects design and implementation.
  • Designs the overall monitoring and evaluation framework and a coordinated approach to monitoring and evaluation for UN supported stabilization and recovery programmes in the Central African Republic;
  • Leads the monitoring and assessment of the impact of the United Nations stabilization and recovery programme initiatives, including conducting risk management assessments on programmes and the implementing partners;
  • Supports the formulation and implementation of results- oriented projects and programmes which demonstrate value-for-money;
  • Develop up-to-date theories of change to guide projects and programmes;
  • Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.;
  • directs subordinates in programme/project development planning, implementation, monitoring and assessment;
  • Directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties;
  • identifies and initiates follow up actions.
  • Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications for men and women of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels.
  • Directs and oversees research and programme evaluation and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates policy development and implementation;
  • reviews the assessments of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies.
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares recommendations and conclusions.
  • Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the mission.
  • Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guides, evaluates and mentors staff• May perform other duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • Cutting-edge knowledge of the post-conflict assessment, monitoring and evaluation concepts, methodologies, and research techniques relevant in stabilization and peacebuilding contexts.
  • In depth knowledge of stabilization and early recovery issues, Trust Funds, and Quick Impact Projects.
  • Detailed understanding of conflict analysis as the basis for programmatic priorities and delivery.
  • Sound knowledge of social science research techniques of relevance for post-conflict monitoring and evaluation.
  • Ability to work in difficult circumstances, including crisis situations.
  • Works to mainstream gender and to empower women in internal and external activities.
  • Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations.
  • 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.

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.
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.•
Empowering Others:
  • Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff autonomy in important areas of their work;
  • encourages others to set challenging goals;
  • holds others accountable for achieving results related to their area of responsibility;
  • genuinely values all staff members' input and expertise;
  • shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort;
  • involves others when making decisions that affect them.
Building Trust:
  • Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear of repercussion;
  • manages in a deliberate and predictable way;
  • operates with transparency; has no hidden agenda;
  • places confidences in colleagues, staff members and clients;
  • gives proper credit to theirs;
  • follows through on agreed upon actions;
  • treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately.

Education

  • 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 ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. A minimum of five years' experience in monitoring and evaluation is required; Experience in post-conflict contexts is required; Work experience in Central Africa region is desirable.

Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations. Fluency in oral and written English and French is required.

Assessment

  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law. Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the At-a- Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on "Manuals" hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.The screening and evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: no amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to a reference- checking process to verify the information provided in the application.Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS' BANK ACCOUNTS.

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  • Organization: UN-DFS - United Nations Department of Field Support
  • Location: Bangui
  • Grade: P-5, International Professional
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Development Cooperation
    • Development Cooperation
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Management, Administration and Finance
    • Monitoring and Evaluation
  • Closing Date: 2016-11-30

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