Programme Management Officer

United Nations - New York, NY (30+ days ago)4.5

This position is located in the Office of the Under-Secretary-General (OUSG) of the Office of Internal Oversight Services (OIOS) in New York. The incumbent is under the overall guidance of the Under-Secretary-General (USG) and reports directly to the Chief of OUSG.

Under the supervision of the Chief of the Office of the Under-Secretary-General for Internal Oversight Services (OUSG OIOS), the overall focus of this position is to enable the USG's strategic plan for the Office and to manage key strategic projects to this end. Responsibilities include:

  • Facilitate meetings chaired by USG or ASG that are held with OIOS staff groups, clients, and intergovernmental bodies;
  • Coordinate the preparation and training of client interaction with the recommendation-monitoring system of OIOS;
  • Coordinate the preparation of the OIOS annual report; lead the reporting on performance indicators of OIOS;
  • Support the OIOS strategic planning process; provide support for OUSG's reviews and analysis of policies, procedures, strategies and reports;
  • Organize and prepare written outputs on relevant oversight issues;
  • Conduct research and/or consultations and develop solutions and remedial actions on specific policy issues;
  • Develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects; initiate and coordinate outreach activities;
  • Conduct research and keep abreast of management issues, new oversight technologies, standards and methodologies;
  • Prepare briefing notes for USG or ASG on relevant matters; prepare meeting minutes and talking points, as requested;
  • Prepare statements and information notes to intergovernmental bodies; plan and implement systems to increase productivity and efficiency in OIOS through the use of information and communications technology.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by USG, ASG, and the Chief of OUSG.
PROFESSIONALISM: In-depth knowledge of standards and practices for audits, evaluations, investigations, or inspections. Ability to review and edit the work of others and prepare succinct summary of analysis, concept paper, or legal brief. Knowledge of departmental interdependencies and stakeholders of a large organization; track record in programme management and policy analysis; analytical and negotiation skills. Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to manage projects. 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; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

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.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management and/or administration, international relations or a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted, in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Professional Certification, including Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Chartered Accountant (CA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), or equivalent is desirable.

Work Experience
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, communication and information technology, with a minimum of four years of experience in audits, investigations, evaluations, or inspections, is required. Experience in supporting high-level officials is desirable. Experience working in a multilateral organization is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official language of the United Nations is desirable.

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

Special Notice
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 May 2018, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Islamic Republic of Iran, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Suriname, Syrian Arab Republic, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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 Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The 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 according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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 reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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