Programme Management Officer (Data and Reporting Officer)

  • Added Date: Wednesday, 13 November 2019
  • Deadline Date: Tuesday, 26 November 2019

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The position is located in the United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) and reports to the Chief of the Country Business Strategies Section.


Within delegated authority, the Data and Reporting Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Support developments of innovative data systems and information architecture for the Business Operations Strategy (BOS), Common Back Office (CBO) and the Common Premises, including the design of data collection systems based on the Results Based Management frameworks (BOS) at country level;
• Map information requirements from the QCPR and other relevant resolution in support of the Business Operations Reform agenda and develop innovative information system that facilitate results-based reporting for Business Operations Reform and efficiency gains in the UN system;
• Facilitate data analytics based on information and data collected under the BOS, Common Back office and Common Premises, including comparative analytics between countries and regions regarding impact of efficiency interventions in the UN System;
• Facilitate innovative result-based reporting on impact of Business Operations Reform (BOS, Common Premises and Common Back Office), including transparent on-line dashboards reflecting status and impact of reform at country, regional and global level;
• Ensures data visualization techniques are incorporated in reporting approaches of the DCO Country Business Strategy section;
• Redesign reporting methodologies to include modern infographics and new ways of reporting on complex results;
• Develops partnerships to promote learning and cross fertilization of ideas on business innovation needs, opportunities and results with UN agencies, partners and key stakeholders including private sector and academia.
• Works closely with the Common Service Officer and Common Premises Specialist to undertake survey initiatives on business innovation; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
• Facilitates communications by use of social media to ensure stakeholders are engaged and well informed regarding the latest development in business operations harmonization.
• Enhances knowledge management in support of common operations by developing and maintaining knowledge repositories knowledge management and enhances knowledge sharing on business innovations across the UNSDG task teams informing UNSDG policy development.
• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, including for QCPR, SG and Member States, etc.
• 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.
• Perform other duties, as required


• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to data analytics, information management, results-based reporting and data visualization. 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; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; observes deadlines and is results focused; 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.

• 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
• Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology


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 qualifying 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.
A minimum of one year of experience in research, data analysis and design of data systems and dashboards is required.
A minimum of two years of experience in development and implementation of business operations innovation projects aimed at cost reduction or quality gains in relevant areas (Procurement, ICT, HR, Logistics or Facility Management) is required
Experience gathering, analyzing, visualization and result reporting in development cooperation context is desirable.
Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.
Experience at the headquarters of a development cooperation organization is desirable.
Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.


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


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

Special Notice

This position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of 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.

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 of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfil the lateral move requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral moves in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover letter.

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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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No Fee


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