Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the secretariat of the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, Sustainable Transport Division. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Programme Management Officer (P-4) responsible for activities of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety as well as to the Chief of Road Safety Management and Dangerous Goods Section, Sustainable Transport Division. The focus of this job is to provide support, assist in the implementation of programme of work and other activities of the United Nations Secretary-General’s Special Envoy for Road Safety.Responsibilities
Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Participates and assists in the development of programme of work and activities of the Special Envoy and assists in monitoring and analyzing their implementation; assists in reviewing relevant documents and reports; liaises with relevant parties and ensures follow-up actions.
•Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources to be used by the Special Envoy.
•Assists in development, review and analysis of issues and trends relevant for road safety, preparation of evaluations or other research needs for the Special Envoy.
•Assists in preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, speaking notes, speeches and other inputs for the Special Envoy.
•Provides substantive administrative and organizational support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including preparation of documents and presentations etc.
•Assists in preparation of outreach activities by the Special Envoy; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participates, when needed, in field missions with the Special Envoy and assists in drafting mission summaries and other materials.
•Provide main support to activities related to preparation and submissions of the budget and financial documents for the Special Envoy (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
•Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism (without gender indicator) :
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to road safety. 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. 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.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or related fields is required.
A first-level or advanced degree (Bachelor’s, Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in any fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree in the specified fields of studies.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related areas.
Some experience with UN financial rules and regulations is an asset.
At least one year experience working with road safety related issues at a national or global level is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required and knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.Special Notice
• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2020. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
• While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
• Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
• This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
• Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
• Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
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.
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