PROGRAMME OFFICER

  • Added Date: Thursday, 02 July 2020
  • Deadline Date: Saturday, 15 August 2020

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Strategic Planning and Operation Support Unit (SPOSU) of the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peace Operations (DPO) in New York.

Established in 1997, UNMAS works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms.

As a specialized service of the United Nations located within the Department of Peace Operations, UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council. UNMAS also responds to specific requests for support from the UN Secretary-General or designated official.

For more information on UNMAS please visit www.mineaction.org/unmas

Responsibilities

Under the strategic guidance of the Director UNMAS and direct supervision of the Chief of SPOSU, the Programme Management Officer (Resource Mobilization and Donor Relations) will perform the following duties:

โ€ขServe as the focal point for resource mobilization issues within UNMAS and as coordinator for funding provided through the United Nations Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

โ€ขAssist in strategic planning for mine action resource mobilization and in achieving funding targets for mine action activities supported by the United Nations.

โ€ขDevelop, monitor and implement resource mobilization strategies and plans and support monitoring, reporting and evaluation against resource mobilization targets and donor agreements.

โ€ขDevelop resource mobilization materials (guidance notes, business processes, proposals etc.) to enhance the ability of colleagues to attract extra-budgetary resources into the United Nations Voluntary
Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

โ€ขLiaise with the international donor community including Permanent Representations, relevant national Ministries, multilateral funding sources of mine action, and private sector funding sources and propose opportunities for donor funding of mine action activities.

โ€ขConsult with UNMAS stakeholders on funding requirements, the objectives and outputs of programmes and their alignment with donor priorities.

โ€ขNegotiate contribution agreements (in partnership with the UN Office of Legal Affairs and other stakeholders as required) for approval and signature by the Director.

โ€ขCoordinate and monitor compliance of UNMAS with donor contribution agreements and respond to donor queries and requests.

โ€ขSupport senior management participation and represent UNMAS as appropriate in donor meetings and conferences.

โ€ขPrepare written outputs to support resource mobilization undertaken by the Director and other senior UN officials.

โ€ขIn consultation with the resource mobilization team, monitor pledges, contributions, payments, allotments and transfers into the Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

โ€ขEnsure that appropriate reporting on donor contributions is on target, meeting deadlines and fulfilling all funding agreement and visibility requirements.

โ€ขGather information on mine action resources and funding opportunities for UN-system entities of relevance to UNMAS.

โ€ขMonitor global funding and trends, donorโ€™ pledges and in-kind as well as in cash contributions to UNMAS and Voluntary Trust Fund for Assistance in Mine Action.

โ€ขSupervise resource mobilization team.

โ€ขCarry out other duties as appropriate.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM:

-Knowledge and understanding of concepts and approaches relevant to resource mobilization and management of UN financial frameworks relevant to mine action.

-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


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


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

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, international relations or a related field is required. 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 is required.
Two years of international resource mobilization experience, including reviewing and negotiating related legal and financial agreements is desirable.
Experience interacting and coordinating with senior level stakeholders, groups of donors and permanent missions is desirable.
Experience working within the financial rules and regulations of the United Nations is desirable.
Experience supporting senior management is desirable.

Languages

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

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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 and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
The appointment or assignment and renewal thereof are subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.

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 โ€œsexual exploitationโ€ 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 โ€œsexual abuseโ€ means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term โ€œsexual harassmentโ€ 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 perpetratorโ€™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 โ€œManualsโ€ 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (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 APPLICANTSโ€™ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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