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UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Job Title: UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Job Opening ID: 227511

Job Network: Economic, Social and Development

Job Family: Programme Management

Category and Level: Professional and Higher Categories, P-4

Duty Station: Geneva

Department/Office: United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction

Date Posted: February 5, 2024

Deadline: February 18, 2024

UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva


Organization Setting and Reporting

Overview: The United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) serves as the focal point in the UN system for coordinating efforts to mitigate disasters. Established in December 1999, UNDRR operates globally, with its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and regional offices. Led by the UN Special Representative for Disaster Risk Reduction, UNDRR collaborates with various stakeholders to implement the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Temporary Position: This role is temporary, spanning six months, and aims to support UNDRR in establishing the Santiago Network secretariat within the Risk Knowledge, Monitoring, and Capacity Development Branch (RKB) in Geneva. Reporting lines include the Head of the UNDRR Bonn office and the Chief of the RKB Branch. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

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Responsibilities

Programme/Project Management: Develop, implement, and evaluate assigned programmes/projects related to establishing the Santiago Network secretariat. Monitor programme/project development, identify issues, and initiate corrective actions. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Meeting Planning: Plan Santiago Network Advisory Board meetings, develop workplans, Terms of Reference (ToRs), and action plans. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Research and Analysis: Gather and analyze information to support the establishment of the OBNE (Organisations, Bodies, Networks, Experts) network. Provide insights into technical assistance and related programming requirements for the Santiago Network secretariat. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Document Preparation: Organize and draft various written outputs, including background papers, analysis, sections of reports, and studies. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Meeting Support: Offer substantive backstopping to meetings and conferences, proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, and preparing documents and presentations. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Outreach and Training: Coordinate outreach activities, conduct training workshops, seminars, and presentations on relevant topics. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Budget Coordination: Coordinate budget-related activities, including programme/project preparation, submissions, progress reports, and financial statements. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Other Duties: Perform additional duties as required.


Competencies

Professionalism: Demonstrate knowledge of disaster risk reduction theories, concepts, and approaches. Possess analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research. Exhibit planning, organizational, and problem-solving abilities. Show dedication to achieving gender balance and promoting inclusivity.

Planning & Organizing: Set clear goals, prioritize activities, and allocate resources efficiently. Anticipate risks, adjust plans as needed, and use time effectively. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Client Orientation: Understand and address client needs, establish productive partnerships, and maintain client trust. Keep clients informed of project progress and deliverables.


Education

Required: Advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate) in business administration, management, economics, or related fields. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Alternatively: Bachelor’s degree with two additional years of relevant work experience.


Work Experience

Required: Minimum seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, or related areas. At least five years of experience in disaster risk reduction or related fields. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Desirable: Experience organizing high-level conferences and workshops involving Member States or government officials.


Languages

Required: Fluency in English.

Desirable: Knowledge of another official UN language.

UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva
UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva

Assessment

Evaluation may include an assessment exercise followed by a competency-based interview.


Special Notice

This position is temporary for six months and subject to UN staff rules and procedures. Staff members reaching mandatory retirement age during the temporary assignment period are ineligible. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply, and the UNDRR promotes inclusivity and diversity in the workplace. UN Seeks Programme Management Officer for Temporary Role in Geneva


United Nations Considerations

The UN prioritizes efficiency, competence, and integrity in staff recruitment. Candidates must adhere to ethical standards, and violations may disqualify them from employment. The UN fosters a non-smoking, inclusive environment and provides reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities.


No Fee

The United Nations does not charge any fees during the recruitment process. Applicants’ bank account information is not solicited.

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