Fresher UN Associate Programme Management Officer Job Vacancies – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)
Duty Station: Entebbe,
Job Opening Number: RSCE/TJO/PM/006/02-2019
Reports to: Programme
Management Officer
Grade: NO-B
About RSCE:
The Regional Service
Centre Steering Committee is the decision-making body for RSCE, in compliance
with General Assembly resolutions, United Nations Secretariat rules and
regulations, strategic guidance from United Nations Headquarters and oversight
bodies. The Steering Committee consults with the Global Field Support Strategy
Implementation Coordination Team, as required.
The Regional Service
Centre, as approved by the Member States, is owned, managed and staffed by the
regional missions it serves. This framework reinforces the existing missions’
chain of command structures and lines of authority in a manner that does not
create an additional layer between Headquarters and the regional missions. It
also ensures that staffing for RSC.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Within
limits of delegated authority, the Associate Programme Management Officer will
be responsible for the following duties:
  • Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation
    and evaluation of assigned programmes /projects; Monitor and analyze
    specific aspects of programme / project development and implementation;
    Review relevant documents and reports: Identify problems and issues to be
    addressed and recommend corrective actions; Liaise with relevant parties;
    identify and track follow-up actions.
  • Carry out basic research on selected aspects of programmes,
    operations and other activities to include collecting, analyzing and
    presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse
  • Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation
    functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends
    in the area of mission support.
  • Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with
    the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive
    sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use
    to manage the change.
  • Participate in survey initiatives; assist with design of data
    collection tools; issue data collection
  • tools, review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems /
    issues and prepare preliminary conclusions.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g.
    project reports, draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of
    reports and studies. input to publications.
  • Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and
    other meetings, conference, to include proposing agenda topics,
    identifying proposed participants, preparation or background documents and
    presentations, handling logistics.
  • Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of
    training workshops, seminars, participate in and make presentations on
    assigned topics/activities.
  • Participate in field missions, including provision of substantive and
    administrative support, data collection.
  • Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project
    preparation and submissions; progress reports; financial statements) and
    preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme,
    programme budget).
  • Coordinate and consolidate donor reporting; Coordination of the
    preparation of annual work plan and budget and consolidation of inputs
    from relevant project managers.
  • Support procurement process; maintain the knowledge management
    database. Perform other duties as maybe assigned

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre
    Entebbe (RSCE) Management Officer job placement should hold an advanced
    university degree (Masters degree or equivalent) in Business
    Administration, Management, Economics, Public Administration or a related
    field. A first level university degree with a combination with qualifying
    experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • At least two years of progressively responsible experience in
    Project/Programme Management, development, related area and a masters
    degree or equivalent or 4 years of work experience in relevant area with a
    first university degree (bachelors degree) is required, Project
    proposal/Grant writing experience is desirable.
  • Language: fluency
    in oral and written English is required.
  • Professionalism:
    Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g. budget
    work planning, human resources; database management; etc. Ability to apply
    knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human
    resources rules and regulations in work situations.  Shows pride in work and in achievements;
    is conscientious and efficient 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 tor incorporating
    gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men
    in all areas of work.
  • Communication:  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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing
    information and keeping people informed.
  • 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
NB: 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 applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications with
the following documents:
  • The United Nations Personal History form
    (P-11), Download Here;
    This should be signed
  • Proof of required academic certificates
    i.e. Academic Certificate(s) and/or High School/Secondary Diplomas
  • Latest performance evaluation reports /
The applicants with
the completed documents are strongly encouraged to apply via e-mail and must
include the Vacancy Announcement Number (check beginning of this advert) and
Job Title to:
Deadline: 8th March 2019
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