Fresher UN Country Programme Support Officer Job Careers – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United
Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kampala,
About UNOPS:
United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission is to expand the capacity of the
UN system and its partners to implement peace building, humanitarian and
development operations that matter for people in need. Working in some of the
world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS vision is to always satisfy
partners with management services that meet world-class standards of quality,
speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN organizations, international
financial institutions, governments and other development partners, UNOPS makes
significant, tangible contributions to results on the ground.
About Cities Alliance:
Cities Alliance,
which is hosted by UNOPS, is the global partnership promoting the role of
cities in poverty reduction and sustainable development. Headquartered in
Brussels and supported by a Secretariat, it is a unique partnership with a
diverse membership which has come together to strengthen both impacts and
coherence in urban development. Cities Alliance is a global leader, with a
strong track record in grant-making to support strategic citywide planning,
slum upgrading strategies and national policies designed to make cities more
Job Summary:  The Programme Support Officer will strengthen
the Cities Alliance presence in the country and the quality of programming
undertaken both by the Cities Alliance directly and by partner organisations.
The Programme Support Officer will be a key member of a small in-country office
under the guidance and supervision of the Country Programmes Coordinator/Africa
Regional Manager. The Programme Support Officer will work closely with the
different Cities Alliance Project and Programme Managers in charge of
activities in Uganda providing support as required. This support will extend to
research, analytics and donor reporting, M&E at project and portfolio level
and organisation/facilitation of events, workshops and other communications
Key Duties and Responsibilities: 
  • Support the design and development of Uganda country programme,
    through analysis, background research, document writing and
  • Act as a key in-country resource enabling the setup of new
    initiatives , such as the new Cities Alliance Joint Work Programme on
    Cities and Migration. This may include support in logistics, arranging key
    stakeholder meetings and the preparation of briefing notes and other
  • Provide in-country support to ongoing project activities in
    coordination and cooperation with project partners. This may include
    attending meetings, workshops and stakeholder consultations, reviewing
    project documents, coordinating and communicating with project
    stakeholders, providing logistical support and organising travel
  • Develop a Uganda Monitoring and Evaluation system for the country
    programme that links to the overall corporate results framework of the
    Cities Alliance. The incumbent will also provide M&E services for
    identified projects.
  • Monitor assigned projects ensuring that they are delivering
    according to the requested quality standards and within budget and time.
    This may also include support to implementing partners to strengthen their
    capacity, and specific guidance on M&E and reporting requirements.
  • Support the development of new proposals through the collection of
    secondary information and the writing up of appropriate context and
    political economy analysis.
  • On request, review and comment on relevant documents both directly
    relevant to the Uganda Country programme, project activities in Uganda and
    other related issues. This may also include support to the drafting of
    communications material related to activities in Uganda, such as blog
    posts, articles, project and issue briefs and city profiles.
  • Support the organisation of events in Uganda and east Africa. This
    may include logistical support, including procurement of goods and
    services, travel arrangements, drafting and disseminating concept notes,
    meeting agendas and event invitations, and coordinating relevant

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Office for Project
    Services (UNOPS) Country Programme Support Officer job opportunity should
    hold an advanced university degree (Masters’ or equivalent) in Urban
    Planning, Urban Sociology, Politics, Economics or other related field is
    required. A first-level university degree (Bachelors) in combination with
    two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of
    the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of two years of relevant working experience in the Uganda
    urban field or in programme/project support role or related fields.
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English is required.
  • Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to
    differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational
    and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model
    for diversity and inclusion.
  • Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit.
    Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers
    only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and
    inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
  • Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners
    and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong
    external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant
    to the role).
  • Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self
    and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task
    accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees
    opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that
    responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
  • Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively
    adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements.
    Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is
    consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
  • Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic
    decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks.
    Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
  • Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner.
    Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of
    others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles
    conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding
    common ground.
How to Apply:
If interested in
joining the United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) in the
aforementioned capacity, please click on link below to visit website and create
profile or express interest if you already have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 7th March 2019
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