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

 

Job Title:    Programme Management Officer

Organization: United
Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-RSCE-141334-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Chief
of Section

Grade: P3

 

About US:

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.

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Programme
Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

·       
Participates
in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned
programmes/projects, of the RSCE; monitors and analyzes programme/project
development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports;
identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions;
liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

·       
Participate
in providing guidance for the development and roll-out of locally tailored
cross-cutting strategic initiatives including but not limited to knowledge
management, capacity building, business continuity, and multilingualism at the
RSCE and with close coordination with counterparts in DOS, KJSO, and DMSPC.

·       
Drafting
project-related documents, including project initiation documents, progress
reports, inter-office memoranda, high-level and technical reports to senior
management.

·       
Researches,
analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, prepares
various written outputs, drafts project documents and progress reports.

·       
Plans
and coordinates activities related to RSCE budget, RBB and funding
(programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial
statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work
programme, programme budget, etc.)

·       
Lead
RSCE workforce planning and develop guidelines, including the review and
analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent
studies, etc.

·       
Conducts
regular workforce planning and gap analysis comparing the findings of the
workforce analysis with current number of staff and regularly prepares and
implements recruitment and capacity building strategy for the RSCE workforce.

·       
Undertakes
outreach activities; facilitate planning and training workshops, seminars,
etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

·       
Performs
consulting assignments, in collaboration with the RSCE client missions, by
planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and
assisting in developing the action plans that RSCE will use to manage the
change.

·       
Lead
preparation and coordination of the RSCE Business Continuity Planning and Risk
Management Framework ensuring regular updates and identifying mitigating
measures and their implementation as per the framework.

·       
Undertakes
survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and
interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

·       
Prepares
various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of
reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

·       
Provides
programmatic support for conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics,
identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

·       
Performs
other duties as required.

 




Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The
ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE) Programme
Management Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management,
economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination
with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
degree.

·       
A
minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or
programme management, administration or related area is required.

·       
Experience
in PRINCE2 or project management methodologies is required.

·       
Experience
in implementing cross-cutting projects at the national or regional levels is
desirable.

·       
Experience
with UN system or similar International organizations is desirable.

·       
Languages:
fluency in English is required.

 

Competencies

·       
Professionalism
–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.

·       
Communication – Strong communication and analytical skills
are required for this position. 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 efficiently.

·       
Teamwork
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.

 

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send their applications
through the United Nations online portal at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 15th January 2021

 

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