Fresher UN Jobs – Associate Programme Management Officer – United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

 

Job Title:    Associate Programme
Management Officer

Organisation: The
United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Duty Station:  Kampala,
Uganda

Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-151758-R-Kampala (E)

 

About US:

The United Nations
Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements.
It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and
environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing
adequate shelter for all. Global Land Tool Network programme supports the
national land policy implementation and implementation of appropriate land
tools and approaches in both urban and rural context for land tenure security.

 

Job Summary:  The post is also expected to provide technical
and coordination support to the Section’s Participatory Slum Upgrading
Programme (PSUP) interventions in Uganda and to provide the necessary technical
support to improve UN-Habitat’s capacity in building strategic partnerships and
in strengthening programme development in Uganda.

 

Within delegated
authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

 

Key Duties and Responsibilities:  

·       
Provide
substantive and technical support in the implementation and coordination of
activities related to the Global Land Tool Network (GLTN) Phase 3 Programme and
other related UN-Habitat and the Global Land Tool Network projects and
interventions;

·       
Provide
technical and coordination support in the development of pro-poor,
gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose land tools and approaches to key
stakeholders and partners including government authorities, academic
institutions and civil society organizations;

·       
Assist
in building and/or strengthening partnerships and collaboration in the country
towards improving tenure security of the urban and rural poor particularly
women, youth and vulnerable groups, including liaising with UN Country Team and
relevant government agencies on behalf of UN-Habitat as may be assigned;

·       
Prepare,
promote and disseminate knowledge management products, normative products,
policy briefs, communication materials and other information materials on
pro-poor, gender-responsive and fit-for-purpose land and shelter policies,
tools and approaches;

·       
Contribute
to the preparation of various written reports and outputs including drafting of
background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to
publications, project documentation, presentations and other information
materials;

·       
Provide
technical reports, project assessments and substantive analyses related to the
delivery of projects’ objectives including on policy reforms, tools
implementation, settlement improvement, awareness building, communications and
capacity development;

·       
Contribute
to the design , implementation and document capacity development initiatives
related to land governance and settlement issues and on the potential measures
to address them;

·       
Provide
substantive contribution and technical inputs to the overall planning,
reporting, technical missions and evaluation activities;

·       
Provide
technical and coordination support in the over-all resource mobilization
efforts in the country by developing concept notes, project documents, country
engagement strategies and proposals and assisting related missions on potential
land governance interventions, housing and shelter improvements in Uganda.

·       
Provide
technical support and written contributions in the development and/or
implementation of appropriate UN-Habitat and GLTN land and housing policies,
tools and approaches at international level and priority countries and/or
projects.

·       
Perform
any other related tasks and responsibilities as may be assigned.

 


Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

·       
The ideal
candidate for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat Associate
Programme Management Officer job opportunity should hold an advanced university
degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Land Management, Land Tenure,
Surveying/Geomatics, Land Economy and related field. A first-level university
degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience
may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

·       
A
minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in
project/programme management and coordination in development is required.

·       
Experience
in addressing land governance issues is required.

·       
Work
experience with pro-poor land tools and approaches is desirable.

·       
Work
experience in partnership building and working with multi-stakeholders is
desirable.

·       
Languages:
fluency in oral and written
English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is
desirable.

 

Competencies

·       
Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of land
administration and land tenure issues in Uganda and the potential innovative
and appropriate land tools, solutions and strategies to address them. Shows
pride in work and achievements; demonstrates professional competence and
mastery in delivering on UN-Habitat mandate; 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 and youth perspectives and ensuring the
equal participation of women and men in all areas.

·       
Planning
and 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.

·       
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 development inside and
outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems;
keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in progress and meets deadline
for delivery of products or services to a client.

 

How to Apply:

All applicants who
wish to join the United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat in the
aforementioned capacity should apply online at the link below.

 

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Deadline: 21st April 2021

 

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