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Associate Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNHCR Zambia
VMAM Code
ZMBR000242-10163
Open

Associate Programme Officer

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNHCR
Country
Zambia
Location, Country
Solwezi (ZMB)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
01 September 2021
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer and in close coordination with the Head of Field Office, the Associate Programme Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay abreast with latest information and be involved in the development of strategies, methodologies and contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, reviewing final reports and tracking progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client, MSRP, and COMPASS) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports;
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners;
  • Monitor the implementation of IP Risk Management techniques and tools;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and taking corrective action where required;
  • Performs other duties related to programme as required.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Advanced University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Sciences or related fields.
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation;
  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiarity with UNHCR’s Results Based management (RBM) approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset;
  • Good knowledge of international auditing standards;
  • Excellent communication and negotiation skills.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details
  • Demonstrated interest and or experience in management of developmental programmes.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 05 August 2021
Programme Management Assistant Nat. Specialist UNEP Thailand
VMAM Code
THAR000441-10190
Open

Programme Management Assistant

Programme Management Assistant

National Specialist
Host entity
UNEP
Country
Thailand
Location, Country
Bangkok (THA)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

The UN Volunteer, as part of the Chemicals, Waste, and Air Quality Sub-programme of the UNEP Asia and the Pacific Office, will assist Programme Management Officer in managing the implementation of the “Project for promoting the Minamata Convention on Mercury by making the most of Japan's knowledge and experiences” and ensures Monitoring & Evaluation is properly conducted according to the workplan.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Programme Management Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Programme Management Assistant will:

  • Assists in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with Programme Management Officer, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan that Programme Management Officer will use to manage the change.
  • Participates in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
  • Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
  • Performs other duties as required.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Master’s degree in Social Science, Business Administration, Social Development or related fields;
Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience at the national and/or international level in programme management, monitoring and evaluation, or other closely relevant programmes required;
  • Previous experience of working with policymakers/government staff or research community is required;
  • Previous work experience in environment areas, particularly chemicals management is an asset; previous experience working in the UN or other international development organization is desirable;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile including contact details and two references and submit it. Incomplete profiles shall not be considered. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Post is for National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment. Therefore only nationals of above-mentioned Country and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. For further details, please clink on the link below. Application deadline: 05-08-2021
Programme and Policy Officer Nat. Expert WFP Venezuela
VMAM Code
VENR000273-9932
Open

Programme and Policy Officer

Programme and Policy Officer

National Expert
Host entity
WFP
Country
Venezuela
Location, Country
Caracas (VEN)
Language skills
Spanish
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
3 months with possiblity of extension
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 35 years old. Applicants must nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Do you have a passion for implementing and managing Programme activities? If yes, this is your opportunity to join the world's largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide. United Nations World Food Programme helps the world achieve Zero Hunger in our lifetimes. Every day, WFP works worldwide to ensure that no child goes to bed hungry and that the poorest and most vulnerable, particularly women and children, can access the nutritious food they need. In Latin America and the Caribbean, WFP supports national efforts to improve food and nutrition
security and reduce the impact of emerging crises, natural disasters and climate change among vulnerable.
As a Programme and Policy Officer you will likely to be working under the close support and guidance of a more experienced professional staff member receiving guidance and regular feedback on work performed. They are typically involved in programme or policy activities or similar nature and analytical
work of limited complexity. populations.


1. Contribute towards the development of a limited number of projects, plans and processes, ensuring alignment with wider programme policies and guidance.
2. Provide project management support to specific and defined programmes and projects of small to moderate size that are relatively straight forward in nature, ensuring a coordinated
approach with wider programmes that complies with WFP standards and procedures.
3. Follow data gathering and monitoring systems ensuring that rigorous quality standards are maintained.
4. Research and analyse policy and operational issues to support senior colleagues in the development of policies, programmes and activities.
5. Contribute to the preparation of accurate and timely reporting on programmes and activities that enable informed decision making and consistency of information presented to stakeholders.
6. Liaise with internal counterparts to ensure effective collaboration, monitor ongoing projects.
7. Support the identification, development and management of potential partnerships to collaborative working leading to improved food assistance packages.
8. Support the capacity building of WFP staff, partners and national government to prepare for and respond to food assistance needs, e.g. through project management support of learning initiatives.
9. Provide guidance to support staff, acting as a point of referral and assisting them with analysis and queries.
10. Other as required

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Advanced University degree in International Affairs, Economics, Nutrition/Health, Agriculture, Environmental Science, Social Sciences or other field relevant to international development assistance, or First University Degree with additional years of related work experience and/or trainings/courses.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

At least one year of experience working across the Program portfolio or other related field.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

• Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
• Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Language skills
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details

At least one year of experience working across the Program portfolio or other related field.

DESIRED EXPERIENCES FOR ENTRY INTO THE ROLE:

• Has gained experience in implementing technical programs (i.e. nutrition, etc.).
• Has implemented programmes and provided input into designing operations.
• Has provided input into policy discussions and decisions.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Empowering Others, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams
Application procedure
¿Aún no se ha registrado en la reserva de candidatos de VNU? Por favor, primero registre su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Importante: Después de crear su cuenta, complete todas las secciones de su perfil y envíelo. Luego diríjase a “Mi Página” a través del siguiente enlace https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y seleccione la opción de “reclutamiento especial”. Finalmente seleccione el reclutamiento especial al cual usted desea aplicar. ¿Ya se encuentra registrada/o en la reserva de candidatos de VNU? Por favor, primero actualice su perfil en https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Luego diríjase a “Mi Página” a través del siguiente enlace https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage y seleccione la opción de “reclutamiento especial”. Finalmente seleccione el reclutamiento especial al cual usted desea aplicar. Fecha límite para postularse: 10 Agosto 2021 a las 23:59 hrs., Horario de Alemania