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Nutrition Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNICEF Congo
VMAM Code
COGR000156-9633
Open

Nutrition Programme Officer

Nutrition Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNICEF
Country
Congo
Location, Country
Brazzaville (COG)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
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 Chief, Child Survival and Development, and in close cooperation with all programme sections, UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

1. Support to programme development and planning

  • Conduct and update the situation analysis for the programme sector(s) for the development, design and management of nutrition related programmes/projects. Research and report on development trends (e.g. political social, economic, nutrition, health) for higher management use to enhance programme management, efficiency and delivery of results.
  • Contribute to the development and establishment of sectoral programme goals, objectives, strategies, and results-based planning, through analysis of nutrition needs and areas for intervention; and submission of recommendations for priority and goal setting.
  • Provide technical and operational support throughout all stages of programming processes by executing and administering a variety of technical programme transactions; preparing materials and documentations, and complying with organizational processes and management systems, to support programme planning, results based planning (RBM), and monitoring and evaluation of results.
  • Prepare required documentations and materials to facilitate the programme review and approval process.

2. Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results.

  • Work closely and collaboratively with colleagues and partners to discuss operational and implementation issues. Provide solutions, recommendations and/or alert appropriate officials and stakeholders for higher-level intervention and/or decision-making. Keep record of reports and assessments for easy reference and/or to capture and institutionalize lessons learned.
  • Participate in monitoring and evaluation exercises, programme reviews and annual reviews with the government and other counterparts to assess programmes/projects and to report on required action and interventions at the higher level of programme management.
  • Monitor and report on the use of sectoral programme resources (financial, administrative and other assets), verifying compliance with approved allocation, goals, organizational rules, regulations/procedures, donor commitments, standards of accountability, and integrity. Report on issues identified to ensure timely resolution by management and stakeholders. Follow up on unresolved issues to ensure resolution.
  • Prepare regular and mandated sectoral programme/project reports for management, donors and partners to keep them informed of programme progress.

3. Technical and operational support to programme implementation

  • Conduct regular programme field visits and surveys, and exchange information with partners and stakeholders to assess progress and provide technical support. Take appropriate action to resolve issues and/or refer to relevant officials for resolution. Report on critical issues, bottlenecks and potential problems for timely action to achieve results.
  • Provide technical and operational support to government counterparts, NGO partners, UN system partners, and other country office partners/donors on the application and understanding of UNICEF policies, strategies, processes, and best practices on nutrition-related issues to support programme implementation, operations and delivery of results.

4. Networking and partnership building

  • Build and sustain effective close working partnerships with nutrition sector government counterparts and national stakeholders through active sharing of information and knowledge to facilitate programme implementation and build capacity of stakeholders to achieve programme goals on maternal and child rights as well as social justice and equity.
  • Draft communication and information materials for CO programme advocacy to promote awareness, establish partnership/alliances and support fund raising for nutrition programmes.
  • Participate in appropriate inter-agency (UNCT) meetings and events on programming to collaborate with inter-agency partners and colleagues on UNDAF operational planning and preparation of nutrition programmes/projects, and to integrate and harmonize UNICEF’s position and strategies with the UNDAF development and planning process.
  • Research information on potential donors and prepare resource mobilization materials and briefs for fund raising and partnership development purposes.

5. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Identify, capture, synthesize, and share lessons learned for knowledge development and to build the capacity of stakeholders.
  • Apply innovative approaches and promote good practices to support the implementation and delivery of concrete and sustainable programme results.
  • Research, benchmark and report on best and cutting edge practices for development planning of knowledge products and systems.
  • Participate as a resource person in capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients and stakeholders.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

A university degree in one of the following fields is required: nutrition, public health, nutritional epidemiology, global/international health and nutrition, health/nutrition research, policy and/or management, health sciences, nutritional epidemiology, or another health-related science field.

Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark

A minimum of two years of professional experience in a developing country in one or more of the following areas is required: nutrition, public health, nutrition planning and management, or maternal, infant and child health/nutrition care.

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

Computer skills: Microsoft software (Word, Excel, Powerpoint, etc.), keen use of social media and networks. Use of statistical software such as SPSS is an asset.

Other competencies include:

  • Communicates effectively to varied audiences, including during formal public speaking.
  • Able to work effectively in a multi-cultural environment.
  • Working with people and partners: Quickly builds rapport with individuals and groups; maintains an effective network of individuals across organizational departments.
  • Identifies urgent and potentially difficult decisions and acts on them promptly.
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism
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’ 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? 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: 02-08-2021
Progremme Specialist (Humanitarian Peace and Development) Int. Specialist UNDP Jordan
VMAM Code
JORR000551-9947
Open

Progremme Specialist (Humanitarian Peace and Development)

Progremme Specialist (Humanitarian Peace and Development)

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Jordan
Location, Country
Amman (JOR)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of SRF Coordinator, and in close collaboration with other colleagues of the team and the Regional Hub, the UNV Programme Specialist will:

Take the lead in advancing the Resilience Response to Syria Crisis – in particular Humanitarian-Development-Peace Nexus (HDPN) and other emerging resilience issues.

  • Initiate and lead all aspects of a policy related brief “After ten years of Syria Crisis: Moving from Humanitarian Assistance to Development and Peace – Breaking the cycle of protracted crises and re-thinking the nexus approach”.
  • In the context of protracted crisis, analyze the relationship between the three concepts of humanitarian assistance, peace building and development and how they impact each other.
  • Build a theoretical framework on integrating humanitarian assistance and development in the context of a protracted crisis and apply this framework practically to the reality of program implementation in the Syria Crisis affected countries.
  • Develop recommendations on how to shape the existing Syria crisis response to better respond to the needs in a protracted context, paying specific attention to the relationship between the three aspects humanitarian, development and peace work.
  • Discuss theoretical frameworks and programmatic and policy recommendations with team and Hub colleagues.
  • Support recruited interns on developing ideas and drafting reports and policy briefs in the areas of peacebuilding and crisis response.
  • As requested by the SRF coordinator, interface with relevant stakeholders, including Governments, Bilateral, UN Agencies, Country Offices, IFIs, Think Tanks, Academia and CSOs

Support the SRF Coordinator in developing strategic and programmatic recommendations for improved coordination and coherence of the UN and UNDP's regional response to the Syrian Crisis and beyond

  • Critically analyze the SRF's strategic inputs and ensure that they are accurate and reflective of UNDP’s position.
  • Develop, manage and coordinate critical research studies and initiatives to fill regional knowledge gaps to UNDP’s crisis response.
  • Provide targeted innovation and technical support to the 3RP countries as required.
  • Provide trend analysis and reporting support for UNDP’s regional coordinating role of the 3RP, specifically in the production of indicator tracking dashboards and qualitative content to global bi-annual reporting on response plans.
  • Coordinate discussion with SRF Country Office Focal Points and colleagues on research ideas, knowledge gaps in the field and share drafts for their review.
  • Ensure the implementation of the resource mobilization strategy (in strengthening resilience response) through conceptualizing and advocating current and new programmatic areas as required, including interface with donors.
  • Contextualize recent stabilization research and approaches to the RBAS HUB colleagues and country offices.
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Support the SRF team in the following (but not limited to);

  • Working closely with M&E specialist in 3RP related issues; collecting additional inputs for 3RP publications and ensure data submitted by country offices.
  • Assist Resilience Policy and Partnership Specialist in overseeing and supporting research activities, engaging UNDP Country Offices in inter-agency platforms and in additional partnership efforts linked to advocacy and resource mobilization.
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master’s degree with 7-year experience in a relevant area, e.g. international relations, peace and conflict studies and/or development;

Required experience
84 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 7 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in policy and advocacy with Research institutes, I/NGOs and/or international organizations.
  • At least 3 years of experience drafting analytical policy briefs on peacebuilding, the humanitarian-development nexus or protracted crises.
  • Prior working experience in advocacy and partnership activities.
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent communication skills, incl. with international partners, donors, etc.
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Familiarity with the Regional Refugee and Resilience Plan (3RP) and/or the Syria Crisis.
  • Solid understanding of international relations, development and peacebuilding.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
  • 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;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the Syria response, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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’ 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? 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: 25 July 2021
Planning Officer Int. Specialist MINUSMA Mali
VMAM Code
MLIR001008-9440
Open

Planning Officer

Planning Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
MINUSMA
Country
Mali
Location, Country
Bamako (MLI)
Language skills
English
French
Expected Starting Date
01 July 2021
Duration
until 30 June 2022
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 Senior Mission Planning Officer and Chief of the MINUSMA Strategic Planning Unit (SPU), the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the Senior Mission Planning Officer and the SPU in ensuring a strategic approach to the whole Mission’s activities in support of advancement of the mandate;
  • Work with the Senior Mission Planning Officer on supporting and operationalizing the drafting and adoption of the Mission strategic plan, the integrated strategic framework, action plans and other planning processes as required;
  • Provide substantive and practical support in implementing the Mission’s mandate and ensuring proper coordination within MINUSMA and with the UN Country Team, especially in regard to integrated planning processes and shared analysis;
  • Participate in various strategic planning exercises in coordination with the different Mission components and the UN Country Team;
  • Assist in coordinating activities related to planning/budgeting and in preparing related documents and reports as required, including responding to queries coming from HQ New York;
  • Develop and oversee an overall monitoring mechanism and ensure that all components of the mission are aware of their respective monitoring and evaluation duties;
  • Assist the Senior Mission Planning Officer in formulating and managing the implementation of the Mission’s programme of work, ensuring that activities are in accordance with the mandate;
  • Represent SPU internal, including in project review committees, and external meetings. Act as a resource as well as provide advice and facilitation to support planning and monitoring by the different mission components;
  • Keep the Senior Mission Planning Officer appraised on all matters requiring their direct attention, assist in formulating options as to how those matters might be handled, and ensure appropriate follow-up as directed;
  • Perform other relevant duties as required
Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

International Relations; Political Science; Public/Business Administration; Programme Management or a related field. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualification and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

At least 3 years of experience in Project/Programme Management, International Relations, Peace and Security or related matters is required. Previous experience in strategic or programme planning at an international level, interacting with teams, UN agencies, government bodies and international institutions is highly desirable. Experience in planning, budgeting, drafting reports and communication with headquarters is an asset. Knowledge of and experience in contributing to Mission Plans, Integrated Strategic Frameworks, UNDAFs and/or result-based budget frameworks is a strong asset. Experience in information management and monitoring and evaluation is an asset. Experience in UN field operations or comparable work for governments, international or regional organisations is an asset.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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’ 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? 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: 03-08-2021
GCC Youth Programme Officer & Y-Peer Coordinator Nat. Specialist UNFPA Oman
VMAM Code
OMNR000011-10069
Open

GCC Youth Programme Officer & Y-Peer Coordinator

GCC Youth Programme Officer & Y-Peer Coordinator

National Specialist
Host entity
UNFPA
Country
Oman
Location, Country
Muscat (OMN)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
01 July 2021
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

Under the direct supervision and overall guidance of the NPO/ Youth Programme Analyst, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Manage and coordinate GCC Youth and other tasked programming areas linked to UNFPA mandate, e.g. ICPD PoA, SDGs
  • Facilitate UNFPA support and act as the liaison for all GCC Y-PEER related activities
  • Ensure quality assurance and monitoring mechanisms are in place to follow up on the quality and outreach of Y-PEER interventions, including pre/ post polls/ tests
  • Facilitate organization of meetings, workshops and training sessions & support campaigns and events, with focus on social media, virtual platform engagements and innovative approaches
  • Support CO with all ICPD related programmes and activities
  • Consolidate reports on implemented activities for CO reporting (including reach, knowledge gained and maintained databases of capacities built).
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Bachelor degree in management or any relative field.

Required experience
48 Months
Experience remark
  • Experience in programme/ project management
  • Experience in the area of designing and implementing youth and peer education programs (e.g. Y-PEER)
  • Experience in gender, health and education promotion with special focus on ASRH
  • Interest and experience in (facilitating) interactive training, virtual learning and innovation programs
  • Interest in the use of arts, e.g. drama, theatre and music for social change
  • Experience in monitoring youth based activities
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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’ 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? 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. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Oman and legal residents in Oman with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 26-07-2021
Youth Peace Officer Nat. Specialist UNDP South Sudan
VMAM Code
SSDR001505-10125
Open

Youth Peace Officer

Youth Peace Officer

National Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
South Sudan
Location, Country
Juba (SSD)
Language skills
English
Arabic
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

Under the direct supervision of the PaCC Project Manager, the Youth Peace Officer will undertake the following tasks:

Support the implementation of peace and community cohesion related activities:

  • Support the development ofYouth, Peace and Security (YPS)-related programming in UNDP

  • Coordinate mainstreaming of youth-related perspectives within PaCC overall programming

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    Support a gender-inclusive approach to YPS policy and programming, particularly in relation to young women and the intersection of the YPS and WPS agendas

  • Support to PaCC to ensure the project is responsive to national policies, priorities, and strategic plans on youth

  • Support implementation, monitoring and reporting of youth projects and initiatives within PaCC

  • Support the projects being implemented by PaCC youth partners and support capacity strengthening of youth and youth organisations on YPS and related issues

  • Review implementing partners’ financial and narrative reports

Support conflict analysis, research, assessments, monitoring and evaluation:

  • Conduct YPS context analysis in order to advance UNDP’s YPS-related agenda by regularly reviewing the national, regional, continental and international policies, priorities, strategic plans and developments on youth and produce reports on periodic updates and briefs to inform the PaCC work on youth, peace and security

  • Coordinate and support research, assessments, monitoring and evaluations on youth, peace, and security and other PaCC thematic areas

    Support communication and documentation

  • Coordinate information sharing, exchange and documentation of good practices, tools and approaches on youth, peace and security among youth organizations and other relevant stakeholders

  • Contribute to online and offline campaigns and communication on YPS Agenda for projects within PaCC

  • Support preparation of reports

    Strengthen synergies, partnerships and collaborations on Youth, Peace and Security:

  • Coordinate the development of a collaborative platform to amplify youth voices and advance the YPS agenda

  • Facilitating collaboration and partnership with youth organizations, other organizations working on youth, peace and security andgovernment counterparts

  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with other UN Agencies,youth CSOs, national and state Government counterparts in charge of youth to ensure timely implementation of project activities

  • Participate in different working groups and interagency working groups,

  • Contribute to sub-regional, regional, and inter-agency initiatives related to youth issues.

Other tasks:

  • Support resource mobilization on youth and related issues

  • Perform other duties and tasks as may be assigned

Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree in social sciences, international development, conflict studies, public policy or another related field– Master’s degree is an asset.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark
  • 3-5 years of relevant work experience onyouth, peace and security, and/or peacebuilding, developmental or humanitarian work.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict analysis, research, report writing and presentation.

  • Demonstrated experience in working inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, and youth organizations/networks, and authorities at different levels.

  • Demonstrated experience in working and adapting professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.

  • Strong understanding of the local context and experience and/or interest on youth inclusion.

  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with database management.

  • Experience in supporting knowledge management and learning efforts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive.

  • Familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.

  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; and ability to work with tight deadlines.

  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner

  • Experience with International Organizations and UN is an asset.

  • Demonstrates ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and present it in a comprehensive and reader-friendly way.

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise
Development programme management
Area of expertise details
  • Experience on youth, peace and security, and/or peacebuilding, developmental or humanitarian work.

  • Demonstrated experience in conflict analysis, research, report writing and presentation.

  • Demonstrated experience in working inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, and youth organizations/networks, and authorities at different levels.

  • Demonstrated experience in working and adapting professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; and ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel.

  • Strong understanding of the local context and experience and/or interest on youth inclusion.

  • Good oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills.

  • Experience and/or familiarity with database management.

  • Experience in supporting knowledge management and learning efforts.

  • Strong interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive.

  • Familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.

  • Good understanding of new and evolving technologies and digital platforms

  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; and ability to work with tight deadlines.

  • Handles confidential and politically sensitive issues in a responsible and mature manner

  • Experience with International Organizations and UN is an asset.

  • Demonstrates ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and present it in a comprehensive and reader-friendly way.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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: 01 August 2021
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