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UN Development Coordination Office  

Site: United States of America, New York, New York
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The United Nations Development Coordination Office and Resident Coordinator System (UN RCS)

UN RCS are the cornerstone of a coherent and well-coordinated UN development system capable of delivering integrated support to countries across the SDGs.

The United Nations Development Coordination Office (DCO) serves as the secretariat for the UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) – 34 UN agencies, funds and programmes working on development – at the regional and global level. DCO provides managerial and oversight functions for the Resident Coordinator (RC) system. 131 RCs lead UN Country Teams and coordinate UN support to countries in implementing the 2030 Agenda.

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UN Development Coordination Office

Strategic Planner and RCO Team Leader - P5

Nigeria, Abuja Federal Capital Territory , Abuja

Org. Setting and ReportingThe UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level - support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in Nigeria.The incumbent reports to the Resident Coordinator. The Head of the RCO manages the resources of the Office in order to provide support to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT on sustainable development analysis, strategic planning, programming, financing, communications, advocacy and partnerships. The Head of RCO serves as a key adviser to the RC in the pursuit of all their functions and is accountable for the overall quality and timeliness of the work of the office.   Under the supervision of the Resident Coordinator and within delegated authority the Incumbent is responsible for:Responsibilities1. Leads the provision of strategic guidance to the RC and UN Country Team (UNCT) on effective, quality, and timely UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF:• Leads and coordinates substantive support to the RC/UNCT in articulating and actively communicating a credible and convincing strategic vision for the UN, articulated through the UNSDCF, which is consistent with national development goals and priorities, UN values, aligned with the 2030 Agenda and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind;• In line with CCA/UNSDCF, provides strategic direction and develops recommendations to facilitate decision-making by the RC/UNCT to reposition the UN in country to advance the objectives of UN development system reform;• Develops policy recommendations to the RC/UNCT on the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the new generation CCA/UNSDCF as the primary instrument for the planning and implementation of UN development activities in country;• Ensures effective guidance to the RC/UNCT in asserting vision and accountability for the UN to operate as a nimble, innovative and enterprising development partner, demonstrating characteristics of a knowledge-based organization and thought leader;• Leads the strategic design of UN's policy and programmatic services, operational capabilities, and partnership mechanisms;• Establishes and promotes close engagement across the humanitarian, development and peace domains, as required by the country context;• Leads the identification, analysis and prioritization of joint programmatic work of UN entities in response to national priorities and in line with the UNSDCF and the 2030 Agenda;• Leads the coordination of the UNSDCF through the Joint Workplan and results groups; directs UNSDCF monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) and reporting through the UNINFO platform; and guides preparation and provision of the annual UN Country Results Report to the Government and other stakeholders;• Promotes the engagement of all relevant agencies – with and without physical presence in country – from across the UN system, including at Headquarters and at the (sub-)regional level in inter-agency fora and in discussions with external partners;• Supports the RC/HC in ensuring coherence across the different intra-agency coordination bodies, including with Humanitarian Country Teams and the Security Management Team.2. Facilitates and oversees the initiation, establishment and coordination of external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for the new generation UNSDCF:• Facilitates and oversees the initiation, establishment and coordination of effective working relationships with national and international public and private partners to ensure knowledge sharing throughout the UNSDCF cycle;• Directs substantive support for positioning the UN as a key provider of integrated services and as a platform in support of the SDGs, in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders;• Based on the UNSDCF, and in close collaboration with the Development Partnerships Officer, oversees the formulation and implementation of the partnership approach as well as the resource mobilization strategy, and other initiatives in support of SDG achievement through the UNSDCF;• Oversees the implementation of the SDG Country Fund/country-level pooled fund (where relevant) in support of the UNSDCF and SDG acceleration.3. Coordinates and supports roll-out and implementation of the efficiency agenda (Business Operations Strategy, Common Premises and Local Shared Service Centers/Common Back-Office): • In collaboration with the Operations Management Team (OMT), directs substantive support to the RC/UNCT on business innovations for the UN in country;• Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator and UNCT in formulating, implementing and monitoring the UN Country level Business Operations Strategy;• Supports the RC and the UNCT in their leading role in implementing common premises, and in establishing a common back office for location-dependent services;• Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and client-orientation in operational service delivery, including the implementation of high impact standardized common services, fostering the SDG impact through common operations;• Coordinates effective participation of entities at the country level in operations management team and represents the RC in the OMT.4. Manages and directs knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System:• Creates an enabling environment for the knowledge generation, sharing, collaboration, as well as usage of existing good practices and lessons learnt within the RCO and in the UN Country Team / Programme Management Team (PMT - reporting to the UNCT). Leads by example;• Coordinates the effective communications within the RCO, in UN Country Team and among other stakeholders;• Leads and coordinates the sharing of good practices and lessons learned on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools, among others, within the DCO (at regional and global levels), across the UN system and with external partners; • Working closely with the PMT, oversees the analysis of UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to contribute to strategic planning processes;• Keeps abreast of emerging innovative approaches and encourages the RCO and UNCT to apply new ways of working, where relevant.5. Leads and coordinates overall management of the RCO to ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to the RC/UNCT and adherence to organizational policies and procedures:• Coordinates the formulation and implementation of the substantive work programme of the UNCT through the PMT; allocates and monitors RCO resources for delivery of outputs and reporting on results;• Supervises the activities undertaken by the RCO and manage performance of RCO staff reporting directly to him/her, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion;• Assists RC in managing coherence between the work of the core RCO team on the one hand and the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Peace and Development Adviser and the Director of UNIS on the other;• In close collaboration with Service Providers, performs the role of certifying officer in the UNDP IRIS platform and performs the UMOJA approver role over processes related to human and financial resource management, procurement, general administration, security, time management, and information technology for the RCO;• Manages, guides and trains staff under his/her supervision; promotes teamwork and communications among staff in the RCO and across organizational boundaries; ensures staff complete mandatory trainings and UMOJA certifications;• Establishes and maintains a work environment in the RC Office and across UN entities that is conducive to innovation and engagement with a diverse set of stakeholders and delivers results in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;• Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.6. Assists the RC in ensuring that strategic advice and work by the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Peace and Development Advisor and the Director of UNIS reporting directly to the RC is coherently and integrated into the overall work of the RCO.7. Performs other related duties as required.  Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Proven knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to sustainable development. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization's strategy and the work unit's goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Proven ability to analyze complex data and produce reports leading to sound policy recommendations for achieving sustainable development; Solid understanding of the political environment and the programmes and activities of the UN system in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals; Ability to think strategically, to identify key emerging sustainable development issues and related policy implications. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.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. COMMUNICATION: 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.LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly. EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage. Work ExperienceA minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, sustainable development policy and programme development and management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.Experience with multi-stakeholder coordination on the context of development cooperation or related area is requiredExperience in team leadership and management is required.Experience in UN interagency coordination is desirable.Experience in designing and implementing partnership and resources mobilization strategies is desirable.Experience in promoting knowledge management in the context of development cooperation is desirable.Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantage.""Fluency equals a rating of "Fluent" in all four areas (read, speak, write and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "Confident" in two of the four areas. AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special NoticeThis position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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UN Development Coordination Office

Director - D2

Jordan, Amman , Amman

Org. Setting and ReportingTo ensure a United Nations that is fit-for-purpose to deliver on the ambition of the SDGs, theGeneral Assembly adopted the most far-reaching development reforms in the history of theorganization in May 2018. At the core of resolution 72/279 was the establishment of areinvigorated, independent, impartial, and empowered Resident Coordinator (RC) system tosupport a new generation of UN country teams (UNCTs).A critical investment in RC system capacities is the strengthening of the DevelopmentCoordination Office (DCO), including, for the first time, at the regional level. The DCORegional teams play a pivotal role in supporting the work of RCs, RC Offices (RCOs), andUNCTs and facilitating coordination of the UN's regional assets to deliver efficient andeffective operational activities at the country level and in cross-border settings.The DCO Regional teams are part of DCO headquarters capacities, located in the same regionas the countries within their remit. The Regional Director reports to the Assistant Secretary-General (ASG) and Director, DCO, as First Reporting Officer, and to the Chair of theRegional UN Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG) as Second Reporting Officer.ResponsibilitiesThe primary role of the DCO regional teams is to channel strategic support to ResidentCoordinators (RC) and UN country teams (UNCT), and foster interaction, cross-regionsharing of experience, and synergies among RCs / UNCTs to advance the 2030 Agenda forSustainable Development and the SDGs.Within delegated authority, the Regional Director will be responsible for the following:• Directs and manages the DCO Regional team, including management of the workprogrammeand resources, ensuring relevant links with counterparts in other regions and withDCO New York.• Provides strategic support to RC leadership and support RC offices to deliver on theirfunctions, responding to RC/UNCT queries and requests for support, guidance and strategicadvice.• Manages day-to-day operations of the RC system in the region, including operationalbackstopping of RCOs in collaboration with DCO New York.• Supports the Assistant Secretary-General for Development Coordination in performancemanagement of RCs at the D1 and D2 level.• Provides strategic guidance to UNCTs to ensure quality and timely support to MemberStates in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.• Provides leadership and strategic thinking to identify existing and emerging developmentchallenges and priorities in the region and advises the UNSDG on emerging regional issues.• Engages with DCO New York and the UN development system partners at the regional levelto facilitate enhanced tailored support to RCs/UNCTs in crisis/complex settings, and supportthe integration of UNCT work with UN peace operations and Special Political Missions, asrelevant.• Provides effective Secretariat support to the Regional Collaboration Platform (RCP) and itsassociated subsidiary bodies. Coordinate engagement of RCs and UNCTs with the RCP,enabling access to regional UN expertise.• Promotes regional level knowledge exchange, including through regional and global RCOcommunities of practice.• Chairs the regional Peer Support Group to ensure high quality Common CountryAssessments and Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks.• Supports RCs in implementing the Management and Accountability Framework at thecountry level and manage the UNCT dispute resolution mechanism in the region• Promotes and supports the roll-out of common operational services initiatives/businessinnovation at the country and regional level, contributing to enhanced efficiency gains.Support RCs and UNCTs in their efforts to establish SDG-related partnerships with externalpartners at regional levels, including with IFIs, international organizations, CSOs and privatesector, at the request of RCs/UNCTs.• Reports on regional results and provides support and quality control to RCs, UNCTs, andRCOs in the region on planning, monitoring and results-reporting tools.• Supports, tracks and reports on implementation of UN reform initiatives in the region.• Contributes to the formulation of DCO strategies and policies by participating in the SeniorManagement Team and various committees, preparing documents on policy issues, andacting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the Director and Deputy Director of DCO;contributes to the overall management of the Office's activities and operations.• Facilitates DCO engagement with host Governments, donors and counterparts; chairsmeetings and seminars on substantive issues; represents the Organization at international,regional, inter-agency meetings, seminars and conferences, providing expertise, as needed.• Performs other related duties as requested by the senior management of the Organization. Competencies•Professionalism: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Shows ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Shows ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.• Planning& Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies;identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocatesappropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows forcontingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses timeefficiently.• Client Orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" andseeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productivepartnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs andmatches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside theclients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed ofprogress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.Managerial Competencies•Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.• Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes tothe heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision;considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisionswith an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action ormakes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions againstfacts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for thedecision; makes tough decisions when necessary. EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations or publicadministration, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree incombination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of theadvanced university degree. Work ExperienceOver fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in the management andcoordination of development cooperation is required.A minimum of ten years of experience serving in leadership positions in the field (outside thecandidate's country of origin) is desired.A minimum of 5 years' experience serving in international and/or multi-lateral organizations is desired.Experience serving in a senior management role in the United Nations is desired.Experience in delivering sustainable development policy and programme results is desired.Experience managing multi-disciplinary teams to effect change and deliver joint results is desired.Experience managing multi-cultural teams is desired.Experience serving as a UN Resident Coordinator is desired. LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage. AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special NoticeThis position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subjectto the availability of funds.Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by himor her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in theircareers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff.Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment ofstaff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity,with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis ofqualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverseand inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staffregardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnicbackgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities maybe provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicatedin the application.For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented orunderrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 January 2022, are strongly encouraged toapply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, BruneiDarussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People'sRepublic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau,Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia,Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia,Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea,Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa,San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan,Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America,Vanuatu, Viet Nam.        ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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UN Development Coordination Office

Chief of Branch, Programme - D1

United States of America, New York , New York

Org. Setting and ReportingThis position is located in the Resident Coordinator System Business Management Branch, United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) in New York. In its Resolution A/RES/72/279, the United Nations General Assembly endorsed the transformation of the Development) as a stand-alone coordination office within the United Nations Secretariat, namely the Development Coordination Office (DCO). DCO now assumes managerial and oversight functions of the resident coordinator system under the collective ownership of the members of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG).The Resident Coordinator system is focused on the advancement of sustainable development, leaving no one behind, and with the eradication of poverty in all its forms and dimensions as an overarching objective, consistent with the integrated nature of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The incumbent reports to the Deputy of the Assistant Secretary-General, UNDCO. ResponsibilitiesThe Chief, Resident Coordinator (RC) System Business Management Branch is responsible for the provision of strategic oversight, direction and advice to UNDCO senior management on operations for UNDCO Headquarters and the RC System at the regional and country level. S/he will elicit a client-oriented and service delivery approach. As such the incumbent is entrusted, within delegated authority, with the following responsibilities:• Leads, supervises and carries out the work of the RC System Business Management Service Branch: Human Resources, Budget/Finance and Global RC System Operations and General Administration. Ensures the provision of daily business services support to UNDCO HQs, Regional Desks and RC offices.• Oversees the strategic managerial oversight of the UNDCO including monitoring and implementation of strategic plans and reporting to the GA, ensures set-up of required planning and reporting systems.• Coordinates and oversees the agreements with other UN entities for operational services to UNDCO.• Provides strategic advice to UNDCO senior management for RC System on budgeting, financial, procurement, human resources and general administration issues and specifically for UNDCO work planning, budgeting and monitoring, including for ACABQ and 5th Committee reporting.• Ensures that operational services provision is fully in line with the needs of the organization and the strategic objective of a strengthened UNDCO management and administration• Defines problems and identifies solutions to be addressed by management; directs the work of review teams through all stages.• Liaises, maintains and manages relationship with member agencies of the United Nations Sustainable Development Group (UNSDG), as well the Secretariat, funds and programmes.• Coordinates the support to the implementation of Business Operations Strategies (BOS) to help optimize UN operational activities at the county level by eliminating duplication and by leveraging economies of scale and comparative advantages.• Coordinates and manages the full range of human resources administration issues for the Resident coordinator system and UNDCO, ensuring that requirements of staff and managers in the field and Headquarters are met.• Manages financial aspects during the preparation of RC System and UNDCO budget plans and provides guidance to senior management on financial implications of strategic options.• Serves as Fund Manager of the global funds for UN coordination under UNDCO fiduciary responsibility, including the UNDG (UN Development Group) Cost Sharing Agreement (UNDG CSA); the UN Coordination Fund and all related funding sources/initiatives (e.g. UN/World Bank Partnership Trust Fund). Oversees the donor agreements and ensures proper implementation.• Reports to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.• Manages the UNDG Cost Sharing Agreement including its implementation, financial oversight, and reporting. Ensures proper financial planning and related communications.• Co-ordinates and oversees the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions (ACABQ), General Assembly and other policy-making organs.• Ensures implementation of internal control framework and the observation of applicable financial rules and regulations of the UN Secretariat.• Oversees budget presentations and management of relationship with legislative bodies.• Contributes to the development and implementation of policies, procedures, standards and tools that are consistent with UN policy and practice to ensure proper accounting financial management and control of UNDCO's overall resources and assets.• Oversees internal financial reporting and responses to internal and external audit observations in compliance with financial rules and regulations.• Oversees planning, organization and implementation of administrative support services to field and headquarters operations.• Oversees the provision of procurement and information management platforms services to the field and Headquarters, ensuring the identification, evaluation, and prioritization and management of risk factors derived from these services.• Manages the programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Branch including preparation of budgets, reporting on budget/programme performance, evaluation of staff performance (EPAS), interviews of candidates for job openings, evaluation of candidates and preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting.• Recruits staff, taking due account of geographical balance.• Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision.• Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the Branch across organizational boundaries.• Leads and supervises the organization of meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive issues. Manages the substantive preparation and organization of such meetings or seminars.• Represents UNDCO at international, regional or national meetings on operational matters as delegated by the ASG.• Performs other duties as required. CompetenciesProfessionalism: Knowledge of the substantive field of work in general and of specific areas being supervised. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competenceand 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.Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.Communication: 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.Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.Judgement/ Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action ormakes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary. EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Work ExperienceA minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in human resources management, administration, logistics, financial management, budget or related area, of which 10 years serving in a leadership role in international positions (not in one's own country) is required.A minimum of five years of management experience in operations management in a development cooperation context is required.A minimum of five years of management experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is required.A minimum of five years of field experience in development cooperation is required.Experience with financial management and reporting on funds in the context of development is desirable.Experience overseeing programmatic and administrative tasks necessary to the functioning of a large work unit is desirable.Experience in managing large multicultural teams at country, regional and global levels is desirable.Experience in the United Nations system or a comparable international organization is desirable.Experience working at the headquarters of a development cooperation agency is desirable. LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage. AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special NoticeThis position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds.Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. 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UN Development Coordination Office

Strategic Planning and RCO Team Leader - P5

Nigeria, Abuja Federal Capital Territory , Abuja

Org. Setting and ReportingThe UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator - the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level - support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator's Office (RCO) in Nigeria.The incumbent reports to the Resident Coordinator. The Head of the RCO manages the resources of the Office in order to provide support to the Resident Coordinator and the UNCT on sustainable development analysis, strategic planning, programming, financing, communications, advocacy and partnerships. The Head of RCO serves as a key adviser to the RC in the pursuit of all their functions and is accountable for the overall quality and timeliness of the work of the office. Under the supervision of the Resident Coordinator and within delegated authority the Incumbent is responsible for: Responsibilities1. Leads the provision of strategic guidance to the RC and UN Country Team (UNCT) on effective, quality, and timely UN support for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda through the Common Country Analysis (CCA) and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF:• Leads and coordinates substantive support to the RC/UNCT in articulating and actively communicating a credible and convincing strategic vision for the UN, articulated through the UNSDCF, which is consistent with national development goals and priorities, UN values, aligned with the 2030 Agenda and committed to the principles of universality, equality and leaving no one behind;• In line with CCA/UNSDCF, provides strategic direction and develops recommendations to facilitate decision-making by the RC/UNCT to reposition the UN in country to advance the objectives of UN development system reform;• Develops policy recommendations to the RC/UNCT on the development, implementation, monitoring, reporting and evaluation of the new generation CCA/UNSDCF as the primary instrument for the planning and implementation of UN development activities in country;• Ensures effective guidance to the RC/UNCT in asserting vision and accountability for the UN to operate as a nimble, innovative and enterprising development partner, demonstrating characteristics of a knowledge-based organization and thought leader;• Leads the strategic design of UN's policy and programmatic services, operational capabilities, and partnership mechanisms;• Establishes and promotes close engagement across the humanitarian, development and peace domains, as required by the country context;• Leads the identification, analysis and prioritization of joint programmatic work of UN entities in response to national priorities and in line with the UNSDCF and the 2030 Agenda;• Leads the coordination of the UNSDCF through the Joint Workplan and results groups; directs UNSDCF monitoring, evaluation, learning (MEL) and reporting through the UNINFO platform; and guides preparation and provision of the annual UN Country Results Report to the Government and other stakeholders;• Promotes the engagement of all relevant agencies – with and without physical presence in country – from across the UN system, including at Headquarters and at the (sub-)regional level in inter-agency fora and in discussions with external partners;• Supports the RC/HC in ensuring coherence across the different intra-agency coordination bodies, including with Humanitarian Country Teams and the Security Management Team.2. Facilitates and oversees the initiation, establishment and coordination of external partnerships and joint resource mobilization efforts for the new generation UNSDCF:• Facilitates and oversees the initiation, establishment and coordination of effective working relationships with national and international public and private partners to ensure knowledge sharing throughout the UNSDCF cycle;• Directs substantive support for positioning the UN as a key provider of integrated services and as a platform in support of the SDGs, in consultation with a broad range of stakeholders;• Based on the UNSDCF, and in close collaboration with the Development Partnerships Officer, oversees the formulation and implementation of the partnership approach as well as the resource mobilization strategy, and other initiatives in support of SDG achievement through the UNSDCF;• Oversees the implementation of the SDG Country Fund/country-level pooled fund (where relevant) in support of the UNSDCF and SDG acceleration.3. Coordinates and supports roll-out and implementation of the efficiency agenda (Business Operations Strategy, Common Premises and Local Shared Service Centers/Common Back-Office): • In collaboration with the Operations Management Team (OMT), directs substantive support to the RC/UNCT on business innovations for the UN in country;• Provides substantive support to the Resident Coordinator and UNCT in formulating, implementing and monitoring the UN Country level Business Operations Strategy;• Supports the RC and the UNCT in their leading role in implementing common premises, and in establishing a common back office for location-dependent services;• Promotes a culture of continuous improvement and client-orientation in operational service delivery, including the implementation of high impact standardized common services, fostering the SDG impact through common operations;• Coordinates effective participation of entities at the country level in operations management team and represents the RC in the OMT.4. Manages and directs knowledge management and capacity development activities in and outside the UN System:• Creates an enabling environment for the knowledge generation, sharing, collaboration, as well as usage of existing good practices and lessons learnt within the RCO and in the UN Country Team / Programme Management Team (PMT - reporting to the UNCT). Leads by example;• Coordinates the effective communications within the RCO, in UN Country Team and among other stakeholders;• Leads and coordinates the sharing of good practices and lessons learned on issues related to UN strategic planning frameworks, methodologies and tools, among others, within the DCO (at regional and global levels), across the UN system and with external partners; • Working closely with the PMT, oversees the analysis of UN experiences, lessons learned and knowledge networking to contribute to strategic planning processes;• Keeps abreast of emerging innovative approaches and encourages the RCO and UNCT to apply new ways of working, where relevant.5. Leads and coordinates overall management of the RCO to ensure efficient and effective substantive coordination support to the RC/UNCT and adherence to organizational policies and procedures:• Coordinates the formulation and implementation of the substantive work programme of the UNCT through the PMT; allocates and monitors RCO resources for delivery of outputs and reporting on results;• Supervises the activities undertaken by the RCO and manage performance of RCO staff reporting directly to him/her, ensuring that programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion;• Assists RC in managing coherence between the work of the core RCO team on the one hand and the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Peace and Development Adviser and the Director of UNIS on the other;• In close collaboration with Service Providers, performs the role of certifying officer in the UNDP IRIS platform and performs the UMOJA approver role over processes related to human and financial resource management, procurement, general administration, security, time management, and information technology for the RCO;• Manages, guides and trains staff under his/her supervision; promotes teamwork and communications among staff in the RCO and across organizational boundaries; ensures staff complete mandatory trainings and UMOJA certifications;• Establishes and maintains a work environment in the RC Office and across UN entities that is conducive to innovation and engagement with a diverse set of stakeholders and delivers results in line with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;• Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need.6. Assists the RC in ensuring that strategic advice and work by the Senior Human Rights Advisor, Peace and Development Advisor and the Director of UNIS reporting directly to the RC is coherently and integrated into the overall work of the RCO.7. Performs other related duties as required. CompetenciesPROFESSIONALISM: Proven knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to sustainable development. Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization's strategy and the work unit's goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. Proven ability to analyze complex data and produce reports leading to sound policy recommendations for achieving sustainable development; Solid understanding of the political environment and the programmes and activities of the UN system in implementing the Sustainable Development Goals; Ability to think strategically, to identify key emerging sustainable development issues and related policy implications. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.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. COMMUNICATION: 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.LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly. EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage. Work ExperienceA minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, sustainable development policy and programme development and management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.Experience with multi-stakeholder coordination on the context of development cooperation or related area is requiredExperience in team leadership and management is required.Experience in UN interagency coordination is desirable.Experience in designing and implementing partnership and resources mobilization strategies is desirable.Experience in promoting knowledge management in the context of development cooperation is desirable.Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable. LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantage.""Fluency equals a rating of "Fluent" in all four areas (read, speak, write and understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "Confident" in two of the four areas. AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview. Special NoticeThis position is available for an initial period of one year. Extension of appointment is subject to the availability of funds. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.      ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:1.     Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.ch2.     Benefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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12/01/2023
UN Development Coordination Office

Programme Management Officer (Administration & Business Operations Strategy) - P3

Senegal, Dakar , Dakar

Org. Setting and ReportingThe United Nations Development Coordination Office (UNDCO) is the UN Office at the forefront of coordinating a collaborative contribution to the UN development system, towards its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals.This position is located in the United Nations Development Coordination Office - Regional Office for Africa (UNDCO-ROA) Dakar Hub. The incumbent reports to the Deputy Regional Director for Africa and works in close coordination with the Business Management Branch and Country Business Strategy Section at UNDCO Headquarters, New York. ResponsibilitiesWithin delegated authority, the incumbent supports the Operations Management Teams (OMTs), in particular in the scaling of the Business Operations Strategy (BOS), Common Back Office and Common Premises and the UNDCO-ROA Dakar Hub, performing the following duties:• Provide substantive support in the implementation of Business Operations Strategies (BOS) as well as the establishment of Common Premises (CP) in West, Central and North Africa regions.• Provide Quality Assurance of the BOS and Common Back Office (CBO) frameworks in West, Central and North Africa regions, in close collaboration with UNDCO HQ and the UNSDG BOS TWG.• Monitor BOS implementation in West, Central and North Africa countries, identifying bottlenecks and facilitating solutions, and contribute to scaling up of innovations at country and regional levels.• Liaise with UNDCO HQ on issues related to Efficiency reform implementation that need resolution and recommends solutions from reports on best practices.• Take the lead in providing operational support for the UNDCO-ROA Dakar Hub and RCOs in West, Central and North Africa regions including all aspects related to the administration of human resources activities, preparation and implementation of the work programme, procurement, travel and management of office space.• Act as backup Certifying Officer for RCOs in West, Central and North Africa regions on travel, procurement and consultancy. • Monitor and review the work programme and budget of UNDCO-ROA Dakar Hub and RCOs in West, Central and North Africa regions by conducting regular and special reviews together with the counterpart at DCO-ROA in Addis Ababa to assess progress of actual work versus the programme plan. Coordinate the production of programme reports.• Facilitate the provision of policy guidance and assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies, enabling improvements in operational support and capacity to deliver the SDGs.• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources; perform regional analysis and modeling; promote common data sets at country and regional levels.• Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.• Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.• Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.• Undertake outreach activities; conducts training, workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on Efficiency reforms and RCS Administration and Operation related topics/activities.• Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.• Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provides insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.• Perform other relevant duties as required. CompetenciesPROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to common premises. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, Including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; 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.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.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 developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.MANAGING PERFORMANCE: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.  EducationAdvanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field, is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Certification in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.Job - Specific QualificationProject Management Professional Certification Program (PMP) OR PRINCE2 certification is desirable.  Work ExperienceA minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, or a related area, is required.Three years (3) of working experience with the United Nations or a comparable international organization's systems policies, practices and procedures is required.Experience in the UN inter-agency collaboration and development cooperation is desirable.Experience in operations management is desirable.Knowledge of Business Operations Strategy (BOS), Common Back Office, Common Premises operations is desirable.Working experience at the headquarters of a development cooperation organization is desirable.Field experience in development cooperation is desirable.Work experience of two (2) years or more in data analytics or related area is desirable. LanguagesEnglish and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in the French and English languages (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.Note: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of' equals a rating of "confident in two of the four areas. AssessmentEvaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment, such as a written test, which may be followed by a competency-based interview by phone/teleconference or face-to-face. Special NoticeThis is a Fixed Term position. Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one (1) year, subject to extension. Please note that extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential. RCS is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality within the Secretariat. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/ Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 September 2022, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Central African Republic, Chad, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Malta, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Slovenia Solomon Islands, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu. At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. 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