Posting Title: Associate Youth Programme Management Officer, P2
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Mission in Kosovo
Duty Station: PRISTINA_ISC
Posting Period: 03 August 2021 - 01 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Programme Management-UNMIK-160966-R-Pristina (M)
Staffing Exercise N/A
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the United Nations Interim Administration Mission in Kosovo (UNMIK). The focus of this position is to support the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of programmes, operations and other youth-related priorities and activities conducted by the Mission.
Within delegated authority, the Associate Youth Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programme/projects in the area of Youth, Peace and Security; monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions; mainstreams the Youth, Peace and Security agenda across the Mission’s Programmatic Activities and Confidence-Building Projects.
•Carries out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., including collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
•Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions, including the review and analysis of emerging issues and trends, participates in impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc. aimed at integrating Youth, Peace and Security perspectives in local and regional fora.
•Participates in survey initiatives; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
•Develops and updates the UNMIK Framework Strategy on Youth, Peace and Security, in consultation with Mission colleagues and partners.
•Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposing participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Undertakes outreach activities, including to youth representatives and youth-led organizations; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Contributes to activities related to funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Performs other duties as required.
Professionalism: Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects 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.
Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible work experience in project/programme management, administration or related area is required.
A minimum of one-year experience at the international level working with youth programmes is required.
Experience in monitoring, reporting and evaluation is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of other languages is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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