PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Temporary Job Opening)

  • Contractor
  • Brindisi Italy
  • TBD USD / Year
  • United Nations profile




  • Job applications may no longer being accepted for this opportunity.


United Nations

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Global Service Centre (UNGSC) provides critical Supply Chain, Geospatial, Information and Telecommunications Technologies services and Training to all Secretariat Entities, Peacekeeping and Special Political Missions, Agencies, Funds and Programmes of the UN system worldwide. This position is located in the United Nations Global Service Centre, Brindisi, Italy within the Innovation & Infrastructure Support Team, Supply Chain Service. This position reports directly to the Chief Supply Chain Service.

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Planning • Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by aligning the team’s structure, portfolio of services, workplan, and cost recovery mechanisms with the Office of Supply Chain Management’s strategy on Category Management and assists in deconflicting overlaps and unclear task distribution amongst teams and stakeholders; aligns the engineering and infrastructure capacity at the Global Service Center and propose an enhanced client-focused support approach for all categories under the management of the team. • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, to perform a thorough evaluation of the Innovation and Infrastructure Support (IIS) Team, including an examination of the structure, processes, and skills gap analysis of individual teams. Identify strengths and weaknesses in relation to organizational goals and the team’s capacity to fulfill a wide array of client needs. • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.; coordinates with senior management and other Service sections and teams to ensure the IIS teams allign to wider strategic objectives of implementing category strategies, and a potential expansion of service provision to a wider client portfolio. • Generates template reports and other engineering-related information, progress and, quality, cost or schedule variances reports, in alignment with the needs of the different teams; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. 2. Implementation • Develops, implements and evaluates Operations Level Agreements with all internal stakeholders including input, process, and output metrics, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions. • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities; coordinates with relevant teams for an outreach campaign towards new and potential clients within and outside the UN Organization. • Provides leadership, guidance and support to the teams to facilitate the change process and adoption of new procedures, IT platforms, and/or processes. 3. Administration • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.; develops a process for tracking incoming client requests aligned to customer service management and cost recovery; ensures that all the team’s substantive and enabling services are captured, mapped, documented and resourced; ensures the process and the relevant IT platform/solution is configured to both track and manage internal resource allocation, facilitating management oversight, cost recovery and reporting. • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc. • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, 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. • Performs other related duties.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of policies, practices and regulations on management of supplies, purchasing and logistics and ability to apply them in an organizational environment. Ability to maintain accurate records and prepare reports on a wide variety of data. The 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. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Takes responsibility for implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work. CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches. 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.

Education

Advance university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Architecture, Engineering, Business Administration, Management or related fields is required. A first level university degree with an additional of two years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Job – Specific Qualification

SCOR-P certification is desirable. Certification in Project/Programme Management methodology by an accredited body (e.g. PMP, PGMP, PRINCE 2 Practitioner level Project Management certification or equivalent is desirable. Certified Supply Chain Professional (CSCP), CIPS or equivalent is desirable. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in the field of supply chain management is required. Experience in developing and executing projects for external clients is required. Experience in developing process standards, SOPs, and operational guidance is required. Experience in resource mobilization and cost recovery models is desirable. Experience in client outreach and customer relationship management is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English, (both oral and written) is required.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening, and it may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

• This position is temporarily available until 30 June 2024. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment. • While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post. • Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station. • This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15. • Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation. • Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity 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. Reasonable accommodation may be provided to applicants with disabilities upon request, to support their participation in the recruitment process. By accepting a letter of appointment, staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General, who may assign them to any of the activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). Further, staff members in the Professional and higher category up to and including the D-2 level and the Field Service category are normally required to move periodically to discharge functions in different duty stations under conditions established in ST/AI/2023/3 on Mobility, as may be amended or revised. This condition of service applies to all position specific job openings and does not apply to temporary positions. Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira, and to refer to the Applicant Guide by clicking on “Manuals” in the “Help” tile of the inspira account-holder homepage. The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application. Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

How to apply

https://careers.un.org/jobSearchDescription/226324?language=en


Deadline: 29 Jan 2024


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