Programme Management Officer, P3, Incheon City
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Org. Setting and Reporting
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 100 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyzes action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with UN Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community. The position is located at the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR), Risk Knowledge, Monitoring and Capacity Development Branch, Incheon, Republic of Korea. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Head of Office, Incheon.
Under the supervision of the Head of Office, Incheon, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Contributes to building partnerships in areas of the office responsibility, in particular with experts and identified key stakeholders in disaster risk reduction in North-East Asia. Contributes to initiatives to build community of practices across countries in North-East Asia and promotes best practices. In close collaboration with the Knowledge Management section, ensures the contribution of North East Asia to the collection and capture of good practices and case studies in disaster risk reduction, to be used for capacity building programmes, advocacy campaigns and other relevant knowledge and communication platforms in UNDRR. Contributes to the development and implementation of training modules on Sendai Framework implementation and monitoring, at global, regional, national and local levels, with a focus on North-East Asia, that are consistent with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, Paris Agreement on Climate Change, and the New Urban Agenda. Monitors and evaluates the impact of the training modules; takes corrective action as required; proposes improvements. Contributes to the implementation of UNDRR’s global strategy for capacity development aimed at strengthening the capacities of governments, key counterparts and stakeholders at all levels in disaster risk reduction and to the implementation and monitoring of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction (2015-2030), with a focus on North-East Asia. Participates in the development and implementation of a capacity building and training programme carried out by the Global Education and Training Institute (GETI), based on the UNDRR global capacity development strategy, and building on the synergies and complementarities of various capacity building and training initiatives by other partners. Contributes to the work plan of the GETI at his/her level; ensures that outputs under his/her responsibility maintain high-quality standards; that documents, reports, learning programmes, resources and materials are clear, objective, state-of-the-art and comply with the mandates of GETI and of UNDRR. Contributes to activities related to work plan, budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.). May be requested to manage or guide junior staff under his/her supervision and/or recruit and supervise consultants/external service providers as appropriate. Carries out other duties at 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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.
An advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in development, environment, social sciences, economics or related areas is required. A first level university degree in combination with at least two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of a university degree.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in programme/project management, capacity development or related area is required.
- Experience in disaster risk reduction in required.
- A minimum of two years of experience in capacity building process and training delivery is desirable.
- A minimum of two years of experience with international organizations is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Appointment or assignment against this position is for an initial period of one year. 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.
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. In line with the overall United Nations policy, the UN Office for Disaster Risk Reduction encourages a positive workplace culture which embraces inclusivity and leverages diversity within its workforce. Measures are applied to enable all staff members to contribute equally and fully to the work and development of the organization, including flexible working arrangements, family-friendly policies and standards of conduct. 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.
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