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Posting Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements, P3
Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS HUMAN SETTLEMENTS PROGRAMME
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 06 February 2017 – 07 March 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Human Settlements-UNHABITAT-71946-R-Nairobi (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Responsibilities

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the city planning programme/projects especially in Kenya; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
    •Performs assignments in planning and facilitating participatory design workshops and assisting in developing the action plan for the project to manage the change.
    •Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
    •Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends with the city planning, extension and design arena, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
    •Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    •Provides substantive support to meetings, conferences, etc., which includes proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, etc.
    •Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
    •Participates in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission reports, etc.
    •Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
    •Supports liaison with other UN agencies and Governmental organizations for collaboration and cooperation under the scope of determined activities.
    •Undertake resource mobilization activities, analyszes risk and opportunities for increasing the efficiency of delivery.
    •Performs other duties as required.
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Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. 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. 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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in urban planning, urban design, communications, management, social sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in an international organization is an asset, knowledge of United Nations is an asset.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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