Programme Officer,UNOPS, Abeche, Chad

Vacancy Code: 2007/NAO/MAU/ CHD05

Post Level: A3

Duty Station: Abeche, Chad

Duration: 6 months, initially

Closing Date: 16 March

Required Competencies & Knowledge

  • Leadership - Proven supervisory ability and/or technical leadership.

    Ability to maintain effective working relations both as a team member and team leader.

  • Planning & Organizing - Ability to organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle United Nations Office for Project Services, competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.

  • Judgment - Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment and decision making skills.

  • Teamwork - Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

  • Communications - Strong communication (spoken and written) skills, including the ability to effectively prepare written documentation in a clear, concise style.

  • Problem solving –Good analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of programmatic issues.

  • Commitment to Continuous Learning - Willingness to keep abreast of new developments.

  • Professionalism - sound knowledge of, and exposure to, a range of mine action issues, including related political, social and economic dimensions.

    Academic Qualifications/ Experience/ Language


  • First level university degree.

    Work Experience

  • At least 3 –5 years experience in programme, project management or business administration.

  • Experience in humanitarian affairs essential and experience in mine action an asset.

  • Knowledge of the UN mine action policy and Mine Action Information Management Policy is highly desirable.

  • Experience in working as Programme staff or desk officers of the United Nations system, of donors or NGOs is highly desirable.

  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in engineering (military and/or civilian) of which 3 year should have been in mine action related activities.

  • Practical experience in mine action information management is essential, preferably in a UN mine action operation.


  • For the post advertised fluency in written and oral French and English is required. Knowledge of Arabic would be an asset.

    Other Skills

  • Understanding of UN mine action programme, policies, and coordination mechanisms desirable.

    Computer literacy.

  • Able to work in a multicultural environment.

    Submission of Applications

    Qualified candidates may submit their application, including a letter of interest, complete Curriculum Vitae and an updated United Nations Personal History Form (P.11), to

    Kindly indicate the vacancy number and the post title when applying (in the subject line by e-mail).

    Additional Considerations

    - Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.

    - Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.

    - Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    - UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a selected candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.

    For more information on UNOPS, including its core values and competencies, please visit the UNOPS

    website at

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