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

    Education

  • 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.

    Languages

  • 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 maujobs@unops.org

    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 www.unops.org

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