Economic Commission for Africa Programme Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia

Economic Commission for Africa Programme Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • ECA’s mission is to deliver ideas and actions for an empowered and transformed Africa; informed by the 2030 Agenda and Agenda 2063.

  • The mission will be guided by ECA’s five new strategic directions are: advancing ECA’s position as a premier knowledge institution that builds on its unique; position and privilege to bring global solutions to the continent’s problems and take local solution to the continent; developing macroeconomic and structural policy options to accelerate economic diversification and job creation; designing and implementing innovative financing models for infrastructure, and for human, physical and social assets for a transforming Africa; contributing solutions to regional and transboundary challenges, with a focus on peace security and social inclusion as an important development nexus; advocating Africa’s position at the global level and developing regional responses as a contribution to global governance issues.

  • The position is located in the Strategic Planning, Oversight and Results Division (SPORD) of the ECA. The Programme Management Officer will report to the Chief of Section, Corporate Policy and Planning Section (CPPS) of SPORD. The Programme Management Officer will undertake corporate policy and strategic planning, programme and project management related activities as well as monitoring, research and analytical work.

    Responsibilities

  • Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Supports the work on corporate policy and planning including strategic policy formulation, analysis and implementation;

  • Contributes to the development, planning and implementation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; follows-up and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews related 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 consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.

  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

  • Assists in policy analysis, preparations and reviews including on issues and trends, preparation of research reports, and studies; undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

  • Prepares various written inputs into planning frameworks, background papers, reports including those requested from UN Headquarters, studies, publications, and any other relevant ones.

  • Contributes to the updating of the Programme/Project Management Manual and related sensitization seminars within ECA.

  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, servicing them, etc.

  • Supports outreach activities, participates in training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports.

  • Performs other duties as required.

    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.

  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

  • 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.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, management, economics, development studies, political science, social sciences or a related field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, project or programme management, administration or related area is required.

  • Experience working in an international context or multilateral institution is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the Secretariat. For the advertised position, fluency in English is required; knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; Economic Commission for Africa Programme Management Officer Jobs in Ethiopia


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