United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Programme Management Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Programme Management Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR), Regional Office for East Africa in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In support of the establishment of a comprehensive compliance framework for African Union-led and African Union-authorized Peace Support Operations, the incumbent will operate under the overall guidance of the Regional Representative and direct supervision of the Senior Human Rights Officer.

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

• Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Supports the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies, generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions
• Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
• Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Performs other duties as required.

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.

Client Orientation: Considers All Those to Whom Services Are Provided to Be “clients” and Seeks to See Things From Clients’ Point of View; Establishes and Maintains Productive Partnerships With Clients by Gaining Their Trust and Respect; Identifies Clients’ Needs and Matches Them to Appropriate Solutions; Monitors Ongoing Developments Inside and Outside the Clients’ Environment to Keep Informed and Anticipate Problems; Keeps Clients Informed of Progress or Setbacks in Projects; Meets Timeline For delivery of products or services to client.

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.

  • Experience in a field-based operation within the United Nations Common System or similar international organization is desirable.

  • Human rights experience with an international, regional, or non-governmental organization, in a post-conflict context is desirable.

  • Experience with Business Intelligence applications, including those related to Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems, such as Umoja, is desirable.

  • Experience in donor relations is desirable.

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

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

    How to apply
    For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights Programme Management Officer - Jobs in Ethiopia

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