United Nations Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

  • UNEP's Policy and Programme Division performs strategic planning, coordination and monitoring of UNEP's programmes as well as coordinates UNEP's engagement with the wider UN system and global processes. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Head of Programme Coherence and Assurance Unit.

    Responsibilities

    Project Review Cycle:

  • Participates in the Project Review Committee and provides assessment of projects at different stages. Applies results based management approach and tools to review project documents.

  • Manages secretariat services for UNEP's programme and project review processes.

  • Provides guidance and advise to project managers: analyzing project risk and other challenges and assisting in application of UNEPs standards.

  • Identifies lessons learned from the programme and project review process and makes recommendations for areas of improvement or management action.

  • Coordinates activities related to the project review committee and its processes at different stages, liaising with staff across the organization ensuring all relevant informants and stakeholders are involved in the process.

    Programme/project management:

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, 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 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.

    Data review and analysis:

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

  • Contributes to policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.

    Administrative and Meetings management:

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

  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

    Other Duties:

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

  • Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to project management, results-based management, results-based budgeting, monitoring, and reporting. 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 administration, management, environment, economics, or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • Experience in results-based management and quality assurance of project design and implementation, monitoring and reporting is required.

  • Experience in the United Nations system or other comparable international organization is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an added advantage.

  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


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