United Nations Senior Programme Management Officer Jobs in South Sudan

United Nations Senior Programme Management Officer Jobs in South Sudan

Org. Setting and Reporting

  • The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is the agency for human settlements mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities. UN-Habitat helps the urban poor by transforming cities into safer and healthier places with better opportunities. It works with organizations at every level, including all spheres of government, civil society and the private sector. This position is located in Geneva under the Office of the Executive Director.

  • Under the supervision of the Deputy Executive Director, the incumbent's responsibilities will be:


    Representation, liaison and reporting:

  • Represent UN-Habitat in meetings and official functions as directed, including, UN Geneva based entities and the permanent donor missions in Geneva;

  • Provide periodic reports on inter-agency meetings, policies, programme implementation and matters of strategic nature.
    Inter-agency collaboration and partnerships:

  • Provide strategic oversight and leadership to the agency's participation in relevant IASC working groups, bodies and task forces; provide inputs to mainstreaming the sustainable urbanization and urban poverty agenda in the policies and programmes of other UN Geneva based agencies.

  • Provide strategic oversight related to other liaison and representation functions outside Geneva, as and when directed by the Executive Director.

    Policy dialogue and advocacy:

  • Work directly with the Emergency Director to develop and implement UN-Habitat humanitarian policies and strategies; undertake a policy dialogue with all stakeholders to promote a positive view of UN-Habitat's campaigns, policies, programmes and projects;

  • Assist in mobilizing both financial support and participation in major UN-Habitat conferences and events. ; Programme management: Manage Geneva Office programme activities and staff;

  • Provide updated analysis of urbanization related trends and related strategies, including disaster risk reduction activities.

  • Develop and coordinate implementation of organization-wide policy initiatives. Facilitates collaboration across organizational units to support common objectives, methods, and the application of standards.

    Resource mobilization:

  • Liaise with key donor agencies and Geneva based missions to secure funding for both core and recurrent functions and operations;

  • Gain support from financial institutions, foundations, philanthropic and corporate social responsibility divisions and departments of large companies; collaborate with non-governmental organizations;

  • Support the development of donor communications materials including an annual report, country donor briefs and web stories; providing briefings to senior management on donor related issues.

    Human resource, finance and administrative management:

  • Oversee and manage human resource, finance and administration operations of the Office;

  • Manage recruitment, monitor and set targets for staff performance;

  • Manage office and programme funds and provide periodic reports.

  • Perform other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization's strategy and the work unit's goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment.

  • Communication: Proven track record in communicating complex issues effectively to a wide group of different audiences; Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone,
    style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • Planning and 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.

  • Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.

  • Managing Performance: Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; appraises performance fairly.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in development studies, social sciences, economics, law or related area 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

  • A minimum of ten (10) years in development related policy and/or programme management; partnership building and resource mobilization in the context of development cooperation or related area, is required.

  • Work experience in human rights, political affairs, international relations, law or related area is required.

  • Experience with interorganizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.

  • Field experience in development cooperation and/or programme management is desirable.

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

  • Work experience in administration, budget, finance, human resources management or related field is desirable.


  • English and French are the official working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required, working knowledge of French is highly desirable. Knowledge of other official UN languages 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

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