** Background Information - PSC
Peace and Security Centre
The UNOPS Peace and Security Centre (PSC) is a principal service provider in the field of mine action with the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), UNDP, UNICEF, Governments of mine-affected countries and other mine action partners. The Centre is responsible to administer, provide support and oversight of the day-to-day management of the Project Field offices, both according to the client requirements and in line with UNOPS rules and regulations.
It is headed by the Centre Director who has the overall authority and accountability for the performance of the Peace and Security Centre on behalf of its clients.
** Functional Responsibilities
*The purpose of this post is to support the PSC Libya programme. The duty station may change to Tripoli, Libya, as of 01 January 2019.*
The Senior Programme Officer is responsible for the management of the PSC Programme Department. The Programme Department is responsible for the oversight of the funding cycle for all mine action related projects, regardless of whether they are supported through UN or bilateral funding channels. For the UN funded mine-action activities, this includes oversight of the financial side of proposal formulations, implementation (including contracts management), and reporting. The Senior Programme Officer has the responsibility to ensure the appropriate tasking of assets in accordance with multiple UN and Non-UN contract and funding agreement modalities, within a complex, highly demanding and constantly changing operational environment.
Reporting to the Senior Programme Manager, the Senior Programme Officer is responsible for the following tasks and responsibilities:
** Education/Experience/Language requirements
Education and Relevant Years of Experience:
First level University degree (Bachelor Degree or equivalent) in business administration, project management, social science or other related fields with a minimum of 9 years of relevant experience. Work Experience:
Relevant experience is defined as experience in programme management, project management or business administration
Computer literacy is required Language:
Fluency in English (speaking, reading and writing) is required
Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
** Additional Considerations
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
** Contract type, level and duration
Contract type: Fixed Term Appointment Contract level: P4 (ICS-11) Contract duration: One year initially, renewable subject to satisfactory performance and funding availability
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** Background Information - UNOPS
UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.
Job categories: Programme Management
Vacancy code: VA/2018/B5001/16425
Department/office: NYSC, Peace and Security Cluster
Duty station: Tunis, Tunisia
Contract type: Fixed Term
Contract level: P4
Duration: 12 months, with possibility of extension, pending funds availability and satisfactory performance
Application period: 14-Sep-2018 to 30-Sep-2018