UN Careers – Programme Management Officer at United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Organization: United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)
Entebbe, Uganda
ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
Opening Number:
The United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) was established in 1964
and it’s the principal organ of the United Nations General Assembly dealing
with trade, investment, and development issues. The organization’s goals are
to: “maximize the trade, investment and development opportunities of developing
countries and assist them in their efforts to integrate into the world economy
on an equitable basis.”
Duties and Responsibilities:
Within delegated authority, the Programme
Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Participating in the development,
implementation and evaluation of the Ugandan Electronic Single Window (UESW)
system by:
Monitoring and analysing the development and
implementation of the Project;
Regular review of all relevant documents and
Identifying problems and issues to be addressed
and proposing corrective actions; and
Working closely with relevant parties; identifying
and tracking follow-up actions.
2. With the aim of improving the
implementation of UESW, conduct specific assignments, assisting the PIT (Project
Implementation Team) in:
In charge of planning facilitating workshops;
Developing the action plan the client will use to
manage the change;
Researching, analysing and presenting information
gathered from diverse sources; and
Conducting survey initiatives; designing data
collection tools; reviewing, analysing and interpreting responses, identifying
problems/issues and preparing conclusions.
Prepare necessary written outputs, such as draft
background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to
publications, etc., related to the implementation of UESW.
Provides substantive support to PIT, UESW Steering
Committee, Consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include
proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and
presentations, etc.
3. Undertake activities to ensure the
success of the project implementation by:
Conducting training workshops, seminars, and making
presentations on specific topics/activities.
Actively participate in field missions; provide
guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and
drafting mission summaries.
Coordination of the overall UESW implementation
with other governmental agencies, advising on the technical and functional
implications of the UESW system on other agencies.
Provide support in Project reporting and
monitoring system by: (a) assisting the NPM (National Project Manager) in the
preparation of technical and functional aspects of Project Progress Reports for
counterpart authorities; (b) preparing regular technical Project Progress
Reports for the ASYCUDA Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa
inclusive of the elements relating to the logical framework and monitoring
Skills and Experience: 
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) 
Programme Management Officer job
placement should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or
equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related
field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying
experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree
At least five years of progressively responsible
experience in project management, programme management, administration, or
related area.
In addition, the following experience would be an
advantage: a) participation in the organization and delivery of training for
governmental agencies; b) assignments in developing countries and/or transition
economies within an international organization; c) participation in the
implementation of an automated system for Customs, or any other development
related to Trade Facilitation.
Languages: Fluency in
English is required.
Demonstrated ability and knowledge in the design
and management of complex information management systems. Is conscientious in
observing deadlines and achieving results. 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.
Communication: 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information
and keeping people informed.
Teamwork: Demonstrated
ability to work in a multicultural, multi-ethnic environment and to maintain
effective working relations with people of different national and cultural
backgrounds; Demonstrated ability to develop consensus among people with
varying points of view; 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.
& 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.
The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment
process (Application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United
Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
to Apply:
All suitably
qualified and interested candidates desiring to serve the United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) as the Programme Management
Officer should express their interest by visiting the UN recruitment website
and clicking Apply Now.
3rd January, 2016
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