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

Job Title:    Programme Management

Organization: United
Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD)

Duty Station: Kampala,

Job Opening Number: 19-Programme Management-UNITED NAT-119353-J-Kampala Reports to: ASYCUDA
Regional Coordinator for East and Southern Africa

About US:

United Nations
Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) seeks to support developing
countries to access the benefits of a globalized economy more fairly and
effectively. And we help equip them to deal with the potential drawbacks of
greater economic integration. To do this, we provide analysis,
consensus-building, and technical assistance. This helps them to use trade,
investment, finance, and technology as vehicles for inclusive and sustainable

Job Summary:  The Programme Management Officer will be
responsible for customs reform, automation of the customs procedures and Single
Window enhanced procedures. The individual will also facilitate discussions
with local authorities and other partners as well as work closely with all

Key Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of
    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
    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, interactive awareness sessions and
    assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the
  • Analyze the existing customs-related legislation, customs
    regulations and customs procedures from the viewpoint of the ASYCUDA
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of
    issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities
    and studies.
  • Provide advice to National Customs Service (NCS) on the functional
    aspects of NCS ASYCUDA national extensions/e-documents, with the view to
    ensure their full integration into the overall operational NCS ASYCUDA
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. prepare the national ASYCUDA
    functional documentation, including the national ASYCUDA user-manuals.
  • Provide Customs and ASYCUDA functional assistance/support to
    National Project Team in the prototyping, testing, piloting, rollout,
    functional administration and maintenance of ASYCUDA;
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops,
    seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of
    guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties
    and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and 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.

Qualifications, 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 two additional years of
    qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in
    project or programme management, administration or related area. 
  • Previous experience in automation of Customs procedures is an advantage.
  • Previous experience in organising and delivering functional training
    courses within governmental organisations is an asset.
  • Prior experience working in an international environment is an
  • Languages: Fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an


  • Professionalism:
    Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related
    to particular sector such as automation of Customs and trade-related
    areas. 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.
  • 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.

How to Apply:

All suitably
qualified and interested candidates who wish to join United Nations Conference
on Trade and Development (UNCTAD) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged
to apply online at the link below.

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Deadline: 8th July 2019

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