UN Programme Management Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Job Title:     Programme
Management Officer

Organization: United
Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Duty Station: Entebbe,

Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-DPO-133888-R-Entebbe (O)

Reports to: Team
Leader TMAT

Job Grade: P4

About US:

Established in 1997,
United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) leads, coordinates and implements
all aspects linked to the mitigation of the threats from mines and explosive
remnants of war. UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates (UN General
Assembly, UN Security Council etc.), requests by the UN Secretary-General or
his designated official, mostly in response to a humanitarian emergency.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the direct supervision of the Team
Leader TMAT, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following

implements and evaluates various training projects as trainer in the Mobile
Capacity Building Team of the IED Threat Mitigation Advisory Team (TMAT), i.e.
Convention Munition Disposal (CMD), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD)
and IED awareness training and capacity building projects; monitors and
analyzes programme/project implementation at all stages; review of progress
reports, project status reports, and briefing notes; identifies problems and
issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant
parties; ensures follow-up actions.

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 across
functional areas of IED Threat Mitigation, Explosive Ordinance Disposal (EOD)
and Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).

analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

UNMAS training course development, including the review and analysis of issues
and trends, preparation of evaluations or other training activities and

survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and
interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions related
to EOD and IED Threat Mitigation support for Troop Contributing Countries and
Peacekeeping Missions.

and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections
of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc.,
to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of
documents and presentations and harmonized EOD and IEDD training across the UN
and with Member States, based on a profound needs assessment. etc.

and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars,
etc. including through partnerships with other stakeholders to support the
objectives of training standardization across different organizations; makes
presentations on assigned topics/activities.

and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including technical and
training support across all UN P/TCCs, UNMAS field programmes and regional
training centers in Africa, Europe and Asia and provision of guidance to
external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting
mission summaries, etc.

activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and
submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) for TMAT and
prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget,

other duties as required.

Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

ideal candidate for the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Programme
Management Officer job placement should hold an advanced university degree
(Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, International relations,
International Security Studies or a related field. A first-level university
degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the
advanced university degree. Graduation from a military staff academy or similar
law enforcement training institution is required.

At least
seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme
management in the field of explosive ordinance disposal, ammunition management
and explosive hazard management, including five years of experience in working
with IED- related issues, policies and operations, with proven C-IED experience
in a mission environment is required.

national qualification as EOD officer is required.

writing policy papers or producing guidelines, standards and/or training
materials related to IED threat mitigation is desirable.

Languages: fluency in English is required; knowledge of
French is desirable.


Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of
theories, concepts and approaches relevant to EOD and IEDs. 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 training, research and analysis,
including familiarity with and experience in the use of various training
methodologies and 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.

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.

How to Apply:

All candidates
should apply online at the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) for the
aforementioned link.


Deadline: 13th May 2020

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