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



Job Title:    Programme
Management Officer

Organisation: United
Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

Vacancy Number: 20-Programme Management-DPO-136020-R-Entebbe (X)

Duty Station: 
Entebbe, Uganda

Reports to: Senior
Programme Officer of the Mobile Capacity Building Team

Grade: P3


About US:

The United Nations
Mine Action Service (UNMAS) is a service located within the United Nations
Department of Peacekeeping Operations that specializes in coordinating and
implementing activities to limit the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants
of war and improvised explosive devices. The Service operates under United
Nations legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security
Council, as well as by request of affected Member States, the United Nations
Secretary-General or their designated official.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Under the direct supervision of the
P4 Senior Programme Officer of the Mobile Capacity Building Team, the Programme
Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Participates in the development, implementation and
evaluation of 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, etc.; monitors and analyzes
programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents
and progress and status reports, as well as briefing notes; 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, 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).

Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered
from diverse sources.

Assists in policy and UNMAS training course development,
including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of
evaluations or other training activities and studies.

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

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

Provides substantive support 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.

Undertakes 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.

Participates in or lead 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.

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:

applicant for the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Programme Management Officer job opportunity
should hold an advanced university degree (Master’s
degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics,
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.

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible
experience in project or programme management, in the field of explosive hazard
management including two years of IED-related operations with proven C-IED
experience in a training or training related capacity is required.

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

Recognized national qualification as EOD
officer/technician and certification in IEDD is required.

Languages: fluency in English is required.
Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is
an advantage.




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

Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives
and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

& organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed

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


Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve
organizational goals;

Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and

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.

Uses time efficiently


NB: 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.


How to Apply:

All interested
Ugandan nationals who wish to join the United Nations Mine Action Service
(UNMAS) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to click on the link
below and follow the application instructions after reviewing the job details.




Deadline: 26th September 2020


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