UN Programme Management Officer Job Opportunities – United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe (RSCE)


Job Title:    Programme Management Officer

Organization: United Nations Regional Service Centre
Entebbe (RSCE)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Job Opening Number: 20-Programme
Management-RSCE-141964-R-Entebbe (M)

Reports to: Chief of Client Service Delivery

Grade: P3


About US:

The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in
July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The
Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal
of moving transactional, non-location-dependent administrative functions to the
Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human
resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo
transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In
addition to these services, the Office of the Chief RSCE and support offices
through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of
the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources
management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence,
conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response
and risk management.


Key Duties and Responsibilities:  Within delegated authority, the Programme
Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned
programme/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development
and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems
and issues to be addressed and proposes and takes corrective actions; reviews
the work of subordinate staff, liaises with relevant parties; identifies and
tracks follow-up.

consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and
facilitating workshops, or through other interactive sessions and assisting in
developing the action plan the client will use to manage change.

analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends,
preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and
interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

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

substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc.,
including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of
documents and presentations, etc.

outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes
presentations on assigned topics/activities.

in or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external
consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission
summaries, advocates and promotes the work of the RSCE etc.

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.).

other duties as required.


Qualifications, Skills and

ideal candidate for the United Nations Regional Service Centre Entebbe
(RSCE) 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 with
a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted
in lieu of the advanced university degree

minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or
programme management, administration or related area is required

in a shared service center in an international organization is desirable.

fluency in English, both oral
and written is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is



Knowledge and understanding of
theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional
area or other specialized field. 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.

& Organizing –
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.

– 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.


How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested Ugandan candidates should send
their applications through the United Nations online portal at the link below.




Deadline: 21st November


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