Job Vacancies United Nations Peacebuilding Support Office
The Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) was established to assist and support the Peacebuilding Commission, administer the Peacebuilding Fund and serve the Secretary-General in coordinating United Nations agencies in their peacebuilding efforts
Position: Programme Officer (P-4) (TVA/2010/GTA/FPB/PBSO/P4-PO)
Closing Date: Wednesday, 25 August 2010
Location: United States of America (the), New York
Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
* Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc. in Peacebuilding Fund (PBF) countries on the portfolio; reviews applications for eligibility for PBF resources and for country programmes (priority plans) and/or sourcing technical expertise, where necessary, and prepare structured and systematic analysis and recommendations; monitors and analyses programme/project development and implementation; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
* Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. In particular, support country teams in the developing of their PBF priority plan through the provision of strategic advice on the programme objectives and its developing within the overall framework of the Poverty Reduction Strategy Paper (PRSP), United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF) and other related national policy documents. Ensure that priority areas for intervention are identified with inclusive participation of government partners and are relevant and catalytic;
* Works with country PBF Secretariats to ensure that Steering Committees at country level are established and are functional, i.e. adoption of terms of reference, priority plan, Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) systems in place and meet on a regular basis to monitor progress; M&E committee reports on a regular basis on progress and evaluation; review activities of the Joint Steering with a view to strengthening its role in the management of country-level PBF activities; follow-up with Multi Donor Trust Fund (MDTF) and in-country PBF secretariats to ensure that quarterly updates and annual reports are submitted on time.
* Participates in PBF field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. Helps support the launch of PBF processes in eligible countries, source necessary expertise, and monitor progress against identified indicators;
* Strengthens the PBF monitoring and evaluation component by facilitating the adoption of a results framework and steer the submission of proposals meeting the priority needs identified in the country priority plan through regular analysis of the programme components and its effective communication with major actors involved at global and national level.
* Acts as PBSO country focal point as required for coordination in PBSO among HQ partners on some countries.
* Financing for Peacebuilding – resource mobilization: provides substantive and analytical support to determine and disseminate funding gap analysis and mappings of peacebuilding gaps at country level for the Peacebuilding Commission (PBC); works with the Aid Information Programme Officer on developing in relevant countries information systems to track financing for peacebuilding; continuation of analysis of envelope estimates, criteria for allocation and eligibility, including participation to inter-agency working groups.
* Financing for Peacebuilding – outreach: Assists senior level staff to initiate contact with counterparts in the big multilateral funds on peacebuilding European Union(EU), World Bank (WB), Bureau Crisis Prevention Recovery (BCPR), Central Emergency Response Fund (CERF) to identify areas of complementarity and potential collaboration. Participates in peacebuilding financing discussions and initiatives including the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development’s (OECD) work on financing for post-conflict countries (INCAF). Assists Chief of FPB in coordinating with OECD on INCAF and workshops on issues relating to financing for peacebuilding.
* Performs other duties as required.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following:
* Counterparts, senior officers and technical staff in relevant Secretariat units and in UN funds, programmes and other UN specialized agencies.
* Representatives and officials in national governments, international organizations, consultants.
* Develops, implements, monitors and evaluates assigned programme/projects.
* Provides thorough, well reasoned written contributions, e.g., background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
* Develops and maintains effective working relationships.
* Promulgate coherent policies, and consistent adherence to these by clients.
* Efficiently uses of resources.
Work Experience: A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Proven track record in post-conflict programme management including experience in handling complex organizational issues. Experience in training in M&E and results based programming is an asset.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, international law, administration, or social sciences. A first level university degree with a combination of relevant academic qualifications and professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Knowledge of peacebuilding, of the aid effectiveness agenda and aid information management systems is an advantage
How to apply
Please send applications to Ms. Lucia Emmersley at firstname.lastname@example.org with copy to Ms. Clare Kane at email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org. All applications must be accompanied by Personal History Profile (PHP) which can be found at our website at http:careers.un.org
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