Posting Title: ASSOCIATE PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, NOB
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: Resident Coordinator System
Duty Station: DODOMA
Posting Period: 10 November 2022 – 24 November 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-RCS-194213-R-Dodoma (E)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Org. Setting and Reporting
The UN Secretary-General launched on 1 January 2019 a bold and new global reform which repositioned the UN Development System to deliver more effectively and efficiently with the achievement of the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals. As part of this reform, UN Resident Coordinator Offices (UN RCO), under the leadership of an empowered and independent UN Resident Coordinator – the highest-ranking official of the UN Development System and Representative of the UN Secretary-General at country level – support countries in the achievement of their development priorities and the attainment of the SDGs.
The position is located in the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office in Tanzania. The Associate Program Management Officer reports to the Head of Office, RCO.
Within limits of delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
1. SDG DATA ASSESSMENT AND PRIORITY SETTING FOR M & E AND REPORTING:
- • Support identifying of SDG data gaps and discrepancies among various development actors including UN agencies in order to advocate harmonization and coherent reporting mechanisms.
- • Support the process of SDG indicator mapping in Tanzania.
- • Undertake an assessment of the availability of data for SDG outcome level indicators reflected in the UNSDCF .
- • Support in identifying capacity gaps and develop strategies which will strengthen SDG data generation and management.
- • Assist programme formulation and revision throughout the UNSDCF cycle i.e., JWPs, Annual Reports, Mid-Year/Mid Term reporting based on SDG data analysis
- • Assist in analyzing various UN joint work plans in order to ensure they contribute to the agreed SDG targets.
- • Support the RBM Specialist and Economist in all other assignment related to this task.
2. SDG REPORTING AND DISSEMINATION:
- • Assist programme formulation and revision throughout the UNSDCF cycle i.e., JWPs, Annual Reports, Mid-Year/Mid Term reporting based on SDG data analysis.
- • Support monitoring and analysis of the latest statistical reports published by partners and the government and inform on their implication to UN work.
- • Assist with identifying areas of improvement in substantive results reporting and work with UNCG in identifying suitable means to promote SDG results.
- • Support preparations of joint meetings (technical and high level) and preparation of reports/minutes for the same.
- • Supporting collecting and analyzing information/data required for preparation/revision of Common Country Analysis (CCA)
- • Carry out any other tasks assigned by RBM specialist and/or Economist.
3. INTER – INSTITUTIONAL COLLABORATION:
- • Coordinate and facilitate UN engagement with national data and statistical systems including strengthening NBS capacity, identifying and establishing concrete collaboration on areas of the 2030 agenda and SDG monitoring.
- • Communicate and coordinate with existing partnerships and help form new partnerships with UN agencies, academia, the private sector, and governmental agencies to further the use of data science for development, data collection and project/research implementation.
- • Share experiences and best practices and provide guidance and suggestions on how to address challenges related to statistical activities, including the availability and quality of data and organizational aspects.
- • Support the RCO and UNCT in all other duties related to inter – institutional strengthening.
- • Contributes to the collection and analysis of data and identification of trends or patterns and provides draft insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
- • Documents requirements and background information used for data analysis.
- • Performs other duties as assigned.
Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories, concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability to undertake research, analyze data, make recommendations and write draft reports on sustainable development issues. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services. Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs. Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas. Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box.” Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things. Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
- Advanced degree (Master’s Degree or Equivalent degree) in business or public administration, information management, statistics, sustainable development, social sciences, education, or related area is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.
- A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in providing strategic support to research and data analysis, knowledge management or project/programme management in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.
- Work experience in business intelligence and other analytics or spreadsheet applications is desirable.
- Work experience working in UN inter agency coordination is desirable.
- Experience working on national statistical systems is desirable.
- Knowledge of Results Based Management and Monitoring systems as well as results-based reporting is desirable.
- A minimum of one (1) year or more of work experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and Swahili is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
NOTE: “Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand)and “Knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas Assessment
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment/written exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
This is a project post. Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate or the availability of the funds. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her.
National Professional Officers are nationals of the country in which they are serving, and their functions must have a national context, i.e. functions that require national experience or knowledge of the national language, culture, institutions, and systems.
THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OF TANZANIA. National Professional Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and will be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office. If no suitable local candidate is identified, Tanzania nationals residing elsewhere may be considered, in which case the candidate would be responsible for any costs related to traveling and relocating to Tanzania in the event of an employment offer. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Note to current staff members at the General Service level: Should a current General Service staff member (not on Continuing or Permanent Appointment) be selected for this post, he/she would need to resign from his/her General Service appointment before receiving a new appointment at the National Officer level.
Locally recruited General Service staff members applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements. “Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you. “
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.
Upon separation from service, including, but not limited to, expiration or termination of, or resignation from, a fixed-term, continuing or permanent appointment, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment on the basis of a temporary appointment for a period of 31 days following the separation. In the case of separation from service on retirement, a former staff member will be ineligible for re-employment for a period of three months following the separation. This equally applies, mutatis mutandis, with respect to a former or current staff member who has held or holds an appointment in another entity applying the United Nations Staff Regulations and Rules and who applies for a temporary position with the Secretariat.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as “retirement.” Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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Posting Period: 10 November 2022 – 24 November 2022