Programme Management Officer, P4

UN Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali
  • Location
    Bamako, Mali
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Mid Career
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  • Posted
    Oct 15

Position description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Office of the Deputy Special Representative of the Secretary General, Resident Coordinator, Humanitarian Coordinator (DSRSG RC/HC) of the United Nations Multidimensional Integrated Stabilization Mission in Mali (MINUSMA), The Programme Management Officer reports to the Team Leader of the PBF Secretariat which is imbedded in the RCO Office in the ODSRSG/RC/HC.


The Office of the DSRSG RC/HC focuses on assisting the Government, local communities and the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) deliver early recovery and stabilization programmes effectively, whilst also supporting the articulation of longer term development plans that build on the immediate benefits delivered by these programmes. The Pillar is responsible for coordinating the Mission’s and the UNCT’s efforts in developing early recovery strategies and related programme delivery frameworks including the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Strategic Framework (UNSDCF), donor coordination and advocacy initiatives and coordinating the United Nations efforts with the Government’s Plan for Sustainable Peace Building. The Office ensures effective coordination between MINUSMA and the UN Country Team, supports close collaboration with national and international partners, and promotes coherence of effort and effective targeting and management of priority programmes with emphasis on early recovery to support peace consolidation. Central to this is the ability to monitor and assess the impact of United Nations programmes on the ground, allowing the adjustment and scaling up of successful initiatives to ensure meaningful impact and equitable distribution of socio-economic gains are realized within beneficiary communities.


The Programme Officer works under the guidance of the Team Leader of the PBF Secretariat and under the overall direction of the DSRSG RC/HC. S/he will lead a small team in developing a coherent package of Peace Building initiatives addressing a broad spectrum of socio-economic issues across service delivery sectors in close coordination with MINUSMA components, the United Nations Country Team and humanitarian actors. More specifically, s/he will:

  • Provide analysis and strategic advice to the DSRSG/RC/HC, UNCT and MINUSMA on governance, peacebuilding, conflict prevention, management and the prevention of violent extremism programmes in Mali and help link initiatives in a systematic manner in collaboration with national counterparts;
  • Provide leadership and strategic guidance to the design, launch and implementation of PBSO-funded projects and activities and engage closely with the PBF Steering Committee;
  • Provide programme support to the PBF Secretariat and recipient organizations, helping them to ensure relevance of the projects to country and regional context including crisis situations and conflict prevention;
  • Ensure linkages between PBSO portfolio and UNCT’s efforts to achieve the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) and the Integrated Strategic Framework (ISF) strategic goals and plans;
  • Support the UNCT and the HCT in making programmatic linkages including to support the strengthening of the nexus between peace, humanitarian action and development;
  • Ensure delivery of high-value capacity development and training to UN Country Team staff and key national partners on conflict analysis, conflict prevention and/or conflict- sensitive development, ensuring that the gendered dimensions of conflict are adequately reflected through analysis produced and meaningfully addressed through programmatic efforts.
  • Support the monitoring and evaluation officers in their data collection and analysis efforts;
  • Manage incoming field missions and ensure that relevant field data and information is available for the DSRSG/RC/HC pillar;
  • Contribute to ensuring that activities carried out by MINUSMA and UN agencies are consistent with the peace building agenda as defined by MINUSMA, UN Agencies and the government of Mali;
  • Liaise with relevant substantive sections of MINUSMA, UN Agencies, government counterparts, civil society and donors for a coordinated approach to peace building at field level;
  • Produce regular and high-quality reports and analysis on the status of implementation of peace building programmes in the field.



Proven expertise in managing and coordinating programmes to promote post-conflict recovery, socioeconomic reintegration of returnees and other war-affected populations, income generating activities, national dialogue and/or confidence-building activities. In-depth understanding of the political context supporting stabilization, peace consolidation, and early recovery. Works to mainstream gender and to empower women in internal and external activities. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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 area of work.

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.


Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

Building Trust

Provides an environment in which others can talk and act without fear or repercussion. Manages in a deliberate and predictable way. Operates with transparency, has no hidden agenda. Places confidence in colleagues, staff members and clients. Gives proper credit to others. Follows through on agreed upon actions. Treats sensitive or confidential information appropriately


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in social sciences, development, economics, international relations, business or public administration or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in the field of political, civil or humanitarian affairs, post-conflict recovery and/or development, programme management, or a related field is required.
  • A minimum of two years of field work coordinating interdisciplinary and multidimensional programmes and projects in a post-conflict context is required.
  • Specific programmatic experience in one or more of the following areas: reintegration of conflict-affected populations, income generation/livelihood, national dialogue, and/or confidence-building/reconciliation; and direct experience in partnership building, coordination and managing projects in a United Nations common system field operation (inclusive of peacekeeping, political missions and UN agencies, funds, and programmes) - or similar international organization or non-governmental organization in a field based environment is desirable.
  • Field experience in West Africa/the Sahel is desirable.
  • Experience in providing strategic support to development of external relation, resource mobilization or fund raising in the context of development cooperation or related area is desirable.
  • Experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration/coordination in the development sector is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English and French (both oral and written) is required.

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