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:
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.
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
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