Job Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Organisation: United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UN-HABITAT-101775-R-Kampala (E)
Reports to: UNDP Country Director
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For close to forty years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world, focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in human settlements development at different planning scales.
Key Duties and Responsibilities: Under the administrative guidance of the UNDP Country Director, and Programmatic guidance of the UN-HABITAT Regional Office for Africa (ROAf), the UN-Habitat Programme Officer will be responsible for the following tasks:
UN-HABITAT Representation in UN country team activities and Participation in Regional, interagency, and inter-organizational processes.
- Active participation in the UN Country Team activities, and other UN common strategic planning through his/her active involvement in the UNDAF, CAP, etc.
- Provide management leadership and be responsible for the day-to-day running of the UN Habitat office in Uganda.
- Actively participate in the AU, UNDAF and other activities coordinated by the UN Resident Coordinator’s Office.
Global Campaigns/Global Programmes
- In-country liaison officer for UN-HABITAT, particularly with reference to the implementation of the Habitat Agenda, advocacy of the norms and principles of the Global Campaigns for Sustainable Urbanization and implementation of global programmes.
Project and Programme identification and monitoring.
- Supporting the Regional Office with identification of Programmes or Projects related to sustainable urbanization especially in the seven thematic focus areas of UNHABITAT including: Urban Legislation and Governance, Urban Planning and Design, Urban Basic Services, Urban Economy, Research and Capacity Building, Disaster and Risk Reduction, and Housing and Slum Up-grading.
Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
- The ideal candidate for the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) Associate Programme Management Officer job must hold an advanced university degree in either; Urban and Regional Planning, Engineering (including Urban/Municipal Engineering), and Architecture or a related Social Sciences field such as geography, environmental science, and public and/or business administration. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least two years of progressively responsible experience in human settlements issues, formulation and implementation of human settlements programmes and projects is required.
- Knowledge of procedures related to technical cooperation, programme/project identification/formulation/appraisal/implementation and evaluation and programme management is desirable. Experience in an international organization is an added advantage.
- Languages: fluency in English (both Oral and written), Luganda or Swahili is required. Knowledge of any other UN working language is an asset.
- Professionalism: 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.
- Teamwork: 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.
- Accountability: 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.
NB: The United Nations does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview meeting, processing, or training). The United Nations does not concern itself with information on applicants’ bank accounts.
How to Apply:
All candidates who wish to join the United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) in the aforementioned capacity are encouraged to apply online at the link below.
Deadline: 11th September 201