Programme Officer
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 2 días

Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer (Regional Office, Panama City) will be responsible for the following duties :

  • Develops, implements and evaluates programmes / projects with a focus on the collaboration with the UN country teams and regional offices of UN organizations across the Latin America and the Caribbean region, including by facilitating collaboration between Local Networks, UN country teams and the local business communities, etc.
  • monitors and analyzes programme / project development and implementation with an aim to create greater awareness of the UN Global Compact Office across the Latin America and the Caribbean region and recruit additional participants for the initiatives;
  • reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions, including supporting the engagement of government representatives across the Latin America and the Caribbean region through facilitation of collaboration between Local Networks and the respective national and sub-national governments;
  • liaises with relevant parties, including collaboration with Global Compact Networks across the Latin America and the Caribbean region, managing any issues related to governance or integrity in close collaboration with colleagues in the Global Compact Office in New York; ensures follow-up actions.

  • Develops and delivers programmatic activities planned specifically for the Latin America and the Caribbean region; provides support to Global Compact Networks in delivering on global programmes.
  • Performs consulting assignments, planning and facilitating workshops and delivering training and capacity building of Global Compact Networks across the Latin America and the Caribbean region.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.
  • and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

  • Performs other duties, as required.
  • Competencies

  • Professionalism : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular corporate sustainability in the respective region.
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.

    Knowledge of key trends related to corporate sustainability in the respective region. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

  • Communication : 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 audience;
  • demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • 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.

  • 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, management, economics or a related field.

    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 project or programme management, business administration or a related area is required.

    Experience in working with business and sustainability, the Ten Principles and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within the Latin America and the Caribbean region is desirable.

    Experience working within or together with the United Nations or other similar international organization, is desirable.

    Experience managing strategic alliances is desirable.

    Experience in resource mobilization is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English and Spanish is required.

    Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

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