Deadline: 22 July 2017
United Nations Office of Legal Affairs (OLA) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Management Officer in New York, United States.
The mission of OLA is to provide a unified central legal service for the Secretariat and the principal and other organs of the United Nations and contribute to the progressive development and codification of international public and trade law.
Key Jobs Responsibilities
The Programme Management Officer will perform the following functions-
- Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
- Undertake survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
- Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, correspondence, etc.
- Provide substantive support to consultative and other expert meetings, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, background materials, summaries of discussions, meeting reports, and presentations, etc.
- Undertake outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
- Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
- Respond to requests for information.
- Perform other duties as required.
Applicants must have-
- University degree in business administration, management, economics, international law, preferably related to the law of the sea and ocean affairs, or earth-related sciences.
- A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management with respect to the protection and preservation of the marine environment, including socioeconomic aspects and in project activities concerning oceans and their resources is required.
- Experience in servicing intergovernmental or expert meetings is desirable.
- English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat.
- Fluency in English is required.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, please visit OLA.