Programme Analyst at UNOPS, New York, United States

Deadline: 6 May 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Analyst in New York, United States.

UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Key Jobs Responsibilities

The Programme Analyst will perform the following functions:

  • UN-Water Meetings:
    • Provide technical and administrative support to the organization of the bi-annual UN-Water Meetings.
    • Prepare draft agenda with inputs from the Programme Office and circulate draft agenda to Management Team for comments.
  • Technical Support to UN-Water Initiatives:
    • Support the UN-Water Programme Officer on the implementation of recommendations and decisions made at the UN-Water Meetings.
    • Provide technical and administrative support to the work of Expert Groups and Task Forces, particularly the Expert Group on the 2030 Agenda.
    • Undertake background research and prepare analytical concept notes inform the work of UN-Water Task Forces or Expert Groups on ongoing basis.
  • UN-Water Publications:
    • Assist in the preparation of UN-Water related reports in response to the requirements of the General Assembly, the Secretary General and other governing bodies.
    • Contribute to the preparation of UN-Water Work Programmes and Annual Reports by preparing outlines and gathering content.
    • Contribute to maintaining high-quality UN-Water products.
  • UN-Water Outreach Activities:
    • Assist in organization of UN-Water related side events in relevant international meetings and conferences to raise awareness about UN-Water activities and initiatives.
    • Represent UN-Water in relevant international meetings as requested.
    • Attend and report on relevant meetings for UN-Water, as directed.
  • Monitoring and Progress Controls
    • The agenda, annotated agenda and background documents are well organized and circulated with sufficient notice, the final meeting reports of the meetings are completed and circulated as per schedule.
    • Evidence of support on all recommendations and decisions of the UN-Water Meetings for which the UN-Water Management Team is responsible have been implemented in a timely fashion.
    • Task Forces and Expert Groups (i.e. 2030 Agenda Expert Group and Water Action Decade Implementation Task Force) properly supported.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Minimum requirement of a university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in international affairs, sustainable development, economics, public policy, social sciences, geosciences, hydrology, hydraulic engineering or sanitary engineering, or related fields.
  • Minimum 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in water-related fields is required.
  • Experience in good networking and report writing experience, organising inter-agency or multi-stakeholder meetings around complex issues is required.
  • Working experience in the UN system is an asset.
  • Experience in managing water-related networks is considered an advantage.
  • Fluency in English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.