Programme Analyst at UNOPS, New York, United States

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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.

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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:

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  • 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

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.