Current Hiring Practices and Trends in the Development Sector
- BY David Mackenzie
UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peace building, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our 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.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices, always satisfying or surpassing our partners’ expectations.
With over 7,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, wherever they need it.
A flexible structure and global reach means that we can quickly respond to our partners' needs, while offering the benefits of economies of scale.
Background Information – Philippines
UNOPS Philippines was established in early 2016 to support, develop and oversee UNOPS' growing portfolio of programmes and projects in the Philippines. The office currently provides implementation services to a range of projects where we work very closely with development partners, the Government and the Supreme Court focusing on the Governance/Justice, health and infrastructure sector.
The office is based in Manila, Philippines with project sides in the Tacloban and Iloilo area.
UNOPS Philippines is in the process of expanding its area of engagement in cooperation with its development partners and is looking for qualified and committed experts.
Background Information – Job Specific
The Government of the Republic of the Philippines with the support of the European Union is implementing the Justice Sector Reform Programme: Governance in Justice (GOJUST). GOJUST is funded by the European Union to the value of EUR 16,000,000 and with the support of the Spanish Agency for International Development Cooperation (EUR 2,000,000). The overall objective of GOJUST is: To contribute to inclusive growth and poverty reduction through a strengthened justice system and its specific objective is: To increase the efficiency, effectiveness and accountability of the formal justice system. The programme is being implemented from April 2016 to September 2019.
GOJUST seeks to achieve four major result areas, as follows:
The support provided under this program will have a far reaching effect on the entire justice system, and will impact on three main agencies of government, namely the Judiciary, led by the Supreme Court at the apex, the Department of Justice, which includes the prosecution service, the correctional system, the public attorneys, the National Bureau of Investigation, and the Department of Interior and Local Government, which includes the police, the local detention facilities and the barangay justice system.
The first annual work plan of the programme has been approved by the Programme Steering Committee last 24 October 2016, and part of that work plan involves the hiring of additional contractual staff to assist in the reform programme. These particular terms of reference refer to the hiring of one (1) ICT Programme Assistant (eCourts) on Case Management System whose main functions would be to support Result Area 2.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Project Manager, the incumbent shall perform the following duties and responsibilities:
Knowledge: Familiarity and experience in developing database systems in a diverse organization, preferably in the justice sector.
Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English is required.