Programme Management Officer

UNPOS, New York, United States

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
7th May, 2019

Job Description

Background Information - Job-specific

The Programme Management Officer will carry out his/her tasks within Operations Support Division (OSD) of Office of Information and Communications Technology (OICT) in New York.

Under the overall supervision of UNOPS Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent works under the guidance of the Strategic Partnerships & Technology Solutions Officer, assists the Military Signals Training Project Manager with all aspects of training for the Signals Academy.

This is a position in UNOPS for supporting projects carried out for or in the United Nations Secretariat. The incumbent of this position will be a staff member of UNOPS under its full responsibility.

Functional Responsibilities

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer reports to OSD Strategic Partnerships & Technology Solutions Officer. S/he is responsible for the following duties:

  • Leads the Military Signals Training Program with all aspects of training for the Signals Academy, including the coordination, delivery and assessments of trainees undertaking relevant training courses.
  • Contributes to the development of partnerships with Member States and external partners as International Organizations, Academia, Foundations, Institutes etc.
  • Responsible for resource mobilization, including contact with Member States and other potential donors.
  • Communicates the mission and vision of the UN Signals Academy and Training Centre to all stakeholders.
  • Monitors all projects and ensures relationships are maintained to sustain and develop the provided training.
  • Coordinates creation, implementation and updating of training agenda; ensures evaluation, reporting and follow up, following UN standards and regulations.
  • Prepares regular and accurate reports and other project management documentation for the various stakeholders.
  • Facilitates open communication among stakeholders, using feedback to assess and promote understanding or need for future changes in services, products or systems.
  • Identifies, assesses and manages risks to the success of the project, and presents findings to management.
  • Ensures that realistic project and quality plans are prepared and maintained.
  • Ensures that project deliverables are completed within planned cost, timescale and resource budgets.
  • Prioritizes areas for quality and/or environmental improvement in line with strategy, objects, and results of internal and external audits.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Impact of the results :

The result of work of the Programme Management Officer impacts directly on delivery of services that satisfy the requirements of the Department as well as the performance of the services implemented in the field missions and headquarters. It will also ensure proper processes and methodologies are followed and implemented according to the latest of the industry standards

Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in information and communications technologies, business administration, project management or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination of two (2) years qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree



  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project management or project coordination;
  • A minimum of three (3) years of experience in strategic partnerships or cooperation activities;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in dealing with training or training programme coordination;
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the preparation of documents at the strategic or operational levels.


  • A minimum of (2) years of experience in dealing with metrics/KPI/service level targets;
  • A minimum of (2) years of experience in multinational working environment;
  • Skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

Language Requirements:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Fluency in French is desirable considering interaction with francophone military or police clients.
  • Knowledge of another language is an advantage.


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