Programme Officer, P4

Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific, Suva, Fiji

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
3 to 10 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 
29th December, 2015

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the Senior Economic Affairs Officer, and overall supervision of the Head, ESCAP Sub-regional Office for Pacific, the incumbent is required to perform the following functions:

  • In collaboration with internal and external partners, develops, implements and evaluates the PCCM project, monitors and analyzes project implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; and ensure follow-up actions.
  • Plans, organizes and facilitates regional and national workshops on climate change and migration, including a high-level regional workshop to be held in the second quarter of 2016.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Oversees the implementation of national action plans on climate change and migration which are funded under the PCCM project.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in economics, climate change, migration, or related field.
  • A first-level university degree in any of these fields, in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related field.
  • Experience working on sustainable development policy in the Pacific small island developing states would be a distinct advantage.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  
  • For the post advertised, fluency in English is required.  
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

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