Org. Setting and Reporting
This post is located in the Debt Management and Financial Analysis Programme (DMFAS) in the Debt and Development Finance Branch (DDFB) of the Division on Global Development Strategies (DGDS) at UNCTAD, Geneva.
Under the direct supervision of the Programme Officer of the DMFAS Programme and the overall supervision of the Chief of the DMFAS Programme, the incumbent will perform the following duties :
initiates payments to consultants and individual contractors.
Prepares requests for FA and for procurement.
categorizes, updates, tracks and analyses data, carries out periodic status reviews, identifies issues and initiates requisite follow-
up actions; prepares requests for payments; contracts, correspondence.
Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of DMFAS consultants.
Liaises with national counterparts, relevant UN and other participating agencies.
responds to complex information requests and inquiries. Provides guidance / training to new / junior staff.
Assists in the preparation of presentation materials using appropriate technology / software.
Updates and further develops internal databases; designs and generates a variety of standard and non-standard statistical and other reports, graphic content, spreadsheets, and other background materials for the Programme from various databases.
Professionalism : Knowledge of Word processing and spreadsheets, e-mail systems and internet. Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme / project administration and technical cooperation.
Ability to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given.
remains calm in stressful situations; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects, Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.
Completion of secondary school or its equivalent commercial school.
At least 5 years of experience in programme or project administration, technical assistance or related area of which preferably 3 years within the UN Common System.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position(s) advertised, fluency in English and French is required.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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