Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section, Library, United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG).
The incumbent works under the direct supervision of the Chief, Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section. The Chief of the Library is second-
level supervisor and the Chief of the Centre for Learning and Multilingualism (CLM), Human Resources Management Service, Division of Administartion, is additional supervisor.
Within delegated authority and under the supervision of the Chief, Cultural Diplomacy and Outreach Section, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties :
Develops and structures the portfolio and catalogue of the Knowledge and Learning Commons (KLC) for staff and diplomats, taking into account their specific and common learning requirements : Actions include :
identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
Works with the CLM team on instructional design and quality assurance for learning services for UNOG staff and diplomats.
Participates in the evaluation of pilot services in 2018 to help decide on the portfolio of the KLC in 2019. Actions include :
Acts as focal point for the KLC portfolio / catalogue 2019. Actions include :
and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Performs other duties as required.
Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field.
Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
Conceptual analytical and evaluative 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.
Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements.
Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results.
remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
Client Orientation :
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in business administration, management, education, social sciences or related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five (5) years of experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required, preferably acquired within an international organization or an international NGO.
Experience in monitoring and evaluation applied to learning, adult training or instructional design is required. Experience in communicating with the staff of missions to the UN, as well as with delegates and senior officials is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required.
Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
The appointment or assignment and renewal of the post is subject to the availability of the post or funds, budgetary approval or extension of the mandate.
Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST / AI / 2012 / 2 / Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.
Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-
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The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
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No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
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