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Posting Title :                     ASSOCIATE COORDINATION OFFICER, NOB

Job Code Title :                  ASSOCIATE COORDINATION OFFICER

Department/ Office :          United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Location :                           KATHMANDU

Posting Period :                 22 February 2021-23 March 2021

Job Opening number :      21-PGM-UN-HABITAT-149166-R-KATHMANDU (E)

Staffing Exercise :             N/A

 

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Org .Setting And Reporting

 

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human

settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and

environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for

all. This position is located in the Urban Basic Services Section of the Urban Practices Branch

(UPB) within the Global Solutions Division in Nairobi.

The Global Solutions Division (GSD) is responsible for providing programmatic direction for

UN-Habitat and is responsible and accountable for the programmatic delivery of the Strategic

Plan. The Division leads the tools and methodology production and the integration of the

various substantive competencies towards effective delivery of the Strategic Plan and the

mandate of UN-Habitat. It provides substantive training to staff members and supports

capacity development of Member States and partners.

The Urban Practices Branch (UPB) is the tools and methodology production and skills centre

of the UN-Habitat, that develops normative guidance and cutting-edge tools through

communities of urban practice. It provides technical and policy advice approaches and

methodologies to MCOs/CO, government and partners and mainstreams them throughout the

programme portfolio. It also ensures that the cross-cutting area of safety and the social

inclusion issues of human rights; gender; children, youth and older persons; and disability are

developed and mainstreamed across the Agency.

The Urban Basic Services Section aims to develop and implement pro-poor policies, norms,

guidelines, standards, regulatory frameworks and operating procedures, for expanding access

to urban basic services and improve the standard of living of the urban poor, with a focus on

Water and Sanitation; Mobility and Transport; Energy; Waste Management; and the

application of people-focused frontier technologies for service delivery.

 

The focus of the position is on overall coordination and management of water and sanitation

projects in Nepal. Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Urban Basic Services

Section the position reports to the Programme Management Officer: Human Settlements

Urban Basic Services, Water and Sanitation in the Urban Basic Services Section.

Within delegated authority, the Associate Development Coordination Officer, will be

responsible of the following duties:

Responsibilities

1.Provides support for strategic planning for and coordination of UNCT partnerships

•Provides support, as assigned, for the development and implementation of the UN-Habitat

strategy in Nepal in alignment with and support of the UNDAF in the country;

•Monitors and assesses the strategy at regular intervals to harness new emerging

opportunities, to identify probable changes to the internal direction and external environment,

and to propose mid-term adjustments;

•Provides support to the Chief of Section in identifying risks and opportunities related to

specific partnerships, and suggests mitigation measures as relevant;

•Prepares inputs on due diligence processes of potential investment and partnership

opportunities, under close guidance and in accordance with UN regulations and procedures;

•Provides support to Chief of Section to develop and implement locally-tailored partnerships

and resource mobilization strategies and initiatives;

•Contributes to dialogues with partners to improve development assistance policies and

practice;

•Assists in liaison and coordination with UN entities at country, regional and HQ levels, to

help package and define UN-Habitat business strategies, including differentiated value

propositions to attract partners, both traditional and non-traditional.

2.Participates in joint resource mobilization for the UNDAF

•Provides support to the Chief of Section to develop and implement locally-tailored resource

mobilization strategies and initiatives, and identify appropriate data and benchmarks to

measure progress and success;

•Monitors and analyzes existing resource mobilization partnerships and relationships,

including those with high net worth;

•Contributes to the design, formulation, implementation, monitoring and reporting of joint

programmes and programming processes for use in joint resource mobilization;

•Assists in the production and distribution of marketing materials to raise awareness about

opportunities for working with the UN-Habitat on SDG 11 investment;

•Contributes to building the UN-Habitat brand via events, media and public relations

opportunities targeted to the diverse partners, in close collaboration with the UN-Habitat's

Communications Section.

3.Provides support on financing for accelerating the achievement of SDG 11s, as directed

•Provides support on financing for development options, instruments, modalities to the Chief

of Section, in alignment with the Common Country Assessment (CCA), UNDAF, UN

 

Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF), MAPS (Mainstreaming,

Acceleration and Policy Support) and similar processes;

•Analyzes trends and provides support on new and innovative financing mechanisms for

development and SDG 11 acceleration;

•Provides inputs for briefing papers and discussion points on issues related to financing for

development for consideration by the Section;

•Assists in engaging with external stakeholder - including the national government,

international financial institutions and others - on financing for SDG 11 acceleration;

•Contributes to the design and execution of innovative proposals to strengthen UN-Habitat's

engagement and reputation, and to generate greater financial resources in support of the SDG

11.

4.Supports knowledge management capacity development and information dissemination

•Assists in the development, maintenance and sharing of knowledge and intelligence, to

inform and position UN-Habitat to effectively generate and harness opportunities to meet its

resource mobilization targets;

•Contributes to knowledge networks and communities of practice at national, regional and

global levels;

•Undertakes activities to strengthen the capacity of UN-Habitat to mainstream and promote

SDG 11 investment partnerships;

•Provides support for the discovery, evaluation and selection of partnership opportunities at

the sourcing and origination stages.

 

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of sustainable development theories,

concepts and approaches. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. Ability

to undertake research, analyse data, make recommendations and write draft reports on

sustainable development issues. 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; is motivated by

professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult

problems or challenges; 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.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed

strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required;

allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and

allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary;

uses time efficiently.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly

interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify,and

exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to

match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

 

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;

solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;

places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group

decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for

team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

 

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in sustainable

development, Civil/Water/Sanitary/Public Health Engineering, Urban Infrastructure Planning,

Environmental studies, education or a related area in the water and sanitation sector is

required. A first-level university degree 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 2 years experience in providing strategic support to partnerships,

project/programme management, resource mobilization or development finance in the context

of development cooperation or a related area is required.

Work experience in the water and sanitation sector with an understanding of the specific

needs and conditions for the delivery of water and sanitation services to low-income areas and

slums or a related area is desirable.

 

Languages

For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of

French is desirable. Knowledge of other local language(s) spoken within Nepal is/are

desirable, especially when liaising with Government officials or the local community.

Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand)

and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

 

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be

followed by competency-based interview.

 

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is on a local basis. This is a project funded post. The initial

appointment is for a period of .... Extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory

performance and availability of funds.

THIS POSITION IS OPEN TO NATIONALS OF NEPAL ONLY. National Professional

Officer category shall be of the nationality of the country where this position is located and

will be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of the office. If no suitable local

candidate is identified, Kenyan nationals residing elsewhere may be considered, in which case

the candidate would be responsible for any costs related to traveling and relocating to Kenyan in the event of an employment offer.

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.

Note to current staff members at the General Service level: Should a General Service staff

member who is currently holding a fixed-term appointment be selected for this post, he/she

would need to resign from his/her General Service appointment before receiving a new

appointment at the National Officer level. Locally recruited General Service staff members

applying for this post must meet the minimum requirements, including academic

qualifications and years of relevant experience. Relevant experience in the General Service

category at G-6 and G-7 levels may count towards experience requirements.

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.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of

staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity,

with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of

qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse

and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff

regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic

backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may

be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated

in the application.

"Internal Applicants: When completing the form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional

experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis

for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact

you. "

1. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job

opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line

applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

2. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your

application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if

necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need

Help?" link.

 

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, sexual abuse, or sexual

 

harassment, 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. The

term "sexual harassment" means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might

reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct

interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or

offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of

the perpetrator's working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than

minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the

necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By

accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority

of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the

United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally

recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions

within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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-link on the upper right side

of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information

pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in

inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time)

on the deadline date.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE

 

RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING,

OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH

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Job Opening

 

 

 

 

Posting Title:

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, NOC

Job Code Title:

PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER

Department/ Office:

United Nations Human Settlements Programme

Duty Station:

KATHMANDU

Posting Period:

10 February 2021-11 March 2021

Job Opening number:

21-PGM-UN-HABITAT-149107-R-KATHMANDU (E)

Staffing Exercise ID:

N/A

 

 


 

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

 

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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This position is located with the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific of the Regional Programmes Division and based in Kathmandu, Nepal.

The Regional Programmes Division is responsible for consolidating and enhancing the linkages between UN Habitat's activities in the field with the Strategic Plan, the 2030 Agenda, and the UN-Habitat’s overall future priorities and to make sure that they are appropriate to the country context.

UN-Habitat’s Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific manages UN-Habitat’s project portfolio in the Asia and Pacific region. It ensures that country priorities are in alignment with the UN-Habitat’s organizational policies and strategic objectives and brings through its Regional Representative to the attention of the Executive Management Committee (EMC) opportunities and challenges in the region, allowing for timely feedback and responses to urgent demands and requests from the Member States.

The focus of the position is on programme implementation and development, in relation to land management, urban planning and urban basic service delivery.

The position reports to a Human Settlements Officer / Programme Officer in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific.

Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

 

Responsibilities

 

1. Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation, reviews relevant documents and reports, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective action, liaises with relevant parties, identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
2. Performs advisory assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
3. Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
4. Represents UN-Habitat programmes in Nepal in the UN Country Team, with government agencies and with development partner, implements duty of care policies, support timely staff evaluations in line with requirements.
5. Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources, undertakes survey initiatives, designs data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions, prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
6. Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
7. Undertakes outreach activities, conducts training workshops, seminars, makes presentations on assigned topics/activitie, participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties.
8. Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
9. Performs other relevant duties as required.

 

Competencies

 

PROFESSIONALISM:  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. 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; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; 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.

TEAMWORK:  Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; 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.

 

Education

 

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economic, social, environmental or urban development, or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 

Work Experience

 

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management with international partners is required.
Work experience in the fields of land management, urban development or basic service delivery is required.
Experience with development and implementation of programmes and or a portfolio of projects of operational activities in support of developing countries is required.
Experience working on governance, planning, human security or policy related issues in the area of human settlements is required.
A minimum of three (3) years of responsible experience as a team leader or deputy team leader is desirable.
Work experience in projects funded by major development partners is desirable.

 

Languages

 

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an added advantage.

NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

 

Assessment

 

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

 

Special Notice

 

This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. 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 United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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.

Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.

On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "need Help" link.

 

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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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.  The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship.  Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.  By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c).  In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

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. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. 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.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

 

No Fee

 

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS