Department/Office:Department of Political Affairs and Peace-building
Duty Station:NEW YORK
Posting Period:27 November 2019 – 10 January 2020
Job Opening Number:19-Management and Analysis-DPPA-123561-R-New York (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

This post is located in the Financing for Peacebuilding Branch (PBF) within the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) of the Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs (DPPA). The incumbent of the post reports to the Chief of Financing for Peacebuilding Branch of PBSO.

The Department of Political and Peacebuilding Affairs focuses primarily on five action areas in international peace and security, ensuring sound analysis and early warning, preventing conflict and engaging in peacemaking, managing political crises and violent conflicts, sustaining peace, and enhancing partnerships. The Department’s mandate is to prevent and resolve conflict through inclusive political solutions.


The Programme Officer is part of a team responsible for guiding and managing the allocation of PBF resources. Within delegated authority, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

• Develop and analyze country-developed peacebuilding priority plans and projects, and provide technical assistance to support implementation. Monitor and analyze programme implementation, ensure coherency with PBF strategy. Liaise closely with Multi Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTFO) to ensure efficient and accountable implementation. Foresee and identify problems, propose and initiate corrective actions and ensure follow-up. Backstop colleagues to cover absences.
• Initiate and perform consulting, monitoring and training assignments by assisting UN Country Team and their partners to i) undertake peacebuilding analysis (political, conflict analysis), ii) develop country eligibility requests, iii) design results-based programmes and projects to access Peacebuilding Fund resources, v) design monitoring and evaluation systems consistent with PBF policies, vi) support Joint Steering Committees or their equivalents, and vii) monitor and advise on implementation.
• Research and analyze data, public information and reports pertaining to assigned countries, particularly concerning the evolution of social and political conditions, the preparation of key development plans, assessments of peacebuilding programmes and opportunities, international relations and the provision of aid (financial tracking).
• Generate data collection tools, undertake research and propose policy developments in at least one of the Priority and/or Outcome areas of the Peacebuilding Fund, across the full PBF country
portfolio. Source and acquire technical assistance and organize policy-development events as required.
• Organize and prepare written inputs including: i) summaries of country results, ii) country, programme and project-related briefings for meetings and events, iii) inputs into PBF reporting and website, iv) analysis and summaries of areas of thematic responsibility (Priority Area or Outcome), and v) talking points and briefings.
• Establish and maintain regular consultations with other PBSO branches and relevant UN departments, agencies and funds. Represent PBF in Integrated Missions Task Force/Working Groups (IMTF/WGs), using these forums for consultation and reporting. Establish relations with key nongovernmental organizations working in the assigned countries and/or thematic areas.
• Perform other duties as required.


• Knowledge of post-conflict settings, appropriate humanitarian, post-conflict and development programmes and theories.
• Knowledge of programming practice and procedures of UN, bilateral or Non-governmental Organizations in post conflict, humanitarian, peacekeeping and/or peacebuilding settings.
• Demonstrated ability to provide seasoned effective advice based on analysis of a wide range of peacebuilding and programming issues.
• Ability to conduct data collection, research and analysis and advocate relevant change to PBF practices and policies.
• Ability to apply judgment in prioritization of assigned work and work planning.
• 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.

• 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.

• 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.


Advanced university degree in international relations, administration or social sciences is required. A first level university degree with relevant combination of academic qualifications
and experience in a related area 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 area is required.
Experience with the national government or Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs), or other relevant international organization is required.
Evidence of a track record in post-conflict programme management and experience in handling complex organizational issues is required.
Experience in post-conflict situations and/or peacebuilding operations within or associated with an international organization is desirable.
Experience in liaising with government agencies, international organization’s funds and programmes, donors and other stakeholders, and training in Monitoring & Evaluation and results-based programming is desirable.


English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.


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

Special Notice

The position is funded by Extra Budgetary resources. Its availability is subject to funding.

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.

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.

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


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