|Posting Title:||EVALUATION AND BUSINESS ANALYSIS OFFICER, P3|
|Job Code Title:||PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER|
|Department/Office:||United Nations Office at Nairobi|
|Duty Station:||NAIROBI; NAIROBI;|
|Posting Period:||29 July 2019 – 11 September 2019|
|Job Opening Number:||19-Programme Management-UNON-119497-R-Nairobi (X)|
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON) is the UN headquarters in Africa and the representative office of the Secretary-General. We support programme implementation of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) and the UN Human Settlements Programme (UNHABITAT) globally, as well as other UN offices in Kenya, by providing administrative, conference and information services (www.unon.org). This post is in the Division of Conference Services (DCS), Conference Support Section. Under the supervision of the Chief, Conference Support Section, the incumbent will:
Take a lead role in the designing and conducting in-depth and thematic evaluation of programmes: prepare study design of evaluations; prepare and validate evaluation instruments; conduct interviews/discussions with service providers; Analyze information collected from various sources and derive findings, conclusions and formulate recommendations; conduct consultations with service providers on evaluation findings and recommendations; provide advisory services to the sections/division on evaluation and statistical questions, including implementation of evaluation recommendations;
Monitor performance through key performance indicators (KPIs) and evaluation of results-based management (RBM) outputs, efficiency and quality of conference services;
Monitor operational data from all core conference management information systems regularly and flags potential issues to relevant stakeholders to ensure the quality of Division’s data.
Research analyze, and present information gathered from diverse sources.
Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
Assist in assessing, prioritizing and managing the enterprise risk management framework of the division.
Build Data Excellence Models to serve as the foundation of data driven decision making.
Identify reporting requirements for the performance targets; Take lead in developing surveys, including reviewing, analyzing and/or interpretation of responses and subsequently produce relevant reports, conclusions and/or recommendations.
Take lead in business analyses and reporting requirements in day to day activities; supervise and train staff as required.
Finalize the structure and archiving rules for and maintain an on-line repository of all officially reported statistics with their source data in an easily accessible format
Carry out business process analysis and propose improvements.
Perform other duties as required.
Knowledge of planning and programme management; problem solving skills; ability to identify issues and to use sound judgment to solve a wide range of issues; ability to collect and analyze data from different sources, evaluate programme effectiveness, and monitor programme implementation. 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.
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.
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.
Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks “outside the box”; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.
Advanced university degree in business administration, information technology, computer science, statistics 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 progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, information technology, programme evaluation or related area is required. Proven experience with results based management reporting, monitoring and data analysis is required. At least (2) two years of experience in business process analysis and workflow optimization is desirable. Experience with official statistics and data visualization tools is desirable. Mastery of MS Office, SQL, PowerPoint and/or Business Intelligence Is required.
English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which will be followed by competency-based interview..
Appointment against this post is 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 is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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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.
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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. 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.
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