Current Opportunities at UN-Habitat

Responsibilities

  • Independently provides full range of programme/project management and implementation assistance at all phases of the programme/project cycle for, typically, a large and highly complex component of the departmental programme/project initiatives, seeking guidance only in exceptional circumstances.  \Works with funding agencies in arranging financing modalities; obtains requisite clearances; ensures establishment of proper monitoring systems through scheduled reporting, review meetings and missions.
  • Drafts budget and forecast based on submissions; prepares monitoring checklists, identifying stages of programme/project development, funding source, inputs by reviewing internal and external bodies, and follow-up actions required.
  • Monitors budgetary commitments, including verification of charges and obligation documents in UMOJA for all financial transactions; prepares periodic budget revisions and ensures appropriate resource allocations; reconciles accounts with amended budget; evaluates trends of financial implementation and makes necessary recommendations to line manager.
  • Supports coordination, monitoring and expedition of implementation activities and participates in programme/project evaluation; liaises with diverse organizational units to initiate requests; obtains necessary clearances, processes and follows-up on administrative actions and resolves issues related to project implementation, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, organization of and participation in training/study tours, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services, etc.
  • Arranges for formal closures of projects, final budget revision, transfer of equipment, clearance, publication and distribution of final report.
  • May undertake mission/field work in support of above activities, e.g. specific administrative, operational/control tasks for programme/project activities.
  • Establishes internal databases; sets up, files, stores and manages data and information relevant to the scope of programme/project activities.
  • Supervises office support staff, including distribution and review of work assignments, training, and inputs to performance evaluation.
  • Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  • Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM:   Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial, and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. 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; 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.
  • 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 a 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.
  • PLANNING& 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.

Education

  • Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources, technical cooperation or related area is required. The minimum years of relevant experience is reduced to eight (8) years for candidates who possess a first level University degree.    Experience in conducting research and preparing statistical or analytical reports from various databases is desirable.    Experience in the application of relevant regulations and rules of the United Nations, or any similar public service organization, in an operational environment is desirable.    One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable