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    Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements at - Nairobi, Kenya - UN-Habitat

    UN-Habitat
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    Description
    The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the UN 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.


    Responsibilities:

    Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes program/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

    Performs consulting 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.

    Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

    Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

    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, etc.

    Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

    Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.

    Participates in or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

    Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

    Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

    Performs other related duties as required.

    Requirements

    Competencies:

    PROFESSIONALISM:

    Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of programmes, operations, and other activities.

    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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.

    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 &


    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.


    ACCOUNTABILITY:

    Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.


    Education:
    Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required.

    A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.


    Work Experience:

    A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or program management, administration or related area is required.

    Experience in program management is required.

    Experience in field research in the broad field of housing, and urban development including slums and informal settlements is desirable.

    A minimum of Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


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