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This post is located in the Law Division, OzonAction Branch in the Regional Office for Africa (ROA) at the Nairobi duty station.
The incumbent reports to the Regional Network Coordinator of Anglophone African Countries and will be responsible for the following duties : Responsibilities - PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT :
identifies problems / issues, seek clarification from departments, assess replies, and prepares a summary for the manager with suggestions for further action,
evaluates trends of financial implementation and makes necessary recommendations to line manager.
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.
assembles background documentation; drafts minutes of the meeting; monitors follow-up actions, etc.
Understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units.
Ability to identify, independently assess, formulate recommendations and / or resolve a wide range of issues / problems, undertake research and gather information from standard sources and to work well with figures including ability to analyze and understand financial data.
Ability to design information data bases from multiple sources into an integrated programme evaluation system. Ability to direct, supervise and train office support staff.
Demonstrated ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given and discretion, resourcefulness and ability to deal proactively and tactfully with offices throughout the organization.
remains calm in stressful situations.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently. Education Completion of high school diploma or equivalent is required.
Supplementary training in administration, project management or other relevant field is an advantage. Must have passed the United Nations Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) at Headquarters or an equivalent locally-administered test at Offices Away.
Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required.
Experience in provision of full range programme / project management and implementation, is an advantage.
Ability to review and analyse project results, monitoring and evaluation are highly desirable. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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