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This position is located in the Resource Mobilization Team within the Strategic Planning and Operation Support Unit (SPOSU) of United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS), Office of the Rule of Law and Security Institutions (OROLSI), Department of Peace Operations (DPO) in New York. The Associate Programme Officer reports to the Resource Mobilization Officer. The focus of this position is the support to UNMAS resource mobilization priorities.
Established in 1997, the United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) works to eliminate the threat posed by mines, explosive remnants of war and improvised explosive devices by coordinating United Nations mine action, leading operational responses at the country level, and supporting the development of standards, policies and norms. As a specialized service of the United Nations located within the Department of Peace Operations, UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates of both the General Assembly and the Security Council. UNMAS also responds to specific requests for support from the UN Secretary-General or designated official.
For more information on UNMAS, please visit www.mineaction.org/unmas
Within delegated authority, the Associate Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
• Works with key clients and Member States to facilitate the funding of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes specific aspects of programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and recommends corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
•Carries out basic research on donor policies/priorities to assist the Resource Mobilization Team in resource mobilization efforts.
•Provides substantive support for resource mobilization functions, including the review and analysis of emerging donor issues and trends.
•Assists in resource mobilization activities, in collaboration with Member States, by planning and facilitating workshops and coordination of donor meetings, through other interactive sessions.
•Participates in drafting resource mobilization guidance; assists with design of data collection tools; analyzes and interprets responses; identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
•Contributes to the preparation of various narrative and financial reports, written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, talking points, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
•Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other donor meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
•Undertakes donor outreach activities; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
•Participates in donor missions as needed, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc.
•Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Assists in administration of limited UNMAS advocacy grants.
•Performs other duties as required.
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