Org. Setting and Reporting
The Department of Operational Support (DOS) was established to provide end-to-end operational support, advisory services and other solutions to operating entities across the Secretariat, including departments, offices away from headquarters, peace operations, and regional commissions.
The Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE), was established in July 2010, following the adoption of General Assembly resolution 64/269. The Centre provides efficient, client-oriented and scalable services with the goal of moving transactional, non-location-dependent administrative functions to the Centre from its client entities. This includes transactional elements of human resources, finance, multimodal movement and control, personnel and cargo transport and information and communications technology (ICT) support. In addition to these services, the Office of the Chief RSCE and support offices through the Deputy Chief RSCE provides overall guidance on the operations of the RSCE including strategic planning, communication, budgeting, human resources management, property management, quality assurance and business intelligence, conference services, record keeping and archive management, and audit response and risk management.
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This position is located in the Client Service Delivery Pillar. The Programme Management Officer reports to the Chief of Client Service Delivery.
Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:
•Participates in the development, planning, implementation and evaluation of assigned programme/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes and takes corrective actions; reviews the work of subordinate staff, liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up.
•Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, or through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage 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., including 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, advocates and promotes the work of the RSCE 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.).
•Performs other duties as required.
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