Within the International Trade Centre, the Institutional Strengthening Section of the Division of Enterprises and Institutions provides solutions to Business Support Organizations in developing countries and economies in transition. High performing institutions act as multipliers for ITC projects. As delivery partners as well as beneficiaries they improve reach and scale of projects, and transfer knowledge and capacity to local actors for lasting impact. The Institutional Strengthening Programme delivers directly to Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 8 and SDG 16 and indirectly to SDGs 1, 2,4,5,9,10,12, and 17. The Associate Programme Officer will initially report to the Chief, Institutional Strengthening but may then be assigned to another senior manager according to section needs
Under the direct supervision of the Chief, Institutional Strengthening and the overall guidance of the Director, DEI, the Associate Programme Officer: • Assists in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. • Undertakes outreach activities; participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, etc.; participates in and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. • Participates in field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative support, data collection, etc • Assists in developing and supporting institutional networks, identifying and sharing good practice • Provides administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, handling logistics etc. • Works with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of the assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes 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 • Coordinates activities related to budget 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.