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Job Title: Senior Programme Officer

Organisation : United Nations Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination (OESC)

Post Level : P-4

Languages Required : English

Duration of Initial Contract :4 years renewable

Job Opening number: 20-SPGM-OESC-364119

Job Description

The Office provides substantive support to the UN Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) and the General Assembly, including follow-up to major UN conferences and summits. It assists ECOSOC in the implementation and review of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, by fostering debate and innovative thinking, promoting consensus on ways forward, and coordinating efforts to achieve internationally agreed goals.


The Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Programme Development and Implementation: Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitors and analyzes programme/project development andimplementation; 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.
  •  Research: 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 as draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies inputs to publications.
  •  Meeting support: Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings and conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations; Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; Makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • General: Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) Economic, Public Administration or related area is required. A first level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of twelve years of project management experience. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

Pay and benefits

The United Nations offers you an attractive remuneration package with competitive pay and benefits. The level of pay for staff in the Professional and higher categories that are recruited internationally is set by reference to the highest paying national civil service. Staff members in categories that are locally recruited are compensated in accordance with the best prevailing conditions of service locally.

Grade Level P4 $112,341 to $121,450 Net Per Annum

As a United Nations staff member you may also be entitled to other allowances and benefits including:

Rental subsidy if newly arrived at the duty station your rent represents too high proportion of the total remuneration.

Dependency allowances if you have an eligible dependent spouse and/or child(ren).

Under certain conditions an education grant if you have eligible children in school.

Travel and shipping expenses when you are moving from one duty station to another.

Assignment grant to assist you in meeting initial extraordinary costs when arriving at or relocating to a new duty station.

At some duty stations, a hardship allowance linked to living and working conditions is paid and where there are restrictions on bringing family members, a non-family hardship allowance is also paid.

Hazard pay and rest and recuperation break when you serve in locations where the conditions are particularly hazardous, stressful and difficult.

Holidays and leave

Depending on your type of contract, you will be entitled to 18 days to 30 days of vacation per year. In addition, the United Nations also observes 10 paid holidays per year; these differ from duty station to duty station.

You might also be eligible for home leave travel to renew your social, cultural and family ties in your home country; frequency depends on the duty station you are assigned to.

Health insurance

You will be eligible to participate in one of the United Nations-sponsored medical insurance plans. The monthly premiums are co-shared by yourself and the Organization.


New Staffs are entitled to participate in the subsidized housing scheme at their duty station or place of primary assignment if one is available.

Retirement pension

If you have an appointment of six months or more or complete six months of service without an interruption you become a participant in the United Nations Joint Staff

Pension Fund. A compulsory contribution will be deducted from your monthly salary.

How to Apply:

Candidates should submit by email to [email protected]using the position applied for as subject with the following, indicating relevant experience:

– Curriculum vitae;

– Brief cover letter indicating interest in the position. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted. 

This recruitment is a short span process, as the opening needs urgent filling.

Deadline: 10th October, 2020.


United Nations Office for ECOSOC Support and Coordination does not charge any Job application, interview meeting or Job processing Fee.  Only candidates whose skills and experience are under serious consideration shall be contacted.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations – Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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