Plan and oversee the management of activities undertaken by the Unit/Section; ensure that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the
Unit/Section and in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations System, as appropriate.
Manage, supervise and carry out the work programme of the Unit/Section under his/her responsibility. Co-ordinate the work carried out by the Unit/Section; provide programmatic and substantive review of drafts prepared by others.
Provide substantive input in the preparation of position papers and reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions,
Committee for Programme Coordination, the General Assembly and other policymaking organs, as appropriate.
Contribute to the reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget/programme performance or on programmatic/ substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and/or annual reports.
Ensure that the outputs produced by the Unit/Section maintain high-quality standards; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensure that all outputs produced by the Unit/Section under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates.
Prepare inputs for the work programme of the Section determining priorities and allocating resources for the completion of outputs and their timely delivery.
Carry out programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the functioning of the Unit/Section, including preparation of budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting, evaluation of staff performance (PAS), interviews of candidates for job openings and evaluation of candidates.
Recruit staff for Unit/Section taking due account geographical and gender balance and other institutional values.
Manage, guide, develop and train staff under his/her supervision.
Foster teamwork and communication among staff in the Unit/Section and across organizational boundaries.
Represent the Organization at inter-agency meetings, seminars, etc. on substantive-related issues.
Participate in international, regional or national meetings and provide programmatic/substantive expertise on an issue, or hold programmatic/substantive and organizational discussions with representatives of other institutions.