Programme Management Officer Job Vacancy In Entebbe Uganda | DPO


Deadline is 4th November 2023 | Programme Management Officer Job Vacancy In Entebbe Uganda | DPO

  • Programme Management Officer, P3 (Posting Title)

  • Department/Office: Department of Peace Operations Job Code: PROGRAM MANAGEMENT OFFICER
  • Station of duty: ENTEBBE
  • Posting Dates: September 21, 2023 through November 4, 2023
  • Program Management-DPO-217253-R-Entebbe (O) Position Number 23
  • Personnel Exercise None
  • Integrity, professionalism, and respect for diversity are among the tenets of the United Nations



  • Assists in monitoring and analyzing program/project development and execution; participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned projects relevant to EO/IED threat mitigation and related capacity building projects. Review pertinent reports and documents; identify issues and problems that need to be fixed; suggest corrective actions related to EOD and IED Threat Mitigation support for Troop Contributing Countries and Peacekeeping Missions; coordinate with pertinent parties; and identify and monitor follow-up actions.
  • Gathers data from a variety of sources, does research on it, and delivers the findings.
  • Contributes to the creation of training programs and policies by reviewing and analyzing trends and problems, creating assessments, and participating in other research projects and studies.
  • Creates a variety of written products, such as background papers, analyses, reports, study sections, contributions to publications, etc.
  • Offers substantive support for conferences, meetings, and other events, such as by suggesting agenda items, locating attendees, creating documents and presentations, etc.
  • Engages in outreach initiatives; leads training workshops, seminars, etc., with the assistance of stakeholder partnerships to support the goals of training standardization across many organizations; delivers presentations on the topics/activities that have been given to them.
  • Takes part in or oversees field missions, providing technical and training assistance to all UN P/TCCs, UNMAS field programs, and regional training facilities in Africa, Europe, and Asia, as well as providing direction to outside consultants, government representatives, and other parties and writing mission summaries, among other things.
  • Plans and organizes budget and funding-related activities (program/project planning and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and creates relevant paperwork (pledging, work plans, budgets, etc.).
  • Performs other tasks as needed.



  • comprehension and knowledge of ideas, concepts, and methods related to mine action, EOD, and IEDs. Ability to recognize problems, analyze them, and take part in their solution. the capacity to collect data using a variety of techniques. Conceptual analytic and evaluative abilities are necessary to carry out independent research and analysis. These skills include knowledge with and practice using a variety of research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases. the capacity to plan one’s own work, use judgment in the context of given responsibilities, and balance competing priorities. demonstrates professional competence and subject matter mastery; is diligent and effective in meeting commitments, adhering to deadlines, and producing results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; demonstrates perseverance when faced with difficult problems or challenges; and maintains composure under pressure. assumes responsibility for incorporating gender ideas and making sure that men and women participate equally in all aspects of the workforce. males in all professions.


  • Work cooperatively with coworkers to accomplish organizational goals; elicit input by genuinely appreciating others’ opinions and skills; be open to learning from others; put team goals ahead of personal ones; support and follow final group decisions, even when they may not entirely reflect own position; share credit for team successes and take joint responsibility for team failures.

Organizing & Planning:

  • Clear goals that are in line with agreed-upon strategies are developed, priority activities and tasks are identified, priorities are adjusted as necessary, an appropriate amount of time and resources are allotted for work completion, risks are anticipated and contingencies are allowed for when planning, plans are monitored, and adjustments are made as needed, and time is used effectively.


  • Master’s degree or its equivalent in business administration, management, economics, or a comparable discipline from an advanced university.
  • The first-level university degree may be accepted in place of the advanced university degree if it is combined with the necessary work experience.

Experience at Work

  • It takes at least five years of steadily increasing responsibility in project or program management, administration, or a similar field.
  • It is necessary to have at least two years of program management experience in mine action, security sector reform, DDR, stabilization, or humanitarian response.
  • It is necessary to have experience creating in-depth reports, guidelines, standards, and/or training materials.
  • It would be ideal to have prior experience working in a multicultural or multinational setting.
  • It would be ideal to have prior experience working in a peace operation or other comparable international field operation.
  • Experience reducing IED/EO threats and/or working in mine action is preferred.


  • The working languages of the United Nations Secretariat are English and French. English proficiency in both oral and written forms is necessary for the advertised roles. It is advantageous to be familiar with another official UN language.


  • An assessment exercise and a competency-based interview may both be used to evaluate competent individuals.

Considerations relating to the UN

  • The significance of hiring people from as many different geographic backgrounds as is practical will be given due consideration. The United Nations does not impose any limitations on the ability of men and women to participate in its main and auxiliary organs in any capacity and on an equal basis. Smoking is not allowed anywhere in the Secretariat of the United Nations.
  • Applicants with disabilities may request a reasonable accommodation to assist their participation in the hiring process.
  • The requirement to maintain the highest standards of effectiveness, competence, and integrity shall be the primary factor in the employment, transfer, or promotion of personnel. Employees of the United Nations who accept an offer of employment are subject to the Secretary-General’s authority and assignment to any functions or agencies of the UN in accordance with staff regulation 1.2(c). In this regard, the Secretary-General shall set the terms and conditions under which all internationally recruited staff members shall be obliged to transfer periodically in order to perform new duties within or between duty stations.
  • Candidates are advised to carefully follow all guidelines provided on the online recruitment platform, inspira. Applicants can consult the Manual for the Applicant for additional in-depth instructions by clicking the “Manuals” hyper-link in the upper right corner of the homepage for inspira account holders.

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