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Programme Management Officer

United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

This is a Full-time position in Uganda posted March 21, 2022.

Programme Management Officer Jobs in United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS) Uganda vacancies in Uganda at United Nations Mine Action Service (UNMAS)

# Job Description

The position is located in the Mobile Capacity Building Team of the Improvised
Explosive Device IED Threat Mitigation Advisory Team TMAT of the United
Nations Mine Action Service UNMAS, Office of Rule of Law and Security
Institutions OROLSI within the Department of Peace Operations DPO. The
Programme Officer of the Mobile Capacity Building Team will report to the P4
senior Programme Officer of the Mobile Capacity Building Team. The Mobile
Capacity Building Team is located in Entebbe, Uganda.
Established in 1997, UNMAS leads, coordinates and implements all aspects
linked to the mitigation of the threats from mines and explosive remnants of
war. UNMAS operates under UN legislative mandates UN General Assembly, UN
Security Council etc., requests by the UN Secretary-General or his designated
official, mostly in response to a humanitarian emergency.
For more information on UNMAS please visit

Under the direct supervision of the P4 senior Programme Officer of the
Mobile Capacity Building Team, the Programme Officer will be responsible for
the following duties:
• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of various
training projects as trainer in the Mobile Capacity Building Team of the IED
Threat Mitigation Advisory Team TMAT, i.e. Convention Munition Disposal
CMD, Improvised Explosive Device Disposal IEDD and IED awareness training
and capacity building projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project
development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and progress and
status reports, as well as briefing notes; 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 across
functional areas of IED Threat Mitigation, Explosive Ordinance Disposal EOD
and Weapons and Ammunition Management WAM.
• Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
• Assists in policy and UNMAS training course development, including the
review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other
training activities and studies.
Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews,
analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares
conclusions related to EOD and IED Threat Mitigation support for Troop
Contributing Countries and Peacekeeping Missions.
• 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., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying
participants, preparation of documents and presentations, and harmonized EOD
and IEDD training across the UN and with Member States, based on a profound
needs assessment. etc.
• Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.
including through partnerships with other stakeholders to support the
objectives of training standardization across different organizations; makes
presentations on assigned topics/activities.
• Participates in or lead field missions, including technical and training
support across all UN P/TCCs, UNMAS field programmes and regional training
centers in Africa, Europe and Asia and provision of guidance to external
consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission
summaries, 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.

• Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant
to EOD and IEDs.
• Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of
• Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.
• Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent training,
research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of
various training methodologies and research sources, including electronic
sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.
Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work
and manage conflicting priorities.
• Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional
competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in
meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated
by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced
with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
• Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the
equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
• Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as
• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
• Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
• Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary

• Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
• Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise;
• Is willing to learn from others;
• Places team agenda before personal agenda;
• Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such
decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
• Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for
team shortcomings.
• Uses time efficiently

Advanced university degree Master’s degree or equivalent in business
administration, management, economics, International relations, International
Security Studies or a related field is required. A first-level university
degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted
in lieu of the advanced university degree. Graduation from a military staff
academy or similar law enforcement training institution is required.

Work Experience
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project
or programme management, in the field of explosive hazard management including
two years of IED-related operations with proven C-IED experience in a training
or training related capacity is required.

Experience producing guidelines, standards and/or training materials related
to IED threat mitigation is desirable.
Recognized national qualification as EOD officer/technician and certification
in IEDD is required.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations
Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English both oral and
written is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which
may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice
• This post is financed for a one year period. Extension of the appointment
is subject to extensions of the mandate and /or the availability of the funds.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to
assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move
periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established
rules and procedures.
• The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender
balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for
this position.
• Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/Rev.1, candidates recruited through
the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two
years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to
this position.
• At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and
employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of
efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.
All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and
organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse
and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and
employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race,
religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable
accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support
participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the

United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United
Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the
necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and
integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United
Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law,
violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual
abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe
that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term
“sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of
vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including,
but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the
sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or
threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under
unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any
unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be
perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with
work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or
offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the
termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have
committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a
geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United
Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of
staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency,
competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United
Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General
and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United
Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 c. In this context, all
internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically
to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions
established by the Secretary-General.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the
online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants
may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking
on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information
submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job
opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations
including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General
Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and
guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information
pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the
instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to
applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration
for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information
provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m.
New York time on the deadline date.

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**Closing Date** : 29th March. 2022

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