Programme Management Officer

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United Nations Conference on Trade and Development




This position is located in the Programme Planning, Data Analytics and Reporting Unit of the Programme Support and Management Service (PSMS) in the United Nations Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Programme Management Officer reports to the lead of the Programme Planning, Data Analytics and Reporting Unit.


Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties in connection with UNCTAD’s programme planning, monitoring and data analysis and reporting functions:

  • Participates and supports the Lead of the Programme Planning, Data Analytics and Reporting Unit, in the development of the organization’s annual proposed programme plan, and monitors its implementation; reviews relevant documents, inputs and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions, and supports the preparation of reports.
  • Provides support in substantive servicing of the meetings of the Working Party on the Programme Plan and Programme Performance related to the review of the programme plan and performance information.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of reports and evaluations.
  • Undertakes data collection and data analysis and supports the management of UNCTAD’s Management Information System.
  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Provides support to the Lead, Programme Planning, Data Analytics and Reporting Unit, as required.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, public administration, management, social sciences or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, strategic planning, evaluation, administration or related area is required. At least two years of hands-on experience in the coordination of central management functions within the United Nations or similar international organization is desirable. Experience servicing meetings of the governing bodies of the United Nations system or of other intergovernmental organization at the international level is desirable. Experience in using data to inform decisions, strategies and execution is desirable. Experience in establishing and monitoring controls and key performance indicators at the organizational level is desirable.


  • Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is also desirable.





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