UN Jobs

All Jobs Full Time Part Time Remote

Programme Management Officer


Opportunity Deadline


Share via:

Job Description

  • Job Identification: 15060
  • Locations: Manila, Philippines
  • Posting Date: 12/08/2023, 07:02 PM
  • Apply Before: 12/23/2023, 09:29 AM
  • Job Schedule: Full time
  • Agency: Office High Comm for Human Rig
  • Grade: NOC
  • Vacancy Type: Temporary
  • Practice Area: Rule of Law, Security and Human Rights
  • Bureau: Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific
  • Contract Duration: 6 months
  • Education & Work Experience: Master’s Degree – 5 year(s) experience OR Bachelor’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience
  • Required Languages: Fluency in written and spoken English and Tagalog/Filipino is required
  • Vacancy Timeline: 2 Weeks
  • Mobility required/no mobility: no mobility required

Job Description

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion are core principles at UNDP:  we value diversity as an expression of the multiplicity of nations and cultures where we operate, we foster inclusion as a way of ensuring all personnel are empowered to contribute to our mission, and we ensure equity and fairness in all our actions. Taking a ‘leave no one behind’ approach to our diversity efforts means increasing representation of underserved populations. People who identify as belonging to marginalized or excluded populations are strongly encouraged to apply. Learn more about working at UNDP including our values and inspiring stories.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

This position contributes to OHCHR’s work on promotion and protection of human rights in the Philippines by supporting the implementation of the UN Joint Programme on Human Rights. Under the overall leadership of the Resident Coordinator, the UN Joint Programme engages specialized agencies to implement Human Rights Council resolution 45/33 on technical cooperation and capacity-building.

Under the direct supervision of the UN Joint Programme Coordinator and the overall guidance of the Sr. Human Rights Adviser, the Programme Management Officer will focus on the monitoring and evaluation of programmes, reporting, and operations, ensuring high quality and accuracy of work. The Programme Management Officer promotes a quality and results- oriented approach. They will liaise with relevant parties to exchange information and contribute to reporting on the overall implementation of the programme.
Job Purpose

The Programme Management Officer participates in the development, evaluation of and reporting and documentation of programme activities, achievements, lessons learned and outcomes; reviews relevant documents and reports; monitors progress; and proposed corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; and identifies and tracks follow- up actions. The Programme Management Officer prepares various written internal and external outputs and provides  support to consultations, meetings and other activities. They also support monitoring of outreach activities as relevant, including support on budget implementation and tracking.
Duties and Responsibilities
  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.;
Monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; 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.
  • Supports the planning process and policy development, through the preparation of background documents and the following up and reporting on the implementation of objectives, expected results and activities.
Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

Conducting reviews and analysis of issues and trends preparation of evaluations preparation of other relevant research activities and studies.

Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

  • Undertakes survey initiatives and designs data collection tools
Reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences
Proposing agenda topics relevant to M&E, designing pre/post KAP survey, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc, integrating cross cutting themes (gender and disability)
  • Supports outreach activities, conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
Coordinates activities on programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, event planning.) and prepares related documents/reports, liaising with finance and administration colleagues where relevant
Achieve Results:LEVEL 3: Set and align challenging, achievable objectives for multiple projects, have lasting impact
Think Innovatively:LEVEL 3: Proactively mitigate potential risks, develop new ideas to solve complex problems
Learn ContinuouslyLEVEL 3: Create and act on opportunities to expand horizons, diversify experiences
Adapt with Agility LEVEL 3: Proactively initiate and champion change, manage multiple competing demands
Act with Determination LEVEL 3: Think beyond immediate task/barriers and take action to achieve greater results
Engage and PartnerLEVEL 3: Political savvy, navigate complex landscape, champion inter-agency collaboration
Enable Diversity and InclusionLEVEL 3: Appreciate benefits of diverse workforce and champion inclusivity

People Management (Insert below standard sentence if the position has direct reports.)

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.


Cross-Functional & Technical competencies
Thematic AreaNameDefinition
Business ManagementEvaluationAbility to make an independent judgement based on set criteria and benchmarks – Ability to anticipate client’s upcoming needs and concerns.
Business Direction and Strategy



System Thinking


Ability to use objective problem analysis and judgement to understand how interrelated elements coexist within an overall process or system, and to consider how altering one element can impact on other parts of the system
Business Direction and StrategyStrategic Thinking



Ability to develop effective strategies and prioritized plans in line with UNDP’s objectives, based on the systemic analysis of challenges, potential risks and opportunities; linking the vision to reality on the ground, and creating tangible solutions

Ability to leverage learning from a variety of sources to anticipate and respond to future trends; to demonstrate foresight in order to model what future developments and possible ways forward look like for UNDP.

Digital & Innovation 



Being curious about “”what’s going on?”” in the world or direct business environment, grasp ‘thick data’, separate signals from noise, adopt new frames to identify (non-obvious) patterns. Ability to facilitate group reflection and induce collective learning to extract meaning from experiences; socialise these insights to inform problem solving, decision making, strategic planning or future work.

Ability to share and disseminate new perspectives or understandings influencing how key stakeholders socially construct meaning.

Agenda 2030: PeaceRule of Law, Security and Human RightsHuman Rights/HRBA
EthicsLegal Analysis and Report WritingAbility to apply legal analysis to a diverse range of complex issues, and express themselves clearly; ability to communicate well, to all levels of staff and contractors/consultants, governments et.al.


Required Skills and Experience
An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, management, business administration or related field is required.

A first- level university degree (bachelor’s degree) in combination with seven (7) additional years of work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

 Experience, Knowledge, and Skills
  1. Minimum of five (5) years (with Master’s degree) or sever (7) years with (Bachelor’s degree) of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  2. Experience in monitoring and evaluation for CSO, INGO, or government agency knowledge of conducting M&E, M&E experience in the context of human rights is an asset.
  3. Experience working on issues of human rights, good governance, rule of law or development is advantageous.
  4. Experience in engaging with different stakeholders, including UN agencies, government actors and CSOs is desirable.

Language: Fluency in written and spoken English and Tagalog/Filipino is required.

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.
UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.
Applicant information about UNDP rosters
Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement.  We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.
UNDP has a zero-tolerance policy towards sexual exploitation and misconduct, sexual harassment, and abuse of authority. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.
UNDP is an equal opportunity and inclusive employer that does not discriminate based on race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Scam warning
The United Nations does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web.


Similar Jobs

Consultant (8 months, home-based): Individuals Fundraising Specialist, CODAS, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) - UNICEF jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Consultant (8 months, home-based): Paid Media Digital Specialist, CODAS, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) - UNICEF jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Project Management Office (PMO) Specialist - UNOPS jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Internship (26 weeks, office-based): Multi-Stakeholder Partnerships, Division of Private Fundraising and Partnerships (PFP) - UNICEF jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Technical Officer (Information and knowledge management) - UNDP jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Principal Legal Officer - WHO jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
Climate Change and Environment Specialist
Apply Now
Remote or In-person (6 months): Internship with the Education section - Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECARO) - UNICEF jobs in Switzerland
Apply Now
NPO (Immunization) - (2400971)
Apply Now
Logistics Associate (Engineering) SC6, Juba, South Sudan - WFP jobs
Apply Now