Head, Subregional Office for North and Central Asia, D1
Более 6 лет
English Economics Russian Social Sciences programme management
Job Opening Number: 19-PGM-ESCAP-120919-R-ALMATY (ALMA ATA)®
Under the general supervision of the ESCAP Executive Secretary or her designate, and within delegated authority, the Head of SONCA will be responsible for the following:
•Acts as the representative of ESCAP in the North and Central Asian subregion, including promoting the active participation of member governments in the subregion in the work of ESCAP while promoting subregional development cooperation and connectivity among the SONCA clients.
•Leads, supervises and carries out the work programme of the Subregional Office in close collaboration with ESCAP divisions, and related subprogrammes.
•Formulates and implements, in consultation with the concerned entities at ESCAP Headquarters, the programme of work of the Subregional Office by determining subregional priorities and utilizing resources effectively for the timely delivery of mandated outputs. Further, ensures that subregional activities and initiatives are in sync with and reinforce the overall ESCAP strategic framework and serves to reinforce the ESCAP core mandate, in particular on the subregional connectivity agenda.
•Advises the Executive Secretary on emerging issues and concerns in the subregion, including those gathered from consultations/discussions with government officials and representatives of other key intergovernmental organizations, institutions and stakeholders, and provides advice toward developing ESCAP policies, programmes and courses of action, taking into consideration the socio-economic and political context of the subregion.
•Provides inputs to ESCAP Headquarters entities, including the concerned substantive divisions on the development, formulation and implementation of the ESCAP work programme related to the countries of the subregion through: (a) Coordinating with concerned government officials, UN entities, UN Country Teams, subregional organizations and other stakeholders, to identify needs and priorities for technical assistance and cooperation and to facilitate the implementation of those programmes; (b) Providing support for missions, intergovernmental meetings, workshops, ESCAP flagship publications, training and other relevant activities held in the subregion; and © Acting as knowledge sharing centre in the subregion for ESCAP matters and activities.
•Ensures that the outputs produced by the Subregional Office maintain high-quality standards and are consistent with ESCAP work programme; that reports are clear, objective and based on comprehensive data. Ensures that all outputs produced by the Office under his/her supervision meet required standards before completion to ensure they comply with the relevant mandates
•Participates in international, regional or national meetings and provides policy advice and technical assistance in economic and social development policies and programmes to governments in the subregion in coordination with other existing entities, including those within the UN system.
•Promotes partnership and knowledge sharing among member countries, private sector, civil society and other relevant development partners, including other ESCAP Subregional Offices and Regional Institutes, in addressing key priority areas of the subregion.
•Undertakes or oversees the programmatic, administrative, and managerial tasks necessary for the functioning of the Subregional Office, including preparation of budgets, and inputs for results-based budgeting, reporting on budget/programme performance, recruitment/selection of candidates (taking due account of geographical balance), evaluation of staff performance, and development/guidance of staff under his/her supervision.
•Performs other related duties as necessary in accordance with the UN rules and regulations.
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