Programme Management Officer Job – United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

Job Title:    Programme Management Officer  

Organisation: United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO)

Vacancy Code: 23-Programme Management-DPO-211971-R-Entebbe (X)

Duty Station: Entebbe, Uganda

Grade: P3

About US:

The Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) is dedicated to assisting the Member States and the Secretary-General in their efforts to maintain international peace and security. DPKO provides political and executive direction to UN Peacekeeping operations around the world and maintains contact with the Security Council, troop and financial contributors, and parties to the conflict in the implementation of Security Council mandates. The Department works to integrate the efforts of UN, governmental and non-governmental entities in the context of peacekeeping operations. DPKO also provides guidance and support on military, police, mine action and other relevant issues to other UN political and peacebuilding missions.

Key Duties and Responsibilities: Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer (Training) will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects related to training, including in the following areas i.e. Convention Munition Disposal (CMD), Improvised Explosive Device Disposal (IEDD) and IED awareness training and capacity building projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes training 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.
  • Plans facilitation workshops through interactive sessions and assists in developing a training action plan to manage the change across functional areas of IED Threat Mitigation, Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) and Weapons and Ammunition Management (WAM).
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assists in policy and training course development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other training activities and studies.
  • 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 to target training and inform contents of training programmes.
  • 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 stakeholder partnerships 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.).
  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provides insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.
  • Performs other duties as required.

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Qualifications, Skills and Experience:

  • The applicant for the United Nations Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Programme Management Officer (Training) job should have completed an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, International relations, International Security Studies or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with 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.
  • At least five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  • At least five (5) years of experience in the field of explosive hazard management including two years of IED-related operations with proven C-IED experience is required.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of experience in the design, and practical delivery of formal training sessions and programmes is required.
  • Recognized national qualification as EOD officer/technician and certification in IEDD is required.
  • Experience in producing guidelines, standards and/or training materials related to IED threat mitigation is desirable.
  • Experience working in a multicultural or international environment is desirable.
  • Experience working in a peace operation or other similar international field operation is desirable.
  • Languages: fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is advantage


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to EOD and IEDs. Knowledge of design, development, delivery and management of training. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. 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.
  • Planning & Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; 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; uses time efficiently.
  • Teamwork: 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.

How to Apply:

All suitably qualified and interested candidates who wish to join the United Nations should apply online at the link below

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Deadline: 18th August 2023

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