Programme Management Officer

United Nations Support Mission in Libya, Tripoli, Libya

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
5th August, 2021

Job Description

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located within the Office of the Chief of Staff of the United Nations Support Mission in Libya. The position is based in Tripoli, Libya (Tripoli is classified as a Hardship "E" duty station and a non-family duty station). The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Chief of Staff.

With the mandate as renewed in SC resolution 2542 of 15 September 2020, the Security Council has tasked UNSMIL, as an integrated special political mission, in full accordance with the principles of national ownership, to exercise mediation and through its good offices to:

  • further an inclusive political process and security and economic dialogue;
  • further the continued implementation of the Libya Political Agreement;
  • help consolidate the governance, security and economic arrangements of the Government of National Accord, including support for economic reform in collaboration with international financial institutions;
  • help to achieve a ceasefire and, once it is agreed by the Libyan parties, provide appropriate support to its implementation;
  • support subsequent phases of the Libyan transition process, including the constitutional process and the organisation of elections;
  • coordinate and engage closely with international actors including neighboring countries and regional organisations;
  • provide support to key Libyan institutions;
  • support, on request, the provision of essential services and delivery of humanitarian assistance, including in response to the COVID-19 pandemic, in accordance with humanitarian principles;
  • monitor and report abuses and violations of human rights and violations of international humanitarian law, including sexual violence in conflict, notably through the effective deployment of women and child protection advisers;
  • provide support in securing uncontrolled arms and related materiel and countering their proliferation; and
  •  co-ordinate international assistance, and provision of advice and assistance to GNA-led efforts to stabilise post-conflict zones, including those liberated from Da’esh.


Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Participates in the development, planning, 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.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Undertakes reviews; designs 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.
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participates in or leads field missions, including 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.)
  • Contributes to the preparation, review and reporting on strategies, action plans and various management and accountability mechanisms (including ERM, ORMS, Disability Strategy, WAAB, Senior Manager Compact).
  • Supports the COS and the Planning Officer on reviewing the Mission workplan and Strategic Framework activities between UNSMIL and the UN country team.
  • Facilitates, manages and evaluates projects and activities within UNSMIL and acts as a liaison between the Chief of Staff and other offices on all programmatic issues.
  • Substitutes for the Special Assistant/COS as and when required.
  • Assists the COS, as needed, on C&D matters.
  • Performs other duties as required.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, business administration, economics or a related field. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in programme management, coordination, political reporting, or related field, with at least one year in a conflict/post-conflict environment is required.
  • A minimum of one year experience at United Nations headquarters, UN or field operation, or similar multi-lateral organization and/or (a) United Nations agency(ies) is required.
  • Experience in results-based budgeting required. Experience in drafting meeting documents or reports, as well as organizing expert meetings or visits is desirable.
  • Demonstrated experience working with United Nations policies and procedures is desirable.
  • Experience in a UN field mission is desirable.
  • Experience working in the front office of a senior manager is desirable.
  • Experience with C&D portfolio is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of Arabic or French is desirable.


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