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Senior Program Officer Islamabad Pakistan

First level University degree in the relevant field
at least 3 years of professional/programme management experience

1. Good knowledge of programme and budget, project formulation, administration, and evaluation techniques and practices.
2. Practical knowledge and experience of results-based: management, programmes and budgets, project formulation, administration, and evaluation techniques and practices.
3. Good knowledge of the role and operations of UN system activities for development
4. Knowledge of office-wide activities and priorities
5. Knowledge of financial rules and regulations
6. Ability to perform a variety of conceptual analyses required for the formulation, administration and evaluation of programmes and projects.
7. Excellent drafting skills.
8. Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing.

1. Review and analyze country specific development plans and priorities, socio economic data, reports and other relevant information; identify potential technical cooperation programme and project areas and provide written analysis on the findings to management.
2. Contribute creative ideas for programme/project development and serve as senior national programme advisor to the Directorate and draft portions of programme and budget proposals, project proposals, programme background, country strategy papers, objectives, project reviews and evaluation. Monitor progress of ILO programmes, projects and activities by reviewing, verifying and analyzing work-plans, progress reports, final reports and other data for clarity, consistency and completeness.1
3. Identify problems, propose solutions and action and follow-up with relevant departments at headquarters and regional office, executing agencies, government offices, constituents and other organizations to expedite implementation and meet targets.
4. Provide programming and administrative support to programmes and projects in areas of responsibility.
5. Prepare briefs, background information, periodical reports, subject matter related technical reports and statistical data on status of programme/project activities.
6. Assemble and edit basic data required for planning and negotiation of programme/project activities, considering different approaches and alternative methods for project design, management, problem identification and problem resolution. Follow-up on delayed documents, clarify information, and answer questions about clearance and processing requirements.
7. Assist in the programming and control of resources from all sources of funds, prepare budget estimates and expenditure forecasts by analyzing and monitoring situation of resources as compared to planned activities and making recommendations to management for remedial action.
8. Assist in the development and maintenance of computerized information systems for use in monitoring and reporting on activities and performance.
9. Handle fellowship programmes for specific projects, analyze and evaluate relevant budgets, objectives and activities, and initiate action as required.

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