Director, Division of Management, Geneva

Director, Division of Management, D-2
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

This position is located in the secretariat of the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development (UNCTAD). The Director reports to the Secretary-General (SG)of UNCTAD. Under the guidance of the Secretary-General of UNCTAD the incumbent: directs and provides substantive leadership in programme support services including in the areas of budget and project finance, human resources, technical cooperation, substantive and logistical support for intergovernmental meetings, public and media outreach, information technology and central support services; plays a key role in strategic planning in particular by ensuring the link between the programme aspects and their budgetary and financial implications, and integrating into the work programme changes necessitated by new mandates and emerging needs and decides on organizational changes and resource implications thereon in consultation with the UNCTAD SG and Deputy Secretary-General (DSG); represents the UNCTAD SG and takes positions in (i) review bodies such as UNCTAD Trade and Development Board, its Working Party, other intergovernmental fora and interorganization High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) and related bodies; (ii) relations with staff representatives; assumes leadership for reform and management of change including efficiency and productivity in particular as the senior official charged with information technology governance, and organizational integrity in line with UN guidelines.

PROFESSIONALISM: In-depth knowledge of human and financial resources management issues and a sound understanding of informational technology management. Ability to assume leadership towards reform and change management. Advanced first-hand knowledge of UN management aspects and issues; knowledge of UN coordination mechanisms relating to management issues.COMMUNICATION: Excellent communications skills; speak and write clearly, succinctly and effectively; persuade people with varying points of view and present information in an accurate and concise manner; ability to convey complex and difficult issues and positions to senior officials in and outside the UN; diplomacy and tact.PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Proven ability to plan and organize work and provide advice and guidance to others; good judgement and decision-making skills.CLIENT ORIENTATION: Ability to identify clients' needs and propose suitable solutions; ability to establish and maintain productive relationships with clients.TECHNOLOGICAL AWARENESS: Ability to lead information technology governance in particular in the context of UN management reformLEADERSHIP: Demonstrated strong managerial leadership skills including ability to motivate by personal example and to delegate responsibility and recognize performance; excellent people skills and ability to manage people creatively and effectively through programmes of organizational change. Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment; strong negotiating skills. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. BUILDING TRUST: Places confidence in staff members and gives proper recognition to good performance, operates with transparency and manages in a deliberate and predictable manner

Advanced university degree (Master or equivalent) in management, public or business administration, law, social sciences or a related field. A first level University degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
Minimum 15 years of progressively responsible experience in human and financial resources management, administrative services, programme planning and general management, including good exposure to information technology management. Experience in UN coordination mechanisms relating to management questions is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post fluency in English or French and a good working knowledge of the other is required.

Other Skills

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
How to apply

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to ?My UN? page and check the status of your application by clicking on ?View Application History?, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

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4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.


Fax: 1-917-367-0524

Please see the Frequently Asked Questions, if you encounter problems when applying.
Closing Date: Saturday, 03 January 2009

Tags: Change Management; Financial Implications; Financial Resources; Human Resources; Information Technology; Organizational Change; Performance Appraisal; Programme Planning; Project Finance; Social Sciences; Support Services; Technical Cooperation; Work Programme