Leadership Pool Initiative - International Operations Manager - P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 9 November 2016 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Multiple
Job ID: 6188

Position Summary:

UNFPA is seeking candidates for our innovative Leadership Pool initiative. Candidates who apply for one or more job types in the Leadership Pool are competing to participate in a comprehensive assessment process, and if successful will become a member of UNFPA’s Leadership Pool - a pre-assessed group of candidates used as the source for filling future international rotation posts vacancies within UNFPA. Candidates should apply for all job types for which they are interested in being assessed.

 After being assessed and found ready for one or more Leadership Pool job types,Pool members will benefit from individualized career advice and provision of tailored development opportunities to enhance their readiness to assume leadership posts. When rotational post vacancies arise in a particular job type, Pool members who were successfully assessed for that job type will be contacted and invited to indicate their interest in being selected for the vacancy. During the course of their service with UNFPA, international rotational staff are expected to serve in a variety of functions and locations including hardship and non-family duty stations. 

Education:  

Advanced university degree in degree in finance and public /business administration, public policy or other relevant social sciences

 Knowledge and Experience:

  • At least 7 years of relevant experience in development in a governmental, multilateral or civil society organization in a multi-cultural setting, including 3 or more years of senior-level management responsibilities in a challenging and complex organizational setting;
  • Excellent management and leadership skills with the ability to build strong relationships with clients, focus on impact and result, and responds positively to feedback;
  • Solid knowledge in an international organization of financial and human resources management, contract, asset and procurement, information and communication technology, and general administration;
  • Ability to lead business processes re-engineering, to implement new systems, and to positively affect staff behavioural/ attitudinal changes;
  • Demonstrates knowledge sharing orientation, and ability to mentor and coach staff;
  • Demonstrates effective team building and leadership, and conflict resolution skills;
  • Ability to lead strategic planning, results-based management and reporting, formulation and monitoring of projects/programmes;
  • Initiative; strong conceptual abilities; sound judgment; strong interest in development work, especially the mission of UNFPA; and dedication to the principles of the United Nations.

Languages:

Fluency in English.  Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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