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Description of assignment title

Associate Programme Management Officer

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Sustainable Development Goal

10. Reduced inequalities

Volunteer category

International UN Youth Volunteer

DoA reserved for persons with disabilities


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6 months

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Duty stations


Details of International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Mission and objectives

The Office of the United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) is the Secretariat Department responsible for strengthening international human rights mechanisms; enhancing equality and countering discrimination; combating impunity and strengthening accountability and the rule of law; integrating human rights in development and in the economic sphere; widening the democratic space; and early warning and protection of human rights in situations of conflict, violence and insecurity.


The Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Service (PPMES) takes the lead in translating the High Commissioner’s strategic vision into concrete priorities and operational programmes that focus on the achievement of results. The Service works to instill a culture of results-based planning, programming and budgeting across OHCHR, including by ensuring that programme implementation and results are effectively monitored and evaluated, thereby providing a feedback loop to incorporate lessons learned into programme design and implementation.

Through ongoing analysis of OHCHR’s organizational environment, PPMES helps to identify substantive or managerial gaps in OHCHR’s results-based programming and policies, and proposes actions to address them. PPMES supports all parts of the Office in developing Office-wide policies and programmes and in monitoring and evaluating those. The duration of assignment is 6 months.

Task description of International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Under the overall direction of the Chief of the Policy, Planning, Monitoring and Evaluation Service, the UN Volunteer will report to the Evaluation Programme Management Officer and/or Programme Officer–Monitoring in the respective area of work.

Under the direction and supervision of the Programme Officer–Monitoring, the UNV shall undertake the following tasks related to the Monitoring function: • Assist in preparation of guiding material related to the programming cycle. • Assist in the provision of support to planning entities for the preparation of their reports. • Assist in monitoring of submission and status of completeness and follow-up. • Assist in the preparation of the mid year/ end of year reports of PPMES. Under the direction and supervision of the Evaluation Programme Management Officer, the UNV shall undertake the following tasks related to the Evaluation function: • Assist in the upload, review and correction of the evaluation related data (reports and man-agement responses) in the Decision Tracking System. • Assist in the upload of the data of the evaluation in the evaluation module of the Perfor-mance Monitoring System (PMS). • Assist in the maintenance of the database and mailing list of evaluation consultants. • Assist in the screening and recruitment of candidates for evaluation consultancies. • Support the management and undertaking of evaluations, including the collection of documents from the PMS and other sources for desk reviews, preparation of meetings, revision and proof reading of evaluation reports, etc. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including par-ticipation in ongoing reflection activities; • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant lo-cal individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible. Results/Expected Outputs: • Review of 2023 Mid-Year and End of Year submissions for completeness and accuracy and results-based management language. • Finalized log/calendar of reporting obligations of planning entities. • Updated guidelines for Mid-Year and End of Year reports’ submissions. • Selected sections of Mid-Year and End of Year analysis prepared. • Updated evaluation section of the Decisions Tracking System. • Updated evaluation module of the Performance Monitoring System. • Updated database and mailing list of evaluation consultants. • Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and doc-umented in all activities throughout the assignment. • A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities partici-pated in and capacities developed.

Eligibility criteria for International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role


18 – 26


Candidate must be a national of a country other than the country of assignment.

Requirements for International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Required experience

0 years of experience in Demonstrated interest, knowledge and/or experience (up to 2 years) in programme management (planning, monitoring and/or evaluation). Applicants are not required to have professional work experience for this assignment though any relevant academic and/or practical experience, in particular in the area of programme management (planning, monitoring, evaluation), would be an advantage.

Applicants should be computer literate in standard software applications; have a demon-strated keen interest in the work of the United Nations with a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter, and have the demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individ-uals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs – which includes willingness to understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views. Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, vol-unteer work, internship) would be highly regarded.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in English is required, knowledge of French is an asset. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable (i.e. Arabic, Chinese, Russian or Spanish).

Area(s) of expertise for International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Development programmes, Volunteer management

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English, Level: Fluent, Required French, Level: Fluent, Desirable

Required education level for International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Bachelor degree or equivalent in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences, economics, business administration or related field. Additional Comments:

To qualify for this assignment, applicants must, at the time of application, be enrolled in a graduate school programme (i.e. Master’s degree or equivalent degree, or higher) or in the final academic year of a first- level university degree programme (i.e. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent degree) in the area of law, political science, international relations, social sciences, economics, business administration or related field, OR have graduated with a university as defined above AND, if selected, must commence take the assignment within one-year period from the date of graduation.

Competencies and values for International UN Youth Volunteer: Associate Programme Management Officer Role

Integrity and professionalism Accountability Commitment to continuous learning Planning and organizing Teamwork and respect for diversity Communication Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.

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Living conditions and remarks

The UN Volunteer will be based in Geneva, Switzerland. Currently, there are no direct threats to UN personnel or assets within the country. It is the incumbent’s responsibility to comply with immigration, customs and health requirements while entering/exiting the country. The incumbent is responsible for finding and securing their own accommodation. Geneva is a cosmopolitan metropolis with modern amenities, cultural attractions, public transportation restaurants, and nightlife.

UN Volunteer entitlements and allowances: The purpose of the allowances and entitlements paid to UN Volunteers is to enable UN Volunteers to sustain a secure standard of living at the duty stations in line with United Nations standards without incurring personal costs. The allowances are in no way to be understood as compensation, reward, or salary in exchange for the UN Volunteer’s service. Contingent on specific eligibility criteria, location of the volunteer assignment and contractual type and category, the payment of allowances will begin from the date of Commencement of Service For more information on entitlements please read the Condition of Service (

For information specific to your assignment please see below:

Monthly Living Allowance (Per month): USD 2433.52 Entry lump sum (one-time payment): USD 4000 Exit allowance (for each month served, paid on completion of contract): $225 Medical and life insurance: Cigna Private Insurance Leave entitlements: Annual leave: 2.5 days accrued per calendar month Certified sick leave: 30 days Uncertified sick leave: 7 days Learning leave: 10 working days per consecutive 12 months Maternity Leave: 16 weeks Paternity Leave: 10 days



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