1+ months


New York, New York 10017
  • Job Code
    JO 177923
  • Job Type
  • Job Status
    Full Time



Department/Office: United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund – Office of Investment Management

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Closing Period: 11 May 2022

Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNJSPF OIM-177923-R-New York (E)


Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Secretary-General is responsible for the investment of the assets of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The Secretary-General has delegated this responsibility to the Representative of the Secretary-General for the investment of the assets of the UNJSPF (RSG). The RSG heads the Office of Investment Management (OIM), which manages a $80+ billion multi-asset class, global investment portfolio, about 85% of which is actively managed in-house. Asset classes under management comprise global equities, fixed income, foreign exchange, private equity, real estate, infrastructure, timber, and commodities. OIM’s staff are all based in New York but come from over 30 countries. For more information please visit OIM's website at https://oim.unjspf.org/.

This position is in the Operations and Information Systems Section of the Office of Investment Management (OIM) of the United Nations Joint Staff Pension Fund (UNJSPF). The incumbent reports to the Head of the Enterprise Programme / Vendor Management team.


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

  • Primary duties
    • o   Ensures that the portfolio of programs, projects, and initiatives are in compliance with the OIM’s Enterprise Programme Management Office (EPMO) Charter and framework, including strengthened governance mechanisms, appropriate communication management, dependency management, and documentation templates.
    • o   Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned work in the portfolio, programmes, projects, etc. ; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation.
    • o   Monitors the portfolio of work and reviews relevant project documents and reports, identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
    • o   Assists and augments the project management resources for assigned programmes/projects , in collaboration with the business stakeholders, executive sponsors, and information technology team, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the required documentation and artifacts that will be used to manage the work within scope, time, and budget.
    • o   Acts as a programme/project management advisor and subject matter expert in order to build and maintain relationships across the wider stakeholder community both internally and externally.
  • Additional duties
    • o   Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse projects sources.
    • o   Assists in programme policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
    • o   Undertakes stakeholders survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
    • o   Prepares various programme related written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
    • o   Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
    • o   Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports.
  • Performs other duties as required.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, engineering or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Programme or project management certifications (i.e. Prince2, PMP, PCAS, CAPM, CSM, CompTIA Project+) is desirable.
IT Service Management Certification (i.e. ITIL, Cobit, TOGAF, BiSL) is desirable.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area, is required.
At least 3 years of work experience in a financial services organization, with strong business acumen and program / project domain-specific knowledge, is desirable.
Relevant experience in an IT department focused on investment management operations support is desirable.
Relevant experience with ITIL process and ISO standards (i.e. 27001, 9001 and 22301) is desirable.
Experience with vendor and contract management, including defining and monitoring vendor SLA, KPI, and KRI, is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.


Applicants are urged to carefully follow all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, Inspira. Please go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=177923&Lang=en-US  to apply.

Salary Details

Competitive Salary



  • Government / Civil Service
Posted: 2022-04-08 Expires: 2022-05-23

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