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Programme Officer (P-3)
Post Level :    P-3  Closing Date :  16 January 2019 (-65 days left)
Vacancy Ref :     E-ICA/APB/PO/F0708/P-3/78/11-18
Branch :     Assistance and Protection Branch
Division :    International Cooperation and Assistance Division
Date :    17 December 2018
This fixed-term appointment is for duration of two years with a six-month probationary period, and is subject to the OPCW Staff Regulations and Interim Staff Rules, as applicable. The OPCW is a non-career organisation with limited staff tenure. The total length of service for Professional staff shall not exceed 7 years. The Director-General retains the discretion not to make any appointment to this vacancy, to make an appointment at a lower grade, or to make an appointment with a modified job description. Several vacancies may be filled.
 Principal Functions  Requirements
Under the supervision of the Head, Assistance and Protection Branch, the incumbent is responsible for the following:

a. Support APB programmes, projects and activities for implementation of Article X.
b. Coordinate and administer projects for Member States under Article X, paragraph 5 for the provision of expert advice on development or improvement of national protection programmes.
c. Assess and interpret the political, social and economic environment of assigned regions and provide inputs to Branch programming. In collaboration with State Party institutions, divisions and other partners, design programmes/projects integrating best practice and innovative policies and strategies and applying quality management standards and a results-based approach.capacity-building projects including training in chemical emergency response and national/regional exercises.
d. Coordinate and ensure successful project implementation, establishing collaborative relationships with State Party institutions and recommending innovative approaches to project execution and capacity building.
e. Develop and maintain networks and partnerships with national institutions, regional bodies and other stakeholders in order to contribute to increasing awareness of Assistance and Protection. Contribute to resource mobilization activities, proposing projects requiring additional funding and identifying funding options.
f. Receive, collate and analyse submissions by States Parties on national protection programmes under paragraph 4 and assistance offers under paragraph 7 of Article X.
g. Liaise with delegations, National Authorities and other stakeholders to promote full implementation of Article X and to encourage broad support for Secretariat efforts in this regard.
h. Undertake evaluation of activities organized by the Branch; design evaluation templates/forms to be used by substantive officers of the Branch; prepare annual analytical reports including outcomes, key achievements and
recommendations for effective implementation for activities across the Division.
i. Other duties as required.

 Knowledge and Skills

Education (Qualifications):
- An advanced university degree in management, social sciences, science and technology, international relations, or a related discipline. A first level university degree in combination with additional qualifying experience (minimum 7 years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Skills and Abilities (key competencies):
- Good planning and organisational skills;
- Excellent interpersonal skills;
- Excellent communication skills (written and verbal) including the ability to prepare presentations and reports, and to draft official letters;
- Flexibility and ability to work under pressure;
- Personal qualities should include tact, accuracy and discretion and the ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment and maintain a positive and productive team environment;
- Good knowledge of MS Office applications;
- Knowledge of the CWC and the activities of the OPCW desirable.


- At least 5 years of relevant experience in the field of international cooperation or related field with advanced degree or 7 years with a first level university degree.

- Knowledge and experience in programme management and project planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation
- Experience in the design and delivery of capacity building programmes, strategy development, and promotion of treaty-based international cooperation; and
- Experience working with disarmament issues in a national or international organization.


Fluency in English is essential and a good working knowledge of one of the other official languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish) is desirable.
Total annual salary consists of a net annual salary (net of taxes and before medical insurance and provident fund deductions) in US$ and a post adjustment. The post adjustment (cost of living allowance) is variable and subject to change without notice in accordance with the rates as set within the UN Common System for salaries and allowances. The figure quoted on the right, is based on the December 2018 rate of 34.4%  
Annual Salary $59,151
Post Adjustment $20,348
Total Salary $79,499
Currency USD USD
Interested applicants who are unable to submit an application online at , due to technical problems, are requested to send an e- mail to explaining the problem.
Only applications received before the closing date will be considered. Only applicants under serious consideration for a post will be contacted.
Applications from qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged.