Program Officer

Post:                            Program Officer
Grade:                         P-0/1
Terms/Conditions:        Fixed-term appointment for two years,
renewable at the end of the term based on performance. 

The Asian Productivity Organization (APO), a regional intergovernmental organization, has been serving its 20 member countries in the Asia-Pacific since 1961 by supporting productivity improvement to enhance socioeconomic development.

The APO Secretariat based in Tokyo, Japan is currently seeking qualified, highly-motivated candidates for the position of Program Officer.

Candidates must be a national of an APO member country, and enjoy working with various nationalities from different cultural backgrounds. Retirement age at APO is 60 years. Experience in working with an international organization, a public-sector organization and/or a multinational corporation would be an advantage.

General Duties:
Under the direction and general supervision of the Department Director, undertake the development, organization, implementation, evaluation, and follow-up of assigned projects, such as multicountry study missions, training courses, workshops, and country-specific projects mainly for but not limited to the industry and service sectors.

Specific Duties:

  1. Research, formulate, and develop projects and program plans in the assigned areas or topics for inclusion in the annual and two-year programs, along with implementation plans and budgets;
  2. Formulate and prepare project documents, such as project notifications and addenda, letters of assignment/acceptance, schedules of daily activities/itineraries, correspondence, and similar documents;
  3. Manage and coordinate the screening and selection of participants, assignment and deployment of resource persons/experts, and identification and recruitment of experts and lecturers for assigned projects;
  4. Undertake the coordination of project implementation, evaluation, and follow-up activities of projects under the general fund, as well as projects under special cash grants from specific member countries;
  5. Undertake the planning, coordination, implementation, and evaluation of the APO self-e-learning programs and propose ideas for their future expansion;
  6. Engage in various activities related to APO member countries, including the annual meetings of the APO Governing Body and national productivity organizations, and manage close communication with a specific member country as its country officer;
  7. Review, assess, and implement the recommendations and suggestions of resource persons, lecturers, experts, and participants for improvement;
  8. Supervise the work of General Service support staff; and
  9. Perform other duties that may be assigned by the Department Director or the Secretary-General.
Qualifications and Experience:

  1. A minimum of 5 years of administrative/supervisory experience in management or technological development in the government, public/private corporation, training institute, or institution of higher learning;  
  2. A minimum Bachelor’s degree in business administration, economics, engineering, or related fields from a reputable college or university, with specialization in public administration, technology management, project management, multiple-stakeholder partnerships, or a Master’s degree in the above fields which may be an advantage; 
  3. Demonstrated ability to organize and/or facilitate international/regional conferences, workshops, training courses, multisectoral dialogues, or similar activities related to the industry and service sectors in the Asia-Pacific region;
  4. Sufficient experience in consultancy, training, economic analysis, project planning and/or implementation, and report preparation in the industry and service sectors, particularly in fields related to productivity and/or economic development; and
  5.  High level of proficiency in both written and spoken English with effective communication and presentation skills, with proficiency in Japanese an advantage.
Fixed-term appointment for two years, renewable at the end of the term based on performance and upon mutual consent. Other conditions are determined by the Staff Regulations and Rules of the APO.

1-24-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-0033, Japan

Saturdays, Sundays, and Japanese national holidays.

To Apply:

For detailed instructions on how to apply including the downloading of the designated application form, please go to Deadline for applications is Monday, 14 July 2014.
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