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Posting Title: SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P5
Job Code Title: SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 16 March 2022 - 14 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNEP-172145-R-Nairobi (R)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP's Policy and Programme Division performs strategic planning, coordination and monitoring of UNEP's programmes as well as coordinates UNEP's engagement with the wider UN system and global processes. This Senior Programme Officer for the Digital Transformation Sub Programme post is located in the Subprogramme Coordination Unit at the Nairobi duty station and reports to the Deputy Director, Policy and Programme Division. Within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

Coordination of the Digital Transformation Subprogramme:

• Take the lead on UNEP strategic planning including the development of the Medium-Term Strategy and Programme of Work as well as programming related to the integration of environmental and sustainability norms and goals into the global digital economy, in coordination with all other UNEP divisions and regional offices, and in response to national needs and cross-border and sub-regional requirements, and in support of relevant activities of the UN system, as applicable.

• Ensures the coherence of UNEP initiatives across divisions and regional offices related to the application of digital tools to accelerate and amplify UNEP’s impact and bring more transparency to knowledge of the state of our planet.

• Ensures coherence between the work of UNEP’s divisions and regional environmental coordinators for the digital transformations subprogramme and that of entities of the UN system within each region, as well as with other relevant regional entities and civil society.

• Reviews UN initiatives on digital transformations management, in coordination with relevant bodies of the UN system through established inter-agency coordination mechanisms.

Programme/project Management

• Participates in UNEP’s project review committee analyses of projects to ensure digital tools and digital ecosystems strategically embed relevant environmental data and analytics into the work of UNEP for consistency with the decisions and guidance of UNEA and its subsidiary body; monitors implementation, reporting and evaluation of activities related to digital transformations by divisions and regional offices in UNEP, in consultation with UNEP’s Corporate Service Division, identifying priorities for action, problems and issues to be addressed and proposing corrective actions.

• Acts as resource person in preparation for and assists at substantive CPR debates related to an inclusive data architecture and digital ecosystem for the planet, upon request.

Resource Mobilization

• Takes the lead in developing UNEP’s strategy for extra-budgetary resource mobilization related to the management of digital tools and in identifying priorities for the allocation of available resources for UNEP’s activities in this area.

Gender Mainstreaming

• Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications for men and women of planned actions in the area of digital transformation. This includes legislation, policies, or programmes, in all areas and at all levels.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of strategic digital transformation and application of digital tools to accelerate and amplify UNEP’s impact and bring more transparency to the knowledge of the state of our planet. Ability to generate and communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the Subprogramme goals. Shows pride in work and in achievements. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.

VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction. Conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in environment, digital innovation, computing, data science or development field is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme management in complex socio-economic settings is required.

Experience in strategic digital transformation, environmental and sustainable development and policy analysis at the international level is required.

Experience in adaptive management, resource allocation for delivery of corporate results and data collection and reporting is desirable.

Experience in strategic planning and programming for environmental/developmental programmes is desirable.

If you are a staff member of the United Nations Secretariat holding an appointment other than a temporary appointment at the P-4 or FS-7 level, do you meet the lateral and /or geographic move requirements? If you are already at the P5 level or above, please answer YES.* If you are not a United Nations Secretariat staff member, please answer YES.*

Languages

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

Note: "Fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 30 April 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Russian Federation, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Suriname, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.

Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one (1) year and may be subject to extension.

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The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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