Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 08 November 2018 - 22 December 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNEP-104244-R-Geneva (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The overall objective of the UN Environment's Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities, industry and finance to develop and adopt policies, strategies, practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals, and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities (http://www.unep.fr/). The UN Environment Economy Division, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), serves as the joint host of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) initiative (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP founding organizations (UN Environment, GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of 60 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks committed to collaboratively generating, managing and sharing knowledge and data. This post is located in the Economy Division, Green Growth Knowledge Platform, at the Geneva duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Management Officer, Green Growth Knowledge Platform and overall supervision of the Chief of the Resources and Markets Branch, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

Develop, implement and manage activities linked to the Green Industry Platform as follows:

•Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the “Green Industry Platform”; monitor and analyze the project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and track follow-up actions.

•Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the clients (namely business associations), by planning and facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the clients will use to manage the change.

•Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

•Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; give presentations on greening industry.

•Contribute to fundraising and coordinate activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports and financial statements.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Understanding of issues related to sustainable business practices; Proven ability to plan, organize and manage programmes and projects; Outstanding communication skills, including presentation, editing, and writing; Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks; Ability to establish and maintain relationships with a broad range of individuals and institutions; Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

CREATIVITY: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; Offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; Promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; Takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; Is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field field of study is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree. Training with a focus on sustainable business practices is an advantage.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project management or a related area out of which at least two years of work experience is focused on supporting or implementing sustainable business practices is required. Experience establishing effective partnerships across private and public sectors organizations is desirable. Experience working with organizations based in developing countries is desirable. Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English required. Working knowledge of other UN official language is desirable.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.

Staff members are subject to the authority of Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in
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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 or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, 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.

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