Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Project Post), P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 08 November 2018 - 07 December 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNEP-104946-R-Bangkok (E)
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 (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. UN Environment's Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific works with regional and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Regional Office of Asia and the Pacific at the Bangkok duty station and the title is Programme Management Officer, Gender and Climate Change.
The project Strengthening Human Rights and Gender Equality through Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR) was launched in March 2018 and is a regional partnership between UN Environment and UN Women with the overall outcome ‘Implementation of climate change and DRR actions in Asia and the Pacific address key drivers of gender-based vulnerabilities and enhance human rights’. UN Environment Programme is leading the implementation of women’s entrepreneurship for renewable energy and co-leading outputs on national inclusive climate change frameworks and policies and regional knowledge sharing on climate change and DRR to integrate and enhance responsiveness to gender equality and human rights. Under the supervision of the Climate Change Regional Coordinator and oversight of the Regional Executive Office and Deputy Regional Director, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

I. Undertake the implementation of the project Strengthening Human Rights and Gender Equality through Climate Change Action and Disaster Risk Reduction.

•Prepare the strategic project planning and implementation plan of regional and national level activities addressing gender and climate change into effective results.
•Analyse, consolidate, and track trends in the climate change policies and gaps in the region for gender and human rights inclusive climate resilient development.
•Scope, develop and implement partnership activities, as well as manage relationships to contribute to the outcome of the project, such as developing mutually reinforcing partnerships with relevant Government counterparts, UN Women, donors and CSOs.
•Develop and maintain narrative reporting for UN Environment overall project delivery to the donor (The Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency) and lead partner (UN Women) and provide updates in line with the reporting requirements.
•Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
•Monitoring project implementation at all stages and coordinate UN Environment project team and delivery of output 3, 4 and 5, including the analysis of implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action.
•Coordinate project communications outreach with timely delivery and implementation of communications strategy, through proactive planning, substantial technical inputs and policy analysis.
•Carry out the UN procedures and legal instruments for implementing partners, consultants and procurement and supervise consultants and staff.

II. Undertake UN Environment delivery of Output 3: National climate change and DRR regulatory and policy frameworks and climate change financing integrate and enhance responsiveness to human rights and gender equality commitments.

•Provide technical support to climate change stakeholders and governments on gender-responsive national low-carbon, climate-resilient development strategies and plans and review of sector policies, which can provide the foundation for National adaptation programmes of action (NAPAs), national adaptation plans (NAPs), and Nationally determined contributions (NDCs).
•Produce policy assessments of best practices and trends on gender-responsive national low-carbon, climate-resilient development and SDG 13, SDG 7 and SDG 5 implementation at national levels.
•Prepare and/or review documents and revise as required.
•Liaise with relevant national partners and maintain and strengthen key partnerships for the success of the project.
•Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
•Conduct training workshops, facilitate seminars, hold presentations etc. on gender and climate change in national events.

III. Undertake UN Environment delivery of Output 5: Regional normative processes, knowledge products and platforms on climate change and DRR integrate and enhance responsiveness to gender equality and human rights.

•Prepare the design and implementation of regional/sub-regional partnership meetings through active involvement from regional/sub-regional bodies (public and private sectors), governments and stakeholders, with the purpose of developing case studies of sustainability, knowledge management products and networks with a focus on inclusive climate resilience with respect to 1. Access to renewable energy entrepreneurship for women, and 2. Policies and regulatory frameworks on inclusive climate resilient development.
•Review and provide analysis of issues and trends related to gender and climate change into strategic planning and direction of UN Environment gender and climate change programming.
•Expand and create linkages with existing regional and national climate change resilience programmes, including the expansion of the UN Environment Asia Pacific portfolio on gender and climate change.
•Undertake regional outreach activities and provide substantive support on gender and climate change to publications, guidelines and training materials.
•Facilitate regional dialogue on gender and climate change; share lessons learned and success stories from project results at regional environment and climate change forums, events and meetings, such as proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
•Bring global attention to the project through mobilising intra-Asia regional and inter-regional dialogue in forums such as such as CSW, SDG High Level Platform, CTCN, UNFCC, etc.

IV. Perform other duties as required.

Competencies

•PROFESSIONALISM: In-depth understanding of gender equality and its relation to climate change mitigation and adaptation issues. Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to natural capital accounting and valuation of ecosystem services project and to the System of Environmental Economic Accounting Experimental Ecosystem Accounting. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
•TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others' ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; Places team agenda before personal agenda; Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
•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

Education

An advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in economics, political science, gender studies or related fields is required. Training with focus on programme management and Monitoring and Evaluation is an added advantage.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in the field of gender and climate change and environment, policy analysis and development and of project/programme management is required. Work experience at both the national and the intergovernmental level, working experience in an advisory role and in developing countries, specifically in Asia Pacific region is desirable. Knowledge of the UN system is an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working knowledge of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This is a project post and is funded for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the 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 accordance with established rules and procedures. 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. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.

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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