Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer, P2
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: ABU DHABI
Posting Period: 27 December 2018 - 09 February 2019
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNEP-107842-R-Abu Dhabi (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 Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is an intergovernmental treaty aiming to conserve terrestrial, marine and avian migratory species throughout their migratory range. The Convention Secretariat is administered by UN Environment. The CMS Office in Abu Dhabi coordinates two international agreements under the Convention’s framework: the CMS Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on the Conservation and Management of Dugongs and their Habitats throughout their Range (Dugong MoU), and the CMS MoU on the Conservation of Migratory Birds of Prey in Africa and Eurasia (Raptors MoU). This post is located in the Convention Secretariat’s Abu Dhabi duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Executive Coordinator of CMS Office in Abu Dhabi, the incumbent will work in close collaboration with the Raptors and Dugong Programme Management Officers as follows:

Responsibilities

1. Assist in developing and supporting effective implementation of the work plans relating to the implementation of the Raptors and Dugong MoUs and other Office activities.

2. Assist in the resource mobilization for and the planning, development and management (including financial) of projects.

3. Assist in the planning and servicing of meetings and events.

4. Lead the coordination of communications and outreach activities.

5. Perform other related duties as assigned.

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to identify issues, formulate opinions, make conclusions and recommendations. 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.

PLANNING & 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.

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.

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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and
keeping people informed.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental management, wildlife biology, communication, international relations, public administration, political science, business administration or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two (2) years of experience in environmental management, wildlife biology, communication, international relations, public administration, political science, business administration or related area is required. Experience working in international and intergovernmental settings is desirable. Experience working in marine and/or avian species-related areas is an advantage.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage. Working knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

Appointment against this post is 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.

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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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