Job Opening

Posting Title: Project Associate
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: ABU DHABI
Posting Period: 06 December 2018 - 10 January 2019
Job Opening Number: 18-United Nations Environment Programme-108260-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The work of the Coordinating Unit of the CMS Raptors MoU supported in a timely and professional manner.

Work Location

Abu Dhabi

Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Org. Setting and Reporting

The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is a multilateral biodiversity-related treaty. The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) administers its secretariat. CMS aims to address comprehensively the conservation and sustainable use of terrestrial, aquatic and avian migratory species and their habitats across their range. This assignment is located in CMS Office - Abu Dhabi, which coordinates two CMS Memoranda of Understanding (Raptors MoU and Dugong MoU).

The Raptors MoU aims to promote internationally coordinated actions to reverse population declines and improve the conservation status of migratory birds of prey throughout the African-Eurasian region. The Coordinating Unit of the Raptors MoU strives to facilitate and support Signatory States to communicate, collaborate and coordinate a full range of conservation actions to increase the effectiveness of the MoU.

The appointment will be full-time for six months. The contractor will work under the supervision of the Programme Officer - Birds of Prey (Raptors). Kindly note that only candidates in possession of a valid residency visa to the United Arab Emirates (with no objection from host/sponsor) are eligible for consideration. CMS Office - Abu Dhabi is currently unable to assist in obtaining such a visa.

Duties and Responsibilities

The contractor’s tasks will include, but are not limited to: (1) Assisting in organizing and conducting meetings, workshops and events; (2) Assisting in implementing and monitoring projects; (3) Assisting in fundraising; (4) Assisting in producing various written outputs such as web stories, press releases, and reports; (5) Assuring improvement and monitoring of the website of the Office; (6) Maintaining and preparing mailing lists; and (7) Performing other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Professionalism: Knowledge of the UN system and its mission especially CMS and UN Environment; knowledge of current events and issues in assigned areas; sound research and analytical skills; demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; good understanding of the functions of the post.

Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.

Planning and Organizing: Ability to plan own work, work effectively under stress and prioritize and juggle multiple tasks within tight deadlines.

Skills: Fully proficient computer skills including the use of standard PC software such as MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in conservation biology, environmental sciences, international relations, communication, international law, or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of work experience in conservation biology, environmental management, international relations, communication, international law, or related area.

Language: Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of French or Arabic is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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