Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P3
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 11 August 2020 - 24 September 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Programme Management-UNEP-138068-R-Bangkok (X)
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 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. UNEP's Law Division
works with international and non-governmental organizations, national and local governments, business and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and
practices that are cleaner and safer, incorporate environmental costs, use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, and enable the
implementation of Conventions and international Agreements. This position is located in the Law Division OzonAction Branch in Bangkok, Thailand. Under the supervision of the Senior Montreal Protocol Regional Coordinator (RC) for Asia and the Pacific, Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP), and the overall supervision of the Regional Director and Head of OzonAction, Law Division, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities

Management of Programmes/Projects:

- Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects of the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) of UNEP OzonAction Branch, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP);
- Monitors and analyses programme/project development and implementation; prepare and review relevant documents and reports;
- Liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow up actions;
- Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports and financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme and programme budget);
- Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.

Delivery of Service of Compliance Assistance Progamme:

- Provides support to Network countries in meeting Montreal Protocol compliance requirements through planning and facilitating network meetings and workshops;
- Researches, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources; Assists in policy development to assist network countries meet their hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) phase-out obligations following the agreed timetable, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies;
- Undertakes survey initiatives; reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions to improve delivery of CAP services to the countries;
- Prepares various written outputs as draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications that will be useful for the network countries;
- Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations; Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops and seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities as representative of CAP, UNEP ROAP.

Performs other duties as required.

Competencies

• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

• 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& 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

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management is required
A minimum of two years experience related to ozone depleting substances or in national compliance regimes is desirable
Experience in implementing environmental programmes or projects at the national or regional levels in the Asia and Pacific region is desirable.
Experience with UN system or national institutions implementing Montreal Protocol programmes is desirable
Experience in Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS) phase-out activities is desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

This position is open for recruitment 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, 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.

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No Fee

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