Job Opening

Posting Title: Individual Contractor – Programme Management Support
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 08 February 2021 - 14 February 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-149623-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Successful implementation of GGKP activities.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

6 months – 01 March 2021 to 01 September 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), serves as the joint host of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) Secretariat on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee (UNEP, GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 70 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:

● identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and

● using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.

An individual contractor is sought to assist the GGKP with a range of office support and administrative functions.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment

The purpose of this assignment is to assist the GGKP with its implementation and is expected to include the following tasks:
● recruitment processes including working with candidates to obtain all necessary background documents;
● tracking of financial expenses;
● preparation of contracts;
● maintenance of files; and
● development of consultant payment tables and authorizations.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: 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; considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from the clients’ point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; keeps abreast if available technology; understands applicability and limitations of technology and innovation to the work of the office; activity seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
Academic Qualifications: ● Bachelor’s degree in management, administration, information technology, communications or international affairs
Experience: ● Minimum of 3 years of project and programme support and administrative experience.
● Working experience in programme administration and support, with a focus on project and programme coordination support, outreach, stakeholder management, research and logistical support for meetings.
● Proven professional experience in the use of computers and standard office software (e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, slide presentations).
● Experience with the United Nations is an advantage.
Language: ● 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.

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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