Job Opening

Posting Title: COORDINATOR EANET, P4 (Temporary Job Opening)
Job Code Title: COORDINATION OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 04 February 2022 - 04 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-Programme Management-UNEP-173558-J-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 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's Asia and the Pacific office helps to implement UNEP's global programs in the regions by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental problems and emergencies. The Secretariat of the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) is based at UNEP Asia and the Pacific and supports the implementation of the EANET work programme as approved by the Intergovernmental Meeting (IG) on the EANET.

This position is based in UNEP, Asia and the Pacific Office in Bangkok, Thailand. Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Regional Director, and should follow the decisions and guidance of the IG of the EANET, as well as taking account of the guidance of the National Focal Points of participating countries of the EANET, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

(1) To manage the Acid Deposition Monitoring Network in East Asia (EANET) Secretariat and ensure that it is fully operational and capable of providing services like the dissemination of information and facilitating liaison and networking between the relevant government agencies and institutions.
(2) To ensure that the Secretariat meets the needs of the participating countries, follows the decisions and guidance of the IG, as well as taking account of the guidance of the National Focal Points of the participating countries of the EANET, collaborates with Network Centers, and communicate with other partners in the provision of information based on their respective needs as defined by the Secretariat functions.
(3) Provide policy advice and guidance on options to mainstream the EANET related issues in the implementation of UNEP’s Programme of Work, promote synergies among the different activities and initiatives related to the EANET.
(4) Support better coordination, integration and scaling up of the multiple efforts in the region targeting acid deposition in East Asia.

Specific responsibilities include:
• Develop the annual work programme and budget for approval by the IG in coordination with the National Focal Points and Network Centers.
• Coordinate the implementation of the approved EANET work programme, facilitate partnerships with, and involvement of social economic and environmental actors in the participating countries and ensure the effective cooperation and coordination with all relevant programmes, initiatives and policy bodies in the region.
• Undertake fundraising activities in support of the EANET work programme, assist participating countries to mobilize domestic and international resources; promote support for the EANET from existing and potential external donors, in coordination with the NCs and the relevant units within UNEP.
• Responsibility for the general management of the EANET Secretariat. This includes the management of staff, outsourced parties, consultants and interns, office facilities and equipment.
• Prepare Annual Report of the EANET, including review of the performance, in line with the guidance provided by the IG.
• Responsibility for the setting up and accountability for an appropriate financial management system, including preparation of an annual budget, annual income and expenditure statements, monitoring of pledges and contributions.
• The organization of meetings of the EANET institutional structures (the IG, the SAC, the Working Group (WG) and execute decisions provided by them. Represent EANET Secretariat at relevant meetings.
• Prepare relevant reports for the EANET institutional structures (the IG and its subsidiary bodies).
• Provide necessary assistance in the procurement and/or recruitment of the required resources (services, facilities, personnel, equipment) to operate the EANET Secretariat.
• Ensure an active participation of and contribution by the EANET to related regional and global initiatives.
• Perform any other relevant duties.

Competencies

Professionalism: Experience and expert knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the particular sector of environment and its protection 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.

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.

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 environment, sustainable development, science, economics, other relevant scientific disciplines or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental and sustainable development issues, national and international administration, or environmental advocacy work is required.

Familiarity with air pollution related issues is desirable.

Prior work experience, preferably within an international context, in the region covered by the EANET is desirable.

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 UN language would be an advantage.

Assessment

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

Special Notice

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