Job Opening

Posting Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Job Code Title: Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 24 February 2016 - 23 April 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Programme Management-UNEP-48964-R-Bonn (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. 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. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is a global intergovernmental treaty aiming at the coordinated and concerted conservation and management of migratory species and the ecosystems on which they depend. The position is located in the UNEP/CMS Secretariat at the Bonn duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary and the day-to-day supervision of the Deputy Executive Secretary, the incumbent is responsible for:

Responsibilities

1. Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes; assist in coordinating and promoting the implementation of the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI) and its Programme of Work (POW). 2. Carry out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities; identify synergies and strengthen cooperation with relevant MEAs; Prepare regular updates on progress made with the implementation of CAMI; 3. Provide substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation functions; assist in providing advisory services to CMS Contracting Parties in Asia on the implementation of the Convention; 4. Assist in performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client; assists in providing substantive support to Range States to ratify the Convention and engage in the CAMI; 5. Participate in survey initiatives; assist with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, review, analyze and interpret responses to contribute to the maintenance of the CMS contact database; 6. Provide administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences etc.; 7. Undertake outreach activities; participate in the development of training workshops, seminars etc.; 8. Assist in organizing and servicing CMS Signatory meetings and technical workshops in Asia; 9. Coordinate fundraising activities related to the implementation of CMS and CAMI, in close cooperation with the relevant officer in the Secretariat, Asian regional meetings and workshops; 10. Perform other related duties as required.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of environmental/ conservation policies of governments, NGOs, and project development. 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 and shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calm in stressful situations.

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

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

An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental or biological sciences or in a related area. 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 two years of progressively responsible experience in environmental programme/project management or related area is required.

Languages

English, French and Spanish are the working languages of the UNEP/CMS Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and good working knowledge of Russian is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages an asset.

Assessment

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

United Nations Considerations

Candidates will be required to meet the requirements of Article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter as well as the requirements of the position. The United Nations is committed to the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity for all its human resources, including but not limited to respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to whether they have committed, or are alleged to have committed criminal offences and/or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

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