Job Opening

Posting Title: Programme Management Officer [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 25 October 2016 - 23 December 2016
Job Opening Number: 16-Programme Management-UNEP-62274-R-Paris (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. The overall objective of the UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities (http://www.unep.fr/). The position is located in the Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE), Energy Branch at the Paris duty station. Under the supervision of the Head, Policy Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

1. Manage and implement UNEP’s NAMAs (Nationally Appropriate Mitigation Actions) for the Building Sector in Asia project :

a). Develop implementation plans to deliver agreed activities and deploying project resources accordingly.
b). Coordinate the activities of the project’s implementing partners, external consultants, and UNEP regional staff.
c). Liaise with other relevant projects, networks and initiatives (internal and external to UNEP) to bring best practices and relevant knowledge and lessons learnt to project.
d). Represent UNEP and project team at related conferences and workshops.
e). Plan resources and develop implementation plan to deliver activities identified in project document.
f). Recommend adjustments to the project’s strategic goals and objectives of the project if necessary.

2. Provide, monitor, report, budget and plan as needed to assure effective project and financial management and communication of project results and objectives by:
a). Develop and maintain project reports and records, including budget and activities tracking;
b). Liaise with project donor and relevant international institutions such as UNFCCC to provide required reporting to meet requirements of donor agreement and international standards;
c). Oversee development of project publications and reports and ensuring their quality;
d). Disseminate project outcomes and lessons learned as appropriate.

3. Help strengthen UNEP’s Climate Change sub-programme, with a focus on components related to Energy Efficiency in Buildings and building specific GHG (Greenhouse Gas ) mitigation opportunities and measures:

a). Contribute to the development of new or related initiatives, proposals and project documents and related climate change mitigation and/or building sector activities and programmes
b). Identify results and lessons learned from mitigation projects and others to incorporate in UNEP’s strategy for NAMA development at sectoral or national level;
c). Liaise with relevant UN agencies/divisions working on similar initiatives to identify areas for collaboration and project replication;
d). Contribute to development of climate change mitigation policy recommendations, tools, and methodologies;
e). Consult with, and sharing project results and lessons learned widely within UNEP.

Competencies

Professionalism: Knowledge in energy efficiency and climate change issues, including familiarity and experience in monitoring, reporting and planning processes. Possess skills to liaise with internal and external partners. 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.

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; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Planning and 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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree ( Master's or equivalent) in architecture, engineering, environmental sciences, international cooperation, or relevant field . A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced University degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of professional experience in environment and/or development, including project development and management is required. Knowledge of UN processes and operations, and significant experience working with government institutions and building sector within the framework of climate change related projects and initiatives are highly 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. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

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

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, 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 or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

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