Job Opening

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4 [Cancelled]
Job Code Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 02 November 2017 - 01 December 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-Programme Management-UNEP-84220-R-Nairobi (E)
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 (UN Environment) is the United Nations systems 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. UN Environment’s, Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch with Climate Change Adaptation Unit at the Nairobi duty station. Under the general supervision of the Portfolio Manager, Climate Change Unit, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, Ecosystems Division, the incumbent will be responsible for Task Management and further development of the climate change adaptation project pipeline. The incumbent will be responsible for:

Responsibilities

Develop assigned programmes/projects, provide implementation start-up support, project cycle management oversight including project closure etc.; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiate corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; ensure follow-up actions to keep all components of the project implemented in a timely and logical fashion.
- Participate in Project Steering Committees and mid-term and final evaluations;
- Ensure that all financial and administrative issues are carried out according to UNEP procedures and ensure that all procurements are carried out in a transparent, timely and cost effective manner;
- Provide project teams with advice on risk management;
- Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
- Coordinate policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
- Participate in project-related procurement and recruitment processes;
- Organize and prepare written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
- Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities· Leads and/or participates in monitoring missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
- Coordinate activities related to annual work plan development (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports.) and prepare related documents/reports.
- Perform any other duties as required.

Competencies

.Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches in the field of Climate change Adaptation. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems faced during the elaboration, negotiation and implementation of Climate Change Adaptation. 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.

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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, Environmental Sciences, Development studies or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme and/or project management or a related area is required. Experience in environmental and climate change adaptation project management is highly desirable. Experience working with governments climate change adaptation processes desirable.

Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified applicants may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by 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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