Job Opening

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BANGKOK
Posting Period: 30 May 2018 - 13 July 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Management and Analysis-UNEP-97820-R-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 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. The overall objective of the UNEP's Division of Economy 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. UNEP is an Implementing Agency under the Multilateral Fund of the Montreal Protocol, Global Environment Facility and other Trust Funds to assist developing countries and economies in transition to implement the Montreal Protocol on Substance that deplete the Ozone Layer. Under its Ozonaction Compliance Assistance Programme, UNEP provides assistance to developing countries in order that they maintain their compliance with the Montreal Protocol. With the programme's assistance through the Regional Offices, countries are able to make informed decisions about alternative technologies and ozone-friendly policies. This vacancy is located in the Regional Office for
Asia and the Pacific in Bangkok.


Under the supervision of the Regional Director and the Head of OzonAction, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:

a))General co-ordination and implementation of the OzonAction programme in the Asia and the Pacific
(Compliance Assistance Programme-CAP): 1. Further develop and direct the CAP. 2. Consult regularly with the States in the region, on issues relevant to Montreal Protocol and the OzonAction within the responsibility of UN Environment. 3. Co-ordinate the OzonAction activities with all countries t in the framework of UNEP's mandate. 4. Ensure the necessary co-ordination with other International, regional and national organizations in the region. 5. Prepare and implement the CAP and projects resource mobilization strategy to the Multilateral Fund. 6. Organize and prepare documentation for meetings and conferences and finalize and transmit meeting reports to the Member States, Governing bodies and other relevant national, regional and international institutions. 7. Transmit to the Member States and donors, notifications and other information relevant to the implementation of OzonAction in the Asia Pacific. 8. Liaise with Governments, Industry partners and international organisations to ensure their input into OzonAction activities. 9. Communicate with the Ministers of Environment of the Asia Pacific region on matters arising out of the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol, Multilateral Fund and the Executive Committee. 10. Co-ordinate the OzonAction activities undertaken by the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific. 11. Represent the Asia Pacific OzonAction programme at relevant regional and international meetings. 12. Act as a centre for the collection and dissemination of general information concerning the CAP programme in the region. 13. Ensure dialogue and co-operation among Governments of the region. b) General management of the OzonAction CAP programme in the Asia Pacific: 1. Further develop and direct the work programme. 2. Co-ordinate the preparation of meetings of the representatives of Governments (National Ozone Officers) under the CAP. 3. Initiate, develop and prepare policies, strategies and guidelines to be presented to the member Governments under the CAP. 3. Review CAP human and financial resource requirements for programme implementation and make recommendations to the governing bodies. 4. Supervise utilisation of the Multilateral Trust Fund in close cooperation with the Budget and Funds Management Service of the United Nations Office in Bangkok (UNEP). 6. Implement the budgetary polices of OzonAction programme, determine priorities for budget allocation. 7. Monitor the performance of activities and projects. 8. Assist the Regional Director, the Head of the UNEP OzonAction Programme and other heads of organizational units of UNEP in the formulation of policies and activities. c) Perform any other duty as may be assigned


Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of the work of the Montreal Protocol and Institutions; good technical knowledge of ozone depleting substances; alternative technologies, policy and legislation. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop strategy for the Chinese refrigeration industry and knowledge of refrigeration servicing sector. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to analyse national phase out projects; design strategies and projects for governments to access funding; guide governments in technology choices and capacity building. Shows pride in work and in achievements; Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of phase out of ozone depleting substances and compliance with the Montreal Protocol in the Asia and Pacific Region; 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.

•Client orientation: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be "clients" and seeks to see things from clients' point of view; establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients' needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients' environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client

•Leadership - Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand UNEP needs and gain support, Identifies priority activities and assignments; Adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows the contingencies when planning; Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines.

•Managing Performance Delegates the appropriate responsibility, accountability and decision-making authority; Makes sure that roles, responsibilities and reporting lines are clear to each staff member; Accurately judges the amount of time and resources needed to accomplish a task and matches task to skills; Monitors progress against milestones and deadlines; Regularly discusses performance and provides feedback and coaching to staff; Encourages risk-taking and supports creativity and initiative; Actively supports the development and career aspirations of staff; Appraises performance fairly


Advanced university degree in environmental related science, environmental engineering or in a related field, or a first university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible professional work experience in project or programme management, administration or related, of which some should be at the international level in formulation and co-ordination of multi-disciplinary national and international projects and multilateral environmental agreements. Familiarity with the UN system would be an advantage. Knowledge of international donor programmes including the Multilateral Fund and experience with international policy setting processes desirable.


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 Chinese is required.


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

Special Notice

Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.The United Nations is Secretariat
is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
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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. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

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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