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Job Openings at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP),

Job Openings at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Jobs at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world’s 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 environment.

Senior Programme Management Officer

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of theories, concepts and approaches related to the environment. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. Ability to produce reports and papers on technical issues and to review and edit the work of others. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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.

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.

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.

LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow. Empowers others to translate vision into results. Is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives. Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support. Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions. Drives for change and improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

JUDGEMENT/DECISION MAKING: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly. Gathers relevant information before making a decision. Considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them. Takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization. Proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information. Checks assumptions against facts. Determines that the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision. Makes tough decisions when necessary.

Education

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in environmental science, business administration, management, economics or related fields is required.
  • A first-level degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is an advantage.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in implementing environmental programmes or projects is desirable.
  • Experience working in, or with, developing countries is desirable.
  • Experience in providing policy advice or technical cooperation services to government authorities at regional or international levels is desirable.
  • Experience with UN system, governmental or non-governmental institutions implementing projects/programmes addressing plastic pollution is desirable.

Deadline: 30 August 2022

Desk-Based Study of UNEP Project 

Managing relations, including:

  •  maintain a positive relationship with evaluation stakeholders, ensuring that the evaluation process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence;
  •  communicate in a timely manner with the Evaluation Manager on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

  • A university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required and an advanced degree in the same areas is desirable.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of technical / evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach as well as working knowledge of Afghanistan; and a good/broad understanding of natural resources and ecosystems management is desired.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement. Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage.

Deadline: 25 August 2022

Desk-based Study of UNEP Project

Managing relations, including:

  •  maintain a positive relationship with evaluation stakeholders, ensuring that the evaluation process is as participatory as possible but at the same time maintains its independence;
  •  communicate in a timely manner with the Evaluation Manager on any issues requiring its attention and intervention.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

  • A university degree in environmental sciences, international development or other relevant political or social sciences area is required and an advanced degree in the same areas is desirable.

Experience:

  • A minimum of 7 years of technical/evaluation experience is required, preferably including evaluating large, regional or global programmes and using a Theory of Change approach, as well as working knowledge of Afghanistan; and a good/broad understanding of natural resources and ecosystems management is desired.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consultancy, fluency in oral and written English is a requirement. Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage. The work will be home-based.

Deadline: 25 August 2022

Finance and Budget Assistants

Responsibilities

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 overall objective of the UNEP’s Economy Division 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.

The Climate Change Mitigation Unit wishes to engage the services of 4 Finance and Budget Assistants for a period of 6 months to assist in the management of the portfolio. The Finance and Budget Assistant will work with other finance staff under the supervision of the Fund Management and Administrative Officers and assist in Project and Fund management of the GEF Climate Change Mitigation Portfolio They will be responsible for the following: Budget and Finance

  •  Assists in the preparation and review of financial and human resource proposals/requirements.
  • Consolidates budget/work programme with respect to Headquarters’ budget, trust funds, grants and procurement;
  •  Monitors expenditures and compares with approved budget; prepares adjustments as necessary;
  •  Assists managers in the elaboration of resource requirements for budget submissions;
  •  Assists in preparation of budget performance submissions and finalization of budget performance reports, analysing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures;
  •  Prepares or customizes financial reports from Umoja generated reports;
  •  Co-ordinates with other finance and budget staff on related issues during preparation of budget reports.

General Administration

  •  Drafts routine correspondence to respond to enquiries in respect to relevant administrative, financial audit, personnel matters;
  •  Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members

both at Headquarters and in the field;

  •  Performs other related administrative duties, as required (e.g., operational travel programme; monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; organizing and coordinating seminars, conferences and translations);
  •  May be responsible for guiding and training new colleagues to the team.

Contract Administration

  •  Assists with day-to-day administration of contracts between the UN and external contractors for outsourced services;
  •  Audits the contractors’ invoices against the goods and services provided by the contractor and approved by the UN;
  •  Processes the payment of contractors’ invoices and monitor payments;
  •  Prepares and processes all UN forms and permissions for contractual and work Unit, Section or Service UN staff, including: UN grounds passes, property passes, UN parking permits, swipe-card access and door keys.

Perform other relevant duties.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Academic Qualifications :

  •  A first-level university degree in the fields of Accounting, Finance, Commerce, Business Studies or related area is required.
  •  A professional qualification in CPA, ACCA or an equivalent is required.

Experience:

  •  A minimum of seven years work experience in the fields of Accounting, Finance or related area is required.
  •  Proven experience working with Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) systems such as Systems Applications and Products (SAP) is required.
  •  Experience with finance related areas within the UN system or other international development organization is desirable.

Deadline: 26 August 2022

Consultant on Teeb National Implementation

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably with a specialization in environmental management, law, social anthropology, environment and development, sustainable development, economics, applied economics, agriculture, or related fields is required. A first level degree in combination with five additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in government, non-governmental organization, or policy-mainstreaming organization with a focus on environment and/or development. Experience working on agrifood topics in the context of Thailand is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in spoken and written English is essential. Fluency in written and spoken Thai is desirable.

Deadline: 01 September 2022

Management and Programme Analyst [temporary]

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of evidence-based decision making, and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to project management. Ability to undertake data analysis, including data mining; to develop analytical tools, such as dashboards and reports; and develop analytical products to show patterns and trends. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, including the planning of assigned work and the management of 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.

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.

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.

Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, information technology, computer science, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, change management, international affairs, or related area is required
  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
  • Experience in the handling of international environmental governance processes is desirable.
  • Experience in supporting the bureaus of international governance processes is desirable.

Deadline: 23 August 2022

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