Latest Recruitment at United Nations Environment Programme

Latest Recruitment at United Nations Environment Programme

Latest Recruitment at United Nations Environment Programme,

Latest Recruitment at United Nations Environment Programme

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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

Programme Management Assistant, G5

The position is based at the Nairobi duty station and reports to the Executive Secretary of INC. Within limits of delegated authority, the Programme Management Assistant will directly support the Executive Secretary and be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities

  1. Provides assistance in support of planning and implementation activities/processes for, typically, a large and highly complex component of the departmental programme/project initiatives.
  2. Researches, compiles, analyses, summarizes, and presents basic information/data on specific programmes/project and related topics.
  3. Assists in the coordination of programme/project planning and preparation; monitors status of programme/project proposals; takes necessary action to ensure project documents are completed and submitted to relevant parties for approval.
  4. Assists in the preparation and analysis of programme/project budget proposals; provides assistance in the interpretation of budget guidelines; reviews and coordinates submissions of programme proposals and budget estimates, ensuring that requisite information is included and justified in terms of proposed activities; propose adjustments as necessary; prepares reports and ensures that outputs/services are properly categorized.
  5. Assists in the monitoring and evaluation of programmes/projects; categorizes, updates, tracks and analyses data related to programmes/projects, e.g. accounting records, outputs, resources utilized, deviations/revisions; carries out periodic status reviews, identifies issues and initiates requisite follow-up actions; prepares revised budget estimates; reports on budget revisions, expenditures and obligations, verifies availability of funds; ensures necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system; initiates financial authorizations for expenditures.
  6. Collaborates with programme/project managers on performance reporting; liaises with relevant parties on the interpretation of the activities/services scheduled in the PB and various planning instruments such as the medium-term plan and internal work plans; provides assistance on reporting requirements, guidelines, rules and procedures and ensures completeness and accuracy of data submitted.
  7. Drafts programme/project summaries, coordinates review and clearance process, and coordinates with editor, translation services, on finalization and publication of report multiple languages.
  8. Serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of programme/project implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with a diverse organizational units to initiate requests, prepare standard terms of reference against programme/project objectives, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions and resolve issues related to project implementation, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, organization of and participation in training/study tours, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services.
  9. Prepares, maintains and updates files (electronic and paper) and internal databases; designs and generates a variety of periodic and ad hoc reports, statistical tables, graphic content, and other background materials/notes to facilitate inspection and other reviews.
  10. Drafts correspondence and communications related to all aspects of programme/project administration, including work plan and budgets, revisions and other related issues, as well as prepares unit contributions for a variety of periodic reports.
  11. Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  12. Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  13. Provides guidance and training to new/junior staff.
  14. Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  1. PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. Ability to interpret and apply UN administrative and financial policies. Ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.

Education

High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary training in administration, finance, budget, accounting or related fields is desirable.

Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

Work Experience

  1. Seven (7) years of experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required.
  2. Working experience in computer applications mainly spreadsheets is desirable.
  3. Experience in Enterprise Resource Planning System (ERP) e.g. UMOJA is desirable.
  4. Experience within the United Nations system or similar international organization is desirable.
  5. One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand)
and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four areas.

Staff Assistant, G5

This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the overall supervision of Chief, Biodiversity, People and Landscapes Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:

Responsibilities

  1. Assists in the coordination of programme/project planning and preparation work for the Unit programme/ project initiatives (partnership due diligence, legal agreement drafting); monitors status of programme/project proposals and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval.
  2. Compiles, summarizes, and presents basic information/data on specific programmes /project and related topics or issues.
  3. Provide support to the respective Programme Officers in reviewing project documents for completeness and compliance with relevant rules and procedures prior to submission for final approval and signature.
  4. Reviews budget revisions; verifies availability of funds; ensures necessary approval and entry in computerized budget system.
  5. Serves as focal point for administrative coordination of programme /project implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with diverse organizational units to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances, process and follow-up on administrative actions, e.g. recruitment and appointment of personnel, travel arrangements, training/study tours, meeting logistics, authorization of payments, disbursement of funds, procurement of equipment and services.
  6. Compiles, summarizes and enters data on project delivery; drafts related status reports, identifying shortfalls in delivery, budget overruns, and brings to the attention of management.
  7. Drafts correspondence on budget-related issues and prepares and updates periodic reports, briefing notes, graphic and statistical summaries, accounting spreadsheets.
  8. Provides general office assistance; responds to complex information requests and inquiries; reviews, logs and routes incoming correspondence; sets up and maintains files/records; organizes meetings, workshops; handles routine administrative tasks, such as maintaining attendance records, documenting meeting decisions, drafting agendas.
  9. Assists with the collection and analysis of data as well as preparation of data presentations and reports for information sharing, responding to queries, knowledge management, planning and decision making.
  10. Assists with visualizations and updating information material such as web pages or brochures.
  11. Provides guidance/training to new/junior staff.
  12. Performs other duties as assigned.

Competencies

  1. PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of general office and administrative support including administrative policies, processes and procedures. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
  2. ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
  3. 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

  1. High school diploma or equivalent is required.
  2. Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.

The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

Work Experience

  1. Five (5) years of experience in programme or project administration, budget monitoring and planning, technical cooperation or related area is required.
  2. Experience in the UN or a similar international organization is desirable.
  3. One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand)
and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four areas.

Evaluation Consultant

Result of Service

The Evaluation consultant will submit an approved inception report, an approved draft main evaluation report and an approved final main evaluation report

 

Expected duration

The consultant will be hired over a period of 8 months from October 2022 to May 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

Project

The Terminal Evaluation is undertaken at operational completion of the project to assess project performance (in terms of relevance, effectiveness and efficiency), and determine outcomes and impacts (actual and potential) stemming from the project, including their sustainability. The Evaluation has two primary purposes: (i) to provide evidence of results to meet accountability requirements, and (ii) to promote operational improvement, learning and knowledge sharing through results and lessons learned among UNEP and main project partners, namely Bangladesh Agricultural University (BAU), Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics  University of Agriculture, Faisalabad (UAF), Department of Animal Breeding and Genetics  University of Peradeniya (Department of Animal Science), Sri Lanka  National Institute of Animal Husbandry (NIAH), Vietnam.

Evaluation

The Consultant will be responsible, in close consultation with the Evaluation Office of UNEP for overall management of the Evaluation and timely provision of its outputs. The Consultant will make substantive and high quality contributions to the evaluation process and outputs. The evaluation team will ensure together that all evaluation criteria and questions are adequately covered.

In close consultation with the Evaluation Manager, the Principal Evaluator will be responsible for the overall management of the Evaluation and timely provision of its outputs, data collection and analysis and reportwriting. More specifically:

  1. Inception phase of the Evaluation, including:
  2. preliminary desk review and introductory interviews with project staff;
  3. draft the reconstructed Theory of Change of the project;
  4. prepare the evaluation framework;
  5. develop the desk review and interview protocols;
  6. draft the survey protocols (if relevant);
  7. develop and present criteria for country and/or site selection for the evaluation mission;
  8. plan the evaluation schedule;
  9. prepare the Inception Report, incorporating comments until approved by the Evaluation Manager
  10. Data collection and analysis phase of the Evaluation, including:
  11. conduct further desk review and indepth interviews with project implementing and executing agencies, project partners and project stakeholders;
  12. (where appropriate and agreed) conduct an evaluation mission(s) to selected countries, visit the project locations, interview project partners and stakeholders, including a good representation of local communities. Ensure independence of the Evaluation and
  13. confidentiality of evaluation interviews.
  14. regularly report back to the Evaluation Manager on progress and inform of any possible problems or issues encountered and;
  15. keep the Project/Task Manager informed of the evaluation progress.

Reporting phase, including:

  1. draft the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that the evaluation report is complete, coherent and consistent with the Evaluation Manager guidelines both in substance and style;
  2. liaise with the Evaluation Manager on comments received and finalize the Main Evaluation Report, ensuring that comments are taken into account until approved by the Evaluation Manager
  3. prepare a Response to Comments annex for the main report, listing those comments not accepted by the Evaluation Consultant and indicating the reason for the rejection; and
  4. (where agreed with the Evaluation Manager) prepare an Evaluation Brief (2page summary
  5. of the evaluand and the key evaluation findings and lessons)

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

  1. Academic Qualifications: A university degree in animal sciences, livestock production or animal husbandry, international development, public policy or other relevant political or social sciences area is required and an advanced degree in the same areas is desirable;
  2. 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; and a good/broad understanding of Animal Genetic Resources and policy formulation is desired.

Working knowledge of the UN system and specifically the work of UNEP is an added advantage.
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 and a working knowledge of French is desirable.

How to apply

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