United Nations Environment Programme Needs Programme Management Officer

Applications are available at United Nations Enviroment to occupy the position of a programme management officer of the organization.

Job Responsibilities: 

  • Research, analyze and evaluate the feasibility of the implementation of national strategies and actions plans to phase-out the consumption and production of chemicals used in various industrial sectors that are depleting the ozone layer; Identify issues and propose alternative approaches to address them.
  • Review and assess the technical viability, environmental soundness and level of incremental costs of the investment projects and technical assistance programmes supporting the national phase-out strategies and action plans submitted by developing countries; Discuss with representatives of the bilateral and implementing agencies on issues identified with the projects, propose options to address them and agrees on the adequate level of funding to be approved.
  • Research and analyze different sources of information to evaluate the technical feasibility and economic viability of projects with a view to present options and make recommendations to the Executive Committee.
  • Analyses and ensures consistency of the data contained in national phase-out plans and project proposals submitted by the bilateral and implementing agencies.
  • Prepares and develops documents describing the national phase-out plan, the investment and technical assistance programmes and recommends the level of funding to be approved.
  • Present national phase-out plans and/or project proposals during the meetings of the Executive Committee as required and address queries raised by the Executive Committee; Review the report of the meetings of the Executive Committee and proposes changes as required.

Job Requirements: 

  • Professionalism: Demonstrates professional competence in programme/project management and review, planning and monitoring. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignment given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; 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 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;
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise and 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 the environmental field or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional 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 multilateral environmental agreements at a national or international level. Experience in developing and/or presenting reports and data, as well as facilitating meetings an advantage. Experience and knowledge of the Montreal Protocol an asset.

Deadline: June 4th, 2017.

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