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.
Result of Service
- A results-focused systemic application, integration and documentation of Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective in all activities throughout the assignment.
- A report that provides recommendations to Ecosystems Integration Branch regarding complex problems, timely actions, contributing to coherent decisions.
- Coordinate communications to promote cooperation between all Branch units and stakeholders.
Expected duration: 6 months.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UNEP PEA Co-manager, Head of Ecosystems Integration Branch, the incumbent will undertake the following duties and responsibilities in his/her role as Coordination Specialist:
- Monitoring and follow-up of projects implementation through the administrative and financial integrated systems (UMOJA), and the management tool namely PIMS and make recommendations to management.
- Coordination of reports generation of approved projects in line with program of work budgets.
- Analysis of the work for the Branch as the clearing house for coordination requests of administrative, financial and communications that require the attention of branch management and make recommendations to management for implementation.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in project management, project finance, political science, international relations, public administration or related fields is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with 2 years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; excellent inter-personal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development.
- A minimum of five years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project management and finance, political science, international relations, public administration or related fields is required.
- Excellent computing skills on word processing, spreadsheets and publishing is an asset.
- Work experience with the UN or other international development organization is an added advantage.
Fluency in oral and written English language is required. Knowledge and good command of French is desirable; understanding Chinese is an advantage.