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  • Posted: Apr 3, 2024
    Deadline: May 16, 2024
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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.

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    Senior Programme Management Officer


    • Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects in the field of emerging or frontier issues in environmental law; directs subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions. Directs research and programme review in the field of emerging or frontier issues in environmental law and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
    • Coordinates legal and policy development for enhanced implementation of environmental law, goals, targets and objectives; reviews the assessments of issues and trends in the field of environmental policy and law, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies. Undertakes survey initiatives among various stakeholders targeted by UNEP initiatives in the field of emerging or frontier issues in environmental law; reviews and analyzes responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
    • Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, workshops and seminars in the field of emerging or frontier issues in environmental law to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
    • Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, makes presentations on assigned topics/activities in the field of environmental law and governance.
    • Leads technical assistance missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
    • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget).
    • Establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization to enhance programmes and activities in the field of emerging or frontier issues in environmental law and policy in general. Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; guides, evaluates and mentors staff.
    • Leads team members efforts to collect and analyze data and provides insight to identify trends or patterns for data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. Ensures that everyone can discover, access, integrate and share the data they need. Performs other duties as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of international environmental negotiations, and emerging or frontier issues in environmental law. Ability to identify key strategic issues in the field of international environmental law, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization's strategy and the work unit's goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment. 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. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.
    • 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 & 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 improvements; 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.
    • 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 (Master's degree or equivalent) in general international law, international and national environmental law, international relations, environmental management, or a related field. A first-level university degree 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in the field of environment is required. Experience in development, implementation and enforcement of international and national environmental law is desirable. Experience in international and national environmental governance is desirable. Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply

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