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  • Posted: Mar 23, 2024
    Deadline: May 5, 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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    Chief of Section, Public Information

    Responsibilities

    Planning, monitoring, and assessment:

    • Plan, monitor, and assess the section's work, including outsourced work, in the context of the division's project commitments to UNEP's Programme of Work and its Medium Term Strategy; Management and oversight: Manage and oversee the section's work, including the procurement of goods and services, and its human and other resources, in accordance with the organisation's policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.

    Strategy and innovation:

    • Provide overall strategic direction to the work of the section, with appropriate strategic framing for the requirements of the section's clients, underpinned by a sustained innovation strategy that delivers the mandate of the section at the cutting edge of associated industry practices, techniques, technologies, and approaches.

    Executive editor, publisher, and producer:

    • Under the Director's delegated authority, fulfill the functions of executive editor, publisher (including e-publishing), and producer, accountable for the cost and quality control of the organisation's relevant communication collaterals.

    Resource mobilization:

    • Mobilize and manage resources for the section and for the division.

    Reporting and communication:

    • Ensure timely and comprehensive reporting and documentation as per client, division, corporate, and donor requirements.

    Resource scheduling:

    • Establish and maintain effective and efficient resource scheduling and workflow management systems and processes for the section.

    Content and traffic coordination:

    • Coordinate the section's throughput, optimizing the systems and processes required to absorb client and project inputs and deliver client and project outputs, including sound relationship management.
    • 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.
    • Perform any other relevant duties.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of policies and procedures for the creation and maintenance of communication collaterals that ensures a stable and effective systems environment; Highly developed conceptual, analytical and innovative problem-solving ability; demonstrated ability to handle complex business process and information integration issues; extensive theoretical background and experience in communications and information management and technologies; Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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 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.
    • 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 commendation 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.
    • LEADERSHIP: Strong managerial and supervisory skills to lead and coordinate strategic programmatic and reform teams. Serves as a role model that other people want to follow; Empowers others to translate vision into results; 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 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.

    Education

    • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, communication or organizational management, marketing, advertising, computer or information systems or related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying 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 (10) years of progressively responsible experience in communication, media production, publishing, or related field is required.
    • A minimum of two (2) years’ cumulative experience, in the last five years, in producing content for media, reports, multimedia, social media and/or similar mass communication on environment is required.
    • Experience in senior editorial management for a top-tier media, publishing outlet or international organization is desirable
    • Experience with digital publishing in different digital formats including pdf, EPUB, XML, mobi, is desirable.
    • Experience working in a science or environmental organization is desirable.
    • Experience with team management in a multi-cultural environment is desirable.
    • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

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    Senior Coordination Officer

    Responsibilities

    • Takes the lead of supervision of the administration of Nairobi Convention and its Secretariat, to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects under the Convention, etc.; 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.  Prepares and convenes meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for by the Nairobi Convention.  
    • Transmits to the Contracting Parties of notifications, reports and other information received in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.  
    • Carries out functions assigned to the Secretariat by the protocols to the Nairobi Convention.  
    • Consideration of Reviews enquiries by, and information from, the Contracting Parties and to consults with them on questions relating to this Convention and its related protocols and annexes thereto.  Coordinates the implementation of cooperative activities agreed upon by the meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for in the Convention.  
    • Overall administrative arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of the secretariat functions.  
    • Liaises with Parties to the Nairobi Convention, governments, stakeholders, donor community, international organizations and other relevant entities.
    • Supports activities in UNEP's Regional Seas Programme and other actions stemming from United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) decisions.  
    • Facilitates the development and implementation of fundraising strategies to mobilize additional support as may be required, for the implementation of activities and initiatives emanating from decisions of the meetings.  
    • Coordinates the effective and efficient management and delivery of results of Global Environment Facility (GEF) projects in the region, as well as other sub regional projects funded by the GEF or other Global Funds, the European Commission (EC), governments and others.  
    • Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications for men and women of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels.  Supports sound analysis and documenting lessons learned and best practice in Nairobi Convention.  
    • Provides multi-disciplinary analytical support to Focal Points assisting in the development and implementation of an integrated information and knowledge management strategy within the Nairobi Convention area.  
    • Supervises preparation of technical publications related to the outputs and outcomes of the Nairobi Convention work program and support national focal points to prepare and publish their own technical publications and state of the coast reports or related technical reports.  
    • Supervises the management of a Clearing House Mechanism for information concerning Nairobi Convention area and ensuring its effective and efficient collection, storage and dissemination.  Coordinates with focal points from each of the contracting parties in the development of regional policies and strategies for the protection of the marine and coastal area of Western Indian Ocean Region.  
    • Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.  Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
    • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.  
    • Provides overall financial management, and the timely and sufficient financial contributions by the Contracting Parties to the East African Trust Fund and the overall guidance to Parties for the payment of contributions as per the financial rules and Conference of Parties (COP) decisions, Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).  
    • Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.  
    • 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.  May perform other duties as required.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM:  Ability to identify key strategic issues, 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. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.  
    • 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.  
    • 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.  
    • 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.  
    • 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 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 degree or equivalent) in environmental management, marine science, international relations or a related field is required.  
    • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying 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 (10) years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or natural resources management, administration, or related area is required.    
    • Experience in the implementation of multi-disciplinary programmes at national and/or international levels is required.    
    • At least five (5) years' experience in managing intergovernmental processes is required.    
    • A minimum of three (3) years of fund-raising experience is required.    
    • A minimum of five (5) years' experience in managing large programmes and projects relating to the marine environment is desirable.    
    • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

    Deadline : Mar 28, 2024

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