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  • Posted: Jul 6, 2021
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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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    Intern – Administration

    The internship is for a duration of six (6) months

    The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

    Interns work five days per week (35-40 hours) under the supervision of a staff member in the department or office to which they are assigned.

    In the context of the COVID-19 pandemic, applicants may be requested to undertake the internship remotely in view of constraints regarding visa issuance, international travel and access to UN premises. Applicants must be willing and prepared to undertake the internship remotely for a part or the entirety of the internship. The work hours during the internship shall be determined based on individual discussion between the intern and the supervisor(s) taking into consideration the minimum requirements of the Organization and the time difference between the hosting office and the location of the intern.

    Responsibilities

    1. a) Support preparation, design and development of web-based information resources.
    2. b) Support development of communications tools and plans to promote the second part of the Fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly – multimedia, social media and adverts.
    3. c) Develop and conduct a Series of Client Satisfaction Survey – including analyses to feedback to the clientele – especially the Committee of Permanent Representatives.
    4. d) Support effective communications with governing bodies, member States and their Permanent Missions to UN Environment in line with UN mandates and guidelines.
    5. e) Support follow-up on the production of official publications and documentation relating to the second part of Fifth session of the UN Environment Assembly.
    6. f) Provide Administrative support to the Governing Affairs Office.
    7. g) Any other roles and duties that may be assigned by the supervisor in furtherance of the aims and objectives of the Governance Affairs Office.

    Competencies

    1. Communication:
      1. Speaks and writes clearly and effectively
      2. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately
      3. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication
      4. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience
      5. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    2. Teamwork:
      1. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals
      2. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others
      3. Places team agenda before personal agenda
      4. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position
      5. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    3. Client Orientation:
      1. Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view
      2. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect
      3. Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to clients.
    4. Planning and Organizing:
      1. Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
      2. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
      3. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
      4. Uses time efficiently
    5. Computer literacy:
      1. Has basic knowledge in website management and design.

    Education

    Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

    1. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    2. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent);
    3. Have graduated with a university degree.
    4. Be computer literate in standard software applications.
    5. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and have a personal commitment to the ideals of the Charter;
    6. Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which include willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.

    Work Experience

    No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages 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.

    Assessment

    Potential candidates will be contacted by hiring manager directly for further consideration.

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    Administrative Assistant

    This position is located in UNEP, Corporate Services Division, Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Chief, Financial Management Service, the Administrative Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

    1. Human Resources Management:
      1. Initiates, processes, monitors, reviews and follows-up on actions related to the administration of the unit’s human resource activities, e.g. recruitment, placement, relocation, promotion, performance appraisal, job classification reviews, separation, training etc. ensuring consistency in the application of regulations and procedures.
      2. Enters, maintains and certifies administrative data and records for time and attendance, performance appraisal, etc. in electronic information systems.
      3. Reviews entitlements-related claims and reports.
      4. Provides advice and guidance to staff with respect to administrative procedures, processes and practices, liaising with central administrative services as necessary.
      5. Maintains and reviews organizational staffing tables; prints and reviews Umoja reports.
    2. Budget and Finance:
      1. Monitors status of expenditures and allotments through Umoja, records variations, updates budget tables.
      2. Consolidates data received and provides support to higher-level staff with respect to budget reviews of relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.
      3. Reviews status of relevant expenditures and compares with approved budget.
      4. Reviews requisitions for goods and services to ensure (a) correct objects of expenditure have been charged and (b) availability of funds.
      5. Assists in the preparation of budget performance submissions.
      6. Prepares statistical tables and standard financial reports.
    3. General Administration:
      1. Prepares, processes and follows-up on administrative arrangements and forms related to the official travel of staff.
      2. Drafts routine correspondence.
      3. Maintains files of rules, regulations, administrative instructions and other related documentation.
      4. Maintains up-to-date work unit files (both paper and electronic).
      5. Coordinates extensively with service units and liaises frequently with internal team members both at Headquarters and in out-posted offices.
      6. Performs other related administrative duties, as required, e.g. operational travel programme; monitoring accounts and payment to vendors and individual contractors for services; physical space planning; identification of office technology needs and maintenance of equipment, software and systems; organizing and coordinating administrative arrangements for seminars, conferences and translations.
      7. Prepares and processes all UN forms and permissions for contractual and work Unit, Section or Service UN staff, including: UN grounds passes, property passes, UN parking permits, swipe-card access and door keys.
    4. Donor Administration:
      1. Assists with day-to-day administration of agreements between the UN Environment and donors.
      2. Generates invoices for assessed and voluntary contributions from donors.
      3. Processes the payment of donors and monitor deposits in UN Environment bank accounts.
      4. Generates receipts for payments received.
      5. Assists staff members, fund management officers regarding queries on payments and deposit related issues.
      6. Assists in communicating with donors via written and verbal means.
    5. Perform other related duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to perform a broad range of administrative functions, e.g., budget/work programme, human resources, database management, etc. Ability to apply knowledge of various United Nations administrative, financial and human resources rules and regulations in work situations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; 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.
    • 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. Additional technical qualifications, Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is desirable.
    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
    3. 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.
    4. The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of experience in administrative services, finance, accounting, audit, human resources or related area is required.
    • Experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is desirable.
    • Experience with the United Nations, or another comparable large organization and its administrative and financial rules and regulations is desirable.
    • Experience in preparing donor financial statements is desirable.
    • Experience in operating a post implementation helpdesk to support new users is desirable.
    • Experience in preparing budget cost estimates and preparing budget utilization reports is desirable.
    • Experience in analysing grants to Implementing Partners is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written 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.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Appointment against this post is on a local basis. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable candidate from the duty station is identified. The candidate is responsible for any travel expenses incurred in order to take up the appointment. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

    At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

    If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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    Senior Administrative Officer

    This post is located in UNEP’s Operations and Risk Management Section, Corporate Services Division at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Deputy Director Corporate Services Division, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

    1. Provides policy guidance for the organization, on conceptual strategy development and management of the implementation of overall strategies policies and procedures in the areas of administration –facilities management, environmental management, asset management, enterprise risk management, audit management and liaison, travel, archives and records management.
    2. Acts as a liaison with the United Nations Office at Nairobi (UNON), UN Secretariat in New York, and other UN entities on issues related to operations, including identifying best practices in administration models. Represents the organization in meetings and relevant committees including UN Management Reform.
    3. Plans and oversees the management of activities undertaken by the section; ensures that substantive work programmes and programmed activities are carried out in a timely fashion, coordinating diverse projects in the section, and, in liaison with other organizations of the United Nations System, donors and agencies as appropriate.
    4. Manages, supervises and carries out the facilities management, environmental management, asset management, travel, archives and records management, enterprise risk management, audit management and liaison, UN reform including BOS work programmes of the section under his/her responsibility.
    5. Co-ordinates the work carried out by the section; and provides substantive advice to the divisions and MEA’s.
    6. Ensures that the section maintain high-quality standards and provides client-oriented services that are innovative, effective and efficient.
    7. Determines programmatic/administrative priorities and allocates resources necessary for the completion of outputs and functioning of the Section, including preparation of work plan inputs, budgets, assigning and monitoring of performance parameters and critical indicators, reporting on budget/programme performance, preparation of inputs for results-based budgeting and ensures timely delivery on tasks.
    8. Manages, guides, develops and trains staff under his/her supervision including evaluation of staff performance (PAS) and recruitment.
    9. Fosters teamwork and communication among staff in the section and across organizational boundaries.
    10. Performs other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    1. PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of the UN administrative field of work in general experience in the specific areas being supervised. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations, policies and guidelines in work situations. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    2. 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.
    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.
    4. 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.
    5. VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.
    6. MANAGING PERFOMANCE: 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business or public administration, finance, accounting, law or other related areas is a requirement. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    1. A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in at least three of the following areas is required: general administration, facilities management, environmental management, contract management, archives management, travel, risk management, audit liaison, management of service providers.
    2. Experience in administrative management and in the use of administrative modules of SAP or other similar Enterprise Resources Planning systems (ERPs) is desirable.
    3. Experience with organizational reform and common services initiatives is desirable.
    4. At least five years of international experience preferably in the United Nations or other similar international organization is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations language is an added advantage.

    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.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Initial appointment against this post is for a period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures. Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move(s) requirements, or geographical to be eligible to apply for this vacancy. Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral or geographical move(s) in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. An impeccable record for integrity and professional ethical standards is essential.

    Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

    Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.

    On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “need Help” link.

    At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

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    Associate Programme Management Officer

    This position is located in the Programme Performance Support Unit in the Policy and Programme Division of UNEP, Nairobi duty station. The Associate Programme Officer will report to the head of unit. The focus of this job is to contribute to effective implementation, monitoring and reporting with regard to UNEP’s programmes, decisions of UNEP’s Governing Bodies, operations, and other activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

    1. Contribute to work on monitoring implementation of UNEA resolutions, including through the UNEA Monitoring and Reporting Portal, by coordinating reporting, analysing data, and providing client support for Secretariat teams and for Member States Voluntary Reporting.
    2. Contribute to the regular corporate reporting for results exercises, including through draft calls for inputs and liaison with various teams across the organisation, as well as collection, review and analysis of performance and results information received on implementation Programme of Work activities and resolutions/decisions of UNEP Governing Bodies.
    3. Contribute to the UNEP Open Data and IATI reporting functions and work on improving and integrating programme performance related data platforms. Carry out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations, and other activities.
    4. Participate in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyses, and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
    5. Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft reports, briefing notes, background papers, analytical notes, and presentations.
    6. Provide administrative and substantive functions to consultative and other meetings, events linked to the work plan, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents, presentations and records, handling logistics.
    7. Undertake outreach activities; participates in the development of training; prepares and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. Assists with collection and development of technical content for outreach and communication of UNEP results, in collaboration with the Communications Division.
    8. Participate in meetings and field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative, functions data collection.
    9. Perform other related duties as required.

    Competencies

    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to assist with data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet, and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • 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.

    Education

    An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environment, business administration, management, economics, or a related field 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.

    Work Experience

    1. A minimum of two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration, or related area is required.
    2. Relevant work experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting for results of environmental or sustainable development programmes or projects, including in evidence-based data management and data visualisation is desirable.
    3. Experience with developmental projects, emerging economies and developing country contexts is desirable.

    Languages

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

    “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.

    Assessment

    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

    Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/ Rev.1, candidates recruited through the young professionals programme who have not served for a minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are not eligible to apply to this position.

    Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

    Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.

    At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “need Help” link.

    Method of Application

    Note: Never pay for any training, certificate, assessment, or testing to the recruiter.

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