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  • Posted: Jul 12, 2021
    Deadline: Jul 23, 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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    Chief Of Service, Programme Management [Temporary]

    This post is located in the Ozone Secretariat, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary, the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:

    Responsibilities

    1. Take an active part in the management team of the Ozone Secretariat to ensure the full implementation of the objectives of the Vienna Convention and Montreal Protocol (the Ozone Treaties) and that its actions are effective, efficient, on time and according to the request of the Parties;
    2. Provide advice and information to the Executive Secretary, and in his absence, to the Executive Director of UNEP, to Governments, organizations and individuals, on policies, the implementation and the status of the protection of the ozone layer;
    3. Monitor the implementation of the Convention and the Protocol and the status of compliance of the Parties, through the information and data submitted by the Parties regarding their actions to phase-out Ozone-Depleting Substances (ODSs); ensure that the information and data submitted meet the provisions of the Convention, the Protocol and their decisions; and analyze the impact of the actions reported by the Parties on the protection of the Ozone Layer;
    4. Promote the Vienna Convention, the Montreal Protocol and the awareness of the issue of protecting the ozone layer in the Media and on the Internet;
    5. Provide advice to Governments, UNEP and other UN Organizations, Non-Government Organizations and interested individuals on the implementation of the provisions of the Vienna Convention, the Montreal Protocol and on the decisions of the meetings of the Parties and their bodies, under the direction of the Executive Secretary;
    6. Facilitate as necessary the Assessment Process of the Ozone Layer, consisting of Panels on Scientific Assessment (SAP), Environmental Effects Assessment (EEAP) and Technology and Economic Assessment (TEAP), as well as the six Technical Options Committees (TOC) of the TEAP;
    7. Liaise and closely coordinate with the Multilateral Fund Secretariat and the Implementing Agencies of the Fund on issues regarding compliance of Parties from developing countries (Article 5 Parties);
    8. Perform the duties of the Executive Secretary in her absence.

    Competencies

    1. PROFESSIONALISM: 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.
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    3. 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.
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    5. CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients” and seeks to see things from client’s point of view. Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect. Identifies client’s needs and matches them to appropriate solutions. Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the client’s environment to keep informed and anticipate problems. Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects, Meets timeline for delivery of products or services
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    7. 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 improvement; does not accept the status quo. Shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
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    9. 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.

    Education

    Advanced university degree, preferably with specialization in environmental sciences, economics or law 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.

    Work Experience

    At minimum of fifteen (15) years of progressively responsible work experience in environmental protection, of which, at least ten (10) years should have been spent in implementing multilateral environmental agreements is required.
    Work experience with ozone layer protection, climate change or other atmosphere related issues is required. Extensive experience and proven record in managing staff and resources of the office 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

    This position is temporarily available for six (6) months with the possibility of extension subject to to availability of funds. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.

    While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.

    Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.

    This temporary job opening may be limited to "internal candidates," who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.

    Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply. Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.

    Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.

    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. 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.

    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 "Contact Us" 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.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee

    THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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    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. The Internship is UNPAID and full-time.

    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

    Under the direct supervision of the interim COBSEA Coordinator, the intern will work on the implementation of activities related to supporting Regional Seas activities in East Asia including but not limited to:

    1. Organizing meetings and events, including upcoming COBSEA Intergovernmental Meetings (IGM25), meetings of the Working Group on Marine Litter, and regional/international events as well as
    2. technical/project meetings and workshops;
    3. Implement activities pertaining to the COBSEA Strategic Directions 2018-2022;
    4. Internal as well as external communication, including public outreach, generating content for use on the website, in newsletters, outreach materials, presentations etc.;
    5. Support other tasks or activities as required and in accordance with the intern's interests.

    Competencies

    1. 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
    2. 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.
    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.

    Education

    1. Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:
    2. Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher);
    3. Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor's level or equivalent);
    4. Have graduated with a university degree.

     


    Preferred area of study: natural science, communication, or economic discipline will be required, with some experience in nutrient management relevant work seen as an advantage;
    Applicants must be pursuing qualifications in an area of study that can significantly contribute to the responsibilities outlined and overall work of the COBSEA-EAS Unit;

    1. Be computer literate in standard software applications
    2. Have good organizational and teamwork skills
    3. Have demonstrated keen interest in the work of the United Nations and has a personal commitment to the ideals of the UN Charter
    4. Have a demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs, which includes willingness to try and understand and be tolerant of differing opinions and views.


    Upon completion of the assignment it is anticipated that the Intern will:

    1. Have improved communication skills through interaction with UNEP staff, Executive and Senior Management, governments and partner organizations;
    2. Have gained a better understanding of UNEP's operations and the overall United Nations system.

    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 the Internship advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

    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 a hiring manager directly for further consideration.

    Method of Application

    Use the link(s) below to apply on company website.

     

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

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