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  • Posted: Feb 17, 2023
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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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    Programme Specialist

    Specific tasks and responsibilities

    Under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer ,GEMS Ocean, GEM Unit, Big Data Branch, Early Warning and Assessment Division, the consultant will perform the following tasks;

    • Implement and manages workstreams under the GEMS Ocean Programme, monitors progress and identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions.
    • Implement the development of the GEMS Ocean Programme following principles of user-centric design.
    • Develop outreach material (brochure(s), posters, flyers, others) and oversees communication activities of GEMS Ocean, such as website and social media updates, newsletters etc. and liaison with other initiatives.
    • Coordinate meetings with Partners and Donors.
    • In cooperation with unit’s Programme Assistant ensures smooth running of the programme’s financial management (progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related internal and external documents/reports as required (annual work plan, programme budget, etc.).
    • Oversee the membership of GEMS Ocean and actively identifying and seeking engagement of new strategic and technical partners.
    • Coordinate the Steering Committee of the GEMS Ocean Programme and implementation of their relevant decisions and annual and intersessional meetings.
    • Plans, organizes and coordinates the annual global meetings of the GEMS Ocean Programme and facilitates intersessional meetings.
    • Coordinates and contributes to assessments, reports and other products and services under the umbrella of GEMS Ocean, including the coordination of inputs of technical implementing partners; research, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
    • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, as relevant to the GEMS Ocean Programme and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).
    • Coordinate resource mobilization for the work of the GEMS Ocean Programme and coordinates with donors and partners widely to that effect.
    • Provide inputs to the Programme’s Theory of Change.

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in an area of environmental science or natural resources management, with particular emphasis on coastal and marine science or equivalent, including the analysis of environmental and socio-economic data in marine environmental assessment is required.
    • A first level degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu
    • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in sustainable development and implementation of environmental related programmes and policies, particularly on coastal marine areas, projects and activities is required.
    • Prior experience at the international level is highly desirable.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

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    Programme Management Officer



    • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct 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. The 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


    • 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.


    • 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.


    • An advanced university degree (Master's or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or related fields is required.
    • A first-level degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two (2) 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 five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
    • Experience in implementing environmental programmes or projects is desirable.
    • Experience with UN system, governmental or non-governmental institutions implementing programmes/projects addressing plastic pollution is desirable.
    • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


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

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