• Career Opportunities at United Nations Environment (UNEP) - 2 Positions

  • Posted on: 15 November, 2017 Deadline: Not Specified
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  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

    Programme Management Officer

     

    The United Nations Environment (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Plan and co-ordinate the promotion of design and implementation of environmental awareness, education and training programmes within the scope of UN Environment’s mandate and thematic sub-programmes.
    • Contribute to the UN Environment’s overall strategy for, and implementation of youth engagement through the thematic sub-programmes including through fund-raising efforts to implement the Unit’s programmes.
    • Supervise other professionals and support staff, and direct participants and partners during training and outreach events.
    • Manage continuous awareness raising and information on topical EETU developments and demand driven activities in this field.
    • Arrange for promotion, development, production and dissemination of inter-active environmental learning/training tools.
    • Manage and co-ordinate all actions required for the effective day-to-day functioning of EETU related work within UN Environment.

    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. 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • 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.
    • 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 competing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and action as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

    Education

    • An advanced university degree (Master’s or Doctorate, or equivalent) in Environmental Management Education and/or related fields is required.
    • A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in programme/project management in the field of environmental management and /or Environmental Education, or related fields is required.
    • Demonstrated skills in project fundraising is desirable.

    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 languages is an asset.

    Finance & Budget Officer

     

    The United Nations Environment (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

    Job Responsibilities

    • Manage the invoicing and receipts of UNEP’s contributions and their allocations to appropriate funds, programmes and projects for all sources of UNEP’s funding and for UNEP administered MEAs in line with the decisions of their respective governing bodies:
    • Effective and timely processing of pledges, preparation of invoices and receipts, management of unidentified deposits and outstanding receivables.
    • Reconciliation with bank and accounting systems, timely reporting and consultations with the relevant offices.
    • Manage corporate-level extrabudgetary resources:
    • Strategic cooperation agreements, specific donor trust funds and calls for proposals.
    • Prepare recommendations for allocations and re-allocations, track expenditure and status of implementation and prepare reports to donors.
    • Provide timely, accurate, relevant and easily available information on contributions to internal and external clients including senior management, staff, member states and general public.
    • Provide reliable estimations and trend analysis, identify relevant statistics, analyse and provide regular and ad hoc reports.
    • Provide guidance in development and improvement of Contributions Management Tool (CMT) database to track and analyze Environment Fund and Extra budgetary contributions for internal and external use:
    • Ensure data entry into the management tools in a timely and accurate manner, review and certify records in the CMT. Review and check data to ensure that it is in compliance with the UN and UNEP regulations, rules and standards.
    • Manage the team working on contributions including preparation of the work plans individually and collectively as well as the staff’s performance assessment.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Takes pride in work and achievements: gives credit for work well done and takes corrective action when needed; Is efficient in delivering the results while ensuring good quality, accuracy and relevance of the deliverables; Is persistent and remains calm under stressful situations and when facing difficult situations; demonstrates ability and agility to master and harness technological solutions for the benefit of more efficient and effective delivery 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.
    • 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

    • Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, finance or 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.
    • Professional accounting qualification desirable.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, administration, budget, business administration or related area. Experience with the UN will be an asset.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat,. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    Method of Application

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

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