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3 months ago

Job Description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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 global environment. The Policy and Programme Division is responsible for consolidating the policy, programme, monitoring, gender and social safeguards functions of UNEP as well as its engagement with the United Nations system and key global processes such as the 2030 Agenda. The Division ensures coherence and coordination at the strategic, policy and programmatic levels. The Strategic Planning Unit leads the development of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)’s strategic plans – the medium-term strategy and, programme of work and its overall project portfolio. The unit also leads and supports organizational transformation and improvement efforts. This position is located in the Strategic Planning Unit of the Policy and Programme Division at the Nairobi Duty Station. Under the overall supervision of the Programme Officer Strategic Planning Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties; Responsibilities • Provides assistance in support of planning and implementation activities/processes for, typically, a large and highly complex component of the departmental programme/project initiatives. • Researches, compiles, analyses, summarizes, and presents basic information/data on specific programmes /project and related topics. • Assists in the coordination of programme /project planning and preparation; monitors status of programme /project proposals; takes necessary action to ensure project documents are completed and submitted to relevant parties for approval.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  1. Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting
  2. Understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units
  3. Ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources
  4. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given
  5. Shows pride in work and in achievements
  6. Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter
  7. Is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results
  8. Is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns
  9. Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations
  10. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work
  11. The ability to perform analysis, modeling and interpretation of data in support of decision-making
  12. Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  13. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required
  14. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work
  15. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning
  16. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary
  17. Uses time efficiently
  18. Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology
  19. Understands applicability and limitations of technology to the work of the office
  20. Actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks
  21. Shows willingness to learn new technology

Education + Experience

  1. Education High school diploma or equivalent is required
  2. Supplementary training in administration, finance, budget, accounting or related fields is desirable
  3. 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
  4. Successful passing of the Administrative 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
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