Special Assistant to the Executive Director
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.
This post is located in UNEP/Executive Office (EO) at the Nairobi duty station.
Under the direct supervision of the Executive Director (ED), the incumbent will undertake the following duties:
Support and advise the ED on programmatic, policy and managerial issues.
Maintain liaison with UNEP Divisions and serve as a contact between the ED, EO, senior management and UNEP Regional Offices.
Advise and support the ED to maintain close contact with governments, delegations, senior officials of the UN, UN system organizations and non-governmental organizations.
Coordinate and manage the ED’s meetings and communication.
Undertake ad hoc assignments at the request of the ED.
Demonstrated professional competence in the field of sustainable development and multilateral relations;
Strong analytical skills and ability to analyze complex political issues;
High degree of flexibility;
Willingness to travel extensively and work long hours;
Ability to work in a multi-cultural and multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Experience and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
Proven record in working collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to lead and gain the assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavor;
Ability to build trust through operating with transparency and creating an open and positive environment.
Proven excellent organizational and planning skills;
Proactive approach in developing strategies to accomplish the objectives of the ED, OED, and UNEP as a whole.
Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work and commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing.
Deadline: 12th January
For more job information and application, see: Special Assistant to the Executive Director Website
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