UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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.

UN Environment's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, Nairobi duty station. The incumbent will report to the Chief of the Climate Change Adaptation Unit and be responsible for the following functions:

Responsibilities

  • Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitoring and analyzing programme/project development and implementation; reviewing relevant documents and reports;
  • Identifying problems and issues to be addressed and proposing corrective actions; liaising with relevant parties; identifying and tracking follow-up actions.
  • Performing consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
  • Researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assisting in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Undertaking survey initiatives; designing data collection tools; reviewing, analyzing and interpreting responses, identifying problems/issues and preparing conclusions.
  • Preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Providing substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertaking outreach activities; conducting training workshops, seminars, etc.; making presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Participating in or leading field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Coordinating activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparing related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Performing other related duties as required.

    Competencies
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Creativity: Actively seeks to improve programmes or services;
  • offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs; promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas;
  • Takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks "outside the box"; takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Education
  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, environmental sciences, development studies or a related field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible work experience in climate change adaptation is required;
  • preferably with experience in working on projects funded by the Global Environment Fund, Adaptation Fund and Green Climate Fund.
  • Demonstrated experience of working in conflict and post conflict countries is desirable.

    Languages
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the position advertised fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.
  • Knowledge of a second official United Nations language is an advantage.

    Assessment
  • Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 23rd May 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Finance and Budget Officer - Jobs in Kenya

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