UN Programme Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Programme Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi 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 Policy and Programme Division is responsible for the organization's strategy, overseeing special initiatives, which includes environment and security work, and the organization's performance review and monitoring.

This position is located in the Policy and Programme Division at the Nairobi Duty Station and reports to the Senior Programme Officer, Strategy Planning Unit.

Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


  • Coordinates, the development of UN Environment’s Strategic Plans, including the Medium-Term Strategy and Programmes of Work.
  • Supports select strategic monitoring and analyze programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.
  • Performs consulting assignments on reform and improvement, in collaboration with other Divisions and Offices, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the organization will use to manage the change.
  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.
  • Generates survey initiatives; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Leads organizational and management performance reviews effectively implementing recommendations or undertaking further analysis as required as part of an overall programme of change to improve organizational performance.
  • Builds effective working relationships across the organization to produce joint recommendations with colleagues on new ways of working, policies, strategic issues and new initiatives to improve organizational results.
  • Leads organizational performance reviews and conducts primary analyses to uncover.
    insights, identify and validate improvement opportunities in strategy design and implementation that would improve the effectiveness of the organization.
  • Effectively probes strategic and operational problems and
    root causes through structured analysis and conceptual thinking, across all areas, including Human Resources, Finance and Information Technology that present barriers to the organization working in a way that achieves results.
  • Performs other related duties as required.

  • Advanced degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in a natural or social science field is required.
  • A first university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Work Experience
  • A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.
  • Experience in policy formulation and implementation is required.

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

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 13th June 2019
  • Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira.
  • The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.
  • Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.
  • No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Programme Management Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

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