UNEP Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNEP Programme Management 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.

  • UNEP’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 in the Climate Change Adaption Unit of UN Environment/Ecosystems in Nairobi.

  • The Programme Officer will report to the Head of the Climate Change Adaptation Unit in Ecosystems Division and will perform the following functions:

    Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes 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;

  • Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources;

  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies;

  • Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; 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 and inputs to publications;

  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics /activities;

  • Leads and/or participates in missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries;

  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents /reports (pledging, work programme and programme budge).

  • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies

  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or another specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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. Provides leadership and 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.

    • Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in sustainable development, environmental sciences, development studies, ecology, environmental engineering, natural resources management or a related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management is required.

  • Experience in climate change adaptation is desirable.

  • Field level project experience is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other UN language(s) is desirable.

  • NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.

    How to apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; UNEP Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


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