UNEP Senior Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

UNEP Senior Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


Org. Setting and Reporting

  • 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 overall objective of UNEP's Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. The Division promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities. Please review internet address (http://www.unenvironment.org). The position is located in the Economy Division, Resources and Markets Branch, Nairobi duty station.

  • Under the overall supervision of the Chief of the Resources and Markets Branch and reporting directly to the same, the incumbent will be responsible for implementing the Global Opportunities (GO) for Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). This initiative seeks to accelerate and raise ambition for building inclusive and sustainable economies and societies, by facilitating regional dialogue among practitioners on best practices for replication and scale-up of effects, and by fostering local institutional learning, sharing and innovation. Duties and functions include:

    Responsibilities

    • Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects, etc.; directs subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions.

    • Ensures implementation of gender mainstreaming guidelines by assessing the implications for men and women of any planned action, including legislation, policies or programmes, in all areas and at all levels.

    • Directs research and programme evaluation and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

    • Coordinates policy development; reviews the assessments of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or research activities and studies,

    • Undertakes survey initiatives; guides design of data collection instruments; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions.

    • Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

    • Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

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

    • Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.

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

    • Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.

    • Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; guides, evaluates and mentors staff.

    • Manages team of 4 staff members (P-3 level ) based in Panama, Bangkok, Nairobi and Bahrain.

    • May perform other duties as required.

    Competencies

  • PROFESSIONALISM: Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Ability to generate and communicate
    broad and compelling organizational direction. Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and/or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation. Demonstrated ability to negotiate and apply good judgment 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.

  • COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

  • PLANNING AND ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.

  • LEADERSHIP: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.

  • VISION: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; clearly communicates links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals; generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue that same direction; conveys enthusiasm about future possibilities.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in resource or environmental economics or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. A minimum of five (5) years' experience working in the area or resource efficiency, sustainable consumption and production and green economy is required.

  • Experience in resource mobilization, donor relations and/or outreach at the managerial level is desirable.

    Languages

  • Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

    How to Apply

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


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