United Nations Environment Programme Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Environment Programme Associate 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. UNEP's Policy and Programme Division performs strategic planning, coordination and monitoring of UNEP's programmes as well as coordinates UNEP's engagement with the wider UN system and global processes. This position is located in the Programme Performance Support Unit in the Policy and Programme Division of UNEP, Nairobi duty station.

  • The Associate Programme Officer will report to the head of unit. The focus of this job is to contribute to effective implementation, monitoring and reporting with regard to UNEP's programmes, decisions of UNEP’s Governing Bodies, operations, and other activities. The incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


    • Contribute to work on monitoring implementation of UNEA resolutions, including through the UNEA Monitoring and Reporting Portal, by coordinating reporting, analysing data, and providing client support for Secretariat teams and for Member States Voluntary Reporting.

    • Contribute to the regular corporate reporting for results exercises, including through draft calls for inputs and liaison with various teams across the organisation, as well as collection, review and analysis of performance and results information received on implementation Programme of Work activities and resolutions/decisions of UNEP Governing Bodies.

    • Contribute to the UNEP Open Data and IATI reporting functions and work on improving and integrating programme performance related data platforms. Carry out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations, and other activities.

    • Participate in survey initiatives; assists with design of data collection tools; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyses, and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.

    • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft reports, briefing notes, background papers, analytical notes, and presentations.

    • Provide administrative and substantive functions to consultative and other meetings, events linked to the work plan, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, preparation of background documents, presentations and records, handling logistics.

    • Undertake outreach activities; participates in the development of training; prepares and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. Assists with collection and development of technical content for outreach and communication of UNEP results, in collaboration with the Communications Division.

    • Participate in meetings and field missions, including provision of substantive and administrative, functions data collection.

  • Perform other related duties as required.



  • Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyse and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to assist with 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.

  • Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


  • 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 & 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.


  • An advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment, business administration, management, economics, or a related field is required.

  • 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 two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, administration, or related area is required.

  • Relevant work experience at the national or international level in monitoring and reporting for results of environmental or sustainable development programmes or projects, including in evidence-based data management and data visualisation is desirable.

  • Experience with developmental projects, emerging economies and developing country contexts is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.

  • "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; United Nations Environment Programme Associate Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

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