United Nations Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya

United Nations 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.

  • This post is located in UNEP's Executive Office, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Special Assistant to the Executive Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:


    Coordination and Facilitation:

    • Providing substantive and practical support to the Executive Director in implementing UNEP’s mandate.

    • Under the direction of the Special Assistant, assisting in planning, coordinating and organizing the Executive Director’s meetings and missions, preparing written summaries and conducting follow-up activities as appropriate; coordinating /drafting correspondence for the Executive Director’s signature.

    • Developing and maintaining collaborative relationships with UNEP’s divisions and offices, the broader UN family, and other national and international partners on coordination and policy matters.

    • Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; 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.

    Analysis, Advice and Reporting:

    • Researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources.

    • Identifying, analyzing and monitoring developments and emerging issues in the global environmental field.

    • Preparing drafts and editing briefing notes.

    • 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.

    • Providing substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences; including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.

    • Undertaking outreach activities; conducting training workshops, seminars, 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.

    • Coordinating activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements,) and preparing related documents/ reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).

    • Performing other related duties as required.


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

  • 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.

  • 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.


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, law, environmental science, public administration, business administration, management, economics or a related field is required.

  • A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

  • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required.

  • Experience in international and multilateral relations is required.

  • Experience in environment and/or sustainable development is desirable.

  • Experience within the United Nations common system or an International organization 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 French is an advantage.

    How to Apply

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

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