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. 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 post is in the Policy and Programme Division, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Head of the Policy Coordination Unit, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties:

    Responsibilities

  • Develop strategies and support implementation of institutional frameworks for UNEP to support the work of the UN Country Teams, working with the UN Development Coordination Office, its regional offices, UNEP regional and divisional offices and other related UN entities.

  • Draft policies and strategies for the integration of the environmental dimension of sustainable development into Common Country Analyses and UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Frameworks

  • Develops, implements and evaluates assigned projects and programmes; 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, organize and prepare written outputs e.g. draft background papers, analyze sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.

  • Supports and coordinates, high-level presence and messaging for High-level Political Forum, Environmental Management Group (EMG) and other relevant forums related to engaging with the UN Development System.

  • Coordinates policy development, including review and analysis of issues and trends, work closely with Divisions, Regional offices and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) to offer to Member States support in the development of relevant environmental policies, laws and norms to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs at the local, national, regional and global levels using integrated approaches.

  • Coordinates the development and communication of strategic partnerships.

  • Performs other relevant duties as assigned.

    Competencies

    • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, taking into account universality and integration; and the inter-linkages of the 2030 Agenda with other international and regional policies related to sustainable development. Experience working at national and regional levels, delivering support to member states and working with diverse partners.

  • Proven ability to communicate clearly the inter-linkages of diverse sustainable development issues and the use of integrated approaches that balance the environmental, social and economic of sustainable development. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of environmental, social, and economic data and information to draft policy briefs and other reports for decision making.

  • 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.

    • 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 the 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 of work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.

    Education

  • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, environmental policy/science, business administration, project planning and management, or related disciplines, is required. 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 (7) of progressively responsible experience working in policy, inter-governmental and inter-agency activities related to sustainable development, programme planning or related area, is required.

  • Working experience in an international organization such as the United Nations or similar is desirable.

  • Working experience on 2030 Agenda and Sustainable Development Goals is desirable.

  • Work experience in regional/country level environmental programming and planning is desirable.

    Languages

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of other UN official languages is desirable.

  • NOTE: 'Fluency' equals a rating of 'fluent' in all four areas (speak, read, write and 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 Programme Management Officer Jobs in Kenya


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