Programme Management Officer

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Bangkok, Thailand
Position Type: 
Full-Time
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
Mid-Level (5-7 Years)
Degree Required: 
Bachelor's (Or Equivalent)

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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 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 position is located in the Ecosystems Division at the Nairobi duty station. The incumbent of the position reports to the Coordinator, Coordinating Body on the Seas of East Asia (COBSEA).

Responsibilities

A. Providing management support to the Coordinator in the day to day implementation of activities the East Asian Seas Action Plan by:
• Participating in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; 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.
• Researching, analyzing and presenting information gathered from diverse sources.
• Assisting in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
• Undertaking consultation and survey initiatives; designing data collection tools; reviewing, analyzing and interpreting data, identifying problems/issues and preparing conclusions and recommendations.
• Preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Providing substantive support to intergovernmental, consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc., and representing COBSEA in such meetings.
• Undertaking outreach activities; conducting training workshops, seminars, etc.; 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, etc.

B. Supporting the Coordinator in management of the COBSEA Secretariat by:
• Conducting activities related to budget and funding (trust fund, programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparing related documents, plans and reports (trust fund, work programme, project budget, etc.).
• Drafting legal instruments including cooperation and implementation agreements, monitoring progress and preparing reports.
• Monitoring performance of projects and other activities and preparing reports to the intergovernmental meeting donors, as well as reporting on delivery of Regional Seas Strategic Directions and the UNEP Programme of Work.
• Supervising consultants as well as support staff, junior or temporary staff including interns, as required.

Competencies

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. 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. 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.

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.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in marine science or natural resource management, environmental economics, political science, or related fields is required. A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area, of which at least 2 years at the international level, is required.
Experience from work in the East Asian Seas Region is desirable.

Languages

Fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

Assessment

Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This is a Project Post. Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Please note that extension of the appointment is subject to a satisfactory performance review, extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the project funds.

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