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Project Management Assistant(A6)

Salary rangeConfidential | Contract type: Permanent

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Job Summary

Eligibility criteriaMinimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

Education - Additional Comments:Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) related to sustainable development, environment and/or climate change;
Required experience: 24 Months
Experience remark:
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project design, climate services or other relevant programmes;
  • Expertise in Environment/ Climate Change an advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Other development programme/project experience, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience


Description of taskUnder the direct supervision of the Senior Programme Officer/Portfolio Manager/Project Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
  • Support oversight, revision and monitoring of project “716.1: Capacity building for national and regional environmental information and knowledge management” and its activities to ensure they are on track and any issues are resolved promptly.
  • Maintain an overview of the status of project activities in different regions, issue alerts and propose remedial measures when necessary.
  • Coordinate periodic progress reporting in required formats, portals and platforms.
  • Maintain close communication with project focal points in different Regional Offices and ensure responsiveness to their requests.
  • Facilitate the project’s internal liaison and coordination within the Division and with other relevant technical teams in UNEP
  • Drafting, reviewing and editing a variety of reports, studies and other documents.
  • Documenting lessons learnt in the implementation the project activities.
  • Support administrative coordination of projects implementation activities, involving extensive liaison with the diverse organizational units to initiate requests, obtain necessary clearances.
  • Support the development of a coherent strategy for Capacity Development for the Science Division.

Job Requirements

Required education: Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience: 2 years
Required languages: English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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