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Programme Management Officer - TJO

Closing: Jan 12, 2023

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Published: Jan 6, 2023 (26 days ago)

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Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to environmental governance, environmental law or environmental conventions. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.

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.

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 environmental studies, environmental law, international relations, business administration or a related field 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.

  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is a desirable.


Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years (5) of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in relation to environmental governance, environmental law, sustainable development, or other related area is required.

  • Professional working experience on international and national level related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements on biodiversity, chemicals and wastes or climate change is desirable.

  • Experience in dealing with international organizations and/or trust funds and national governments (in particular, developing countries) is desirable.

  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


Responsibilities

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to environmental governance, environmental law or environmental conventions. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to develop sources for data collection. 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management. 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.

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.

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 environmental studies, environmental law, international relations, business administration or a related field 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.

  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is a desirable.


Work Experience

  • A minimum of five years (5) of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management in relation to environmental governance, environmental law, sustainable development, or other related area is required.

  • Professional working experience on international and national level related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements on biodiversity, chemicals and wastes or climate change is desirable.

  • Experience in dealing with international organizations and/or trust funds and national governments (in particular, developing countries) is desirable.

  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects/activities in relation to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

• Prepares, analyzes, reviews relevant documents, reports and inputs to the governing and subsidiary bodies of MEAs and United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA). Liaises with relevant parties, identifies and tracks MEA governing bodies decisions requesting for UNEP follow-up actions and reporting to the relevant MEAs governing and subsidiary bodies.

• Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the secretariats of the MEAs, as well as relevant partners in planning and facilitating workshops, through interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans for countries to implement their obligations under MEAs.

• Contributes in strengthening programmatic cooperation between UNEP and the MEAs by facilitating the uptake of tools and approaches to enhance coherent implementation within and between the thematic clusters of biodiversity, chemicals and wastes, and climate change related MEAs in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Sustainable Development Goals.

• Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of environmental governance issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies.

• Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.

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

• Undertakes outreach activities; conduct training workshops and seminars.

• Participates in, or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.

• Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting

• Performs other duties as required.


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