Programme Management Officer at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

UNEP contributes to employment and career development by promoting sustainable environmental practices worldwide. They offer diverse career opportunities in environmental management, policy, and advocacy, fostering expertise and leadership in addressing global environmental challenges.

Programme Management Officer

  • Job Type Full Time
  • Qualification BA/BSc/HND , MBA/MSc/MA
  • Experience7 years
  • Location Nairobi
  • Job Field Project Management 

Contributes to the development of UN Environment’s Strategic Plans, including the Medium-Term Strategy and Programmes of Work.
Supports strategic monitoring and analysis of 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.
Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects; 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.
Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change.
Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources.
Coordinates strategic planning and policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies,
Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.
Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
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 may be required.
Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts, and approaches relevant to a particular sector, functional area, or another specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze them, 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. Able to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey the resulting information to management.
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 the final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect their 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 business administration, management, economics, or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with 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 desirable.
Work Experience

A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, or a related area is required.
Experience working with international organizations in the participatory formulation of strategic plans and policies in the area of sustainable development is desirable.
Experience in applying a gender equality approach and/or integrating social inclusion issues in environmental policy is desirable.
Experience working with the UN or other international organizations in project management and monitoring in the field is desirable.
Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or a related area is desirable.
Deadline : Jul 17, 2024

Method of Application

Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on careers.un.org to apply

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