Environmental Affairs Officer - United Nations, East Timor, Deadline: 30-Mar-2011 (Expired)

Expired
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 30 Mar 2011
DATE OF ISSUANCE: 15 Mar 2011
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT: United Nations Integrated Mission in Timor Leste
DUTY STATION: Dili (East Timor)
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NUMBER: 11-PGM-UNMIT-425195-R-DILI (EAST TIMOR)

For currently serving UN staff members, please note that you are only eligible for positions at your current level and, assuming you have the relevant number of years, as specified in the vacancy announcement, you can apply for the post. Additionally, staff members at the FS-5 level, and below, are not eligible to apply for Professional positions. UNVs are eligible, as long as they meet the eligibility requirements of the position.

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Responsibilities
(The following duties are generic and may differ depending on the requirements of the mission.) Within delegated authority, the Environmental Engineer will be responsible for the following duties: Introduce and implement the Department of Peacekeeping Operations (DPKO) Environmental Guidelines in UNMIT; Provide guidance in accordance with DPKO Policy and Guidelines and host country environmental standards for the establishment and implementation of UNMIT’s environmental objectives and plan; Coordinate all activities related to environmental compliance in all mission military, police and civilian components; Assess environmental conditions through baseline studies and implement monitoring and evaluation procedures; Prepare an environmental action plan, guidance materials and instructions aimed at achieving environmental objectives; Prepare consolidated reports on environmental actions of all mission sites and identify problem areas to be addressed by the relevant Sections within the mission; Develop and implement training activities aimed at building mission capacity to meet mission environmental objectives; Formulate and evaluate procedures and projects for the Environmental Unit; Review statements of work, contracts and services for the disposal of waste, in accordance with international and local environmental standards; Prepare the mission environmental budget; Develop and maintain liaison with other UN agencies, local authorities and Non-Governmental Organisations (NGOs) in Timor Leste; Keep up to date on environmental developments; Perform other duties as required.

Competencies
Professionalism - High degree of personal initiative and willingness to accept wide responsibilities; ability to provide technical and procedural advice in a broad range of environmental areas; ability to develop, maintain and supervise accountability systems for materials and services; ability to deploy to remote locations on short notice; ability to teach and conduct research; commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of peace operations. Planning and Organizing - A proven ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor work plans, be able to respond to competing demands and work under tight deadlines. Technological awareness - Ability to research environmental issues, operate databases and project management software, and develop spread sheets and complex text documents. Communication - Good written and oral skills, including ability to write clear, concise and meaningful reports, ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely, convey maximum necessary information, make and defend recommendations. Teamwork - Proven interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with counterparts in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity. Judgement/Decision-Making - Sound judgement in applying technical expertise to resolve a range of issues/problems.


QUALIFICATIONS

Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental engineering, or related fields. A first level university degree with a relevant combination of academic qualifications and experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental engineering, or related fields. Experience in scientific and engineering aspects of environmental engineering, at national and international level, including teaching experience at graduate and postgraduate level. Previous experience in peacekeeping, military or other field operations and proven ability in analytical work is an added advantage. Knowledge of methodologies for project planning, execution and evaluation of environmental compliance standards is essential.

Languages
Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge of a second official UN language is an advantage. Fluency in the local language may be essential.

Other Skills



The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, TRAINING OR ANY OTHER FEES). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON BANK ACCOUNTS.

PLEASE NOTE THAT APPLICATIONS RECEIVED AFTER THE DEADLINE WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.


How to apply


All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

1.To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.


2.After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.


3.In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.


4.UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reports to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.

E-mail: staffing@un.org,
Fax: 1-212-963-2800

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