PROGRAMME OFFICER - United Nations, France, Deadline: May-09-2014

Posting Title:  PROGRAMME OFFICER, P4 
Department/ Office:  United Nations Environment Programme 
Duty Station:  PARIS 
Posting Period:  10 March 2014-9 May 2014 
Job Opening number:  14-PGM-UNEP-33337-R-PARIS (X) 

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Org. Setting and Reporting


The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level ( Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.  The overall objective of the UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities. This post is located at UNEP/ DTIE at the Paris duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Director, UNEP/DTIE, Paris, the incumbent shall perform the following functions:




1. Act as DTIE focal point for resource mobilization, coordinate DTIE’s efforts towards resource mobilization and liaise with the Resource Mobilization Unit based in Nairobi; Coordinate and provide substantive inputs to DTIE briefings for consultations with donors and follow-up; Provide substantive elements to reinforce existing partnerships with donors or other stakeholders or stimulate new ones; Coordinate the development of joint and integrated proposals within DTIE and with other Divisions and partners. 2. Support the Director/Deputy Director in the management, implementation and monitoring of the Division activities; Monitor the implementation of UNEP’s Governing Council and senior management decisions that are of relevance to the Division; Oversee the preparation of briefing material, and speeches for DTIE Director. 3. Act as the focal point for interdivisional coordination with UNEP and ensure closer integration of the work undertaken by DTIE with other Divisions of UNEP, as well as with the Quality Assurance Section on overall project related issues; Initiate and coordinate processes to facilitate closer integration of the work across DTIE branches, and with DTIE subprogramme coordinators; Coordinate and provide strategic inputs to the preparation of DTIE retreats; Assist project managers on all matters related to project development, implementation and reporting. 4. Provide ad hoc support to help identify and redefine strategies and key partnerships to support and promote DTIE activities; Carry research work on ad hoc issues. 5. Represent DTIE Director at meetings; Give presentations, participate in meetings and carry out special assignments as requested by DTIE Director. 6. Perform other duties as assigned.




Professionalism: Good research, analytical and problem solving ability, including taking part in the resolution of issues and applying good judgement in the context of the assignment given.
Communication: Writes and speaks clearly and effectively, including the ability to draft a variety of reports in a concise style and to summarize on policy issues relevant to the objectives of the Division. Experience working with government officials and donors is desirable.
Teamwork: Very good interpersonal aptitude and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations within a multi-cultural environment essential; Ability to work collaboratively with all division programme officers to achieve organizational goals.
Planning and organization: Ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities; Work under pressure.




Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, management, political science, law or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


Work Experience


A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in environmental or programme management or related field.




English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Assessment Method


Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.


United Nations Considerations


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). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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