The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.
This position is located in the UNEP Corporate Services Division (CSD) in the Nairobi Duty Station. Under the direct supervision of the Diretor,CSD, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:
Programme Officer Job Responsibilities
Manages the financial administration and substantive issues of Multi-Lateral Funds (MEAs) as the UN Environment Focal Point.
Coordinates activities related to MEAs budget and funding and ensures preparation of related documents/reports.
Supervises preparation of various written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
Directs substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
Manages outreach activities; designs and conducts training workshops, seminars, etc., makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
Leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and ensures preparation of related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Serves as an effective spokesperson and establishes collaboration and partnerships with key officials at all levels inside and outside the organization.
Ensures effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guides, evaluates and mentors staff
Qualifications for the Programme Officer Job
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field. A first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area. Experience in financial management and operational support and planning at the international level is highly desirable.