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PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER, P4

Responsibilities

1. Engagement and development of UN Environment positions and technical inputs into UNFCCC bodies and processes including the Adaptation Committee; Least Developed Countries Expert Group;

2. Lead and/or facilitate UN Environment’s engagement with key global institutions and processes working on adaptation policy, including the UN Climate Resilience Initiative, and the Global Center on Adaptation;

3. Draw on lessons learned across Programmes and projects, and the latest science and adaptation practice internationally to provide synthesis and input into UN Environment’s policy work;

4. Project management of adaptation policy related programmes and projects

5. Coordinate and expand the Global Adaptation Network both in membership and service offering;

6. Initiate concept papers and project proposals for development of policy projects to progress implementation of the Programme of Work and organize technical meetings and provide expert guidance, especially on the topic of ecosystem-based adaptation.Competencies

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PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches related to climate change adaptation. Ability to complete in-depth studies on climate change adaptation subject matters and reach conclusions on possible causes and solutions to political problems on specific, issues areas and/or countries. Ability to relate various issues and perspectives of climate change adaptation to political, social, and economic programmes in affected countries and areas. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; Asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

CLIENT ORIENTATION: Considers all those to whom services are provided to be “clients ” and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions; Monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; Keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client;Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in climate change, environment and natural sciences, economics, water resources, land management or a related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible working experience on climate change is required.

At least three (3) years of work experience in regional or international organizations, preferably within the UN system or similar organization is required.

Experience of working on climate adaptation issues at global and national levels is desirable.

Experience of ecosystem-based adaptation; familiarity with key climate adaptation stakeholders and networks is desirable.Languages

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

NOTE: “fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.

FINANCE AND BUDGET OFFICER, P3

Responsibilities

1. Managing designated programmes and projects: certifying that proposed obligations or disbursements are: a) raised in accordance with existing UN Financial Rules and Regulations; b) raised in accordance with the purpose for which the relevant appropriation was approved and the allotment made; c) can be met from the available balance of the allotment to the relevant account, with due regard to future expenditure.

2. Managing sub-programme resources: a) maintaining and updating sub-programme specific management information on the status of the Environment Fund, Trust Fund, Counterpart Contribution allocations, Regular Budget,Trust and Environmental Support Funds; project commitments, proposals, revisions, extensions and expenditure reports; b) liaising with implementing external organizations, Ecosystems Branch Managers and Programme Managers to resolve priorities and conflict situations; c) liaising with funding organizations on sub-programme related Trust Fund or Counterpart Contributions; d) providing input to the Chief of the Unit; e) providing ad-hoc reports to the Chief of the Unit or other Ecosystems Division Managers.

3. Supporting and facilitating preparation and approval of projects: a) coordinating the preparation of projects in cooperation with concerned UN Environment Programme Managers and/or external implementing organizations ensuring that project documents and revisions are: (i) consistent with the strategies, objectives and goals approved by the Governing Council of UNEP; (ii) consistent with approved UNEP work programmes and management directives, and in accordance with UNEP guidelines on project design; (iii) within allocated resources and in accordance with UN and UNEP financial rules and regulations: b) supporting and providing direct professional guidance in all aspects of programme structuring and project design; c) providing direct input particularly in the planning of resource utilization and budgets; d) facilitating the approval of projects and revisions within UNEP; e) coordinating and facilitating the necessary administrative measures required after project/revision approval.

4. Managing and monitoring fund management side of the project implementation: a) ensuring consistency with policy, agreement, directives, guidelines, rules and regulations in the fund management implementation of approved projects; b) soliciting interim and terminal financial reports, reviewing and reconciling reports; c) coordinating revision of projects; d) controlling project budgets; e) maintaining and updating information on the status of project related Counterpart Contributions; f) reviewing financial aspects of the project related Letters of Agreement; g) approving and initiating disbursement of funds; h) reviewing and certifying obligations and disbursement documents; i) undertaking administrative and financial action for directly supervised internal projects; j) Coordinating the actions required for closure of completed projects; k) providing information to Programme Managers and Officers and external implementer of changes in policy guidelines.Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of financial and budgetary principles and practices, budget development and financial administration of resources. Ability to develop budgetary policies, procedures and new programmes. Ability to formulate new strategies and technical approaches to budgetary matters. 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.

ACCOUNTABILITY: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments; delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards; operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules; supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments; takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.

PLANNING & 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 accounting, business administration, finance or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five (5) years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in finance budget or related area is required.

Working experience with an Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system such as Oracle or SAP is required.

Working experience in a supervisory role is required.

At least three (3) years of experience in management of public funding, grant management and interaction with public sector institutions in an international context is desirable.

Experience with complex data analysis, reconciliations and reporting is desirable.

Experience with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.

Experience in an international organization is desirable.Languages

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

NOTE: “Fluency equals a rating of “fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and “knowledge of” equals a rating of “confident” in two of the four areas.

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