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Associate Programme Management Officer

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of the Vienna Convention for the Protection of the Ozone Layer and the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer. Knowledge of refrigeration technologies or ozone-depleting substances. Ability to assist identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to identify and develop sources for data collection. 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management.

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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 final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 the client.

Education

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Environmental Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering or a related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

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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 two (2) years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management is required.
  • Working experience in research, analysis and report writing is required.
  • Experience in refrigeration technologies and ozone-depleting substances is desirable.
  • Field experience in developing countries is desirable.
  • Experience with UN or similar international organizations’ working methods, policies and procedures is desirable.
  • One (1) year or more of experience in data analytics or a related area is desirable (none if successful YPP or P-1 with a related degree).

Programme Management Officer

Competencies

PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of the development and environment issues in Africa; knowledge of the global forest and climate change debate; understanding of REDD+ and of forest policy, ecosystem management, and sustainable land use finance. Has excellent judgment, including in establishing and maintaining working relations with senior government officials. 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. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey 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 a final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect 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

  • An Advanced University degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in forest policy, forest management, natural resources management, international development , environmental economics or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree in a related field in combination with two (2) additional years of 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 (7) years of progressively responsible experience in forest policy, forest management, climate change, or ecosystem management is required.
  • Previous work experience in project or programme management with a UN agency or the private sector is desirable.
  • Previous work experience with REDD+ programmes in Africa or in other regions is desirable.
  • Experience in REDD+ finance and private sector investment in REDD+ is desirable.
  • Experience in social and environmental safeguards of REDD+ is desirable.
  • Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.

Languages

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

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