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Programme Management Officer
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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.
UN Environment’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located at the Nairobi duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Chief, Climate Change Adaptation Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following:

Responsibilities

·         Coordinate and manage the implementation of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN):
·         Implement the UNEP project “Mobilizing Climate Change Adaptation Knowledge through Global and Regional Networks”, including programmatic and financial planning and fund raising, donor coordination, and reporting.
·         Organize GAN Steering Committee meetings and other meetings under the project, and represent the secretariat on the areas of expertise, and ensure the follow-up of outcomes of the Steering Committee meetings.
·         Organize adaptation knowledge-sharing events, training workshops and seminars, in coordination and partnership with other organizations, and represent the secretariat on the areas of expertise.
·         Develop a GAN communication and outreach strategy, and develop, update and disseminate GAN and Regional Network communication and outreach materials, including preparation of GAN publications, technical reports and policy briefs, as well as maintaining the GAN website.
·         Coordinate the implementation of other activities included in annual GAN Work Plans and facilitate regional network knowledge sharing and collaboration:
·         Coordinate activities for resource mobilization and partnership development of the Global Adaptation Network (GAN) Project:
·         Liaise, strengthen collaboration and consolidate relationships with existing and potential GAN donors.
·         Undertake donor coordination, as appropriate, with a view to developing a stable financial basis of the Global Adaptation Network.
·         Enhance support by Member States on the goals and vision of the global adaptation network and related programmes, by supporting deliberations on adaptation knowledge management by the United Nations Environment Assembly, the Committee of Permanent Representatives, and other intergovernmental processes, as appropriate.
·         Strengthen GAN’s linkages and contributions to UNFCCC processes and continue collaboration with the UNFCCC secretariat (including the Lima Adaptation Knowledge Initiative).
·         Strengthen linkages with and represent GAN in other adaptation knowledge management initiatives;
·         Contribute to the implementation of knowledge-sharing and communications components of selected UNEP adaptation projects.
·         Coordinate and support Regional Networks linked with the Global Adaptation Network (GAN):
·         Coordinate the further development and implementation of the GAN Regional Adaptation Networks in Asia-Pacific (APAN), Latin America and the Caribbean (REGATTA), Africa (AAKNet), and West Asia (WARN-CC).
·         Undertake donor coordination, as appropriate, with a view to facilitating the development of a stable financial basis for regional adaptation networks.
·         Provide major support to the development of further regional and thematic networks
·         Strengthen exchange of information and lessons learnt, knowledge-sharing and collaboration among the GAN Regional Networks.

Qualifications

·         Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to climate change adaptation.
·         Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems.
·         Conceptual analytical and evaluative sills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, internet and other databases.
·         Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
·         Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to other, 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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information keeping people informed.
·         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 action as necessary; uses time efficiently.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, political sciences, economics or related field is required. 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 seven years of progressively responsible experience in environmental policy including four years working on climate change adaptation is required. Experience in communications, adaptation knowledge exchange and international adaptation actors is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
·         Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
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Senior Chinese Interpreter 
Service up to seven meetings per week (exceptionally eight) of various United Nations bodies; Provide interpretation into Chinese of speeches given in English or French, and interpretation into English or French of speeches given in Chinese; May occasionally be assigned to sensitive meetings; May function as Team Leader of all interpreters assigned to a given meeting; Assist the Chief of Section, or Service, as appropriate, in the screening, training and examining of prospective interpreters; May be designated as Officer-in-Charge of the Interpretation Section; Perform as Programming Officer, whenever necessary; Instruct and advise trainee interpreter; Perform other related duties, as required.

Responsibilities

·         Professionalism: Ability to demonstrate a high level of concentration; Split-second accuracy. Ability to work under continuous stress and deliver clear interpretation on an exceedingly broad range of subjects; 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.
·         Leadership: Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; Drives for change and improvements; Does not accept the status quo; Shows the courage to take unpopular stands; Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; Demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
·         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.
·         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.

Qualifications

·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Interpretation or related fields is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Candidates MUST have passed the official United Nations Competitive Examination for Interpreters.
·         A minimum of ten years of professional interpreting experience in international organizations, five of which would be within the UN System. Relevant language experience within the UN System may be taken into consideration in meeting the requirements of this post.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised a perfect command of the language of the Unit which must be the candidate’s primary language. For the Chinese booth an excellent aural comprehension and perfect command of Chinese language, which is expected to be the incumbent’s main language, is needed, and the candidate must also possess an excellent command of English and/or French. Knowledge of an additional official language is an asset.
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Programme Management Officer, Human Settlements
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the agency for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. The objective of the post is to participate in the development, implementation, coordination and evaluation of assigned programmes and projects in the Regional Office for Africa related to climate change adaptation and mitigation, risk reduction and urban resilience, as well as UN-Habitat’s portfolio in Ethiopia; and ensuring effective and efficient project management and implementation. This position is located at the Regional Office for Africa, Nairobi. Under the overall supervision of the Senior Human Settlements Officer, the incumbent will be responsible for:

Responsibilities

·         Support the development and implementation activities, projects and programmes in sub-Saharan African regarding Risk Reduction and Urban Resilience:
·         Support the operationalization of the Technical Centre for Disaster Risk Management, Sustainability and Urban Resilience (DiMSUR) being established in Maputo, Mozambique, and covering initially four countries in southern Africa.
·         Participate in projects and activities regarding the further development and implementation of the City Resilience Action Planning (CityRAP) Tool in different countries and cities, in coordination with DiMSUR and concerned country offices;
·         Undertake outreach activities and making presentations on DiMSUR, CityRAP and other initiatives related to risk reduction and urban resilience;
·         Establish partnerships with other institutions (academic, research, NGOs, UN Agencies, bi/multi-lateral cooperation programmes) for developing and implementing urban resilience work in the region;
·         Contribute to the production of UN-Habitat knowledge on these topics through publications and research articles;
·         Support the formulation of project proposals and follow-up with potential donors;
·         Undertake field missions as necessary to support the implementation of the different activities at the country level;
·         Support efficient and effective management of project resources, including budget, as per approved project document or substantive work plan;
·         Undertake regular reporting of activities both to donors and within UN-Habitat and the UN Secretariat.
·         Support the development and implementation activities, projects and programmes in sub-Saharan African regarding Climate Change Adaptation and Mitigation:
·         Coordinate and support the implementation of the climate change portfolio of the Regional Office;
·         Liaise with the Climate Planning Unit, Urban Planning and Design Branch (UPDB), for internal coordination purposes on climate change issues;
·         Support the identification and development of climate change projects and initiatives at the country level;
·         Support the establishment partnerships with other institutions for developing and implementing climate change work in the region;
·         Formulate project proposals and follow-up with potential donors;
·         Undertake regular reporting of activities both to donors and within UN-Habitat and the UN Secretariat.
·         Support the development and implementation of activities, projects and programmes related to UN-Habitat’s portfolio in Ethiopia:
·         Support the identification and development of projects at country level related to the seven thematic areas of UN-Habitat (namely: Urban Land Legislation and Governance,
·         Urban Planning and Design, Urban Economy, Urban Basic Services, Housing and Slum Upgrading, Risk Reduction and Rehabilitation, Research and Capacity Development) and liaise with the respective branches for internal coordination;
·         Formulate project proposals and follow-up with potential donors;
·         Undertake field missions as necessary to support the implementation of the different activities at country level;
·         Support reporting and communications with the Government of Ethiopia.
·         Performs other related duties as required.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Ability to perform a broad range of programmatic functions, including developing Terms of Reference, Agreements of Cooperation, concept notes, work plans, etc.
·         Ability to apply technical and substantive knowledge in the United Nations system. 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.
·         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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
·         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.
·         An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in urban planning, architecture, engineering or in a related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in human settlements, project or programme management, development or related area is required. Knowledge of UN Secretariat rules and regulations would be considered is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency
in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is desirable.
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Programme Officer, Urban Planning and Design Branch
Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-HABITAT, is the focal point for sustainable urbanization and human settlements in the United Nations. It is mandated by the United Nations General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. This post is located in the Management and Operations Division, UN-Habitat, Nairobi duty station.

Responsibilities

·         Under the direct supervision of the leader of the City Planning, Extension and Design Unit in the Urban Planning and Design Branch and within delegated authority, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
·         Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of the public space programme/ projects; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaise with relevant parties; identify and tracks follow-up actions.
·         Perform assignments in planning and facilitating participatory design workshops and assisting in developing the action plan for the management of the project.
·         Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
·         Assist in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends with the IT and public space arena, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
·         Undertake survey initiatives; design data collection tools; review, analyze and interpret responses, identify problems/issues and prepare conclusions.
·         Prepare various written outputs, such as, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, among others.
·         Provide substantive support to meetings, conferences, etc., which include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of background documents and presentations, etc.
·         Undertake outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars, etc.; make presentations on assigned topics/activities.
·         Participate in field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission reports, etc.
·         Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepare related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
·         Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of programme/project management, monitoring and evaluation. Ability to identify issues, anaylse and participate in their resolution. Demonstrated conceptual, analytical and evaluative skills to conduct research and analysis using various sources. 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.
·         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 audience, demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
·         Technological Awareness: Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in architecture, programme/project management, social sciences or a related area, is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area, is required. Proven working knowledge and experience in participatory design tools such as minecraft as well as experience in handling big data, crowd sourcing and other similar platforms, is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of the French language is desirable. Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage.
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Senior Technical Adviser
The United Nations Human Settlements Programme, UN-Habitat, is the United Nations programme for human settlements. It is mandated by the UN General Assembly to promote socially and environmentally sustainable towns and cities with the goal of providing adequate shelter for all. UN-Habitat has strengthened its areas of work around three main areas: urban planning, urban economy and urban legislation. Its activities contribute to the overall objective of the United Nations system to reduce poverty and promote sustainable development within the context and the challenges of a rapidly urbanizing world.

Responsibilities

·         Provide advice, undertake project design, formulate regional and global programmes and undertake resource mobilization on National Urban Policy and National Spatial Plans to support member states to effectively address urbanization by:
·         Providing technical advice on National Urban Policies and National Spatial Plans by undertaking policy analysis, developing tools and guides, responding to country demand for advisory services and developing project proposals.
·         Advising on the development and implementation of National Urban Policies and National Spatial Plans by preparing concept notes, presentations and speeches, and advising on internal capacity development in coordination with other UN-Habitat thematic branches and offices.
·         Supporting resource mobilization at national, regional and global level linked to National Urban Policies and National Spatial Plans, by developing project concept notes and proposals, liaising with research and development institutions, drafting project documents and agreements, and developing specific fundraising activities for selected projects.
·         Guiding the implementation of the National Urban Policy Programme (NUPP) by, inter alia, creating and sharing knowledge on National Urban Policy, implementing capacity development programmes on National Urban Policy in selected countries, and developing international advocacy strategy to promote and implement the NUPP.
·         Performing any other relevant duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications

·         Demonstrate understanding of global issues relevant for the post, including urbanization dynamics, spatial planning and urban development. Demonstrate ability to link local, national, regional and global issues in the field of urban development.
·         Understand the mandate of UN-Habitat is this field and the linkages between spatial planning, urban economy and urban legislation. Ability to work under extreme pressure; shows pride in work and in achievements; remains calm in stressful situations.
·         Works collaboratively with global counterparts, and colleagues from the Headquarters, and Regional National Offices. Seeks inputs from team members and encourages a spirit of joint ownership of the Work Plan accomplishments. Can work with professionals from various educational and cultural backgrounds, understands gender issues related to the post and adopts gender sensitive approach at work.
·         Develops clear work plans and timelines for activities, is able to manage time adequately and work under pressure to achieve concrete results. Is able to identify priorities and assignments and adjust them as required. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning.
·         Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients and partners by gaining and maintaining their trust and respect. Identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solution and monitors client’s environment to anticipate problems and needs.
·         Has capacity to convey messages clearly to a variety of audiences and to adapt communication style accordingly. Is aware of communication imperatives related to teamwork and sensitive to others’ needs in term of information.
·         Serves as a role model that other people want to follow: empowers others to translate vision into results; is proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives; establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions; drives for change and improvements; does not accept the status quo; shows the courage to take unpopular stands.
·         Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work; demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in urban/regional planning, public administration, urban policy or any other subject that is relevant for sustainable urban development. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of 10 years progressively relevant experience in the field of urban/regional planning, urban policy, urban infrastructure, urban transport, urban basic services or any other field that is relevant to sustainable urban development. Experience of at least 5 years within a Ministry responsible for Human Settlements and Urban Development is an important asset.
·         Previous UN experience is an advantage. Exposure to work in developing countries is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of another United Nations official language will be an asset.
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Special Assistant, Political Affairs
Org. Setting and Reporting
This position is located in the Executive Office of the UN Environment Headquarters in Nairobi. Nairobi is classified as a hardship B duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports directly to the UN Environment Chief of Staff assisting the Executive Director.

Responsibilities

·         Within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
·         Coordination and strategic prioritization of all communications addressed to the Executive Director.
·         In consultation with UN Environment Senior Management, monitor, identify and bring to the attention of the Executive Director emerging political, policy and managerial issues.
·         Maintain liaison and serve as primary contact for smooth communication between the Executive Director/Executive Office and UN Environment Divisions, Regional Directors, and Country heads of office.
·         Manage the Executive Director’s day-to-day commitments and serves as point of referral for a number of regions/countries and thematic policy areas, including Africa and the nexus between the environment, peace and security matters.
·         Ensure prompt and efficient communication and coordination between the Executive Director and UN Environment Divisions and Offices.
·         Work with the Divisions and relevant staff, draft correspondence for and on behalf of the Executive Director, including confidential correspondence.
·         Support the Executive Director’s meetings:
·         Assist in planning for and participating in meetings of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and the Committee of Permanent Representatives.
·         Ensure that the Executive Director is effectively able to participate in (and lead, when appropriate) meetings with the UN Environment Senior Management and other internal bodies as necessary.
·         Ensure that the Executive Director has relevant briefing material for meetings with senior managers, colleagues, members of the Nairobi diplomatic community, and visiting government, United Nations, Inter-Governmental Organizations and Non-Governmental Organization officials.
·         Support the Executive Director to maintain close contact with government delegations, particularly in Africa, senior officials of the United Nations and its system organizations:
·         Facilitate effective communication and contacts.
·         Bring to the attention of the Executive Director issues relevant to UN Environment’s bilateral relations with governments and inter-agency cooperation.
·         Identify, analyze and monitor political developments, trends and emerging issues that could affect the work of UN Environment.
·         Assess implications and make recommendations to senior management on possible policies, strategies and other measures to address issues of concern and to advance mandated objectives.
·         Support the Executive Director in the performance of his functions, including the provision of policy advice on issues relevant to Africa, other regions and thematic focused areas as appropriate.
·         Support the Executive Director’s travels and missions:
·         Coordinate the preparation of extensive briefing materials and mission files, ensuring the materials from other offices are submitted in a timely manner and are of high quality.
·         Finalize all speeches and statements to be delivered by the Executive Director, in close consultation with the submitting office.
·         Guide the Executive Director’s Administrative Assistant on all logistical preparations for mission travel, in cooperation with relevant substantive colleagues (particularly in regional and out-posted offices) and external interlocutors.
·         Assist in follow-up actions arising from missions, including the finalization of mission reports and dissemination of relevant information to colleagues in other parts of UN Environment.
·         Support the development and implementation of the biannual UN Environment Programme of Work, relevant national, sub-regional and regional strategies and plans and devise innovative mechanisms to enhance UN Environment’s responsiveness to country and regional needs.
·         Support the coordination of UN Environment’s engagement and commitments in relevant United Nations system-wide processes and initiatives.
·         Perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Director or Chief of Staff, and the Deputy Executive Director at the Executive Office.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Ability to coordinate the development of policy options, undertake background research, and draft analytical papers and documents on cross-cutting issues related to UN Environment.
·         Ability to organize meetings and forums on topical, substantive cross-cutting issues. Ability to act as a focal point on thematic policy matters of relevance to UN Environment. 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. Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
·         Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
·         Respect for Diversity: Works effectively with people from all backgrounds; treats all people with dignity and respect; treats men and women equally; shows respect for and understanding of diverse points of view and demonstrates this understanding in daily work and decision-making; examines own biases and behaviours to avoid stereotypical responses; does not discriminate against any individual or group.
·         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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
·         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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in political science, social science, international relations, international economics, law, public administration or other related field. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in international political affairs, sustainable development, environmental management, international relations or related areas.
·         Experience working at national and international levels.
·         Experience supporting high-level senior officials.
·         Experience working in a Front Office of a senior official.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency English is required. Knowledge of French is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
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Chief of Staff
This position is located in the Executive Office of UN Environment in Nairobi. Nairobi is classified as a hardship B duty station and a family duty station. The incumbent reports directly to the Executive Director of UN Environment.

Responsibilities

·         Directing and managing the Executive Office through ensuring overall coordination of the substantive support to the Executive Director and Deputy Executive Director in the implementation of their mandates on behalf of the UN Secretary-General;
·         Formulating and implementing the work programme of the Office, determining priorities and monitoring progress; Managing the Executive Office teams of Special Assistants, Corporate Coordination and Communication Officers; Overseeing the preparation of the budget and processing of human resources matters, including Senior Appointments for UN Environment.
·         Providing strategic advice in planning for the Executive Director to fulfill his/her political and managerial objectives in cooperation with the Deputy Executive Director and the
·         Senior Management Team at UN Environment; Providing policy advice and recommendations to the Executive Director in the exercise of his/her functions as well as coordinating the activities of the UN Environment Divisions, regional/country Offices related to the Executive Director’s responsibilities and monitoring implementation.
·         Ensuring the effective running of the Senior Management Team meetings and Leadership Group meetings, and monitoring implementation of decisions; Representing the
·         Executive Director on Security Management Team meetings as may be appropriate and ensuring an effective internal security/wardens system is in place for UN Environment, in cooperation with UN Security.
·         Maintaining liaison with high-ranking representatives of Member States, international organizations and other partners on substantive, political questions and providing advice to the Executive Director on these issues.
·         Managing the preparation of and reviewing draft correspondence, official statements, communication outputs and reports for the Executive Director’s signature or clearance;
·         Overseeing the preparation of relevant research and background papers on matters of concern to the Office.
·         In the absence of the Executive Director or Deputy Executive Director, receiving visitors, performing representational functions, organizing and attending meetings on their behalf.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Knowledge in inter-governmental and inter-agency negotiations and networking functions; Ability to analyze environmental, political and economic and social developments and provide technical and substantive support in the field of environmental policy development.
·         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.
·         Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work;
·         Integrity: Demonstrates the values of the United Nations in daily activities and behaviours; acts without consideration of personal gain; resists undue political pressure in decision-making; does not abuse power or authority; stands by decisions that are in the Organization’s interest, even if they are unpopular; takes prompt action in cases of unprofessional or unethical behaviour.
·         Judgement/Decision-making: Identifies the key issues in a complex situation, and comes to the heart of the problem quickly; gathers relevant information before making a decision; considers positive and negative impacts of decisions prior to making them; takes decisions with an eye to the impact on others and on the Organization; proposes a course of action or makes a recommendation based on all available information; checks assumptions against facts; determines the actions proposed will satisfy the expressed and underlying needs for the decision; makes tough decisions when necessary.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in humanitarian affairs, political science, environmental studies, ecology, earth science, international relations, development or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of fifteen years of progressively responsible experience in political affairs, international relations, management or related area.;
·         At least five years at the international level in the areas of international affairs, development assistance or environment;
·         Experience in providing strategic policy advice to senior level officials;
·         Experience in executive direction and management of a multicultural organization.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and French is required. Knowledge of another UN Official language is an asset.
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Public Information Officer
The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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. UN Environment’s Communication Division communicates UN Environment’s core messages to all stakeholders and partners, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UN Environment worldwide. This post is located in Communications Division, at the Nairobi duty station

Responsibilities

·         Take the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of large, complex communications campaigns (e.g. global promotion initiatives, public information programmes for a region, broad-reaching subject specific issues, etc.); where appropriate, work with departments, funds and agencies to develop ways to implement campaigns system-wide and to incorporate the campaign message and themes into all relevant events and products.
·         Identify sources and seeks funding and other assistance for major campaigns.
·         Provide advice and expertise to managers, senior officers and other public information staff on a range of public affairs issues, methods, and approaches; anticipate and resolve communications/public relations issues/problems.
·         Develop strategic partnerships with key constituencies to elicit support for and maximize impact of promotional objectives; serve as a spokesperson/principal liaison to media organizations, governmental bodies, national groups, private sector organizations, educational organizations, international organizations, etc.
·         Prepare or oversees preparation of a diverse range of information communications products in support of major campaign initiatives.
·         Draft complex material for UN newsletters, periodicals, reports and books and edits drafts prepared by junior officers.
·         Evaluate results and impact of communications activities; report on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the UN.
·         Represent the institution in meetings and conferences; fulfills speaking engagements and make presentations to groups on UN activities and advocate issues of concern; organize media coverage and arrange for media contacts, briefings, interviews; organize seminars, lectures, conferences, public events on major issues and events concerning the organization.
·         Build information networks; plan and oversee maintenance of publicly accessible information materials on the United Nations; plan and develop outreach activities.
·         Manage publications programme; produce materials for print/electronic/voice/visual media.
·         Assist in the day-to-day operation of the unit to include participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the unit, interpreting and disseminating policy, providing procedural advice, improving reporting systems, handling operational and administrative queries, preparing budget submissions, establishing and/or coordinating training programmes and monitoring and evaluating results.
·         May coordinate and direct a team of public information staff and/or mentor and supervise the work of junior officers on specific projects. Perform other duties as may be required.

Qualifications

·         Professionalism: Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication. Ability to address a range of issues in the context of political developments, public attitudes and local conditions. Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information campaigns.
·         Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources. Ability to diplomatically handle sensitive situations with target audiences and cultivate productive relationships. Ability to produce a variety of written communications products in a clear, concise style. Ability to deliver oral presentations to various audiences.
·         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.
·         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 audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
·         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.
·         Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
·         A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public information, communication, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area.
·         Experience in managing global communication campaigns is desirable.
·         English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is an advantage.

How to Apply
Qualified candidates to Apply here

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