reactietermijn vacature verstreken - Programme Officer
United Nations Environment Programme
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 in the Chemicals Branch of UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) at the Geneva duty station. The incumbent will be under the overall supervision of the Head of the Chemicals Branch and under the daily supervision of the Coordinator (Senior Programme Officer) of the secretariat for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). The incumbent will carry out the following duties:
1. Preparation of meeting documents for the International Conference on Chemicals Management (ICCM) and associated meetings, including drafting of documents, reviewing and editing of documents prepared by other members of the secretariat and external partners.
2. Preparation of high-level events for the ICCM such as the opening ceremony, a proposed Ministerial round table, a CEO Level industry event and exhibition and a possible senior International Governmental Organization (IGO) event.
3. Establishment and ongoing development of the ICCM webpages within the SAICM website to ensure the early provision of accurate, high quality, attractively presented information on ICCM preparations for stakeholders.
4. Oversight of the SAICM website, newsletters, brochures, correspondence and other outreach tools.
5. Initiation of preparations for SAICM engagement in the Commission for Sustainable Development's work on chemicals during its 2010-2011 work cycle.
6. Other duties as required
Professionalism: Ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgment in the context of assignments given. 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.
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.
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.
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.
Considers all those to whom services are provided to be ‘clients’ and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view; monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects; meets timelines for delivery of products or services to client.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in political science, international relations, law, public policy, communications or other relevant discipline or the equivalent combination of education and experience in a related area. 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 programme management. Working experience involving intergovernmental meetings and public relations an advantage.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
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.