Deadline: 12 June, 2020

Location: Nairobi, Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Senior Programme Management Officer.

UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.

Responsibilities

  • General coordination and implementation of the OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in Francophone Africa
  • Further develop and direct the CAP
  • Consult regularly with the Member States in the region, on issues relevant to Montreal Protocol in the framework of UNEP’s Implementing Agency mandate
  • Coordinate OzonAction projects and services with all countries of the region in the framework of UNEP’s mandate
  • Ensure the necessary coordination with other international, regional and national organisations in the region
  • Prepare and implement the CAP projects and services and contribute to mobilising resources from the Multilateral Trust Fund (MTF)
  • General management of the OzonAction CAP programme in Francophone Africa
  • Further develop and direct the work programme
  • Coordinate the preparation of meetings of the representatives of governments (National Ozone Officers) under the CAP
  • Initiate, develop and prepare policies, strategies and guidelines to be presented to the member governments under the CAP
  • Review CAP human and financial resource requirements for programme implementation and make recommendations to the governing bodies
  • Supervise utilisation of the MTF in close cooperation with the Budget and Funds Management Service (BFMS) of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNEP)

Requirements

  • Advanced university degree (master’s or equivalent) in environmental-related science, Environmental Engineering, Project Management, Economics, Business Administration or related field is required
  • First university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree
  • Ten years, minimum, of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required
  • Knowledge of international donor programmes and experience with international policy setting processes is desirable
  • English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat
  • For this position, fluency in oral and written French is required
  • Knowledge of English is an advantage
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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