Org. Setting and Reporting The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 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.
UNEP's Corporate Services Division is the guardian of UNEP's corporate interest, mitigating its exposure to risk and supporting the organization with management tools, plans and related capacity building.
It oversees UN Environment's efficient and effective management, in line with UNEP's accountability requirements, rules, regulations and UN core values.
The post is located at UNEP Headquarters in Nairobi.
Under the direct supervision of the Director, Corporate Services, and within delegated authority, the Senior Programme Management Officer will perform the following duties : Responsibilities Budget preparation and administration :
programmatic aspects; Ensures compliance with the medium-term plan and other legislative mandates.
secures approval from the General Assembly and United Nations Environmental Assembly (UNEA).
Provide advice and support on internal mechanisms for managing of programme support cost linked to country contributions.
Programme management :
Ability to communicate clearly links between the Organization’s strategy and the work unit’s goals. Demonstrated ability to provide innovative technical leadership by performing and / or overseeing the planning, development, and management of operation.
shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
demonstrates knowledge of strategies and commitment to the goal of gender balance in staffing.
genuinely values all staff members’ input and expertise; shows appreciation and rewards achievement and effort; involves others when making decisions that affect them.
makes tough decisions when necessary. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field.
A first-level university degree in combination with two years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in budgeting and financial management, including at least five years of experience in the administration of complex assessed and extrabudgetary budgets in a large international organization, is required.
Experience in field operations and / or programme / project management, implementation and monitoring is required.
Experience supporting the presentation of budget proposal to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, the General Assembly or other policy-making organs is required.
Experience with Business Intelligence reporting within Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) environment is required.
Experience in supporting collaboration and development of multi-year programme of work that steer organizational results is required.
Experience with reporting of budget information in accordance with International Public Sector Accounting Standards (IPSAS) is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required.
Knowledge of other UN official languages is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice Initial appointment against this post is for a period of one year and may be subject to extension. 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.
Staff members of the United Nations Secretariat must fulfill the lateral move(s) requirements to be eligible to apply for this vacancy.
Staff members are requested to indicate all qualifying lateral or geographical move(s) in their Personal History Profile (PHP) and cover note.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50 / 50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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