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Application deadline 8 months ago: Thursday 12 May 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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Org. Setting and Reporting This position is located in the Forest, Land Management and Housing Division of the Economic Commission for Europe, based in Geneva, Switzerland. The incumbent reports directly to the P5, of UNECE/FAO Forestry and Timber Section.
This position is temporarily available until 31 July 2022. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
Responsibilities Under the supervision of the Chief of Section, assist in the management of the Section’s work and project on urban forestry. More specifically:
1. Engage with cities to submit pledges to strengthen sustainable urban forestry management, set tree planting targets and participate in project activities as part of UNECE's "Trees in Cities Challenge" (TICC); 2. Assist with data collection, progress reporting and obtaining new pledges under the "Trees in Cities Challenge" and researching and writing texts for the new website on the "Trees in Cities Challenge"; 3. Assist in the drafting of a region-wide Action Plan for Urban and Peri-urban Forestry (and the related implementation scheme in selected cities for potential future financing); 4. Assist in the development of an urban forestry handbook (with checklists, guidelines) to assist stakeholders in tackling key challenges on sustainable urban forestry and unleash its full potential; 5. Help organize four meetings of the "Informal Network of Experts on Sustainable Urban Forestry; 6. Help organize one side event at a regional meeting and one side event at an international meeting on the contributions of sustainable urban forestry to national objectives and global agendas for sustainable development and climate action 7. Provide assistance and support to inter-governmental meetings and the Joint Sections' events 8. Support other activities and project of the Joint Section as required.
General: - Performs other related duties as required, including a variety of administrative tasks necessary for the final delivery of the work unit’s services; - Undertakes on-the-job and other training activities, both internally and externally.
Work implies frequent interaction with the following: Staff within work unit/section and peers in department/regional commission; staff of other international organizations working on related issues; academics and representatives of civil society, both NGOs and the business community.
Effectively manages the "Trees in Cities Challenge" (TICC) project, by successfully engaging with cities and managing their pledges. Successful preparation of a region-wide Action Plan for Urban and Peri-urban Forestry. Efficiently maintains the "Trees in Cities Challenge" (TICC) information system; provides sound analyses of the issue and successfully prepared content for the new website on the "Trees in Cities Challenge" as well as information for an urban forestry handbook. Provides practical assistance in project development and implementation; effectively supports inter-governmental processes, under the direction or guidance of a senior staff member.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge of urban forestry. Ability to work at an international setting. 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 the 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.
Education An advanced university degree (Master's or Doctorate degree, or equivalent) in Forestry, Urban Planning, Urban Ecology, Environmental Governance or related fields is required. A first-level degree (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience Applicants to positions at this level who have an advanced university degree in a relevant field of study are not required to have professional work experience. For applicants who have a first level university degree, two additional years of qualifying work experience is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat; and Russian is a working language of ECE. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required; knowledge of Russian is desirable. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice - This position is temporarily available until 31 July 2022. If the selected candidate is a staff member from the United Nations Secretariat, the selection will be administered as a temporary assignment.
While this temporary assignment may provide the successful applicant with an opportunity to gain new work experience, the selection for this position is for a limited period and has no bearing on the future incumbency of the post.
Subject to the funding source of the position, the eligibility for this temporary job opening may be limited to candidates based at the duty station.
This temporary job opening may be limited to “internal candidates,” who have been recruited through a competitive examination administered according to staff rule 4.16 or staff selection process including the review of a central review body established according to staff rule 4.15.
Staff members of the United Nations common system organizations who will reach the mandatory age of separation or retirement within the duration of the current temporary need period are not eligible to apply.Submitting an application or selection for the current temporary job opening does not delay or increase the mandatory age of separation.
Retirees above the mandatory age of separation who wish to be considered for the current temporary job opening must indicate the reason for their last separation as "retirement." Such retirees shall not be employed by the Organization, unless (a) the operational requirements of the Organization cannot be met by staff members who are qualified and available to perform the required functions; and (b) the proposed employment would not adversely affect the career development or redeployment opportunities of other staff members and represents both a cost-effective and operationally sound solution to meet the needs of the service.
United Nations Considerations According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places 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. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.
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