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This is a P-4 contract. This kind of contract is known as Professional and Director staff. It is normally internationally recruited only. It's a staff contract. It usually requires 7 years of experience, depending on education.
The salary for this job should be between 90,970 USD and 163,733 USD.
Salary for a P-4 contract in SuvaThe international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 39.6% at this the location, applies.
Salary for a P-4 contract in PalikirThe international rate of 90,970 USD, with an additional 0% at this the location, applies.
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Org. Setting and Reporting The mandate of the United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (ESCAP) is to promote sustainable and inclusive development and regional connectivity in the Asian and Pacific region. ESCAP’s role as a regional development arm of the United Nations Secretariat is to support its membership with policy oriented research and analysis, normative support and technical assistance and capacity building, to respond to the development priorities and changing needs of the Asian and Pacific region.
The Regional Advisor position is located in the ESCAP Subregional Office for the Pacific (SOP) and is based in the Federated States of Micronesia. The Regional Advisor reports to the Head of the SOP.
Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Regional Advisor will be responsible for the following duties:
•Develops and implements technical assistance support, programmes/projects in the countries of the North Pacific focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable and climate finance; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation and other ESCAP’s engagement in the North Pacific; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions in support of the ESCAP’s engagement with the CROP agencies in the North Pacific. •Plans and undertakes capacity development activities requested by Member States in North Pacific, on issues under the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the SAMOA Pathway and the Paris Agreement. •Researches, analyzes and presents information to member States in the North Pacific, gathered from diverse sources on options especially focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable and climate finance funds, engaging with the private sector and exploring new innovative sources of finance, and cross-sectoral issues. •Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies pertaining to focusing on climate change mitigation and adaptation, disaster risk reduction and sustainable and climate finance and related topics sustainable in the North Pacific. •Generates survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions for advancing the ESCAP Pacific Strategy including for recovery from COVID-19 in the context of climate change and disaster risk reduction. •Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, etc., as they relate to capacity development of the Pacific member States. •Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc., including representing ESCAP in the Pacific regional fora. •Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc. for North Pacific Member States. •Leads and/or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials in the North Pacific and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. •Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). •Performs other related duties as required.
Competencies •Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to particular sector, functional area or other specialized field. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.
Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in economics, finance or a related field to sustainable development. A relevant first-level university degree in the above fields in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, social and economic policy formulation or related area is required. Experience working on sustainable development issues in small island developing States or other Pacific countries is desirable. Experience in establishing partnerships with key stakeholders is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
Assessment Qualified applicants may be evaluated through a competency-based interview and/or other assessment methods.
Special Notice 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.
ESCAP is committed to promoting diversity and gender equality within the Secretariat. Women candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
This is a temporary position and will be available for an initial period of 3 months with possibility of extension. If selected, an internal candidate will be on temporary assignment to the post; an external candidate will initially be offered a temporary appointment. Any extension of appointment is subject to satisfactory performance and continued availability of the post.
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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