REGIONAL SUBPROGRAMME COORDINATOR, FINANCE AND ECONOMIC TRANSFORMATIONS
Application deadline 8 months ago: Saturday 7 May 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
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The salary for this job should be between 126,175 USD and 162,677 USD.
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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations 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.
The UNEP Regional Office for Latin America and the Caribbean (ROLAC) helps to implement UNEP's global programmes in the region by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional cooperation and action in response to environmental problems and emergencies.
This position is located in the UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office, Panama Duty Station. Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:
Responsibilities 1. Lead UNEP’s programming of the Finance and Economic Transformations subprogramme in the region: a. Coordinate and contribute to UNEP’s strategic planning, including the Medium-Term Strategy, Programme of Work, alignment of sustainable development goals and regional environmental priorities, in coordination with the Policy and Programme Division, Regional Offices and global and regional sub-programme coordinators, in support to regional, sub-regional and national priorities; b. Identify key areas and emerging issues to ensure the strategic relevance of the sub-programme’s delivery in the region and ensure the programmatic coherence of UNEP’s initiatives and projects, including by providing an analysis of required policy and technical information into regional programming, portfolio and activities. c. Lead the mainstreaming of the objectives of the sub-programme into the climate, nature and pollution work areas of the region. d. Monitor the performance, regularly report on results and contribute inputs to evaluation and audit exercises of the region’s subprogramme portfolio and activities, and recommend issues to be addressed and propose corrective actions; e. Contribute to the strengthening of synergies within the subprogramme across regions as well as across subprogrammes in the region, including through functional and substantive information flow.
2. Support UNEP’s partnerships and resource mobilisation activities of the Finance and Economic Transformations subprogramme in the region: a. Contribute to regional strategic engagement and policy analysis, including the organisation of regional policy dialogues and development of information briefs. b. Support liaison and partnership development with relevant stakeholders, including UN Agencies, Funds and Programmes, as well as Member States, regional bodies and non-state actors. c. Maintain regular contact with other UN Agencies and support interagency coordination, joint programming and results. d. Support the development and implementation of UNEP’s strategy for extra-budgetary resource mobilization of the sub-programme in the region, including through strategic dialogues with major partners and donors, including the private sector, in liaison with the relevant corporate Divisions; e. Contribute inputs towards the allocation process of resources, including identifying key areas requiring support;
3. Contribute to UNEP’s corporate functions in the region in the context of the Finance and Economic Transformations subprogramme: a. Participate in UNEP’s project review committee to ensure adequate integration of finance and economic transformations principles across UNEP’s project portfolio, including coherence with the decisions and guidance of UN Environment Assembly (UNEA) and its subsidiary bodies; b. Contribute regular strategic content and guidance to outreach and communications, including through materials, presentations, speeches, events, social media and websites, to raise the profile of UNEP’s sub-programme activities in the region. c. Contribute relevant inputs to technical and expert networks, including towards the 2030 Agenda and relevant Multilateral Environmental Agreements. d. Support the Regional Office in the organization of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean. e. Perform other related duties as required.
Competencies Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to finance and economic transformations, 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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Accountability: Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honours commitments. Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility within prescribed time, cost and quality standards. Operates in compliance with organizational regulations and rules. Supports subordinates, provides oversight and takes responsibility for delegated assignments. Takes personal responsibility for his/her own shortcomings and those of the work unit, where applicable.
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in economics or development related fields. A first-level university 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 A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible professional experience in programme or project management in complex socio-economic settings or related fields is required.
Experience in managing programmes or projects in the field of sustainable finance or sustainable economic systems, in the context of sustainable consumption and production or related fields, is required.
Experience in the United Nations system or other international organization is desirable.
Experience in the Latin America and the Caribbean region is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of Portuguese or French is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.
NOTE: "fluency equals a rating of "fluent" in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and "Knowledge of" equals a rating of "confident" in two of the four areas.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
For this position, applicants from the following Member States, which are unrepresented or underrepresented in the UN Secretariat as of 31 December 2021, are strongly encouraged to apply: Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, China, Comoros, Cuba, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People's Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Federated States of Micronesia, Monaco, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, San Marino, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Timor-Leste, Turkey, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Bolivarian Republic of Venezuela.
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.
The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.
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