SENIOR PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT ASSISTANT
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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.
UNEP is an Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). This position is located in the Corporate Services Division (CSD) at the Nairobi duty station and the incumbent will assist the Chief, Partnerships and Resource Management Branch, Corporate Services in undertaking the functions of the GCF Coordinator and in supporting the coordination functions with the Green Climate Fund.
Under the supervision of the Programme Officer in the Green Climate Fund Coordination Unit, the Senior Programme Management Assistant will be responsible for the following duties:
Responsibilities - Independently provide a full range of programme/project management and implementation assistance at all phases of the programme/project cycle for projects/programmes seeking Green Climate Fund resources, seeking guidance only in exceptional circumstances. - Researches, compiles, analyses, summarizes, and presents basic information/data on wide range of programmes /projects and related topics, highlighting noteworthy issues/trends for consideration by appropriate parties. - Tracks Green Climate Fund Board decisions and Policies and other legislative decisions that affect programme /project content and oversees the preparation of the relevant database(s) to ensure the incorporation of programmatic and other changes enacted by policies and decisions. - Reviews, appraises and revises, as necessary, all submissions for substantive programmes/projects, ensuring compliance with guidelines and programme/project objectives; identifies problems/issues, seek clarification from departments, assess replies, and prepares a summary for the manager with suggestions for further action. - Obtains requisite clearances; ensures establishment of proper monitoring systems through scheduled reporting, and review meetings and missions. - Reviews budgets in project proposal submissions; prepares monitoring checklists, identifying stages of programme/project development, funding source, inputs by reviewing internal and external bodies, and follow-up actions required. - Monitors budgetary commitments in overall portfolio, evaluates trends of financial implementation and makes necessary recommendations to line manager. - Prepares correspondence on programme/project-related activities; drafts inputs for a wide range of documents/reports, briefings/debriefings, correspondence. - Supports the Programme Officer who serves as focal point for coordination, monitoring and expedition of the portfolio of approved GCF Readiness and Preparatory Support activities under implementation, ; monitor implementation of the Readiness Portfolio at all stages to ensure work is proceeding according to established plans, including analysing implementation difficulties and initiating remedial action; liaises with diverse organizational units to initiate requests; obtains necessary clearances, processes and follows-up on administrative actions. - Review documents related to formal closures of projects in the Readiness Portfolio, including final budget revision, transfer of equipment, clearance, and final report, prior to submission to the Green Climate Fund. - Provides secretariat services to committees, ad hoc tasks forces; drafts and circulates agenda notes to members/participants; assembles background documentation; drafts minutes of the meeting; monitors follow-up actions. - May undertake mission/field work in support of above activities, e.g. specific administrative, operational/control tasks for programme/project activities. - Establishes internal databases; sets up, files, stores and manages data and information relevant to the scope of programme/project activities. - Supports the Registry function for Readiness and Preparatory Support portfolio: verifies and processes project submissions, distributes review sheets and approval letters, maintains databases of all project submissions, reviews, endorsement letters, and approval letters. This includes following up on requests to the Green Climate Fund for project amendments and disbursement requests. - Support the coordination of the semi-annual project reporting exercise to the Green Climate Fund, including the semi-annual project progress reports for the Readiness and Preparatory Support portfolio, and tracking review sheets and responses to the Fund. - Performs other duties as assigned.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge of internal policies, processes and procedures generally and in particular those related to programme/project administration, implementation and evaluation, technical cooperation, programming and budgeting. Understanding of the functions and organization of the work unit and of the organizational structure and respective roles of related units. Ability to identify, independently assess, formulate recommendations and/or resolve a wide range of issues/problems, undertake research and gather information from standard sources and to work well with figures including ability to analyze and understand financial data. Ability to design information data bases from multiple sources into an integrated programme evaluation system. Ability to direct, supervise and train office support staff. Demonstrated ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given and discretion, resourcefulness and ability to deal proactively and tactfully with offices throughout the organization. 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. Commitment to implementing the goal of gender equality by ensuring the equal participation and full involvement of women and men in all aspects of work.
PLANNING AND ORGANISING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.
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 Completion of High school diploma or equivalent is required. Supplementary training in administration or project management in related fields is desirable.
Passing the Global General Service Test (GGST) is a prerequisite for recruitment consideration in the General Services and related categories in the United Nations Secretariat. Successful passing of the Administrative Support Assessment Test (ASAT) in English at the United Nations Headquarters (UNHQ), Economic Commission for Africa (ECA), Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (ESCWA), United Nations Office at Geneva (UNOG), United Nations Office at Vienna (UNOV), International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda (ICTR) or International Criminal Tribunal for the former Yugoslavia (ICTY) may be accepted in lieu of the GGST.
The GGST is administered to applicants when required before the administration of a written assessment and/or interview.
Work Experience A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required.
Experience in quality assurance, knowledge management, and risk assessment in an institutional context is desirable.
Experience with global funds is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
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 post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules. All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country. External candidates will be considered only when no suitable internal candidate from the duty station is identified. A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment. The candidate is responsible for any travel and relocation expenses incurred to take-up the appointment and if they do not already have the right to work in the duty station, appointment is contingent on issuance of a visa from the local authorities.
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.
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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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