Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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.
UN Environment's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
This post is located in Ecosystem Division at the Coordinating Unit for the Mediterranean Action Plan - Barcelona Convention Secretariat (MAP) in the Athens duty station.
Under the overall supervision of the Deputy Coordinator, MAP Athens and the direct supervision of the MED POL Programme Manager Officer, the incumbent is responsible for the following duties : Responsibilities Within delegated authority, the Programme Management Officer will be responsible for the following duties under to support UN Environment / MAP in the Shared Environmental Information System(SEIS) related work-streams :
Facilitates the development, implementation and evaluation of the European Neighborhood Instrument Shared Envrionmental Information System II (ENI SEIS II) South project.
Liaises with relevant MAP Components involved in SEIS II project implementation, SEIS beneficiary countries, the European Environmental Agency (EEA) as co-
Carries out research on selected aspects of the ENI SEIS II South Project operations and other activities, including collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
Provides substantive support for policy coordination and evaluation on issues related to environmental information systems, data management and infrastructures etc.
including the review and analysis of emerging development issues and trends, participation in impact evaluation or equivalent studies, etc.
Contributes to the preparation of various written outputs relating to SEIS principles implementation in the Mediterranean region, focusing on pollution related issues, e.
g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
Undertakes outreach activities on SEIS related topics, participates in the development of training workshops, seminars, participate in and make presentations on assigned topics / activities.
Coordinates activities related to ENI SEIS II South budget funding (progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparation of related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
makes presentations on assigned topics / activities.
Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
Performs other duties as required. Competencies
based sources and reporting quality assured data as well as related project management. 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.
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.
shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Education Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics, environmental management or a related field is required.
A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of project management, marine related assessment, preferably with a focus on environmental indicators, including at least two years at the international level is required.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required.
Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-
based interview. Special Notice
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