PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 7 horas

Responsibilities

  • Develops, implements and evaluates UNREDD activities in LAC; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions;
  • liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.

  • Facilitate new programme development and geographic expansion in the thematic areas of Private sector engagement, Safeguards and Green economy transformation related to REDD+ in LAC region.
  • Support UN-REDD Knowledge Management activities in LAC in close coordination with the UN-REDD Communications and Knowledge Management Officer.
  • Supervise and monitors projects and activities of UN-REDD in LAC and overall delivery of LAC work programme.
  • Coordinate with the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Food Agricultural Organization (FAO), and the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat in the planning and implementation of country level and regional activities.
  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.
  • Initiates and coordinates outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics / activities.
  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).
  • Leads and / or participates in large, complex field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.
  • Coordinates policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.
  • Performs other 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.

  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING : 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.

  • 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.

  • CREATIVITY : Actively seeks to improve programmes or services; offers new and different options to solve problems or meet client needs;
  • promotes and persuades others to consider new ideas; takes calculated risks on new and unusual ideas; thinks outside the box ;
  • takes an interest in new ideas and new ways of doing things; is not bound by current thinking or traditional approaches.

    Education

    Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in forest management, natural resources management, international development, environmental economics or related field is required.

    A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Work Experience

    A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management, forest policy, or climate change is required.

    Work experience in project or programme management with an UN agency or similar international organization is desirable.

    Previous work experience with REDD+ programmes in Latin America is desirable.

    Experience in REDD+ finance and private sector investment in REDD+ is desirable.

    Experience in social and environmental safeguards of REDD+ is desirable.

    Languages

    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and Spanish is required.

    Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

    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

    This is a Project post. Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one (1) year and may be subject to extension.

    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.

    Internal Applicants When completing the Candidate Profile form, ensure ALL fields, ALL professional experience and contact information are completed and up to date.

    This information is the basis for the hiring manager to assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to contact you.

    Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service.

    For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.

    At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity.

    All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect.

    The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities.

    Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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