Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programmes / projects of the Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in the Caribbean;
Monitors and analyses programme / project development and implementation; prepare and review relevant documents and reports;
Liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow up actions;
Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme / project preparation and submissions, progress reports and financial statements) and prepares related documents / reports (pledging, work programme and programme budget);
Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries
Provides support to Network countries in meeting Montreal Protocol compliance requirements through planning and facilitating network meetings and workshops;
Researches, analyses and presents information gathered from diverse sources; Assists in policy development to assist network countries meet their hydrochlorofluorocarbons (HCFC) phase-out obligations following the agreed timetable, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of impact evaluation or equivalent studies;
Undertakes survey initiatives; reviews, analyses and interprets responses, identifies problems / issues and prepares conclusions to improve delivery of CAP services to the countries;
Prepares various written outputs as draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies and inputs to publications that will be useful for the network countries;
Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations;
Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops and seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics / activities as representative of CAP.
Performs other duties as required.
PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to the implementation of the Montreal Protocol.
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.
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.
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.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental science, engineering or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in environmental programmes or projects is required.
Working experience in developing countries is required.
Experience in implementing environmental programmes or projects at the national or regional levels is desirable.
Experience in Ozone Depleting Substances phase-out activities is desirable
Experience with UN system or national institutions implementing Montreal Protocol programmes is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English is required.
Working knowledge of another UN official languages 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.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.