Deadline: 15 May 2020
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Programme Management Officer in Nairobi, Kenya.
UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Programme Management Officer will perform the following functions-
- Develop and coordinate sub-regional, national and site-level initiatives aimed at strengthening the MIKE monitoring and capacity building activities across the network of MIKE sites by:
- Develop, refine, organize and implement mechanisms to deliver MIKE trainings and related events in participating sites and countries.
- Liaise with range states, implementing partners and training service providers in the design of training programmes for MIKE sites, and in developing and sharing lessons learnt, best practice and training materials.
- Develop and support MIKE training programmes in countries with MIKE sites, and in developing and sharing lessons learnt, best practice and training materials to improve training across the MIKE network.
- Further develop and coordinate implementation of the MIKE training materials, in collaboration with other CITES Secretariat responsible officers, specialist trainers and national or sub-regional wildlife training institutions as appropriate.
- Establish and maintain contact with MIKE site and national focal points, relevant training service providers, specialist trainers and sub-regional wildlife training institutions.
- Participate in the implementation, monitoring and further development of the MIKES+ Project by:
- Monitor and analyse project implementation.
- Communicate regularly with designated focal points in governments, implementing partners and MIKE governance structures.
- Review and prepare relevant project documents and reports.
- Identify problems in project implementation and issues to be addressed, proposing corrective actions and tracking their execution.
- Coordinate activities related to project budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and preparing related documents/reports (work programme, programme budget, etc.).
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in management, environmental science, forestry or related fields.
- First-Level University Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- Minimum 5 year’s of progressively responsible professional work experience in project management and administration, wildlife management, protected area management or related fields is required.
- Experience in implementing protected area support activities, especially training or other capacity building initiatives, is desirable, as is experience in working at the international level in developing countries, communications and outreach.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
- Fluency in oral and written English is required.
- Knowledge of French is desirable.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNEP.