Deadline: 9 May 2021
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Senior Programme Manager in Bonn, Germany.
UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Senior Programme Manager will perform the following functions:
- Programme development planning and coordination
- Coordinate the development and articulation of the ICAT Strategy for country support and the development of regional climate action transparency hubs under the overall strategic guidance of the ICAT Director.
- Translate the ICAT country and regional engagement strategy into implementation/results in line with approved work plans and associated monitoring mechanisms and draft project documents.
- Stakeholder coordination and ICAT representation
- Represent the Initiative at external meetings at country, regional and global level, including at forums such as the UNFCCC COPs. This will entail country visits and may include high-level meetings at ministries and international organizations that lead ICAT engagement in the country or region.
- Establish and build relationships with ICAT partner country governments and partnering regional organizations, including at high level, as well as relevant actors at the UN, international organizations, NGOs, donors, and climate change stakeholders for the purposes of facilitating activities and improving the quality and relevance of programme implementation.
- Initiation and follow up of programme development opportunities
- Stay abreast of climate change issues and policies, and cross-cutting priorities, such as gender, diversity and sustainability to be included in programme design as relevant.
- Coordinate the identification, design, and formulation of new activities to meet ICAT objectives.
- Programme management
- Analyze project agreements and adopt work plans and budgets, and develop compliance plans and monitoring frameworks to guide relevant colleagues.
- Collaboration with relevant personnel, establish monitoring mechanisms to measure delivery and impact against approved targets and indicators.
- Knowledge management and document management and innovation
- Maintain records of programme files and other necessary programme documents such as documentation of decisions and actions taken on programme issues.
- Implement relevant standards, tools and templates to effectively manage programme development and implementation.
Applicants must have:
- Advanced University Degree (Master’s Degree or equivalent) in environmental management/sciences, international relations, economics, education, development studies, and/or other relevant fields relevant for climate action transparency and capacity-building.
- University Degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) combined with 2 additional years of relevant professional experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
- At least 10 year’s progressive professional experience in project / programme management and/or coordination.
- At least 7 year’s experience relevant to climate change or environmental management required.
- Relevant experience is defined as progressive experience in programme/project development or management related to climate change and/or environmental management/assessment, in either public or private sector organizations.
- Experience in international cooperation and in working with developing countries and/or capacity building is desirable.
- Relevant experience in representing national or international delegations in UN and international fora would be an asset.
- Good understanding of global aspects of environmental protection and urban planning a distinct advantage.
- Good understanding of the UN 2030 Agenda for sustainable development and/or the New Urban Agenda is desirable.
- Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
- Proficiency in another UN language (Arabic/Chinese/French/Spanish/Russian) is required.
- Working knowledge of a third UN language would be a valuable asset.
How to Apply
Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNOPS.