Associate Programme Management Officer at UNEP, Nairobi, Kenya

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Deadline: 19 July 2019

United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Associate Programme Management Officer in Nairobi, Kenya. The duration of this post is 1 year.

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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 Associate Programme Management Officer will perform the following functions:

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  • Support the preparation of the global data drives for the three Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 6 indicators within UN Environment’s custodianship – including identifying and liaising directly with national indicator and SDG6 focal points, communicating data requests and disseminating indicators methodologies, guidance and complementary training and resource materials, as well as data reporting processes and procedures.
  • Contribute to establishing and the day to day running of a help desk system to manage data submissions and country queries, and support coordination with technical expert partners during the global data drive in 2020.
  • Support capacity building activities on the three UN Environment SDG 6 indicators by arranging, organizing and facilitating the delivery of national and regional indicator training workshops in collaboration with external partners, and develop webinars, tutorials and other required capacity building training materials.
  • Support coordination with leaders and teams for each of the three SDG 6 indicator targets across UN Environment.
  • Gather inputs, editing and contributing to the preparation of reports and other materials related to SDG indicators and targets.
  • Assist in the planning and servicing of meetings and events.
  • Assist in communications, knowledge management and outreach activities.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental management, water management or related area is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with 2 additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant and progressively responsible work experience in project, event management, communication or related area is required.
  • Experience working in international and intergovernmental settings is desirable.
  • Experience of supporting capacity building activities and national reporting on water data is an advantage.
  • Experience of working with data bases, statistics, integrating multiple sources of data and working with global data sets, including satellite-based data, is an advantage.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.

How to Apply

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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit UNEP.