Associate programme management officer, p2
UNEP, paris - france

Posting Title:Associate Programme Management Officer, P2
Job Code Title:Associate Programme Management Officer
Department/Office:United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station:PARIS
Posting Period:23 January 2018 – 08 March 2018
Job Opening Number:18-Programme Management-UNEP-88682-R-Paris (X)
Staffing ExerciseN/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The overall objective of the UN Environment’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, energy efficiency and climate mitigation, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities ( This post is located in UN Environment, Economy Division at the Paris duty station. Under the supervision of the Head, Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Secretariat, the incumbent will carry out the following functions:


1.Support implementation of Climate and Clean Air Coalition’s (CCAC) Supporting National Action and Planning on short lived climate pollutants (SLCPs)” (“SNAP”) Initiative: Provide scientific and technical support to the CCAC Partners for development and implementation of the initiative; Follow activities implemented and review associated documents; Support Partners in developing appropriate documents; prepare and monitor contracting arrangements with implementers; prepare summaries and updates; Support the promotion of initiatives and dissemination of initiative outcomes. 2. Support the “SLCP Solutions Centre”: manage the CCAC roster of experts; manage and help refine requests from public institutions related to short-lived climate pollutants; identify experts, monitor delivery and review associated documents; update the Solution Centre Website. 3. Support and advise the Programme by: Advising on the development and implementation of CCAC initiatives, following the decisions of the Coalition, and ensuring consistency with UNEP rules and regulations; Managing the process for timely reporting by the various CCAC initiatives, encouraging submissions from initiative coordinators and Lead Partners; Serving as the Coalition’s focal point for communications with initiative Lead Partners; Supporting the coordination of various written outputs prepared by initiative coordinators and Lead Partners, including the CCAC Annual Report. 4. Support the organisation of Coalition meetings: support collaboration and coordination among Partners on CCAC activities and Partners; support the preparation and organization of meetings; develop agendas, background documents, and meeting reports, disseminating meeting results and helping with travel and logistics; Support preparation of the CCAC strategic documents and elaborate regular reports on the activities and Secretariat matters; monitor action plans and projects. 5. Support Coordination and Liaison between CCAC and UN Environment: Help relevant UN Environment Programme divisions/offices/units/teams understand SLCP issues; support coordination of activities with relevant UN Environment programmes and projects; support involvement of UN Environment Regional Offices activities as regional outreach and awareness raising activities and CCAC participation in international and regional events; provide inputs to UN Environment CCAC High Level Group; prepare briefing notes and other written inputs to support CCAC Secretariat liaison with UN Environment Senior Management Team and promotion of the CCAC by UN Environment Senior Management Team. 6. Performs other relevant duties assigned


-Professionalism: Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to apply UN rules, regulations policies and guidelines in work situations; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Ability to assist project manager in the development and implementation of projects activities. Takes ownership of all responsibilities and honors commitments; Delivers outputs for which one has responsibility with prescribed time, cost and quality standards. 
-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. 
-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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environment policy, environmental science, international relations or related field is required. A first level university degree combined with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible work experience in project or programme management, administration or related area is required. Experience in climate change/environment and in the UN or other international organizations is an asset. Experience working with the topics related to the reduction of short-lived climate pollutants is desirable. Experience in developing capacity building workshops with national governments is an asset.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French is required . Knowledge of another UN language is desirable.


Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice

This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position. 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. 1. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. 2. If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira “Need Help?” link.

United Nations Considerations

According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

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