Head of Operations, Administration, Bonn, Germany, Bonn, Germany

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme

Country: Germany

City: Bonn, Germany

Office: UNEP Bonn

Grade: P-4

Closing date: Tuesday, 7 January 2020

Posting Title: Head of Operations, Administration, P4


Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: BONN

Posting Period: 09 December 2019 - 07 January 2020

Job Opening Number: 19-Administration-UNEP-125894-R-Bonn (E)

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organisational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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. Established in April 2012, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has a membership of more than 130 governments (see www.ipbes.net) and seeks to respond to the needs of governments and other stakeholders to strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services. This post is located at the IPBES secretariat at the Bonn duty station, in Germany. Under the direct supervision of the Executive Secretary of IPBES, the incumbent will be responsible for the following functions:


1. Budget and Financial Management:

Providing strategic direction in the preparation of the budget, guiding the fund management officer and programme officers in incorporating the IPBES work programme planned activities into the budget and within approved levels.

Leading, overseeing and coordinating the implementation of the budget to ensure compatibility with work priorities and objectives, taking into account the most effective use of resources.

Initiating processes to improve budget reporting systems and cost-effective utilization of program resources. Managing and ensuring certification of all transactions through the UN ERP System (Umoja) are within Plenary approved budgets and established UN regulations and rules.

Establishing and maintaining a set of sound policies, procedures, standards and tools which are consistent with UN policy and practice in order to ensure proper accounting, financial management and control.

Producing reports for management and is responsible for the reporting to Plenary and Bureau on budget/programme performance as appropriate.