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Programme Management Officer (Project Post), Paris

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Closing date: Thursday, 9 November 2017

Posting Title: PROGRAMME MANAGEMENT OFFICER (Project Post), P4


Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: PARIS

Posting Period: 11 October 2017-9 November 2017

Job Opening number: 17-PGM-UNEP-84192-R-PARIS (E)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

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

Special Notice

Appointment against this position is for a period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff Members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staffs are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

The United Nations is Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Organizational 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, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. The Division 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 (http://www.unep.fr/). The position is located in the Economy Division, Resources and Markets Branch, Paris duty station.

Under the supervision of the Head, Consumption and Production Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Responsibilities

1.Develops, implements and evaluates assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions. Such programs/projects aim at mainstreaming sustainable consumption and production into national and regional policy frameworks through providing advisory services and technical support to national stakeholders (government, municipalities, private sector, civil society, and academia). It will include consulting assignments, in collaboration with the national partners, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan used to manage the change.

2.Coordinates policy development at national level on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP), including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies based on past, present and future policy support provided by UN Environment, organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, policy analysis etc. Includes coordination of the different components of the European Union funded Switch-Med programme in eight Mediterranean countries, and outreach activities on national actors on SCP; conducting training workshops; making presentations on assigned topics/activities to foster interest from countries in replicating the development of national Sustainable Consumption and Production Action Plans.

3.Coordinates the development and dissemination of capacity building tools and operational methodologies that are responding to current and emerging needs and issues in countries in the above mentioned areas, with specific focus on methodologies for multi-stakeholder nationally owned processes promoting adaptation and transfer for resource efficiency, circular economy and sustainable consumption and production, as well as on financial instruments for implementation of the developed action plans. Includes provision substantive analysis and support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, including proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations on topics related to SCP, Sustainable Development Goals and mainstreaming SCP into national policy frameworks to achieve these goals.

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