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Programme Officer, P-4

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Town/City Bangkok
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Mid Level
Deadline 26/10/2009
Company Name United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
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Programme Officer, P-4
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   27 Aug 2009
ORGANIZATIONAL UNIT:   United Nations Environment Programme

The Executive Director reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level lower than the advertised level of the post. 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.
Depending on professional background, experience and family situation, a competitive compensation and benefits package is offered.
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United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) works with international governmental and non-governmental organizations, national and local governments, business and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices, incorporate environmental costs, use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, and enable the implementation of conventions and international agreements. This post is located in the Ozone Action Branch, Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) of UNEP/DTIE in Bangkok. Under the supervision of the Head of the Branch, the incumbent will coordinate with senior Government officials, Ministers and senior officers in other Implementing Agencies and Bilateral Agencies to the Montreal Protocol in light of Decisions of Meeting of Parties as well as Executive Committee relating to achieving compliance of Pacific Island Countries (PIC). Ensure annual Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) Vision and Work plan for PIC region is implemented within available resources in accordance with the guidance provided by Paris and Bangkok; Organize annual network meeting for ozone officers from PICs; Manage the Hydrochloroflurocarbons (HCFC) phase-out programme of UNEP in northeast region, which includes China, DPR Korea and Mongolia. Specifically the incumbent will perform the following functions: 1. Assist countries in Pacific Island Countries (PIC) network to compliance with their obligations under the Montreal Protocol. 2. Organize meeting of Network of Ozone Officers of PIC region and promote cross-fertilization of good methodologies on compliance. 3. Develop and implement of HCFC Phase-out Management Plan (HPMP) for China, Mongolia and DPR Korea. 4. Provide technical and policy assistance for countries in the Regional Office for Asia and the Pacific (ROAP) region for Chloroflurocarbons (CFC) phase-out, especially in the refrigeration servicing sector. 5. Assist the Regional Director in the implementation of national, sub-regional and global priorities within the approved ROAP strategy and provide inputs in the preparation and submission of documents to the Executive Committee meeting.

Professionalism: Ability to identify and resolve a range of issues/problems and to work well with figures, undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources. Demonstrated ability to apply good judgement in the context of assignments given. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work. Communication: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. 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. Planning and 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.


Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in environmental science, development studies or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience
A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in environment field and/or social development matters, with 5 years working experience on projects as programme management in developing countries. Previous work experience related to ozone-depleting substances at national/regional/international level is desirable.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages an asset.

Other Skills
Excellent knowledge of UN system and computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet) are required.
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