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Senior Regional Coordinator

Reference 09-PGM-UNEP-422090-R-NAIROBI  (Please mention Stopdodo/Environment Jobs in your application)
Type Fixed Term and Permanent Roles
Status Full Time
Level Senior Level
Deadline 24/10/2009
Company Name UNEP
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Senior Regional Coordinator, ROA, P-5
DATE OF ISSUANCE:   25 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 systems 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. The overall objective of the UNEP's Division of Technology, Industry and Economics (DTIE) 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. 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 UNEP/DTIE, OzonAction Branch at the Nairobi duty station. Under the general guidance and supervision of the Head of Branch and the Regional Director, the Senior Regional Coordinator will coordinate the implementation of the UNEP Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in the African Region. Specifically, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Lead the Regional CAP team in the identification, development and implementation of plans/programmes/projects leading to successful implementation of the Montreal Protocol in Africa. 2. Guide the National Ozone Units (NOUs) in the identification of measures needed in each country for complying with the provisions of the Montreal Protocol. 3. Assist NOUs by enlisting official and political support, when necessary, for adoption and implementation of measures that will help expedite the phasing of Ozone Depleting Substances (ODS). 4. Supervise the preparation, by the regional CAP team, of progress reports and other written outputs, e.g. background papers, analysis, substantial sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications. 5. Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and ensure the preparation of related documents/reports is done in accordance with the set procedures. 6. Coordinate the organization of network meetings and sub-regional thematic workshops and south-south cooperation to promote the exchange of experience of complying with the Montreal Protocol; Represent the Director of the UNEP Regional office for Africa and the Head of UNEP OzonAction in Events and Forum in the Africa region on the Montreal Protocol and related issues. 7. Ensure effective utilization, supervision and development of staff; Guide, evaluate and mentor staff. 8. Perform other duties as required.

Professionalism: Identifies strategic opportunities to assist the client countries; Knowledge of the implementation work of the Montreal Protocol; Ability to implement programmes and projects; Ability to identify key strategic issues, opportunities and risks. Communication: Highly developed communication skills (spoken, written, public speaking and presentation), including the ability to explain and present sensitive issues/positions and prepare clear, concise and meaningful reports on short notice; Ability to generate and communicate broad and compelling organizational direction. Teamwork: Strong interpersonal skills, ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity; 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. Planning and Organizing: Ability to define clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priorities, allocates appropriate amount of time and financial resources; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies in monitoring the implementation of activities. Leadership: Provides leadership and takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work and commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing; Establishes and maintains relationships with a broad range of people to understand needs and gain support; Ability to develop strategies and empower others to accomplish objectives and solve problems.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environment, business administration, engineering management, economics or related area. 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 ten years of progressively responsible experience in environment programmes or large-scale management function or related field. Working experience at the international level is required. Previous work experience related to ODS desirable. Knowledge of the UN system working procedures 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 official language is an advantage.

Other Skills
Excellent computer skills (Microsoft Office, email, internet) are required.
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