Programme Officer, Environment and Climate, P3
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Programme Officer, Environment and Climate, P3

Global Compact Office

岗位领域:环境人口 工作性质:长期工作

学历要求:本科及以上 岗位职级:P3

工作地点:New York 截止日期:05 January , 2018



Special Notice

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.


This post is funded with extra-budgetary resources. Extension of the appointment is subject to extension of the mandate and/or the availability of the funds.


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.




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, including but not limited to, respect for international human rights and humanitarian law. Candidates may be subject to screening against these standards, including but not limited to, whether they have committed or are alleged to have committed criminal offences or violations of international human rights law and international humanitarian law.


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 At-a-Glance on "The Application Process" and the Instructional Manual for the Applicants, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.


The screening and 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, including but not limited to, their education, work experience, and language skills, according to the instructions provided on inspira. Applicants will be disqualified from consideration if they do not demonstrate in their application that they meet the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations. Applicants are solely responsible for providing complete and accurate information at the time of application: 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 a reference-checking process to verify the information provided in the application.


Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at midnight (New York time) on the deadline date.

Org. Setting and Reporting

This position is located in the Global Compact at UN Headquarters in New York. The incumbent of this position reports to the Senior Programme Officer, Programmes.


Within delegated authority, under the leadership of the Chief of Programmes, the Programme Officer will be responsible for the following duties:


• Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of the UN Global Compact work on environment and climate change; monitors and analyzes the development and implementation of the Caring for Climate initiative and the Action Platform on Pathways to Low-Carbon and Resilient Development; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with strategic partners such as the Executive Office of the UN Secretary-General, UNFCCC, UN Environment; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.

• Performs engagement assignments, in collaboration with the strategic partners and participants of the UN Global Compact, and handles key communications and correspondence with stakeholders and partners relations on environmental issues.

• Plans and facilitates workshops, webinars and other interactive sessions and engages companies and investors in activities that contribute to enhance the capacity of business to implement climate action, particularly on responsible policy engagement, science based targets and other global commitments supporting the Paris Agreement and the 2030 Development Agenda. Researches and analyzes environmental performance of Global Compact participants, contributes to the development of reports, publications and tools on the implementation of Global Compact Environmental Principles, UN Climate processes and the 2030 Development Agenda and specialized initiatives with the Global Compact Local Networks, and presents information gathered from diverse sources.

• Assists in policy development, undertakes survey initiatives, including the review and analysis of issues and trends related to corporate climate action, prepares publications and evaluations on corporate sustainability and climate action. .Prepares various written outputs, such as background and policy papers, talking points, project proposals, guidance and analytical notes, and inputs to UN Global Compact Climate publications and Global Compact activities and specialized workstreams related to the environment portfolio.

• Provides substantive support and overall coordination of key UN conferences and processes including the global stocktaking of the Paris Agreement, the UN Secretary General’s climate events and the annual COP/CMP UN Climate Change Conferences in collaboration with UN Environment and UN Framework Convention on Climate Change; supports the planning and facilitation of workshops and meetings of the Caring for Climate initiative with a view to further mobilize corporate climate action and implementation supporting the Paris Agreement and the Sustainable Development Goals, proposes agenda topics, identifies potential participants, speaker engagement, prepares documents and presentations, handles follow-up activities etc.

• Undertakes outreach activities for Global Compact’s work on environment and climate, including with Global Compact Local Networks; represents and makes presentations on topics related to business and climate, including priority topics of Action Platforms.

• Supports coordination of activities related to budget and funding of the Action Platform on Pathways to Low-Carbon and Resilient Development activities, including programme strategy, annual activity reports, progress reports and assists in preparing related documents.

• Performs other duties as required.


• Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to corporate sustainability and environment. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. 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.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in business administration, environmental science, social science or a related field. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management related to business and climate change is required. Experience of corporate citizenship issues, especially as these relate to UN, or other similar large international organization, - business collaboration is required. Experience in managing strategic partnerships and government affairs, including drafting reports and outreach/resource mobilization or fundraising is desirable.


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


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.