Programme Management Officer, P3
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Programme Management Officer, P3  

United Nations Environment Programme  

岗位领域:行政人力  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:Panama City  截止日期:18 December , 2019  



Org. 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 Systems and serves  as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The Latin  America and the Caribbean Office helps to implement UNEP's programmes  by initiating, coordinating and catalyzing regional and sub-regional  cooperation an action in response to environmental, challenges,  opportunities and emergencies. This position is located in the Latin  America and the Caribbean Office at the Panama duty station.


Under the close supervision of the Regional Coordinator of  Sub-programme “Environment Under Review”, the incumbent will perform  the following functions:

1) Support countries of the region in their efforts to produce  high-quality data and indicators for monitoring and reporting on the  environmental dimension of the Agenda 2030 and SDGs;

Systematically collect and validate data, statistics and indicators  produced by authoritative data providers in the region, including data  and information produced by international organizations, the private  sector and scientific institutions;

Liaise with countries to ensure that appropriate mechanisms and  enough capacity are in place for the systematic production of  consistent data and indicators to monitor and report on the  implementation of the Agenda 2030 and its SDGs;

Coordinate with the Science Division of UNEP to validate the quality  of data collected and to optimize and streamline the reporting process  of SDGs indicators;

Provide customized technical support and address gaps regarding data  collection, analysis and interpretation, with a special focus on the  26 SDGs indicators for which UNEP has the role of Custodian Agency and  coordinate with other agencies to provide the same regarding other  SDGs environmental indicators;

Provide technical support to the Working Group on Environmental  Indicators (WGEI) and their activities conducted in the framework of  the Latin America and Caribbean Initiative for Sustainable Development  (ILAC) and follow up on the implementation of the related decisions of  the Regional Forum of Ministers of Environment;

Coordinate with sister agencies and scientific institutions in the  region for the organization of capacity development and training  initiatives, including design of learning material to produce, process  and validate data and indicators and, notably, those 26 SDGs  indicators for which UNEP is a Custodian Agency.

2) Develop and maintain a database that integrates an analysis on the  environmental data and infrastructures in Latin America and the  Caribbean, including updated information of relevant  institutions/organizations with a mandate in environmental data production.

Assess the current capacities of countries in LAC to collect, analyze  and publish data and identify existing environmental data  infrastructures and installed data processing capacity both at  national and regional level.

Conduct and periodically update a gap analysis to determine current  weaknesses and issues in the national and regional observation and  processing capacities needed to effectively inform national, regional,  thematic, and global indicators.

Elaborate an SDGs indicators mapping, their baselines, targets and  means of verification, and level of desegregation taking into  consideration the data available in LAC;

Support countries for the publication of their data and indicators on  open platforms, including UNEP’s future Regional Data Platform, and  global UNEP’s World Environment Situation Room (WESR) and Environment Live;

Build and strengthen partnerships at the regional and national levels  to improve the reporting process of the SDGs. Provide an effective  follow up of critical information for the integration of the SDGs  indicators where UN environment is the custodian agency.

3) Analyze quantitative and qualitative data, statistics and  information produced in the region to keep track of the state of the  environment, identify trends and emerging issues, and provide overview  of policy response to environmental issues in the region in the  framework of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

Provide technical support to the Regional Director, the Regional  Sub-programme Coordinators, the Regional Development Coordination  Officer, the Communication Officer, Heads of national and sub-regional  Offices for the designing and development of thematic (e.g., water,  oceans, biodiversity, waste, DRR..), national, sub-regional and  regional reports and technical notes about the actual implementation  of the Work Plan in the region, including data and capacity gaps and  open challenges.

Support the analytical capacity of the Regional Office to quickly  respond to regional and countries’ needs by systematically gathering  and analyzing data and producing information useful for reporting to,  inter alia, the Statistical Conference of the Americas (SCA), the  Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean;  and the Forum of the Countries of Latin America and the Caribbean on  Sustainable Development.

Explore the use of innovation and big data for results monitoring and  reporting and train UNEP staff on relevant tools.

Liaise and interact with relevant initiatives, programmes, such as  the UN Environment Global Environment Monitoring System for freshwater  (GEMS/Water), the Group on Earth Observations (GEO) and its regional  initiative AmeriGEOSS, to ensure smooth coordination for timely  production of data and indicators and to support participation of LAC  countries in key deliverables and projects (e.g., thematic  assessments, World Water Quality Assessment, Global Environment Outlooks).

4) Perform administrative activities, reporting, monitoring and  budget. Carry out the UN procedures and legal instruments for  implementing partners, consultants and procurement; Supervise  performance and delivery of consultants and staff.

Conduct and contribute to the overall project monitoring, reporting  and evaluation, including preparing of progress reports, both  narrative and financial. Coordinates activities related to budget and  funding (project preparation and submissions, progress reports,  financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports  (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). Development and  monitoring of national and regional workplans.

5) Perform other duties as required.


- Professionalism: Demonstrates competence in progamme formulation,  coordination and management, policy, making, planning and monitoring,  conscientious and efficient in observing deadlines, achieving results;  takes accountability for goals and challenges, ability to identify and  resolve key issues in a complex situation. 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 difficult problems or challenges; remains clam in stressful  situations; Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives  and ensuring the equal participation of women an men in all areas of work.

- 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 Sciences, Computer Science, Mathematics, Statistics,  Engineering, or related field with a good foundation in data  management and statistical analysis skills. A first-level university  degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying  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, or related area is required.

Demonstrated experience in environmental data analysis, statistics,  and metrics, as well as on environmental indicators, particularly  those used in Latin America and the Caribbean is desirable.

Experience in information technology/information management,  particularly data analytics and data science applied to environmental  science is desirable. Experience in the development and implementation  of systems of moderate size/complexity is desirable.

Experience in fields related to monitoring and evaluation of  environmental policies and/or projects and reporting of data and  indicators at the national and/or regional level is required.

Experience in the use of statistical analysis tools, Geographical  Information Systems and/or knowledge in computer programming is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations  Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English and  working knowledge of Spanish (both oral and written) is required.  Knowledge of Portuguese is an advantage.


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

Special Notice       

This position is open for recruitment for an initial 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 staff are expected to move periodically to new  functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and  procedures. 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.

Pursuant to section 7.11 of ST/AI/2012/2/ Rev.1, candidates recruited  through the young professionals programme who have not served for a  minimum of two years in the position of their initial assignment are  not eligible to apply to this position.

Internal Applicants – when completing the PHP, ensure ALL fields, ALL  professional experience and contact information are completed and up  to date. This information is the basis for the hiring manager to  assess your eligibility and suitability for the position and to  contact you.

Individual contractors and consultants who have worked within the UN  Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering  entity, are ineligible to apply for professional and higher temporary  or fixed-term positions and their applications will not be considered.

All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as  possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the  deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be  acknowledged where an email address has been provided.

If you do not receive an email acknowledgement within 24 hours of  submission, your application may not have been received. In such  cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary. If the problem  persists please seek technical assistance through the Inspira  "Need Help?" link.