Org. 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.
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.
The position is located in the Economy Division, Chemicals and Health Branch at the Geneva duty station, under the overall supervision of the Chief, Project Management and Administration Unit.
Responsibilities The incumbent will advise and support in the management of financial resources, forecasting the financial requirements of the programme work area, monitor budget implementation and advise on application of relevant UN financial rules and regulations, procedures and guidelines.
1. Budget preparation :
2. Programme budget administration :
3. General :
Undertake basic research and gather information from standard sources; Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities, and remains calm in stressful situations
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently Education Advanced university degree in business or public administration, finance, accounting, or related area.
A relevant first-level university degree with a combination of 2 years professional qualifications may be accepted in lieu of Advanced degree.
Work Experience A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in finance, budget, administration or related area, including a minimum of two years at the international level, is required.
Experience in programme (project) management and working knowledge of Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) applications is desirable.
Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.
Special Notice Appointment against this position is 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 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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