Org. Setting and Reporting This post is located in the Environment for Europe and Sustainable Development section of the Environment Division, United Nations Economic Commission for Europe, in the Secretariat to the Convention on Environmental Impact Assessment (Espoo Convention) and the Protocol on Strategic Environmental Assessment (Protocol on SEA).
The post is directly supervised by the Programme manager for capacity building activities in the treaty secretariat, with overall guidance provided by the Secretary to the two treaties.
Responsibilities The incumbent will be responsible of the following duties :
monitors status of programme / project proposals and receipt of relevant documentation for review and approval.
identifies inconsistencies; distributes project documents to relevant parties upon approval.
and brings to the attention of the supervisor,
reviews and routes incoming correspondence.
maintains files and databases.
contributes to the layout and formatting of the website under guidance of the web master.
Competencies PROFESSIONALISM :
Knowledge of programme or project administration, in technical cooperation or related area, in particular of processing of cost-
plans and budgets, contracts, grants and travel requests, as well as meeting preparations.
Knowledge of ERP systems, such as UMOJA, as well as Windows, Microsoft Office and website software.
remains calm in stressful situations.
PLANNING & ORGANIZING :
Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Education Completion of secondary school or its equivalent commercial school.
Work Experience At least three (3) years of experience in programme or project administration, technical cooperation or related area is required, of which preferably two (2) within the United Nations System or in a comparable international organization.
Experience with ERP systems such as UMOJA is required. Experience with cost plans / budgets, travel requests, consultancy contracts and grants is desirable.
Languages Fluency in English and knowledge of Russian are required. Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-
based interview. Special Notice This position is subject to local recruitment pursuant to staff rule 4.4 of the United Nations Staff Rules.
All staff in the General Service and related categories shall be recruited in the country or within commuting distance of each office, irrespective of their nationality and of the length of time they may have been in the country.
A staff member subject to local recruitment shall not be eligible for the allowances or benefits exclusively applicable to international recruitment.
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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.
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Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
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