Posting Period: 15 June 2011-14 August 2011
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's 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. UNEP Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) steers action to promote development and implementation of environmental law and identifies synergies and promotes the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). DELC also encourages interlinkages between UNEP's programme and those of MEAs. This position is located in the United Nations Environment Programme, Division of Environmental Law and Conventions at the Nairobi duty station. Under the overall leadership and supervision of the Director of DELC, the incumbent will perform the following tasks:

1. Coordinate the delivery of the UNEP Environmental Governance Sub-Programme, within the framework of UNEP's Medium Term Strategy, Strategic Framework and Programme of Work, including liaising with the Executive Office, Office of Operations, Quality Assurance Section, Corporate Service Section, other UNEP Divisions, Regional Directors and Offices, MEA Secretariats and outside partners, to ensure sound programme and project planning, implementation, monitoring and reporting, and to have overall coherence in the delivery of the Sub-Programme's expected accomplishments; Representing the Division and Sub-Programme at the Project Approval Group, Project Review Committee and related meetings; Monitoring the overall progress of the Sub-Programme; Ensuring the timely and complete submission of all required reports on the delivery of work and all related information; Advising the Director on management of risks regarding the Sub-Programme and suggesting corrective measures. 2. Manage the performance of the Sub-programme, including through the monitoring and evaluation of the delivery of outputs and results expected of the Sub-programme thereby contributing to achieving its objectives. 3. Identify key issues/gaps for UNEP intervention and design coordination strategies to promote the integration of UNEP's existing capacities, internal arrangements and regional presence for the holistic delivery of Sub-Programme.

4. In coordination with the UNEP Resource Mobilization Unit, develop a resource mobilization strategy to promote the Sub-Programme to member states, UN agencies, other stakeholders and donors for funding implementation at the regional and national levels, as well as to promote overall understanding at the global level. 5. Support UNEP cooperative efforts and advisory services for the participation and contribution to implementation by the relevant partners and stakeholders, including UN agencies and programmes, other intergovernmental organizations, non-governmental organizations, private sector and other related organizations in the context of the sub-programme. 6. Perform other relevant duties as assigned.

Professionalism: Demonstrated professional competence in the field of . In-depth knowledge of environmental law and Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs); Strong analytical skills and ability to conduct comprehensive research on a range of issues, including those of a unique and complex nature in the field of environmental governance. Practical experiences in planning and management of programme activities in the areas relevant to environmental governance, including managing performance of such activities through monitoring, evaluation and reporting.
Vision: Identifies strategic issues, opportunities and risks; Clearly communicates links between the Organization's strategy and the Division's goals as well as the goals of the Sub-programme; Generates and communicates broad and compelling organizational direction, inspiring others to pursue the same direction.

Empowering Others: Empowers others to translate vision into results. Delegates responsibility, clarifies expectations, and gives staff required autonomy in important areas of their work. Involves others in decision making, showing appreciation and encourages others to set challenging goals and holds them responsible for achieving results related to their areas of responsibility

Leadership: Ability to take responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives into substantive work and commitment to the goal of achieving gender balance in staffing; Proactive in developing strategies to accomplish objectives and drives for change and improvement; Empowers others to translate vision into results; Anticipates and resolves conflicts by pursuing mutually agreeable solutions.

Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in political science, law, international relations, public administration, natural resources management, environmental sciences or related field. 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 working experience with environment and development planning and implementation or areas relevant to environmental governance. Experience within the United Nations an asset.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN Official language an asset.

United Nations Considerations
The United Nations shall place 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. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8). The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

Assessment Method
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which may be followed by a competency-based interview.

Special Notice
1. 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.
2. All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail 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 send an email to, quoting the job opening number in the subject header of your email.

Special Notice
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The Organization: IFC, a member of the World Bank Group, fosters sustainable economic growth in developing countries by financing private sector investment, mobilizing capital in the international financial markets, and providing advisory services to businesses and governments. For more information, please visit The Program The three-year Cleaner Production Program aims to stimulate investment in and uptake of resource efficient (REff) and (CP) technologies and management processes in African companies. The program targets the manufacturing, agribusiness and services (MAS) as well as mining sectors. Cleaner production and resource efficiency help firms become more productive, whilst reducing levels of environmental pollution and emissions of greenhouse gases. This is in line with IFC s climate change strategy and targets. / resource efficiency is a process that improves operational processes, and makes more efficient use of inputs such as raw materials, power and water along a company s value chain. Effective cleaner production/ resource efficiency interventions not only help conserve resources and reduce waste, pollution and greegnhouse gas (GHG) emissions, but can also reduce operating costs. Scope of work: The Program Manager must have in-depth technical knowledge of CP/ REff management, technologies and investment practices. They will use this knowledge to build credible relationships with companies, taking primary responsibility for delivering CP/ REff assessments and consultancy to IFC clients and partners that result in energy, water and input material savings as well as greenhouse gas reductions. This advice may relate to specific investment opportunity, technology upgrades, or process management improvements. In addition, the Program Manager will recruit, train and supervise a cadre of external consultants that deliver CP/REff at scale in targeted sectors. Key steps in the advisory process include: i) country wide scoping visits; ii) CP/ REff audits and assessments iii) development and signing of in-depth advisory services client engagements iv) facilitating access to finance and technical advice that support the implementation of audit recommendations. Scoping Studies. The Program will analyze markets in order to identify the sectors to target, understand demand and supply constraints as well as drivers, and determine interventions that will encourage firms to adopt CP/REff practices as well as technologies which contribute towards sectors becoming more efficient and sustainable. CP/ REff Assessments. Before detailed work can start, the Program will conduct a scoping visit to each client to indentify whether significant CP opportunities exist and whether additional advisory support is really needed. In-depth advisory engagement. If the audit identifies a clear need for further support, IFC will propose an in-depth advisory engagement on a co-financing basis. Such an engagement will be undertaken by the Program in association with local CP/REff consultants able to provide sector specific and regional knowledge. Implementation of recommendations. The Program will support implementation of recommendations by facilitating access to finance, advising clients on various aspects of implementation (including technologies), reviewing accomplished results, and show casing successfully implemented projects within sectors.
Duties and Accountabilities:
  • Design and deliver cleaner production advisory engagements for IFC clients and partners: conduct initial walk-through assessments; define scope of required support to client; engage external consultants on as needed basis and oversee quality of their work; present results of engagements to management of the client company.
  • Support IFC investment teams in business development efforts for clients with strong cleaner production potential.
  • Recruit, train and supervise a cadre of CP/REff consultants that provide sector specific CP/REff technical assistance and advice incl. benchmarking in select sectors.
  • Contribute towards research and policy analysis that fosters CP/REff market development.
  • Contribute to corporate knowledge base and share effective approaches with team members and other IFC units.
  • Satisfy Program and other reporting requirements.
  • Represent the Program in seminars, conferences, PR events.
  • Maintain contacts with relevant stakeholders: banks, vendors, project developers, business associations, policy makers, etc.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Selection Criteria:
  • Master s or equivalent professional degree and at least 7-10 years of relevant technical experience;
  • Track record in achieving REff savings and facilitating access to CP/REff project finance;
  • Experience leading large process efficiency improvements and/or consultancy assignments;
  • Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically and rapidly analyze diverse information;
  • Self starter with strong managerial, organizational, and problem-solving skills, including ability to quantify CP/REff projects outcomes in financial terms;
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely for expert and non-expert audiences, including ability to communicate technical and financial aspects of CP projects to diverse audiences;
  • Excellent writing, presentation and facilitation skills,
  • Results-oriented approach with demonstrated history of accomplishments;
  • Fluency in English is essential and French highly desirable.

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