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Senior Project Manager (EcAp MED III Project) 26 May 2021 Int. Expert UNEP Greece
Athens (GRC)
01 June 2021
6 months with possibility of extension
26 May 2021

Minimum age: 35 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the UNEP/MAP Deputy Coordinator, and the overall guidance of UNEP/MAP Coordinator, and in close consultation with QSR Programme Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinating and managing the project working closely with UNEP/MAP components.
  • Developing a detailed workplan including activities to be implemented by the partners.
  • Monitoring delivery of outputs and progress of implementation of activities in accordance with the Project Document and the workplan and ensuring quality of outcomes and proposing necessary amendments as need be.
  • Coordinating and managing overall project budget revisions/implementation including those of implementing partners.
  • Ensuring harmonization and coherence of all activities and project outputs together with the Project Steering Committee.
  • Executing Project Activities assigned to MAP Coordinating Unit including MED POL Programme.
  • Preparing various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, as well as supervising their translations.
  • Informing and advising the implementing partners through the Project Steering Committee on any issue likely to affect the financial resources or the scope of the activities foreseen.
  • Organizing the Project Steering Committee Meetings including preparing the agenda and ensuring dissemination of the Meeting minutes to all participants/concerned parties to ensure effective communication and follow-up.
  • Developing and managing the performance and impact assessment system for the project including defining measurable indicators, ensuring adherence to the Project’s monitoring and evaluation framework as well as organizing any external evaluations required.
  • Disseminating the results of the evaluation to all partners for further review as a means to ensure the most effective implementation and results orientation of the project.
  • Developing TORs and managing the work of Consultants in the context of the expected outputs of the Project.
  • Handling administrative paperwork in implementing the project.
  • Collecting information on latest developments on ecosystem approach at regional and global levels, reviewing and analysing issues and trends, to contribute to the policy development of UNEP/MAP.
  • Contributing to the organization of meetings, seminars, and/or public relations events that are required to ensure effective coordination and implementation of the overall Ecosystem Approach Roadmap and its activities including both substantive and logistical aspects of meeting organizations.
  • Seeking opportunities for creating networks with relevant initiatives, institutions, NGOs, scientific community, with special emphasis on synergies with EU MSFD work.
  • Coordinating and monitoring all the Communications activities of the project in collaboration with MAP Information Officer and respective MAP Components.
  • Performing other related duties as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental studies or management, science, international relations, political science, law or related disciplines,. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

180 Months

A minimum of 15 years of progressively responsible experience in project/programme management, and environmental policy coordination and/or related field including at least one (1) year at the international level on issues related to marine and coastal environment management. A good understanding of the European Union Marine Strategy Framework Directive (EU MSFD) implementation is desirable.


  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in supporting the preparation and implementation of projects is required;
  • Good skills in project management are required;
  • Good communication skills, ability to write reports and to speak in public are required;
  • Good knowledge in office automation software (Word, Excel, Power Point) is required.
  • Knowledge of the policy and legal framework of the Mediterranean region, including the Barcelona Convention and its Protocols and experience in working with the governments of the Contracting Parties of the Barcelona Convention are strong assets;
  • Knowledge and/or working experience of SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) software (Umoja) is an asset;

Language skills:
Fluency in English (oral and written) is required;
Working knowledge of French is required;
Knowledge of Arabic and/or Spanish is an advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other energy, environment and climate change related experience

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 26/05/2021