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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
UNV Budget and Finance Assistant 29 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
01 February 2021
12 months
29 January 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Senior Administrative Officer, or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV - Budget and Finance Assistant will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in the preparation of a results-based budget for the Ozone Secretariat for submission to the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and Vienna Convention
  • Verify documents for overall accuracy, consistency and uniformity in presentation and ensure comprehensiveness and compliance, cross-check consistency of figures in tables with the text of the reports and verify references to other reports and documents and ensure that all necessary corrections are incorporated.
  • Review budget utilization on a monthly basis and assist with the preparation of the report for management review and on yearly basis for submission to the parties
  • Review income and analyse ageing of contributions on a monthly basis and assist with the preparation of the report for management review
  • Review financial transactions every month for accuracy and correctness and propose accounting adjustments, if required
  • Provide logistics support in the meetings as required
  • Provide guidance to Implementing Partners on financial reporting as per the legal agreement and on the templates to be used for meeting the reporting requirements
  • Initiate processing of cash advances and expenditure recording and follow up on remittances of funds and liquidation of purchase orders.
  • Assist in the follow-up on outstanding financial and technical reports with the executing agencies.
  • File and archive documentation in soft and hard copies and keep log of archived files.
  • Draft/prepare routine correspondence with respect to enquiries related to relevant financial and budget matters.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A bachelor's degree in business administration, finance or accounting is required

36 Months
  • Additional technical qualifications, certified public account (CPA) or equivalent are desired.
  • Demonstrated experience of up to 3 years in preparing budget and financial reports for large organizations.
  • Excellent writing skills and knowledge of budget preparation process desired.
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • Advanced skills in MS Excel, MS Powerpoint and MS Word is required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Finance, accounting and audit, Administration and administrative assistance, Other finance, economics and administration related experience

Finance, Accounting, Business Administartion, CPA

No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 29th January 2021

Environment Governance Associate 24 January 2021 Int. Specialist UNEP Bahrain
UNEP
Bahrain
Manama (BHR)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
24 January 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the general supervision of the Officer overseeing the environment governance subprogramme or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Research the environment governance situation in the region and propose entry points for planning and conducting activities to enhance the legislative and institutional capacities in countries of the region
  • Provide support and review for environmental legislations
  • Support the engagement of the regional office in the environment dimension of sustainable development, SDGs and the Voluntary National reviews through the substantive review of relevant documents, reports and processes
  • Support the development, planning and coordination of projects under the subprogramme (in particular Green Gulf Initiative and the NGO Capacity Building projects)
  • Prepare comprehensive and detailed progress reports on the assigned projects and activities
  • Provide operational support to the implementation of the assigned projects, facilitating project missions, meetings and workshops
  • Identify and prepare partners profiles with potential to contribute to subprogramme development and implementation
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a relevant area, e.g. environment law, project management or area related to environmental management; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in project- and programme management or resources mobilization or other relevant programmes; experience with environmental projects is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Excellent analytical skills;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in the environment, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System;
  • Fluency in spoken and written English and Arabic is required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Energy and environmental economics, carbon market mechanisms
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.

Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 24 January 2021

Project Support Officer 22 January 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
22 January 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Given the current working arrangements due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the tasks described here-below will have to be undertaken remotely in whichever country the selected candidate is based, until further notice.

Under the overall guidance of the Chief of the Environmental Governance and Conventions Branch, Law Division, and direct supervision of the Programme Management Officer, the UN Volunteer, in close collaboration with the Project Assistants in the Division, will ensure effective and timely implementation of the activities of the African Elephant Fund by:

  • Assisting in coordination of activities related to the African Elephant Fund, providing administrative and substantive support to the meetings of the steering committee of the fund e.g. proposing agenda topics, preparation of background documents and presentations, handling logistics, etc.
  • Assisting in monitoring the implementation/execution of project activities of the African Elephant Fund; reviewing relevant documents and reports;
  • Assisting in activities related to budget funding, project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc. and preparation of documents/reports relating to the activities of the African Elephant Fund and liaises with the Fund Management Officer to ensure direct payments to executing partners and prepare project budget revisions as necessary.
  • Assisting in managing specific aspects of project activities relating to the Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) in the Branch.
  • Providing administrative and substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences and side events of MEA-related projects and activities of the Branch.
  • Performs other duties in the Law Division as required.
Master degree or equivalent

Masters degree in Administration, Project Management, Economics, International Relations, Environmental Management or the equivalent combinations of education and experience in a related area.

24 Months
  • Experience at the national or international level in project planning and management and analysis.
  • Experience in the management of environmental projects, including monitoring and evaluation would be considered an advantage.
  • Previous experience at the United Nations, UNEP or other international organizations on administration, or on environment would be considered an advantage.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience, Other energy, environment and climate change related experience, Monitoring and evaluation
  • Project planing and management in environment related field
  • Monitoring and Evaluation
No

Accountability, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup.
Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 22 January 2021