Monday, June 11, 2012
EMPLOYMENT: Manager, Climate Change Programme, Training Department, Geneva
UNITAR's Climate Change Programme develops methodologies, executes training, supports learning strategies, and facilitates knowledge sharing with the goal to strengthen capacities in developing countries to implement the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) and to advance a green, low emission and climate resilient transition. The current cornerstones of the Programme comprise: applied research and knowledge-sharing through a global network of Centers of Excellence; servicing a One UN approach to climate change learning and skills development which supports country-driven strategies to strengthen human resources, learning and skills (UN CC:Learn ); and development and execution of tailor-made courses that address priority learning needs in partner countries.
Under the supervision of the Associate Director, Environment Unit, the incumbent:
- Plans, organizes, manages and supervises UNITAR's Climate Change Programme by setting the general direction and strategies; mobilizing extra-budgetary funding; overseeing the development and execution of the annual work plan (including coordination, delivery, and monitoring); overseeing proposal development, budgetary planning and financial execution (e.g. processing of grants), reporting (e.g. statistics on training and production of timely substantive and financial reports to donors), quality control, and other administrative and human resource-related tasks.
- Oversees the organization of training and capacity development activities, the production of substantive reports and guidance/training manuals and other Programme products. Works in close cooperation with other relevant development, research and training entities to assist in linking climate change with sustainable development.
- Conceptualizes and implements new programme areas and projects to expand the Programme portfolio by identifying new opportunities; providing policy and technical guidance for new activities; and forging and maintaining innovative relations with partners and stakeholders.
- Interacts with relevant organizations and represents the Programme, Associate Director and Executive Director, as appropriate to enhance collaboration, coordination and synergy by liaising with government, civil society and private sector organizations; interacting closely with intergovernmental organizations including leading UN bodies, agencies and programmes such as the UNFCCC, UNDP, UNEP, UN regional economic commissions, etc.,; presenting information, observations, and arguments to partners and stakeholders regarding capacity development trends and needs; attending regional and international meetings to actively represent UNITAR and contribute to its visibility.
- Maintains the reputation of the Programme by following high standards in capacity development and service provision management; ensuring compliance with rules and regulations; managing the Programme's public relations strategy by overseeing the construction and up-dating of the website, production of promotional material and the establishment of a network of professionals and alumni in the thematic subject area; liaising with media, opinion leaders and partners to showcase benefits and results; nurturing and expanding contacts with academic institutions.
- Maintains staff results by communicating job expectations; planning, monitoring and appraising job results; overseeing, coaching, counselling and disciplining employees; initiating, coordinating and enforcing systems, policies and procedures; maintaining an enabling work environment; and permitting opportunities for personal growth.
- Keeps senior management informed of new initiatives, developments and the Programme performance, by preparing appropriate and timely inputs to decision-making and planning processes such as audits and substantive and/or managerial reports; participating in management and staff meetings; and interacting with UNITAR departments, programmes and units as appropriate; sharing best practices/lessons learnt and adapting current management strategies to meet guidelines and policies agreed upon by the Institute.
Deadline: June 21, 2012