Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Position: Director of UNEP New York Environment Management Group Secretariat, Deadline: Feb. 8, 2013

Position announcement for senior/director-level opening of UNEP's Environment Management Group Secretariat in NY.

For the listing on the UNEP Jobs website, see link here:

Job Title:         Director, New York Office/Secretariat of the Environment Management Group, D2

Department/Office:  United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: New York

Posting Period:  Dec. 10, 2012 - Feb. 8, 2013

Job Opening Number:  12-PGM-UNEP-25953-D-NEW YORK (X)

Some key info (for full set of information, see link above):


The incumbent will be responsible for: 1. Leading the Coordination and overseeing, the preparation of reports for presentation to the Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and its subsidiary bodies, and other policy-making organs, as appropriate, in consultation with the Office for Policy and Inter-Agency Affairs (OPIA), the Division of Regional Cooperation (UN Delivering as One Unit), and other relevant offices, 2. Contributing to the formulation of the Organization’s overall strategies and policies by participating in various committees, like High Level Committee on Programmes (HLCP), United Nations Development Group (UNDG), and Chief Executives Board for Coordination (CEB). Preparing documents on policy issues, and acting, as required, in an advisory capacity to the USG/ASG in the committees mentioned. 3. Acting as the Chief of the Secretariat of the UN Environment Management Group (EMG) and Secretary to the EMG and ensuring the effective functioning of the EMG, including its senior level decision-making body and its issue-management groups. Initiating, managing, coordinating and facilitating substantive preparations for and follow-up to EMG meetings and contributing to the development of strategic system-wide approaches to inter-agency coordination in the field of environment and human settlements through the EMG. 4. Managing the UNEP New York Office and the Secretariat of the EMG, including formulating and implementing their work programmes and undertaking all programmatic/administrative tasks necessary for the effective functioning of these entities.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in international relations, environmental policy/sciences, economics, law, social sciences or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first-level university degree recognized by the United Nations.

Work Experience:

Over 15 years of professional working experience of which 10 should be at the international level including relevant experience of UN environmental policy negotiations and functioning of multilateral bodies.

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