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Posting Title:     Programme Management Officer, P3

Job Code Title: Programme Management Officer


Duty Station:     NAIROBI

Posting Period:                 03 February 2017 – 19 March 2017

Job Opening Number:   17-Programme Management-UNEP-71004-R-Nairobi (X)

Staffing Exercise              N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity


Develop departmental and cross-departmental systems and processes to ensure an effective and intergrated approach to identify, capture, evaluate, retrieve and share UNEP information assets. Manage projects involving feasibility studies, systems analysis, design, development and implementation of new moderately complex systems, and/or, participate as a member of a development team with responsibility for major components of the more complex systems. Develop detailed systems and other functional specifications and user documentation for major systems including maintaining and evaluating systems for manipulating and visualizing data and statistics. Provide specialized advice to users, analyze users’ requirements and translate these into new applications; determine application systems integration and linkage issues. Organize and perform unit and integrated testing, designing and utilizing test bases; assist users in acceptance testing. Develop training materials, operating and user manuals; train staff in assigned systems. Propose and coordinate communication and training programs designed to enhance awareness of systems used by UNEP for staff joining and leaving the organization. Research, analyze and evaluate new technologies and make recommendations for their deployment. Participate in writing reports and papers on systems-related topics, knowledge management, system requirements and information strategy. Assist in programme administration, including provision of assistance to or supervision of contractual employees and General Service staff, formulation of consultant and institutional contracts and subsequent implementation, development of the programme budget. Translate user requirements from non-technical users into appropriate action. Performs any other related duties as required.



Knowledge and understanding of modern information management systems focused on environmental data. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to use information technology effectively as a tool and resource. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges, remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.


Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Technological Awareness:

Keeps abreast of available technology; understands applicability and limitation of technology to the work of the office; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks; shows willingness to learn new technology.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in knowledge management, information technology, social sciences or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible working experience in modern information management systems focused preferably on environmental data, implementation and maintenance of information systems or related area of which two years should be at the international level. Experience in Structured Query Language (SQL), Hypertext Preprocessor (PHP), JavaScript or any other programming language is highly desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Working knowledge of French is an asset.


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

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