Manager - Analysis and Methods subprogramme
Location: Bonn, Germany
Last Date: June 3, 2008
FRAMEWORK CONVENTION ON CLIMATE CHANGE - Secretariat
CONVENTION - CADRE SUR LES CHANGEMENTS CLIMATIQUES - Secrétariat
ADAPTATION, TECHNOLOGY AND SCIENCE (ATS) PROGRAMME
Analysis and Methods subprogramme
VACANCY ANNOUNCEMENT NO: VA 08/E045
PUBLICATION/TRANSMISSION DATE: 05 May 2008
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATION 03 June 2008
TITLE AND GRADE: Manager, P-5
POST NUMBER: FCA-2932-P5-003
INDICATIVE NET ANNUAL SALARY: US$ 75,432 to 80,842 (without dependents)
US$ 81,197 to 87,304 (with dependents)
(plus variable post adjustment, currently 71.9% of net salary) plus other UN benefits and pension fund
DURATION OF APPOINTMENT: One and a half years, with possibility of extension
DUTY STATION: Bonn, Germany
EXPECTED DATE FOR ENTRY ON DUTY 1 August 2008
The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) is the focus of the political process to address Climate Change. The Convention secretariat is supporting the Convention and its Kyoto Protocol by a range of activities, including substantive and organizational support to meetings of the Parties.
The Adaptation, Technology and Science programme supports Parties in assessing and developing strategies and actions to meet their specific needs and concerns relating to adaptation and mitigation to climate change, impacts of the implementation of response measures and technology transfer. The Analysis and Methods subprogramme aims to support the intergovernmental negotiations on matters relating to mitigation of climate change.
Under the guidance of the Coordinator for Adaptation, Technology and Science, the Manager of the Analysis and Methods subprogramme is responsible for leading the team that will implement the secretariat’s work on land use, land-use change and forestry related issues (including deforestation, forest degradation, sustainable forest management); on analytical and methodological aspects (including development of methodologies) of climate change mitigation, on areas such as the IPCC sectors (Energy; Industrial Processes and Product Use; Agriculture, Forestry and Other Land Use; Waste) and on emissions from international aviation and maritime transport. The Manager will also ensure further progress in the work on research and systematic observation and will enhance the cooperation with relevant international scientific organizations working on climate change and contribute to the actions to be undertaken by the ATS programme towards making climate neutral secretariat activities. In particular the Manager will be
• Leading and managing staff of the subprogramme, managing the subprogramme’s workplans, providing technical, policy and administrative guidance to staff, delegating relevant responsibilities to them and advising on the team’s work strategies to achieve the subprogramme’s goals, monitoring activities and the performance of staff, raising supplementary funds as needed, monitoring budgets and expenditures and deciding on relevant follow-up action.
• Providing substantive leadership and policy guidance to the subprogramme; managing support for the intergovernmental negotiations on the agenda items under the subprogramme’s responsibility; managing the organization of intersessional activities, such as workshops, expert meetings and informal consultations; and developing and implementing measures for quality control of the subprogramme’s outcomes, including official documents and communications with relevant external actors.
• Ensuring synergy and coordination of the work of the subprogramme with that of other organizational units in the ATS programme and in other programmes within the secretariat; and in the same context providing substantive and organizational support to the coordinator to achieve internal consistency in approaches related to the areas of responsibility of the subprogramme in the secretariat while contributing to the overall strategic goals of the secretariat.
• Formulating and developing cooperative programmes with relevant United Nations agencies, research institutions, and other relevant governmental, inter-governmental and non-governmental organizations in all areas of responsibility of the subprogramme.
• Participating in the overall management of secretariat-wide and programme-wide activities, including through serving as member of relevant management committees as assigned, providing advice to the coordinator, deputy executive secretary and executive secretary, as appropriate, supporting the coordinator in managing the financial resources of the programme; representing the secretariat externally, and deputizing for the coordinator as needed.
• Performing other duties as required.
• Advanced university degree in engineering, environmental sciences, social science, economics or a related discipline. A combination of relevant academic qualifications and extensive experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced.
• At least ten (10) years of progressively responsible professional experience, including on issues related to climate change and complex negotiations in an international context.
• Fluency in written and oral English and working knowledge in another UN language highly desirable.
• Expert knowledge in the field of work under his/her responsibility.
• Ability to produce high-quality outputs on key technical issues.
• The capacity to review, evaluate and direct the technical work of staff under his/her supervision.
• Ability to identify key strategic issues.
• Tact and negotiating skills.
Commitment to Continuous Learning:
• Extremely proactive in the understanding and promotion of new developments in the appropriate field of work.
• Excellent spoken and written communication skills, ability to defend and explain difficult issues with respect to key decisions.
• Proven ability to communicate complex concepts orally.
• Willingness and ability to act as a spokesperson and promoter both internally and externally.
• Good conceptual understanding of technology in the workplace and ability to use relevant software and other applications and equipment relevant to the post.
• Good interpersonal skills and the ability to establish and maintain effective working relations in a multi-cultural organization.
• Excellent judgement and proven decision-making skills.
• The capacity to analyse problems and develop innovative, effective solutions.
• Ability to display initiative, resourcefulness and imagination.
• Ability to harness and direct resources to best effect.
• Proven managerial and leadership skills.
• Ability to integrate professional knowledge together with pragmatic objectives to produce a results-orientated work programme for individuals and teams.
• Proven record of building and managing teams and creating an enabling environment.
• Excellent proven ability to lead, supervise, mentor, develop and encourage good performance.
Quoting Vacancy Announcement Number 08/E045, applicants are requested to complete and submit a United Nations Personal History form (P11) to be found on our website unfccc.int - at this stage no signature is needed on the P11 form - preferably via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or by fax/regular mail to:
Chief Human Resources Unit
Climate Change Secretariat (UNFCCC)
P.O. Box 260 124
D-53153 Bonn, Germany
Fax (49-228) 815-1999
1. Qualified women candidates and candidates from developing countries are especially encouraged to apply
2. Service is limited to the UNFCCC Secretariat
3. We will confirm receipt of your application. However, only candidates under serious consideration and contacted for an interview will receive notice of the final outcome of the selection process.