Planning and Research Consultant

UNEP: United Nations Environment Programme


Result of Service

To analyse and improve the processes in the front office and provide inputs to the automation of processes.

  • Work Location: Nairobi
  • Expected duration: 8 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

This assignment is located in Nairobi duty station under the overall supervision of the Special Assistant to the director.

  • Create a guide for new staff members: including roles and responsibilities, guide for requesting meetings with the Director and deputy director; Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs)
  • Support with preparation of strategic outreach plan for Ecosystems Director.
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
  • Produce a mid-year report on the Director’s office to summarise: engagements; tasking; deliveries etc.
  • Support with coordination of preparations for Stockholm +50
  • Submit draft of Leadership Dialogues guide to support planning of 2024 United Nations Environment Assembly UNEA High Level Dialogue (HLD).
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
    submission of a report analysing and reviewing the director’s office of incorporating: Engagements by the director & deputy; Task deadline compliance; Lessons learned; Looking forward
  • Along with weekly Heads of Branches meeting notetaking and action item tracking, support with HOB meeting Coordination and 2nd half of the year meeting preparations.
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
  • Review and analyze the Delegation of Authority of the Ecosystems Division
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
  • Defining division data requirements for various systems to support the Director’s strategic decision making. Carry out Research into Director’s office needs.
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitment.
  • Support the Director’s Office with preparations for Conference of Parties (COP) 27
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
  • Outline and implement a strategy and process for division data requirements to be readily available to the director on a monthly basis.
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments
  • Produce an end-year report on the director’s office to summarize engagements by the director and deputy; Task deadline compliance; Lessons learned; Looking forward
  • Produce an end-year report on HOB meetings to summarize discussions and action item progress.
  • On demand stop gap support to branches on planning and meeting commitments

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

The consulrant should have a Bachelor’s degree in project management, development studies, international relations, political science, or related field.

Experience:

  • The consultant is required to have a minimum three years of work experience in management, development, or related fields.
  • Experience working with cross cutting teams is desirable; Strong coordination skills are required; Experience with engaging with Senior Management is desired; Experience with finding solutions to improve efficiency is required

Language:

  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
  • For this consulting position, fluency in oral and written English is required.

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