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Programme Associate, Montreal Protocol Unit
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Mar-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-6|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
The Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol (MLF) is a Trust Fund created to provide both technical and financial assistance to developing countries to comply with the control measures of the Montreal Protocol, set to eliminate ozone-depleting substances. The Fund’s Secretariat is located in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
The Fund uses four agencies to implement projects funded by the Montreal Protocol Trust Fund. The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is one of these four agencies. The Montreal Protocol Unit (MPU), located within the Bureau of Development Policy (BDP), is the organizational unit within UNDP that manages the implementation of projects financed by the Montreal Protocol Trust Fund. MPU manages the second largest amount of “non-core” funds in UNDP. Currently, MPU has a cumulative portfolio of over 1,973 projects with expenditures of around US$ 450 million.
Montreal Protocol Trust Fund financed projects are highly specialized and sophisticated and leverage the latest in applied engineering and operations management tools and techniques. Most Montreal Protocol Unit (MPU) staff members are externally recruited, private sector experts, with large experience in MLF rules and guidelines. These technical professionals are required to create detailed project plans, conduct project appraisals, and implement project plans in accordance with UNDP’s policies and procedures and MLF rules and guidelines which are in many cases different than UNDP’s on financial reporting.
In addition, MPU has a partnership agreement with the UNDP-GEF unit since early 2005 to manage the implementation of projects financed by the GEF covering Ozone Depleting Substances and Persistent Organic Pollutants (POPs) on a cost recovery basis. In both Trust Funds, it is critical that donor reporting is done according to their external governing bodies and in formats approved by them. The cumulative portfolio of UNDP-GEF POPs and Ozone projects is currently at US$ 76 million for 80 projects.
The Programme Associate ensures effective execution of the operations of the unit. The Programme Associate supports and promotes a client-oriented approach consistent with UNDP rules and regulations and accountability to the Multilateral Fund as well as other donors for activities related to the Strategic Management of Chemicals and GEF/Chemicals focal area.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Results:
Administrative oversight and management of global programmes and monitoring of OPS implemented projects :
Support of Strategic Planning and Oversight of the Unit
Reporting and Analysis:
Development and Operational Effectiveness
Leadership and Self-Management
Required Skills and Experience
|Click here for important information for US Permanent Residents ('Green Card' holders).|
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.