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Posting Title:Associate Programme Management Officer
Job Location: Germany
Skill Required: Project/program Management,
Preferred Experience: 2 Years
Closing Date for Applications: 26th Dec, 2020

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Job Description

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The Convention on the Conservation of Migratory Species of Wild Animals (CMS) is a global intergovernmental treaty aiming at the coordinated and concerted conservation and management of migratory species and the ecosystems on which they depend.

The position is located in the UNEP/CMS Secretariat at the Bonn duty station. Under the overall supervision of the Executive Secretary and the day-to-day supervision of the Head, Terrestrial Species Team, the incumbent is responsible for:


  •  To assist in coordinating and promoting the implementation of the Central Asian Mammals Initiative (CAMI) and its Programme of Work (POW), related documents as well as relevant MOUs, Single Species Action Plans, and other CMS mandates on terrestrial species in Asia.
  •  Identify synergies and strengthen cooperation with relevant MEAs, the Range States, and all other stakeholders and partner organizations.
  •  To assist in providing advisory services to CMS Contracting Parties in Asia on the implementation of the Convention.
  •  To assist in encouraging Range States to accede to the Convention and engage in CAMI.
  •  To contribute to maintaining the CMS contact database.
  •  To prepare regular updates on progress made with the implementation of CAMI.
  •  To assist in organizing and servicing CMS Signatory meetings and technical workshops in Asia.
  •  To coordinate fundraising activities related to the implementation of CMS and CAMI, in close cooperation with the relevant officer in the Secretariat.
  •  To perform any other duties as assigned by the Executive Secretary.



Knowledge and understanding of environmental/ conservation policies of governments, NGOs, and project development. 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 and 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.

Planning & Organizing:

Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning. Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently.


Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental or biological sciences, environmental law, or another closely related discipline. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in environmental policy development and implementation or environmental program/project management is required.
Experience of working within a Secretariat of a multilateral environmental agreement is desirable.


English, French, and Spanish are the working languages of the Convention. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Good working knowledge of Russian is highly desirable. Knowledge of other United Nations languages an asset.


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