Programme Officer

Vacancy code VA/2014/B5007/4524
Level ICS-10
Department/office GPSO, GVAC, Geneva
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration 1 year, renewable
Application period 06-Jan-2014 to 12-Jan-2014

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy has been cancelled.

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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Within these three core areas of expertise, UNOPS provides its partners with advisory, implementation and transactional services, with projects ranging from building schools and hospitals, to procuring goods and services and training local personnel. UNOPS works closely with governments and communities to ensure increased economic, social and environmental sustainability for the projects we support, with a focus on developing national capacity.
Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, our vision is to advance sustainable implementation practices in development, humanitarian and peacebuilding contexts, always satisfying or surpassing partner expectations.
We employ more than 6,000 personnel and on behalf of our partners create thousands more work opportunities in local communities. Through our headquarters in Copenhagen, Denmark and a network of offices, we oversee activities in more than 80 countries.

The United Nations Environment Programme is to undertake an “Inquiry into the Design of a Sustainable Financial System: Policy Innovations for a Green Economy”, with its core objective being to identify and develop financial market policy and regulatory options, based on global best practice, which would deliver a step change in their effectiveness in channelling capital to green investments.

A small team is being assembled to support the set-up phase with two Co-Directors, together with a Head of Communications, which will make up the Inquiry`s leadership team. A Programme Officer is required to provide Programme support to the leadership team.

Overall, the Programme Officer will undertake the following activities to ensure the effective delivery of the Inquiry`s specified outputs.

Reporting to the Co-Directors for Research and Operations, the incumbent will pe...

·        Professionalism:  Knowle...

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in finance, bus...

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or pr...

Fluency in English is required for this position.  A working knowledge of F...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Internation...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (CET) Applica...
This vacancy has been cancelled.


The screening of your application will be conducted based on the information in your profile. Before applying, we strongly suggest that you review your UNOPS Jobs profile to ensure completeness, especially the education and experience sections.


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