Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Environment Programme 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.
At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'.
One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention has three main objectives : the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources.
The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) is located in Montreal and is administered by United Nations Environment Programme.
This post is located in the Convention on Biological Diversity, Office of the Executive Secretary (OES). Under the general guidance of the Executive Secretary and the direct supervision of the Special Assistant, Administration, the incumbent will perform the following duties : Responsibilities
keeps the Executive Secretary informed of all mail items received; performs follow-up on status of replies to official and routine daily correspondence.
G. Maintains and manages records in national focal points database.
friendly and meet the needs of the Secretariat
Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges. Remains calms in stressful situations.
Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
COMMUNICATION : 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. Education Completion of High School Diploma or equivalent is required.
Computer training certification also required. Knowledge of Microsoft Access databases is an asset. Work Experience A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible work experience in administration, information management or related field is required.
Excellent computer skills and experience in information management also required. Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.
For this post, fluency in oral and written English and French is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is a strong asset.
Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-
based interview. Special Notice Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension.
Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.
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Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.
The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.
The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.
The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
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