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. UNEP's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the supervision of the Senior Administrative Officer, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
Reviews, analyses and finalizes the preparation of the Division’s programme of work and corresponding project portfolio and its revisions based on corporate procedures and instructions, programmatic submissions, taking into account recommendations and decisions of the United Nations Environment Assembly and other specialized intergovernmental bodies.
Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their review of the medium-term plan and its revisions; secures approval from the General Assembly.
Ensures legislative mandates are accurately translated into program budgets.
Provides financial inputs to the corporate results-based budgeting process (RBB), reviews, analyses and finalizes cost estimates and budget proposals, in terms of staff and non-staff requirements from (a) the Division in the context of corporate funding ; (b) Branches and Units in the context of extra-budgetary funding; ensure compliance with the medium-term plan and other legislative mandates.
Provides detailed input with respect to resource requirements for budget submissions.
Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies in their budget review; assists in securing approval from the Conference of Parties or Intergovernmental Meeting.
Issues allotments, authorizes sub-allotments, including redeployment of funds when necessary, ensuring appropriate expenditures.
Manages and monitors budget implementation and recommends reallocation of funds as necessary.
Monitors expenditures to ensure that they remain within authorized levels.
Administers and monitors extra-budgetary resources, including review of agreements and cost plans, ensuring compliance with regulations and rules and established policies and procedures.
Prepares budget performance submissions.
Reviews and finalizes budget performance reports, analyzing variances between approved budgets and actual expenditures.
Provides substantive support to relevant intergovernmental and expert bodies.
Provides advice and guidance, including training, to headquarters and field staff on budgetary and financial policies and procedures, including results-based budgeting.
Participates in inter-departmental meetings and/or technical survey missions on matters related to resource requirements, programming and budgetary issues.
Keeps up-to-date on documents/reports/guidelines that have a bearing on matters related to programme budgets, ensuring compliance with intergovernmental recommendations and decisions as well as with United Nations policies and procedures.
Drafts reports for intergovernmental bodies and for management on budgetary issues, and correspondence.
Undertakes research and analysis of budgetary policies and procedures, makes recommendations for changes and/or modifications.
Acts as Certifying Officer under UN Financial Rule 110.4 to ensure that proposed obligations and expenditures are in accordance with approved budgets and established regulations and rules.
Ensures the integrity of financial and management systems and the controls that underpin them. Represents the Ecosystem Division in inter divisional meetings.
Plans, organizes, manages and supervises the work of the team assigned.
Performs other related duties as required.
: Bachelor's degree
Required relevant work experience
: 7 years
English (Spoken: fluent | Written: fluent)
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