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30 Novembre 2016 Il y a 4 ans

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Domaines concernées par cette opportunité: Agriculture et 3 autre(s) domaines

Posting Title:     Environmental Affairs Officer
Job Code/Title: EPO/66870/ Emergency Programme Officer
Level/Grade:      P5
Duty Station:      New York/France/Costa Rica
Posting Period: 28th September, 2016 – 30th November, 2016.

The United Nations Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW), an expert bodyestablished in 1982, is composed of 23 experts  on women’s issues from around the world.
The Committee’s mandate is very specific: it watches over the progress for women made in those countries that are the States parties to the 1979 Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women. A country becomes a State party by ratifying or acceding to the Convention and thereby accepting a legal obligation to counteract discrimination against women. The Committee monitors the implementation of national measures to fulfill this obligation.
At each of its sessions, the Committee reviews national reports submitted by the States parties within one year of ratification or accession, and thereafter every four years. These reports, which cover national action taken to improve the situation of women, are presented to the Committee by Government representatives. In discussions with these officials, the CEDAW experts comment on the report and obtain additional information. This procedure of actual dialogue, developed by the Committee, has proven valuable because it allows for an exchange of views and a clearer analysis of anti-discrimination policies in the various countries.
The Committee also makes recommendations on any issue affecting women to which it believes the States parties should devote more attention. For example, at the 1989 session, the Committee discussed the high incidence of violence against women, requesting information on this problem from all countries. In 1992, the Committee adopted general recommendation 19, which requires national reports to the Committee to include statistical data on the incidence of violence against women, information on the provision of services for victims, and legislative and other measures taken to protect women against violence in their everyday lives, such as harassment at the workplace, abuse in the family and sexual violence. As of the end of 2007, the Committee has issued 25 general recommendations.

United Nations Core Values:

Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Special Notice 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.

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well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address
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may not have been received. In such cases, please resubmit the application, if necessary.

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The Executive Secretary of the Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia ( (UNDM) ) is the United Nations
system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.                                     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.

CITES(Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora) is an international agreement between states. Its aim is to ensure that international trade in specimens of wild animals and plants does not threaten their survival. The CITES Secretariat is administered by UNEP and is located at the Duty Station duty station.

Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Scientific Services, the incumbent will perform the following functions:

Represent the CITES Secretariat in matters related to the implementation of the Convention by:

  • acting as a contact for the Secretariat with Parties, the Animals and Plants Committees, and the Nomenclature Committee, other States and non-governmental organizations on matters related to the conservation management of species of wild fauna and flora in international trade.
  • Reviewing proposals related to the listing of species in the CITES Appendices and drafting Secretariat recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on amendment proposals.
  • Developing projects, programmes or proposals for amendments to improve the implementation of CITES and the conservation management of species of wild fauna and flora.
  • Assisting with the implementation of decisions and resolutions and other tasks assigned to the Secretariat.

Collect, analyze and disseminate information related to species of wild fauna and flora in trade by:

  • Assisting in the preparation of, and participating in, regional or national training
    seminars, meetings and conferences on the implementation of CITES.
  • Assisting with the development and dissemination of technical materials and programmes in support of capacity building and scientific aspects related to the implementation of CITES, particularly concerning the conservation management of species of wild fauna and flora in international trade.
  • Maintaining contact, and encouraging collaboration with government agencies, nongovernmental conservation organizations and academic institutions regarding the conservation management of species of wild fauna and flora in international trade, and in particular, the trade in CITES-listed species.
  • Assisting the Animals and Plants Committees with their review of the impact of international trade in species of wild fauna and flora and with other responsibilities assigned to these Committees; and e) Compiling and publishing annual export quota lists. 

As part of the regional assistance from the Secretariat, carry out assignments by:

  • Establishing contacts with Parties, the Management and Scientific Authorities in Party countries and providing assistance in regard to the provision of documentation or information, facilitating the identification of needs, such as training, enforcement,legislation and projects on the conservation management of CITES-listed species. 
  • Providing technical input to queries from Parties.
  • Providing input, as required, into the organization of regional CITES meetings and participating in other relevant fora to inform countries about CITES and its mission.
  •  Other duties as assigned.

Competencies

Professionalism:

  • 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.
  • Shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.
  • Remains calm in stressful situations.

Planning and 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.

Teamwork:

  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals.
  • Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise.
  • Is willing to learn from others.
  • Places team agenda before personal agenda.
  • Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision,even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position.
  • Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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.

Assessment Method Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.

 

Critères d'éligibilité

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in zoology, environmental studies, agriculture, ecology or related area is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of 7 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental studies or related area is required.
  • Three to four years should be in an international environment is desirable.
  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.Working knowledge of French is desirable; knowledge of another UN language is desirable.

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