The purpose of the position is to strengthen the integration of Climate Change, Disaster Risks and Environmental Degradation into the UNICEF Zimbabwe Programme, the Programme Specialist (Climate & Environment) will be supervised by the Chief of WASH and coordinating closely with the Deputy Representative Programmes, all section Chiefs and climate and environment focal points. The Specialist supports the development, preparation, management, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the WASH programme within the country programme. The Specialist provides technical guidance and management support throughout the programming processes, to develop and facilitate the administration and achievement of climate and environment sensitive output results in the country programme.
Duties And Responsibilities
- Coordination and management of the Climate and Environment unit
- Advocacy, evidence generation, policy, and positioning of UNICEF in climate change and children
- External partnerships, resource mobilization and linkages to regional and global efforts
- Programme management, monitoring and delivery of results
- Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building
- Programme development, planning, coordination, integration, and technical and operational support to sections
Qualifications And Experience
- An advanced university degree in environmental sciences, climatology, geology or earth sciences, climate change, disaster risk reduction, water resource management, engineering, social and economic development, political science, international cooperation or another relevant technical field is required.
- Additional relevant post-graduate courses that complement / supplement the main degree are desirable.
- A bachelor’s degree in combination with 2 additional relevant years can also be considered.
- A minimum of five years of progressively responsible professional work experience at the national and/or international levels in programme/project development, focused on developing countries in areas related to development cooperation in climate change adaptation and mitigation, environment and socio-economic development.
- Experience on renewable energy is an asset.
- Familiar with children's rights and gender in the context of climate change and environment. Knowledge of gender equality principles and gender sensitive programming.
- Previous experience within UNICEF is an asset.
- Demonstrated experience in applying results-based management required.
- Excellent analytical and writing skills, advocacy and presentational skills required.
- Demonstrated ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious & effective working relationship both within and outside an organization.
- Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.