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UN Jobs in Bahrain, Program Management Officer

UN Jobs in Bahrain, Program Management Officer

Country: Bahrain
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Position: Program Management Officer at the United Nations Environment Program

Key duties

The successful appointee will perform the following duties

  • Serve as the primary UNEP focal point in the region on environmental science and assessment; advise UNEP, and particularly, the Regional Director and the global Coordinator for Environment under Review on overall policy direction and the country needs in the region that requires UNEP attention;
  • Organize and prepare strategies on the environmental aspects of UNEPs regional scientific and assessment work; Lead the development and implementation of UNEP’s Environment under Review Sub-programme in the region based on the needs of countries and the region and within the scope of UNEP strategy and program of work.
  • Participates in the development, implementation, and evaluation of assigned programs/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes program/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions.
  • Facilitate a coordinated approach in the region for environmental science and assessment work & ensure appropriate monitoring and reporting & Assist in the integration of environmental assessments and science in the development and implementation of national and regional development strategies
  • Performs consulting assignments & capacity building, in collaboration with the client & Member States, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change in relation to environmental science and assessments
  • Researches, analyze, and present information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Assists in policy development, including technical review meetings and analysis of issues and trends. Also, assist in the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.

Additional duties

  • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusion, in relation to environmental science and assessments
  • Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. & Ensure the implementation of recommendation emanating from relevant reports;
  • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.
  • Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; also makes presentations on environmental assessment matters.
  • Participates in or leads field missions, including the provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. on environmental assessment matters.
  • Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (program/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.). Similarly, prepares related documents/reports (pledging, program, budget, etc.).
  • Establish partnership & contacts with scientific bodies and the science community in the region, as well as government officials, the international community, UN sister agencies, MEA secretariat, UN funds & programmes, other UN specialized agencies, and international organizations, local non-governmental organizations and national research institutes; ensure appropriate mechanisms to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside of the UN system. However, it relates to the development of environmental policy consensus.
  • Furthermore, performs other relevant duties as assigned.


  • Master’s degree in environmental sciences, environment protection, social sciences, environmental management or a related field. However, candidates with bachelor degree with two additional years of qualifying work experience can also apply.
  • In addition to that, a minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in environmental project or program management, development or related area.
  • Experience in developing and implementing programs and/or a portfolio of projects in relation to the environment is highly desirable. Similarly, experience in implementing country-level or organizational environmental policies, guidelines, and standards in the West Asia region is highly desirable.
  • Fluency of English as well as in Arabic is necessary.



Type of Opportunity General Job
Deadline23 November,2019
Company NameUnited Nations



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