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Assistant Secretary-General

Assistant Secretary-General

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The United Nations Environment Programme, as the leading global environmental authority within the United Nations system, promotes the environmental dimension of sustainable development and serves as the authoritative advocate for the global environment. Within delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the reports to the Under-Secretary-General/Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme, the Assistant Secretary-General, New York Office, serves as the United Nations Environment Programme’s  principal representative in New York and ensures that the United Nations Environment Programme is able to participate, at the appropriate senior level, in important meetings of decision and policy making bodies and organs of the United Nations in New York, as well as senior consultations within the United Nations Secretariat.The primary areas of focus include:
•Catalyzing transformative change through the UN system, particularly by enhancing the United Nations Environment Programme’s support to partners in the UN system and Member States to integrate the environmental dimension of peace, security and sustainable development in their considerations;•Supporting the United Nations system in the development, coordination and implementation of system-wide strategies on environment; •Promoting environment at the U nited Nations headquarters in New York, including strategic contributions and decisions on behalf of the Executive Director;
•Overseeing the United Nations Environment Programme’s involvement in the formulation, monitoring and communication of peace, security and sustainable development strategies across the United Nations system, representing the United Nations Environment Programme at all appropriate senior level internal and Member States and intergovernmental meetings;
•Liaising with Member States missions in New York to advocate for the environment and keep them informed of the work and decisions of the United Nations Environment Programme’s Governing Bodies in Nairobi; 
Coordinating and overseeing the preparation of reports for presentation to intergovernmental bodies such as the Advisory Committee on Administrative and Budget Questions, Committee for Program Coordination, Economic and Social Council, the General Assembly and other policy making organs,as appropriate; •Serving as the Secretary of the United Nations Environment Management Group, which is chaired by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme and which was established in 2001 pursuant to General Assembly resolution 53/242.
•Reporting to intergovernmental bodies on budget/program performance or on programmatic and substantive issues, as appropriate, particularly those presented in biannual and or annual reports;
•Liaising with key partners including the academia, civil society and the private sector to foster strategic partnerships and mobilize resources; •Overseeing the management of activities undertaken by the New York Office in a timely fashion, and coordinating work within the office, with other UN entities, Member States and other key partners;•Performing other related duties as requested by the Executive Director

Location: New York, USA
Organization: UNEP
Deadline: November 18, 2020
External website link: https://unenvironment.widen.net/s/sqcw5hlhwv
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