REMPEC – Project Manager (P2) Marine Environment Division
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Vacancy AnnouncementV.N. 22-09 (External)
Date of Issue18/05/2022
Deadline for Applications15/06/2022
The type of contract will be fixed term until 31 December 2023.SalaryUS$ 49,254 net per annum, plus post adjustment (currently US$ 31,375). Salary is free of income tax in Malta.
Purpose of the Post
This position is located within REMPEC, based in Valletta, Malta. Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office of REMPEC, and in close collaboration with Programme Officers, the incumbent will perform a variety of technical, programme support and policy functions related to the protection of the Mediterranean Sea against pollution from ships and pollution resulting from offshore exploration activities. The overall objective is to provide programme implementation support for the practical implementation of the Regional Prevention and Emergency Protocol and the Offshore Protocol.
This vacancy is open to all qualified candidates. IMO seeks to increase the number of women at senior levels and, therefore, qualified women are particularly encouraged to apply. IMO will make every effort to facilitate the employment of persons with disabilities.Main
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Head of Office of REMPEC, and in close collaboration with REMPEC’s Programme Officers, the incumbent will:
- Act as project manager within the framework of the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement between the United Nations Environment Programme and the Italian Ministry of Ecological Transition (MiTE);
- Monitor and support the timely implementation of MiTE-funded activities, notably by contributing to the preparation of correspondences, terms of reference, procurement documentation, as well as financial and progress reports;
- Assist the Head of Office to coordinate the work of the Intersessional Correspondence Groups addressing decommissioning and monitoring of offshore activities and amendments to the Annexes to the Offshore Protocol and organize the meeting of the Offshore Protocol Focal Points;
- Prepare and implement capacity building activities and projects, organize missions and consultancies, seminars and training courses;
- Provide routine technical advice to Mediterranean coastal States and stakeholders and contribute to the communication strategy on topics covered by the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement and the Offshore Protocol;
- Support the Head of Office in establishing, developing, and maintaining relationships with the representatives of the competent national authorities, petroleum organizations, non-governmental organizations, oil and gas industries, professional organizations and other relevant partners;
- Update thematic assessment products related to pollution of the Integrated Monitoring and Assessment Programme, by coordinating the preparation of related technical documents and by updating MAP Components’ databases and data platforms;
- Provide Secretariat support to meetings organized by REMPEC, and those organized under the Barcelona Convention, including the preparation of briefs, documents, and reports;
- Represent REMPEC at external conferences, seminars, meetings, and similar events, prepare and provide technical papers and lectures, as required;
- Undertake other duties as may be assigned by the Head of Office, as appropriate.
- Excellent organizational and time management skills and a high degree of initiative and flexibility, together with the ability to work under pressure, in an independent manner and to manage conflicting priorities whilst handling high volumes of work.
- Ability to engage with Member Governments and other stakeholders, to effectively negotiate and influence to build consensus and achieve objectives.
- Ability to build and maintain effective working relationships in a cross-cultural context, with internal and external stakeholders, at all levels.
- Excellent ability to draft meeting documents, reports, technical texts and presentations.
- Knowledgeable on topics covered by the Bilateral Cooperation Agreement and the Offshore Protocol
- Ability to clearly and articulately write up and present concepts and strategies on a broad range of maritime issues.
A minimum of three years of progressive experience in the management and implementation of maritime or marine environment protection projects including budget preparation and monitoring, financial analysis and administration and in public/regional policy development.EducationUniversity degree in maritime administration or management, maritime affairs, environmental law, marine science, engineering, environmental management, offshore engineering or a closely related field.Language SkillsProficiency in English (oral and written) is essential. Knowledge of any other U.N. official languages or language(s) used in the Mediterranean region would be an asset.
Proficiency in MS Office applications including Teams and SharePoint is essential.
Knowledge of and experience with regulatory bodies and programmes or overseeing shipping and/or offshore oil and gas activities and related policy areas would be an asset.
Knowledge of UNEP and/or IMO’s decision-making process would be an asset.