Programme Management Advisor (Senior Coordinator)

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Last update: Feb 26, 2024 Last update: Feb 26, 2024


Deadline: Mar 8, 2024 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Home Based
Organization: UNOPS
Job type:Contract, 12 months +
Work experience: Min 7 years
Date posted:Feb 23, 2024


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Dutystation: Home based

Functional responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Programme Manager, the incumbent will carry out the following activities:
Strategy development & coordination

  • Drive the planning and implementation of national climate mobility deep dives in collaboration with partner institutions and stakeholders
  • Prepare climate mobility country profiles in consultation with the findings of modeling and field research results
  • Conduct technical assessments of frontline communities to identify solutions and adaptation measures needed to address their challenges in the context of climate mobility
  • Conduct mapping exercises to identify and build a policy ecosystem consisting of regional, national, and local partners and stakeholders
  • Guide the construction of a digital platform based on the data and knowledge from the modeling and field research

Project coordination

  • Ensures the alignment of the project efforts to build partnerships for advancing the agency of frontline communities with the overall programmatic efforts of the Climate Mobility Initiatives.
  • Support the knowledge management efforts and drive synergy across various regional Climate Mobility Initiatives
  • Track project progress and ensure deliverables are on schedule and fully support the project objectives
  • Support the implementation of flagship projects that advance innovative solutions to address the challenges faced by communities at the frontline of climate crisis

Expert approach

  • Brings expertise in building communities of practice and in particular supporting the participation of youth groups in policy ecosystems and stakeholder consultation processes
  • Ensures the appropriate policy and subject-matter expertise is incorporated in programmatic activities.
  • Oversees the preparation of reports on the project activities.
  • Designs and organizes strategic engagements, including the Conference of the Parties (COPs) and other conferences, meetings, side events and activities.


  • Advises and leads on relevant communication efforts that help advance the project objectives.
  • Oversees relevant website content, social media activities, and publication activities, including outreach materials, to raise global awareness and build global momentum.
  • Drafts relevant speeches and statements for high-level public appearances, media engagements, and publications.

Education/Experience/Language requirements



  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree) preferably in Economic Development, Engineering, Data Science or other relevant fields is required.
  • Two (2) additional years of relevant experience, in combination with a relevant first-level university (bachelor’s degree or equivalent), may substitute for the requirement of a master’s degree.

Required Experience:

  • At least seven (7) years of relevant professional experience in environment, migration, water security, green solutions and skills, socio economic issues, public policy, climate mobility, and/or programme/project management is required.
  • Proven track record of active participation and engagement in the UN work related to climate change and/or migration is required.
Desirable experience(the following experienceis optionalcandidates who do not have it are welcome to apply):
  • Experience in advocacy and organizing events in international fora such as the COP, is desired.
  • Experience effectively synthesizing, communicating and presenting technical and policy findings in a clear and concise manner to colleagues internally and to external non-technical audiences, including through producing briefing, speeches and strategy papers for seniors is desired.


  • Fluency in oral and written English is required.
  • Knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage.     
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