Job Opening

Posting Title: Coordinator of the National Legislation Programme
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 14 December 2021 - 21 December 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-170751-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The National Legislation Programme is effectively implemented. Accession to CMS is promoted.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The contract is planned from 1 February until 31 July 2022 (6 months) with a possibility of extension upon satisfactory performance.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the CMS Legal Officer the Consultant will be responsible for performing the following duties, as required:

1. Support the Implementation of the National Legislation Programme:
• Promote the National Legislation Programme among Parties
• Submit the questionnaire to Parties in accordance with COP13 Decision;
• Prepare new National Legislation Profiles and revise existing profiles when necessary
• Communicate findings to Parties;
• Collect and organize information from Parties
• Provide technical assistance to Parties in regard to the preparation of their response plan to the National Legislation profiles and follow-up Parties responses;
• Prepare and develop training materials and guidance document
• Support the organization of meetings and training events, both face to face and online
• Identify new partners and opportunities to implement the programme effectively.
2. Prepare outreach materials for non-Parties to promote accession;
3. Provided legal advice on diverse questions related to the implementation of the Convention.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's or equivalent) in law, public administration, social sciences with specialized knowledge in international environmental law or a closely related field is required. A first-level university in combination with two additional years of relevant
work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience: A minimum of 3 years of work experience in legal analysis and drafting; experience in the domestic implementation of international law; excellent legal analysis and drafting skills; experience in preparing training materials and publications; experience in project management is desirable; excellent organisational skills; excellent computer skills, including working with MS Office; knowledge of the UN, the Convention on Migratory Species, or issues relating to biodiversity conservation would be an advantage; Ability to work alongside a diverse team of professional and administrative internationally-recruited staff

Language: English, French Spanish are the working languages of the CMS Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish or Arabic is desirable.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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