Job Opening

Posting Title: Biodiversity Program of Work Support Contractor
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 10 May 2022 - 18 May 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-180266-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

As a result of the service, it is expected that UNEP’s program of work will be supported and new project documents approved in a timely manner.

Work Location

Nairobi

Expected duration

Six months. Starts in May 2022.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Ecosystems Division engages with governments and other partners to develop and promote ecosystem-based solutions for sustainable development. This assignment is in the Biodiversity and Land Branch, Ecosystems Division.

This assignment is intended to support UNEP’s Biodiversity and Land Branch in delivering on the program of work, specifically coordination processes for operationalization of the Nature for Health Fund and design of new projects.

The Individual contractor will undertake the following duties:

• Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects; monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation; review relevant documents and reports; identify problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identify and tracks follow-up actions.
• Perform consulting assignments, in collaboration with the Branch Coordinator, by planning workshops or other interactive sessions and assisting in developing action plans.
• Research, analyze and present information gathered from diverse sources.
• Prepare various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
• Provide support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, as well as administrative support etc.
• Coordinate activities related to budget and funding and prepare related documents/reports.
• Perform other duties as required.

The IC will work under the supervision of the Head of the Branch.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: First level university degree in management, natural resource management or economics, conservation science or a related subject is required.
Experience: A minimum of 1 year of responsible work experience in project/programme support in the environmental sector; especially in biodiversity conservation issues is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Working knowledge of another UN language is an added advantage.

Additional Information

To be posted for 7 days.

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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