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Job Opening

Posting Title: Intergrated Coastal Zone Management Consultant
Department/Office: UNITED NATIONS ENVIRONMENT PROGRAMME
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 15 February 2017 - 21 February 2017
Job Opening Number: 17-United Nations Environment Programme-74095-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

A comprehensive and harmonized document of the Annex to Article 9 of the Protocol on ICZM on “Tools and Instruments for Implementation of ICZM”.

Work Location

Nairobi

Expected duration

The contract duration will be one (1) month

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment (UN Environment) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 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.
The Ecosystems Division is responsible for the implementation of environmental policy in order to foster sustainable development at global, regional and national levels. It is also UN Environment focal Division for capacity building, which characterizes most of UN Environment work. In cooperation with international and national partners the Ecosystems Division adopts an integrated approach in providing technical assistance, advisory services, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. The activities of the Division are needs driven; based on global regional and national priorities. The Nairobi Convention would like hire an expert in Environmental law and policy to develop an Annex to Article 9 of the Protocol on Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) on “Tools and Instruments for Implementation of ICZM”. This follows a request from the Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention to engage a consultant in development of an Annex based on the structure proposed and presented by the Contracting Parties during the Third Negotiations meeting on the text of the ICZM Protocol held on 21-24 November 2016 in Zanzibar.

The specific terms and responsibilities will include;

1. Compile information on the structure and definitions of the Annex to Article 9 of the ICZM Protocol and harmonize with reference to the presentations on “Structure and Definition of Tools and Instruments” made by the Contacting parties during the Third negotiations meeting on the ICZM Protocol on 21-24 November 2016; analyzing the national legislations and harmonizing the various definitions of terms related to ICZM implementation e.g. Environment Impact Assessment and Strategic Environmental Assessments;
2. Draft the Annex and fill in gaps in the structure as proposed by the Contracting Parties based on the use of international best practices;
3. Review and update key areas in the Annex to Articles 9 which include planning, implementation, marketing-based, legal and planning tools; ICZM Instruments and Indicators;
4. Develop a clause to cater for emerging issues such as Marine Spatial Planning and analyzing the role of the non-state actors (CBOs, CSOs and the private sector) in the implementation of the ICZM Protocol at national and regional level.
5. Review and improve the text of the Annex to contain guiding principles of the minimum requirements that each Contracting Party should meet in implementation of the ICZM Protocol.

Qualifications/special skills

Advance university degree in Environmental Law; 7 years of experience in legislation and legislative procedure associated to ICZM at national and regional levels especially in the Western Indian Ocean region; 7 years of experience in development and negotiation processes of Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEA) relevant to ICZM; Proven experience as a presenter and moderator of MEA-related technical and negotiation meetings of Parties; Outstanding interpersonal skills in moderating complex issues in politically challenging international environments; Fluency in oral and written English; Fully computer literate (Microsoft Office, internet) in preparation and delivery of presentations and efficient information materials.

No Fee

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