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UNEP Latest Job Openings, Earn Over Ksh250,000

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 19 April 2018 – 02 June 2018
Job Opening Number: 18-Programme Management-UNEP-94924-R-Nairobi (X)
Staffing Exercise N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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. UN Environment’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, at the Headquarters duty station, in Nairobi and will report to the Coordinator, Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA). Under the supervision of the Coordinator, the Incumbent is responsible for: the following duties:


General coordination and implementation of the Marine Litter portfolio of the Global Programme of Action for the Protection of the Marine Environment from Land Based Activities (GPA) as follows:
1. Further develop, implement and evaluate the marine litter programmes and projects.
2. Monitor and analyze programme/project development and implementation.
3. Identify problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions.
4. Liaise with the participating countries and relevant partners.
5. Coordinate the organization of technical/experts meetings and ensures follow-up actions.
6. Implement resource mobilization strategies and develops project proposals.
7. Organize and prepares written outputs, include meeting documents, draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, and inputs to publications.
8. Provide substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings such as proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.
9. Initiate and coordinate outreach activities; conduct training workshops, seminars and makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
10. Coordinate activities related to budget funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
11. Supervise general service staff and consultants working for the Marine Litter portfolio.
12. Assist the Coordinator of the GPA in the formulation of policies and activities.
13. Perform other related duties as required.


  • Professionalism: Knowledge and understanding of land based pollution in general and Marine Litter issues in particular. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.
    • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goal; solicits input by genuinely valuing others ‘ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
    • Planning & Organization: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in management, economics, marine or freshwater related science or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience

A minimum of seven (7) years of relevant progressively responsible experience in marine pollution, marine litter projects of which some should be at the international level, or related area is required. Familiarity with the UN system would be an advantage. Experience in Private Sector engagement and knowledge of international donor programmes such as Global Environment Facility (GEF) and Green Climate Fund (GCF) and experience with international policy setting processes is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the UN Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in both oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

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