Current Vacancies

Country of Assignment:   Kenya
Host Institute:                    United Nations Environment Programme
Volunteer Category           National Specialist
Number of Volunteer         1
Duration                             12 months
Expected Starting Date     Immediate
Duty Station                       Nairobi [KEN]
Assignment Place             Family Duty Station

Objective:

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is the Regional Seas Convention for the Western Indian Ocean region and administered by United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) within the Ecosystems Division. The secretariat is responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of the Nairobi Convention’s Programme of Work. 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. The overall objective of the UNEP’s Ecosystems Division is to support countries in conserving, restoring and sustainably managing their terrestrial, freshwater and marine ecosystems, the biodiversity they contain and the products and services they provide for human well being and prosperity. It addresses the environmental causes and consequences of disasters and conflicts. It helps countries reduce pollution from land-based activities, increase resilience to climate change and reflect linkages between poverty and the environment in their development planning. The position is located in the Nairobi Convention Secretariat. The national UNV will provide technical support in the implementation of relevant projects of the Nairobi Convention, monitoring and reporting.

Country of Assignment:   Kenya
Host Institute:                    United Nations Environment Programme
Volunteer Category           National Specialist
Number of Volunteer         1
Duration                             12 months
Expected Starting Date     Immediate
Duty Station                       Nairobi [KEN]
Assignment Place             Family Duty Station

Objective:

The Nairobi Convention Secretariat is the Regional Seas Convention for the Eastern and Southern Africa region administered by UNEP within the Division of Environmental Policy Implementation in UNEP responsible for the coordination, development and implementation of the Nairobi Convention’s Work Programme. The UNV will provide support in the management, monitoring and evaluation of the projects executed by the Nairobi Convention Secretariat by supporting the management of projects, in budgeting, accounting and administrative roles.

Closed Vacancies

Job Title: Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Consultant

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 16 April 2020 – 30 April 2020

Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-134858-Consultant

Objective:

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. UNEP through the Ecosystems Division, administers the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO). The 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 position is located at UNEP’s Nairobi Convention, at the Nairobi duty station, under the supervision of the Project Manager of the Project – ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities’ (WIOSAP).

Job Title: Senior Expert on the Development of a Private Sector Engagement Strategy

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 15 December 2019 – 30 December 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-128164-Consultant

Objective:

The UNEP/Nairobi Convention seeks the services of a consultant to develop a Private Sector Engagement Strategy to promote involvement of the private sector in management of the coastal and marine resources in the WIO region, as envisaged in Component 3 of the SAPPHIRE project. The consultant will review the range of ocean-related private sector operations (from industrial to small-scale) in the WIO region, identify areas of potential collaboration, and develop an engagement strategy to enhance partnerships with the private sector within the LMEs for stress reduction, and to provide support for SAP implementation.

Job Title: Expert – Updating of the National Marine Ecosystem Diagnostic Analyses (MEDAs) of Comoros and Somalia

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 15 December 2019 – 29 December 2019

Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-126927-Consultant

Objective:

The UNEP-Nairobi Convention would like to hire two national consultants (1 Comoros and 1 Somalia national) to conduct a gap analysis on the existing national MEDAs developed by the ASCLME project in close collaboration with different partners. The gap analysis will provide guidance to the process of updating the MEDAs by coordinating the available scientific inputs and outputs to strengthen institutional frameworks at national level, for ecosystem-based natural resource management.