Current Vacancies

Posting Title: Legal Expert: Amendment of Protocol Concerning Protected Areas and Wild Fauna & Flora for the Eastern African Region
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 29 October 2020 – 10 November 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-143230-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A


The purpose of the consultancy is the preparation of a report on the text of the Protocol concerning protected areas and wild fauna and flora of the Eastern African region by:

i. elaborating the justification for amendments to the protocol including the why and the how of amending specific articles;
ii. Reviewing latest scientific reports on the status of critical habitats, species, and ecosystems on the Western Indian Ocean as the basis for proposed amendments of the Protocol and its annexes. These include the Marine Protected Areas Outlook, Critical Habitats Outlook, Sharks and Rays Review Report, among others;
iii. highlighting specific articles for review, updating or amendment in line with global instruments including CITES, CBD, CMS and ongoing discussions on protected areas, wild fauna and wild flora, Sustainable Development Goals, Aichi Biodiversity Targets, CBD post 2020 processes, the Paris Agreement, African Union Agenda 2063, including biodiversity conservation in areas beyond national jurisdiction;
iv. reviewing and amending the listing in the annexes of the Protocol, based on scientific rationale and including alien species category;
v. revamping the protocol to a practical and modern instrument (i.e. include aspects such as use of species as indicators of ecosystem health, use of management options, ecosystem-based management etc.).

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