Deadline: April 21, 2014
Posting Title: Associate Programme Officer, P2
Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations is seeking to recruit a candidate for the post of Associate Programme Officer at Nairobi, Kenya.
The purpose of this position is to assist in compiling data and information necessary for the development and formulation of inter linkages between Marine Ecosystems,small islands and Climate Change Adaptation activities. Assist in establishing and maintaining a database of major partners, stakeholders networks and projects on marine and climate change in the regions and status of implementation.
This position is open for recruitment for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
Under the supervision of the Coordinator, DEPI/Marine & Coastal Ecosystems Unit, DEPI, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:”
- Assist in compiling data and information necessary for the development and formulation of inter linkages between Marine Ecosystems,small islands and Climate Change Adaptation activities:
- Provide support to the development of activities related to marine and climate change adaptation;
- Draft correspondence to answer requests from other organizations and the general public for information on marine ecosystem and climate change adaptation;
- Research and analyse the inter-linkages/overlaps between marine ecosystems, small islands and the climate change adaptation programmes/activities;
- Contribute to the development and implementation of project proposals for DEPI programme of work on marine ecosystem and climate change adaptation for capacity building;
- Assist in drafting UNEP legal instruments for implementation with partners, and managing reporting on climate change to donors;
- Participate in the Division Units meetings on the programme of work formulation and contribute to drafting of documents.
- Support the establishment of a joint information and outreach strategies among member states with relevant partners to enhance the visibility and impact of the marine ecosystem and climate change activities:
- Contribute to information transfer and public outreach of the marine ecosystem;
- Assist in writing and/or editing as appropriate, various marine and climate change communication outputs;
- Assist in maintaining synergies with the UNEP Division of Communications and Public Information (DCPI;
- Assist in establishing and maintaining a database of major partners, stakeholders networks and projects on marine and climate change in the regions and status of implementation;
- Compile and collate annual statements by the marine and climate change ecosystems programme on current/emerging issues that are bound to attract policy and media attention on the ecosystem management programme of UNEP.
- Assist the Marine Ecosystems Coordinator and the Climate Change Coordinator in the technical coordination of the activities related marine and climate change ecosystems as outlined in the work programme of DEPI, and emerging issues on ecosystem management programme:
- Assist in analysing decisions taken by the Governing Council, the General Assembly, Conference of the Parties Meetings for regional seas conventions, and other relevant Intergovernmental Meetings, and SMT decisions for issues related to marine ecosystem and climate change;
- Assist in facilitating logistical arrangements in the preparation of inter governmental meetings to ensure climate change and marine networks from governmental and non-governmental organizations as directed by the coordinators to facilitate logistical arrangements for their participation in marine ecosystems and climate change related activities;
- Follow-up and review reports from meetings of relevant partner institutions such as the Global Environmental Facility (GEF), the Global Forum on Oceans, Coasts and Islands. UNFCCC, and the Intergovernmental Oceanographic Commission (IOC) of UNESCO on marine ecosystems and climate change inter linkages.
- Participate and contribute effectively to climate adaptation networks, workshops and assessment processes.
- Team work
- Planning and organizing
- Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environment management, marine biology, geography, climate change and related fields. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of three years of relevant working experience in environmental management, climate change, marine, oceans or related in the field. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
- 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 asset.
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