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.
The Law Division is the lead Division charged with carrying out the functions of UNEP in the field of environmental law, governance and related policy issues, including those related to multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).
To fulfil its mandate, the work of the Law Division focuses on : leading the international community in the progressive developmental of environmental law;
supporting States in the development and implementation of legal, institutional and policy measures that address emerging and important environmental challenges;
facilitating cooperation and coordination among MEAs and between UNEP and those agreements; working with MEA Secretariats to support Parties to the respective MEAs in implementing their treaty obligations;
and facilitating policy dialogue among States on issues relating to international environmental law and governance. This position is located in the Law Division in Nairobi, Kenya.
Under the supervision of the Deputy Director, Law Division, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties :
Education Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental management, water management, hydrology, geography or related area is required.
A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in programme coordination, environmental management, water management, research coordination or related area is required.
Experience working in international and intergovernmental settings coordinating global projects and managing expert and stakeholder networks and work experience in developing country context is desirable.
Leading the research and preparation of reports, analytical briefings and profiles on funding partners including their policies, trends and potential support to UNEP.
Preparing strategies for member state funding partners in close collaboration with regional offices.
Supporting the establishment, development and maintenance of relationships with new member state funding partners and the maintenance of existing funding partnerships, including organizing meetings and consultations with regional and political groups and individual member states or groups of member states.
Coordinating the recording and follow-up action of the meetings.
Leading the development and production of analysis of the organization’s funding and income patterns. Preparing recommendations on potential sources of funding, with focus on member state resources, for filling the gaps in resources that have been identified in the Programme of Work and its sub programmes.
Developing and implementing concepts and mechanisms for attracting softly earmarked funding, e.g. thematic funds and multi-partner trust funds, as a complementary source to core funding in close collaboration with programme divisions.
Researching, analysing and presenting information on fund raising activities and strategies undertaken by other organizations in order to identify best practices and ideas for enhancing UNEP’s resource mobilization activities.
Developing and maintaining systems and tools for in-house collaboration for resource mobilization with focus on member states.
Supporting the regular organisation and follow-up on meetings, especially with the regional offices. Making presentations and conducting workshops in support of organisation’s resource mobilization.
Performing other related duties as required.
Required education : Post-graduate education
Required relevant work experience : 7 years
Required languages : English (Spoken : fluent Written : fluent)