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Programme Assistant 06 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya

Programme Assistant

National Specialist
Nairobi (KEN)
12 months
06 December 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the overall supervision of the Head of Nairobi Convention, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to ‘Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIOSAP) focusing broadly focusing broadly on demonstration projects support, development of project Guidelines and other regional frameworks,
  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the WIOSAP project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,
  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
  • Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,
  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,
  • Create and maintain an experts and institutional database of partners implementing interventions related to the WIOSAP project and other initiatives of the Convention,
  • Upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,
  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the WIOSAP project,
  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,
  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,
  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Master degree or equivalent

Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area. A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine science in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

24 Months

2 years’ experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance will be an added advantage.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Chemistry and biology

Marine conservation

Ocean governance


Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:-06-12-2020