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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Environmental Law Specialist 13 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
13 April 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of the International Environmental Law Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Associate Environmental Law Specialist will:

  • Assist in performing UNEP’s roles and functions as Secretariat under the Montevideo Programme V – a global program on supporting countries to advance environmental rule of law – including the servicing of meetings, preparation of background documents, and preparing meeting reports;
  • Keep the UNEP-Law and Environment Assistance Platform up to date with environmental law news and knowledge products, and perform relevant data analysis;
  • Keep the UNEP Global Judicial Portal up to date with knowledge products, membership lists, case law, and other relevant information;
  • Support the Law Division with legal research for the Second Global Environmental Rule of Law Report to be published in 2021;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to the intersection of trade and the environment;
  • Support the Law Division with technical support and legal research relating to environmental impacts of marine litter and marine litter legislation;
  • Assist in administering technical support and capacity building programmes for Member States on environmental law under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material on environmental law and related areas under the Montevideo Programme V;
  • Assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of environmental law issues under the Montevideo Programme V; and
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Law Degree
24 Months
  • At least a minimum of 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in specialization in environmental law, international law, or related field a distinct advantage; experience with environmental law is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
International law

Environmental Law, International Law

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at

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apply.

Application deadline: 13 April 2021