Senior Programme Management Officer, Nairobi

Organization: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Country: Kenya

City: Nairobi, Kenya

Office: UNEP Nairobi, Kenya

Grade: P-5

environmental agreements environmental law environmental management environmental policy financial statements gender perspective human rights humanitarian law impact evaluation international law international relations monitoring and assessment programme management project preparation sustainable development

Closing date: Wednesday, 9 May 2018



Department/ Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NAIROBI

Posting Period: 26 March 2018-9 May 2018

Job Opening number: 18-PGM-UNEP-93610-R-NAIROBI (X)

Staffing Exercise ID: N/A

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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. This position is located in the UN Environment, Law Division in Nairobi, Kenya.

UN Environment’s Law Division is the lead Division charged with carrying out the functions of UN Environment in the field of environmental law, governance and related policy issues, including those related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).

To fulfill its mandate, the Division’s work focuses on: leading the international community in the progressive development 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 UN Environment 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. Under the overall supervision of the Director and the direct supervision of the Deputy Director and within delegated authority, the incumbent will be responsible for the following


1. Takes the lead to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects in the field of international environmental law; directs subordinates in programme/project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions.