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Project Officer

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Project and Programme Management
  • Closing Date: 2019-12-18

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Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Africa Francophone Montreal Protocol Coordinator- Ozon Action Program- Law Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the review of legislation (e.g., law and regulations) in developing countries that have ratified or are planning to ratify the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol on Substances that Deplete the Ozone Layer to identify national gaps and needs and contribute to the provision by the Unit of legal advice on how to best transpose the Kigali amendment to the Montreal Protocol into the national level, through e.g. carrying out research assignments, drafting briefing summaries and legal opinions;
  • Assist in the organization and support of events (meetings, workshops, roundtables), that are organized face-to-face or electronically by the Unit or in which the Unit is involved to raise awareness and build capacity on ozone-related issues, in particular, the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons, for government officials, especially enforcement officers, and to strengthen transboundary cooperation among customs and enforcement officers, through e.g. liaising with participants, compiling materials and taking notes;
  • Contribute to the development and dissemination of training material and information, including e-learning training material on ozone-related issues, in particular, the phasedown of hydrofluorocarbons, or the use of informal Prior Informed Consent, to raise awareness among enforcement officers and government officials in general on the need for effective enforcement of policies and legislation relating to the Montreal Protocol, through e.g. collaborating with other Units and Divisions on designing electronic materials and corresponding with interested participants and participating relevant authorities or other organizations;
  • Undertake such other tasks as may be assigned by the Head of the Unit and other Legal Officers within the Unit.
  • Work with key clients to facilitate the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.;
  • Carrie out basic research on selected aspects of programmes, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources on ozone depleting substances.
  • Participate in survey initiatives; issues data collection tools, reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares preliminary conclusions.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Assist in policy development to assist the Africa Francophone network countries to meet their hydro-chloro fluorocarbon (HCFC) phase-out obligations following the agreed timetable, including the review and analysis of issues and trends
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

In Environment and Law

Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:

Experience Description: At least two years of work experience relating to multilateral environmental agreements, environmental laws and regulations; experience in translating international obligations into domestic legal frameworks and familiarity with MEAs relating to the atmosphere are an advantage

Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;

Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;

Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;

Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;

Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;

Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;

Have affinity with or interest in Sustainable Environment and implementation of Montreal Protocol, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Other rule of law or governance related experience, Policy, regulation, planning and education and capacity building Area of expertise details:

multilateral environmental agreements, environmental laws and regulations

Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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