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Legal and Compliance Assistant

Nairobi (Kenya)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Nairobi (Kenya)
  • Grade: Administrative Services and Support - Generally no need for Higher Education - Administrative support
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Legal - Broad
    • Ombudsman and Ethics
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2020-01-26

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Eligibility criteria

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of the Secretariat’s Programme Officer, Compliance, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in compiling a record to date of the discussions held at the Meeting of the Parties, as well as the decisions that were adopted, highlighting what potential legal (substantive and procedural) precedents for future meetings
  • Assist in compiling a record to date of recommendations of the Implementation Committee, involving research, analysis and presentation in an accessible format for easy updating and public dissemination via the website
  • Assist in compiling a record to date of all non-compliance issues experienced by each Party to the Montreal Protocol
  • Assist in preparations for the 42nd Open-ended Working Group meeting including contributing to preparation and review of meeting documentation, presentations and logistical arrangements as needed
  • Assist in arrangements for the 64th and 65th Implementation Committee Meetings, including contributing to preparation and review of meeting documentation, presentations and documentation for the President of the Implementation Committee and logistical arrangements as needed
  • Participate as an observer in the 64th and 65th Implementation Committee Meetings, including assisting with note-taking on substantive discussions for the purpose of preparation of the Meeting Report
  • Assist in preparations for the joint 32nd Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and 12th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Vienna Convention and their related meetings, including assistance with note-taking on substantive discussions for the purposes of facilitating party negotiations and the preparation of the Meeting Report and logistical arrangements as needed
  • Assistance in updating internal tracking tables to facilitate implementation and follow-up of decisions of Meetings of the Parties and recommendations of the Implementation Committee
  • Assist in preparations for participation of Ozone Secretariat staff in meetings of regional networks of national ozone officers, including preparation and review of documents and presentations, as well as other meetings, as needed
  • Assist in updating the legal repository of the Secretariat, the Montreal Protocol Handbook, based on decisions taken at the Meetings of the Parties, including on the website and relevant applications
  • Perform any other related duty as required
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

Master's degree in law

Required experience: Experience remark:

Experience Remark:: Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in international environmental law / environmental affairs / multilateral environmental agreements required;

Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: International law Driving license: No Competencies values:

Accountability, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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