14 Mar 2017

UN Associate Programme Management Officer Job in Nairobi

Deadline: 06/04/2017

Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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.

UNEP’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

This position is located in Marine Coastal Ecosystem Branch at the Nairobi duty station. Under the direct supervision of the Head, Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention

Job Responsibilities

Project Planning and Execution

  • Participate in the development, implementation and evaluation of all activities specified in the UNEP/GEF project entitled “Implementation of the Strategic Action Programme for the protection of the Western Indian
  • Ocean from land-based sources and activities (WIO-SAP)” Project Document and ensure timely completion, review of relevant documents and reports, identification of problems and issues to be addressed and proposing corrective actions; liaising with relevant parties and identifying and tracking follow-up.
  • Carry out basic research on selected aspects of project, operations and other activities, etc., to include collecting, analyzing and presenting statistical data and other information gathered from diverse sources.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. resulting from project activities
  • Provide substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying and proposed participants, handling logistics, preparation of background documents and presentations, etc. for regional task teams and working groups.

Preparation and Review of project Documents

  • Preparation of materials for annual workplans and follow-up on their implementation.
  • Prepare working documents for discussion at the meetings of task teams and working groups;
  • Review all technical reports prepared and submitted to the Project Management Unit by consultants, national and regional institutions and provide feedback.
  • Review all proposals for the in-country interventions prepared and submitted to the Project Management Unit by national and regional institutions, NGOs, CBOs and provide feedback.
  • Assist in reviewing of all technical guidelines, standard manuals, best practices documents, management plans, etc. submitted to the Project Management Unit by national and regional institutions, experts, NGOs, CBOs and provide feedback for their improvement.

Coordination of in Country Project Activities

  • Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
  • Support coordination of activities related to budget and funding (project activity budgets, and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
  • Support activities on capacity building to enable WIO-SAP project participating countries to fully take part, own and benefit from the Western Indian Ocean clearinghouse and information sharing system
  • Provide ready access, through the Western Indian Ocean clearinghouse and information sharing system to, scientific, technical, environmental, legal and policy level information on the Western Indian Ocean coastal and marine environment.
  • Develop an enabling environment for assessment of the coastal and marine areas through advocacy of standards necessary to acquire, process, store, distribute and improve utilization of essential data in the countries
  • Contribute to maintenance of the clearing house mechanism for the Nairobi Convention by providing information on all project activities in the region ensuring free flow of information between the project, partners and users

Communication to partners

  • Facilitate distribution of outputs and publication of substantive reports and other materials resulting from Project Activities.
  • Collaborate with evaluation team during the project mid-term and terminal evaluation, and provide all information requested by the evaluation team;
  • Undertake outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.
  • Prepare and disseminates project newsletter keeping all interested parties and stakeholders informed of project progress
  • Undertake any other tasks as may be assigned to him/her in the field of his/her competence


  • Advanced university degree (Masters or its equivalent) in the field of marine science or in an environmental science related field with training in tropical marine science.
  • A first university degree with a combination of two years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • A minimum of two (years of progressively responsible experience in coastal and marine environment is required.
  • Experience working in a regional or international project in the Western Indian Ocean region is an advantage.
  • Experience in project management and Geographic Information Systems (GIS ) web mapping is desirable.

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