- Country: Kenya
- Organization: UNEP
- Deadline: 2023-12-23
- No of Vacancies: N/A
RESEARCH AND ANALYSIS – Handles a range of issues related to environmental (substantive, procedural and comparative) law, including the interpretation and application of MEAs at the national level, in consultation with Senior Legal Officers. – Conducts extensive legal research and analysis in the field of environmental law, and prepares studies, comparative studies, briefs, reports and correspondence. – Undertakes basic or extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other material; identifies important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies. – Prepares or assists in the preparation of drafts of background papers, studies, reports, legislative texts and commentaries on those texts, teaching materials in the field of international environmental law. – Prepares or assists in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of international environmental law issues, including the interpretation and application of MEAs, and the United Nations Environment Assembly resolutions and decisions. OPERATIONS, TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE, AND CAPACITY BUILDING – Prepares or assists in the preparation of agreements and contracts with governments, NGOs and other public and private entities, for the carrying out of activities under the Montevideo Environmental Law Programme. – Reviews, advises on and drafts legal opinions and briefs. – Assesses information submitted by Member States relating to support on environmental law. – Prepares legal summaries and recommendations on technical assistance and capacity building in the area of environmental rule of law. – Administers programmes of legal technical assistance, notably under the Law and Environment Assistance Platform (LEAP), and capacity building for different enforcement networks, including judiciary and customs. – Prepares or assists with the preparation of international environmental law seminars and symposia, lecture on various legal issues at such events. – Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting. – Provides guidance to more junior staff. – Performs other duties as assigned. INTERGOVERNMENTAL BODIES – Services or assists senior colleagues in servicing diplomatic conferences, commissions, committees, task forces, expert groups and other bodies, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports.
Job – Specific Qualification
A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in law, including legal analysis, research, and writing is required. Two (2) years of experience serving with a legal office of a government department or ministry or of a secretariat of an international organization, is required. Experience in professional legal work relating to procedural and institutional issues of intergovernmental bodies is desirable. Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desirable. NOTE: ”Fluency” equals a rating of ”fluent” in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ”Knowledge of” equals a rating of ”confident” in two of the four areas.
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