- Organization: UNEP – United Nations Environment Programme
- Location: Nairobi
- Grade: Level not specified – Level not specified
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- Closing Date: 2023-05-19
The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is an association established in 1972 to guide and harmonize environmental activities within the United Nations (UN) system. UNEP works closely with its 193 Member States and agents from civil society, businesses, and other major groups and stakeholders to address environmental challenges via the UN Environment Assembly, the world’s highest-level decision-making body on the environment. UNEP advances international cooperation on environmental issues, provides guidance to UN organizations, and encourages the international scientific neighborhood to participate in formulating policy for many of the UN’s environmental projects. UNEP’s efforts are focused on varying the triple planetary crisis of climate change, nature and biodiversity loss, and corruption and waste to achieve the Sustainable Development Goal.
a) To produce a Community of Practice (CoP) to advance action and use it to deliver training and address gaps on air breakdown in the Southern African region, building on the ongoing activities of UNEP and CCAC in the region that support national governments, strengthen capacity among experts, practitioners and stakeholders and drive collective action for air quality in key sectors and across national boundaries.
b) To harden air quality monitoring, data management, emission inventories and applications in the region to achieve the expected results via provision of training, data management and support, as well as integration of the Africa Integrated Assessment’s recommendations into national planning.
c) To help the development of robust air quality management frameworks across all scales, and clean air solutions, that are adopted and enforced , building on the CCAC SNAP Initiative, Africa Integrated Assessment, African Union Air Quality Framework and the regional air quality framework accord to support the 12 target countries.
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- Advanced University degree in information administration, environmental assessment or environmental sciences is needed . A relevant first-level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying background may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- A minimum of 5 years of background in environmental information systems management, multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs), state of environment reporting, and in using environmental data and hands is demanded . Knowledge of the air quality assessment and monitoring processes is an advantage.
- Knowledge of national, regional and inter-governmental organizations, processes and operations is an benefit . Strong analytical and writing skills are required for this position, as well as experience in facilitating meetings and workshops involving a wide range of stakeholders including government officials.
- English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and verbal English is demanded . Working knowledge of other UN languages is also alluring.