Associate Legal Officer in Nairobi

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Employer: United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

Location: Nairobi, Kenya.

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level.

Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

UNEP's Division of Environmental Law and Conventions (DELC) identifies synergies and promotes the substantive collaboration among Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs).


Under the overall guidance of the Chief, Interlinkages and Synergies Unit, the incumbent will:

  • Participate in the implementation of the programme of work of the Division

  • Assist in ensuring timely, coordinated participation and inputs to MEA meetings organized by UNEP in collaboration with MEA Secretariats, as well as coordinated response by UNEP to MEA decisions/requests, including through the preparation of UNEP reports to MEA meetings and other documentation.

  • Assist in the preparation and finalization of various materials including briefing notes, outreach materials responding to memos and other correspondences, as well as the compilation of other Division-wide inputs and reports as necessary.

  • Participate in organizing Division-wide activities, including the Conference of the Parties (COPs), Meeting of the Parties (MOPs) and other MEA-related meetings and events.

  • Perform other duties as may be assigned towards the successful implementation of the functions of the Division.


  • An advanced university degree in International Environmental Law is preferred.

  • A first university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.

    Closing date: 06 April 2009

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