Associate Programme Officer, P-2 - UNEP, Nairobi

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Associate Programme Officer , P-2

Deadline For Applications: 03/19/2007

Organizational Unit: Unep

Duty Station: Nairobi

Vacancy Announcement Number: 07-PGM-UNEP-410550-R-Nairobi



University degree in an area of environmental science with relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications.

Specialised training in environmental assessment and emerging issues or science reporting and editing an advantage.

Work Experience:

A minimum of three years relevant experience. Experience at international level an asset.

A good understanding of environmental issues and some experience in environmental assessments or environmental reporting are essential.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.

For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Knowledge of other UN languages would be an asset.

Other Desirable Skills:

Additional experience or knowledge of information management techniques, and project management and monitoring will be considered an asset.

Familiarity with publishing software packages an advantage.

The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

(Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).

The United Nations Secretariat is a Non-Smoking Environment.

English and French are the two official working languages of the United Nations.

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