Environmental Affairs Officer, United Nations, Nairobi

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  • Professionalism: Proven conceptual analytical, and evaluative skills and ability to conduct independent research and analysis, identifying issues, formulating options and making conclusions and recommendations.
  • Programme/project development, management and administration skills, knowledge and understanding of programmes, concepts and applied approaches relevant to key global environmental issues, with particular knowledge of early warning, assessment and monitoring.
  • A good understanding of the use of scientific assessment in providing relevant information to decision makers.
  • Teamwork - Good interpersonal skills and the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Planning and Organizing - Ability to establish priorities and to plan, co-ordinate and monitor own work plan and those under his/her supervision.
  • Communication - Excellent writing skills and ability to explain complex environmental problems in a clear and articulate manner through various media.
  • Full competence in the use of standard computer applications.


  • Education

    Advanced university degree in environmental sciences or natural resources management, or a first university degree with a relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications.

  • Work Experience

    Minimum of five years experience in environmental assessment related to land issues including some experience at international level.

    Capacity building, partnership development and work experience in developing regions desirable.

  • Languages

    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 a second UN official language will be an asset.

    Other Skills

    Working experience in the UN, including relevant specialised agencies, an advantage.

    Understanding of remote sensing technology and experience in Geographic Information Systems 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).

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

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    E-mail: Recruitment [at] unon.org,

    Fax: 254-20-762-4212

    For more information please visit: www.unon.org

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