UN Environment Junior Professional Junior - Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls Jobs in Kenya

UN Environment Junior Professional Junior - Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls Jobs in Kenya

I General information
  • JPO – Sustainable Mobility
    Sector of Assignment:
  • Clean and Low Carbon Mobility
  • Kenya
    Location (City):
  • Nairobi
    Duration of Assignment:
  • Initially one year with the possibility to extend up to a maximum total of 3 years

  • P2 step 1 in the first year, or P1 step 1, depending on the level of education and relevant working experience



  • To support the development and implementation of clean and low carbon mobility programs,
    contributing to a global switch to a low and no emissions transport sector


    Summary of duties/tasks

  • Supports low and middle income countries with the introduction of electric mobility demonstration projects through supporting the implementation of UNEP’s Electric Mobility Programme, including through:
  • Providing policy support to country and city projects
  • Creation and implementation of public-private sector partnerships
  • Supports low- and middle-income countries to reduce vehicle pollutant emissions, through
    supporting the implementation of activities of the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, including through:
  • Supporting the development of harmonized clean fuels standards at (sub) regional (especially
    low sulphur fuels standards)
  • Supporting the development of clean vehicles standards (EURO, 4,5 and 6 vehicles emissions
  • Support data collection, analysis and presentation
  • Supports in communicating the progress made in shifting to cleaner and more efficient vehicle fleets worldwide, including through:
  • Supporting the development and implementation of outreach and communications activities of
    the Global Electric Mobility Programme and the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles
  • Supporting the updating of websites, development of capacity building tools, presentations, technical publications, newsletters, leaflets, case studies etc.
  • Detailed knowledge of the challenges and opportunities in developing and implementing multi
    country and multi partner policy programs, especially in the area of clean mobility;
  • Acquired fluent knowledge of one or more additional language(s) if they elect to take an
    advanced language course
  • Ethics and Integrity at the United Nations
  • Information Security Awareness
  • Prevention of Workplace Harassment, Sexual Harassment and Abuse of Authority
  • United Nations Human Rights Responsibilities
  • Basic Security in the Field Staff Safety, Health and Welfare
  • Advanced Security in the Field
  • HIV/AIDS Orientation session (HIV/AIDS in the Workplace)
  • The supervisor and Junior Professional Officer will discuss and agree on specific training needs and opportunities (for example in relation to courses on project development and management).
  • The UN Staff Development and Learning Section runs more than 700 courses in the main areas of
    language training, management and communication, information technology which will be accessible to the Junior Professional Officer.


  • Title of supervisor: Head, Air Quality and Mobility Unit Content and methodology of supervision
  • The Junior Professional Officer will work under the overall guidance and direct day-to-day
    supervision of the Unit Head.
  • Promoting the Junior Professional Officer’s own professional development and learning goals,
    and including this in the workplan of the Junior Professional Officer;
  • Promoting communication and ongoing feedback between the Junior Professional Officer and
    managers on the work programme;
  • Fostering mentorship of the Junior Professional Officer by Unit colleagues to assist with career support and facilitate transfer of knowledge and organizational culture (in specific the Professional Officers leading the electric mobility programme and the clean fuels and vehicles programme);
  • Encouraging teamwork by integrating individual work plans with the Unit work plan;
  • Conducting bi-annual performance appraisals that assess accomplishments, review problems,
    discuss job-satisfaction, discuss development plan and learning objectives and provide guidance
    on project implementation.

    Required Qualifications and Experience

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in environmental sciences, environmental economics, transportation sciences, sustainable mobility, or a related field is required.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience (at least 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.
  • Part of the candidates' academic training must have taken place in a developing country that
    appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.

    Working experience :
  • At least 2 years of professional experience, in sustainable development and implementation of
    environmental related programs, projects and activities, with a focus on sustainable mobility is required.
  • Prior experience at the national or international level working on sustainable mobility is advantageous.
  • All paid work experience since obtaining a bachelor’s degree will/can be considered.

  • Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

    Key competencies


  • Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two way communication; tailors’ language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.


  • Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals;
  • solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others;
  • places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position;
  • shares credit for team accomplishments and
    accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.
  • Commitment to Continuous Learning
    Keeps abreast of new developments in own occupation/profession;
  • Actively seeks to develop
    oneself professionally and personally;
  • Contributes to the learning of colleagues and
    subordinates; shows willingness to learn from others; seeks feedback to learn and improve.

    Background information on Agency/Department/Section

    The United Nations Environment Programme is the leading global environmental authority that sets
    the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental
    dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system, and serves as an
    authoritative advocate for the global environment.

    UNEP’s work encompasses:

  • Assessing global, regional and national environmental conditions and trends
  • Developing international and national environmental instruments
  • Strengthening institutions for the wise management of the environment
  • UNEP's Economy Division supports decision makers in government, local authorities and industry, to develop and adopt policies, strategies, practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of resources, reduce pollution, and promote greening of economies.
  • The Air Quality and Mobility Unit of UNEP's Economy Division supports countries to shift to low and no emissions mobility, reducing transport emissions for health and climate reasons.
  • The Unit is supporting and implementing several globally leading sustainable mobility programs and initiatives, including: the Partnership for Clean Fuels and Vehicles, the Global Fuel Economy Initiative, a global partnership that promotes improved automotive fuel economy, the Share The Road initiative, a Global Electric Mobility Programme and other work on clean ports, mass transit, heavy duty vehicles, and soot fee buses.
  • All programs are working in partnership with civil society, private sector, and regional and
    intergovernmental organisations.

    Information on living conditions at Duty Station
  • The UN classifies Nairobi as a Headquarter (H) duty station where staff members enjoy normal
    living conditions and are thus not entitled to mobility and hardship allowances.

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 26th May 2019
  • To apply for this job, visit the JPO application portal
    http://apps.unep.org/jpoportal/general/all/jposts, register and apply using job code:
  • Applicants will see a pop-up notification of successful submission of their application
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Environment Junior Professional Junior - Enterprise Risk Management and Internal Controls Jobs in Kenya

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