UN Environment Junior Professional Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

UN Environment Junior Professional Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya

Background information on UN Environment and the requesting Unit 

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

A United Nations science‐policy business forum on the environment entitled “Science for Green Solutions” was held on 2 and 3 December 2017 at the margins of the Third Session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 3). 

One of the main messages from all the various participants including decision makers that emerged from the forum was the need t accelerate the pace for identifying and 
promoting opportunities for growing green technology markets, driven by advance in science and 
technology, empowering policies and innovative financing.  

Indeed, today’s technology and science driven solution known as the Fourth Industrial Revolution‐ offers an unprecedented opportunity to embrace cleaner, greener and more efficient solutions to 
sustainable development. 

Participants at the forum further noted that these solutions, however, are scalable only if supported by timely policy interventions, regulatory and governance frameworks and sustainable financial systems. 

Duties, responsibilities and output expectations 
Terms of reference

The JPO will contribute to one or more of the following activities: 

  • Perform horizon scanning for technological and other science‐based solutions to environmental 
    challenges and assess those solutions for environmental, social and market promise, 
  • Liaise within UN Environment and with external partners to optimally utilize the science‐policy 
    nexus to bring together the constellation of actors from the science, policy, business, finance and 
    civil society communities to catalyse action to move those solutions from the unconventional status 
    into the mainstream of the market place; 
  • Prepare concept notes, financial analysis and economic modelling for private sector uptake; 
  • Performs other duties as assigned. 

    Output expectations
  • Development and maintenance of partnerships and opportunities for dissemination of knowledge on 
    green technology solutions; 
  • Strengthening of existing Platform on land‐based sources of marine pollution to accommodate amajor initiative to scale up the use of innovative technologies on wastewater management; 
  • Establishing linkages with social impact funding mechanisms for financing green technology and 
    innovative solutions;

    Qualifications and experience
  • Master’s Degree or equivalent in the area of financial economics, corporate and 
    private sector finance or related field, or equivalent experience.
  • A first level university degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in combination with qualifying experience 
    (A minimum of 3 years of relevant working experience) may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree. (Preferred qualifications ‐ financial economics, corporate and private sector finance, or related field; or equivalent experience.  
  • Part of the candidates' academic training (BSc or MSc) must have taken place in a developing country that appears on the following list of eligible countries of the Dutch JPO Programme.
  • Skills: Proficiency in Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, Outlook, Internet browsers. Drafting/writing skills and ability to establish  and  maintain  effective  working  relations  within  multicultural working environment 

    Working experience:
  • At  least  a minimum  of  2  years’  and maximum 4 years experience  in  sustainable 
    development  and/or  implementation  of  environmental  related  programmes,  projects  and  activities  is  required. 
  • Experience in the private sector, especially in finance and dealing with equity and private funds is highly desirable. 
  • Language(s)  proficiency  required:  Fluency  in  English  is  essential.  Knowledge  of  French  is  desirable.  
  • Working knowledge of other UN languages is an asset. 

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 24th April 2019
  • To apply for this job, you have to submit an application to Loise Kiru on: loise.kiru@un.org
  • This post is opened in the context of the Junior Professional Officer (JPO) scheme sponsored by the Government of the Netherlands and is addressed exclusively to Nationals of Developing
    Countries That Appear on the List of the Following Countries Eligible
  • For the Dutch Jpo Programme:
  • Nationals of Kenya are not eligible
  • For additional criteria see the website of Nedworc Foundation:
  • Please read the criteria and FAQ section carefully before considering applying
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Environment Junior Professional Officer Jobs in Nairobi Kenya
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