UN Volunteer Programme Assistant Jobs in Kenya

UN Volunteer Programme Assistant Jobs in Kenya

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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.

The UNV will be located in the Governance Affairs Office of UNEP.
The Governance Affairs Office is responsible for supporting the governing bodies of UNEP, which consists
of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) and its subsidiary inter-sessional body, the Openended Committee of Permanent Representatives (OECPR).

Task description

  • Support the preparation, organization and servicing of meetings of the UNEA governing bodies, such
    as the Open-ended Committee of Permanent Representatives, 6th Annual meeting of the sub30 May 2019 committee, OECPR-5 and UNEA-5, in collaboration with other team members in the Governing
    Bodies Unit and, as necessary, with UNON Conference Services;
  • Take notes, draft high-quality reports/minutes from intergovernmental meetings;
  • Draft preparatory meetings documentation, including briefing notes, chair’s scripts, Unit’s
    presentations and meeting summaries;
  • Support effective follow up on key issues relating to intergovernmental meetings;
  • Provide draft diplomatic correspondence to member States, including by e-mail, letters and note
    verbales;
  • Plan and ensure timely dissemination of information about programmes and activities of UN
    Environment in support of member States;
  • Draft high quality information texts and documents of relevance to the Governing Bodies Unit;
  • Support internal and external communication with divisions of UN Environment Programme and
    member States respectively, including by utilising web-based tools and formats
  • Support the provision of effective, efficient and responsive conference services and support for the
    work of the Governing Bodies of UN Environment Programme:

    Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the
    concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV
    activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day)- Be acquainted with and build on
    traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country- Provide annual and end of assignment
    reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities using UNV’s Volunteer Reporting ApplicationContribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites,
    newsletters, press
    releases, etc.-
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN VolunteersPromote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals
    and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
  • Support provided to the preparation of documentation for all meetings and events organized by
    Governance Affairs Office.
  • Contribution to effective communication and outreach to member States and other stakeholders, in
    particular, by supporting correspondence handling (including the SGB e-mail account,
    acknowledgement, drafting of letters and Note Verbales) etc, as well as management and
    development of the UNEA and CPR websites
  • The development of capacity through coaching, mentoring and formal on-the-job training, when working
    with (including supervising) national staff or (non-) governmental counter-parts, including Implementing
    Partners (IPs);

    Required Degree Level
  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

    Required experience
  • 24 months

    Qualifications/Requirements
  • Education - Additional Comments
    University Degree or equivalent in Political and/or Environmental sciences.
  • The applicant should have a minimum 2 years work experience, in particular in the areas of
    conference service or management for international experts and high level political meetings.
  • Drafting of diplomatic correspondence and formal meeting reports.
  • Website maintenance and management and application of website tools.
  • Reporting, and meeting scheduling and coordination.

    Language Skills
  • English (Mandatory) , Level - Fluent
    AND - French (Optional) , Level - Working Knowledge

    Area of Expertise
  • Governance and decentralization Mandatory
  • Political affairs and political reporting Mandatory
  • Other communications related experience Mandatory
  • Political Affairs and international relations
    Communication, including technical website management
  • Proof-reading; Editing
    Communication, including technical website management
  • Planning and Coordination
  • Script writing

    How to Apply
  • Interested and qualified candidates should apply online by 2nd June 2019
  • For more information and job application details, see; UN Volunteer Programme Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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