United Nations Volunteers Environmental Law Specialist Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Volunteers Environmental Law Specialist Jobs in Kenya

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum age 25 years old.

  • Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

    Description of task

  • Under the direct supervision of the Head of the International Environmental Law Unit, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in performing UNEP’s roles and functions as Secretariat under the Montevideo Programme V – a global program on supporting countries to advance environmental rule of law - including the servicing of meetings, preparation of background documents, and preparing meeting reports;

  • Keep the UNEP-Law and Environment Assistance Platform up to date with environmental law news and knowledge products, and perform relevant data analysis;

  • Support the Law Division with legal research for the Second Global Environmental Rule of Law Report to be published in 2021;

  • Assist in administering capacity building programmes for Member States on environmental law under the Montevideo Programme V;

  • Assist in the review of legal documents, instruments, or other material on environmental law and related areas under the Montevideo Programme V;

  • Assist in the preparation of legal opinions/advice on a wide range of environmental law issues under the Montevideo Programme V; and

  • Perform
    other relevant duties as assigned.


  • Required degree level Master degree or equivalent

    Education - Additional Comments

  • Specialization in environmental law, international law or related field.

  • Required experience 24 Months

    Experience remark

  • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in environmental law or environmental governance.

  • Prior experience at the international level is advantageous

    Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

  • Chinese(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

  • Area of expertise International law, Other rule of law or governance related experience

    Area of expertise details

  • Environmental law or environmental governance

    Competencies values

  • Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Volunteers Environmental Law Specialist Jobs in Kenya

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