United Nations Volunteers Project Management Assistant Jobs in Kenya

United Nations Volunteers Project Management Assistant Jobs in Kenya

Eligibility criteria

  • Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

    Description of task

    Under the direct supervision of the Head, Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the national UNV will undertake the following tasks:

  • Providing support to the Nairobi Convention in tasks related to the implementation of the SIDA funded partnership project between the Nairobi Convention and South West Indian Ocean Fisheries Commission (SWIOFC) on marine and coastal governance and fisheries management for sustainable blue growth and the current work programme of the Nairobi Convention,

  • Contribute to preparation of briefing notes, concept notes and presentations on the Nairobi Convention-SWIOFC partnership project in synergy with related projects of the Convention,

  • Assist to prepare legal agreements such as Small-Scale Funding Agreements (SSFA) and Project Cooperation Agreements (PCA) with partners for implementation of project activities and processing through the UN Environment Partnership Portal,
    Assist to keep track of legal agreements for the Nairobi Convention-SWIOFC partnership project and related projects and follow-up on their deliverables, associated payments and closure,

  • Support organization of meetings and contribute to preparation of meeting agendas, meeting concept notes, identifying participants, preparation of background and working documents, meeting reports and where appropriate, handling logistics and preparing mission reports,

  • Create and maintain an environment-fisheries experts database, upload project data into the Nairobi Convention clearinghouse mechanism, undertake data analysis and trends, visualization of scenarios and identify emerging issues,

  • Draft and/or contributing to quarterly, mid-year and annual reporting on the progress in implementation of the Nairobi Convention and SWIOFC partnership project,

  • Represent the Nairobi Convention at various partners’ meeting and make presentations on the Nairobi Convention’s work and its linkages to
    other initiatives in the Western Indian ocean region,

  • Contribute to technical reporting on project activities and global reporting on activities related to marine and coastal management, as well as reporting on progress in attainment of relevant sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) arising from the activities of the Nairobi Convention,

  • Contribute to development of new projects to promote project sustainability through preparation of project ideas and proposals,

  • Perform other related duties as assigned.


  • Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent

    Education - Additional Comments:

  • Post-graduate university degree in marine sciences, environmental studies specialising in marine and coastal environment or discipline related to the work of marine biology and/or coastal ecosystems, or related area is required.

  • A first-level university degree with additional technical training in marine fisheries in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

    Required experience: 24 Months

    Experience remark:

  • 24 months. Experience working in coastal and marine conservation and management, experience on ocean governance, experience on transboundary management of coastal and marine resources will be an added advantage. Fluency in English is required.

    Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

    How to Apply

  • For more information and job application details, see; United Nations Volunteers Project Management Assistant Jobs in Kenya

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