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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's 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 environment.

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    Program Support Officer


    Under the direct supervision of the Head, Environment Policy Unit, Law Division, the consultant will work with a team of experienced professionals in the area of youth engagement and empowerment to strengthen the outreach and impact of the work streams of the Branch. The work to be undertaken will contribute directly to UNEP’s core focus on youth engagement and those related to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs). The work will be carried out in cooperation and consultation of the relevant Divisions and Units of UNEP as well as the MEA Secretariats.

    Specific Responsibilities Include

    • Develop, initiate and roll out activities related to youth engagement in support of MEAs belonging to chemicals, waste, ozone cluster and biodiversity cluster.
    • Provide technical support on actions in support of ongoing work of the Branch related to youth in Africa and Caribbean regions.
    • Develop an operational plan for strengthening youth engagement across the Branch activities for effective implementation of MEAs belonging to the two thematic clusters of MEAs identified above.
    • Develop and strengthen the youth alumni network and the knowledge management platform already established under the ACP MEAs 3 programme.
    • Develop communication and outreach material, including for social media for effectively communicating youth related actions under the Branch.
    • Liaise and communicate with relevant youth programmes, within and outside UNEP and identify linkages to work of the Branch and build synergies.
    • Develop training and mentoring plans for the youth as needed in skill development, in consultation with youth partners focusing on MEAs.
    • Prepare reports, briefs and presentations on youth related work on MEAs and support outreach actions through online channels.

    Qualifications/special Skills

    • Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent degree) in environmental sciences, social sciences, ICT or environmental law with two years of relevant experience is required
    • A first-level university degree in environmental sciences, social sciences or environmental law, ICT or related disciplines in combination with four years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
    • A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in programme / project management related to environmental law is required.
    • Experience in drafting review documents, meeting reports and assessment papers related to Environmental management/law is required.
    • Having social media skills is an advantage.
    • Knowledge and experience relating to Multilateral Environmental Agreements is an advantage.
    • Experience in data collection and/or undertaking research will be an added advantage.


    • Fluency in written, oral skills in English is required. Additional language proficiency will be an added asset.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply

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