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  • Posted: Mar 19, 2024
    Deadline: Mar 30, 2024
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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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    Marine and Coastal Environmental Management Consultant

    Duties and Responsibilities  

    Under the general supervision of the Head of the Nairobi Convention Secretariat, the consultant will be responsible for the following:  

    • Develop a case for MSP in the WIO, concepts and methodology, drawing from the WIO MSP strategy, emphasizing on readiness of MSP, institutional capacities, policies, and regulations, particularly in the NMC countries, giving examples of implementation where appropriate.  
    • Participate in MSP related workshops in the NMC region and provide analysis report to showcase Component 1 activities and share best practices.
    • Include in the report some elements about all MSP related training programs in the NMC countries, partners involved, participants and any resultant national MSP roadmaps.  
    • Provide finalized geo-spatial analysis outputs related to the activities regarding MSP in the NMC region  Design and analyze key trends and identify new or emerging issues to enrich the substantive work on the NOCAMO project and links with ongoing initiatives in the Western Indian Ocean region, to guide MSP in the NMC region.  
    • Work in synergy with the project managers of WIOSAP, SAPPHIRE, SWIOFC Partnership and ACP Meas projects on the development of a common technical approach to support the Ocean Governance Strategy development process and blue economy in the WIO region.  Review and advise on the technical reports received from technical partners and provide guidance for activity extension.  
    • Develop fundable proposals to support MSP implementation at regional and national level within the Convention area working with the regional MSP TWG and other partners

    Qualifications/special skills

    • Advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) is required in Marine Sciences, Environmental Sciences, Natural Resources Management or similar disciplines.
    • A first level degree with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. minimum of six (6) years of relevant progressive experience in organizations with mandate or relevancy to the marine and coastal environments or a related area is required.
    • Experience working on coastal and marine environment issues in the Western Indian Ocean is required. Familiarity with regional development objectives of Western Indian Ocean countries and the goals and procedures of international development organizations is desirable. An experience in Marine Spatial Planning (MSP) is required.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post advertised, fluency in oral and written English and French are required.

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    Programme Management Officer


    • Participates in the implementation and evaluation of projects; monitors and analyzes
    • Programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; ensures follow-up actions.  
    • Supports effective project management in ensuring completion of key tasks and milestones by the deadlines, coordinating input received from outside parties and within the team to ensure timely compliance and reporting.  
    • Research, analyzes, and presents information gathered from diverse sources.  
    • Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies.  
    • Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes, and interprets responses, identify problems/issues and prepares conclusions.  
    • Prepares written outputs, e.g., draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications.  
    • Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations.  
    • Assists in the coordination of outreach activities including training workshops, seminars; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities.  
    • Participate or leads field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries.  
    • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (Programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget).  
    • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.  
    • Performs other duties as required.


    • PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to water resources management or environmental policies. Ability to manage environmental and ecosystem related programmes/ projects including at the country level. Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods. The ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to Management.  Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.  Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.  
    • TEAMWORK:Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.  
    • PLANNING & ORGANIZING: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


    • Advanced university degree (master’s degree or equivalent) in water resources management or a field related to environmental management.   A first-level university degree in combination with two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.  Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

    Work Experience

    • A minimum of five (5) years of progressively responsible experience in water resources management, environmental management or related field is required.    
    • Experience in programme /project management is required.    
    • Experience in writing proposals for fundraising and drafting reports is desirable.    
    • Experience working with stakeholders in the private sector, in the UN system or international organizations on water resources management is desirable.    
    • Minimum of two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is desired.

    Deadline : Mar 27, 2024

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