Environmental Law Specialist Job in Kenya - UNEP

Duties and Responsibilities:

Under the supervision of the Head of the International Rules and Procedures Unit and Head of the Environmental Rule of Law Branch, the consultant will:

  • Provide legal advice on the mandate and international status of UNEP, its Governing Bodies, its rules of procedure and UN resolutions that are applicable to its work.
  • Provide legal support to UNEP Divisions and Offices concerning implementation of outcomes of the sixth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA 6)
  • Provide legal support to subsidiary processes of UNEA 6, including the Committee of Permanent Representatives and ad hoc open ended working group to prepare proposals on a science policy panel on chemicals and waste and to prevent pollution.
  • Conduct research into and provide advice on questions of public international law, international environmental law and related questions including provisions of the UN Charter, other UN organs, UN Conventions and Treaties and other international organizations.

Qualifications/special skills

  • An advanced university degree (master’s degree, or equivalent) in international law, international environmental law, or related field is required.
  • A first-level degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in the specified fields of studies with two (2) additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of two years of progressive working experience in international law, environmental law, environmental policy, or a related field is required.
  • Experience in institutional legal matters related to managing legal processes of international organizations is desirable.
  • Experience at the international level, including with United Nations system organizations, or with international science-policy making bodies is desirable.
  • Excellent research and drafting skills. Excellent organization and consultation management.
  • Direct working experience in environmental law or environmental policy

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