UNEP Executive Secretary Jobs 2022 Kenya

UNEP JobsUNEP Executive Secretary Jobs 2022 Kenya: Currently the UNEP is hiring employees for their upcoming projects vacancy for the Executive Secretary position. Now for all Kenyan NGO job seekers, it’s a great opportunity to work with UNEP.

UNEP Executive Secretary Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 30, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 08, 2022.

Organization Name United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 30, 2022
Closing Date May 08, 2022
Position Executive Secretary
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNEP Executive Secretary Jobs 2022

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) seeks suitable applicants for the position below at the Nairobi, Kenya.

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent).
  • Experience: Minimum 15 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Environmental Science, Chemistry; Natural sciences; Law, Public or Business Administration; International and/or Environmental Studies or other related area is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • A minimum of fifteen (15) years of professional and progressively responsible experience, in the area of environment and sustainable development, out of which at least seven (7) years are at the international level is required.
  • Experience in leading intergovernmental environmental processes is required.
  • Experience on intergovernmental negotiations is required.
  • Experience with the UN system or similar organisations is desirable.
  • Experience with industry engagement in UN processes is desirable.


  • Organize and convene, through support to the INC Chair, the intergovernmental meetings necessary to provide a strong platform for negotiation, including but not limited to regional preparatory meetings, and the INC meetings;
  • Provide strategic coordination and lead the provision of technical, legal and administrative support for the development of the instrument;
  • Provide advice to the Executive Director on all matters related to the development of the instrument;
  • Lead the organization of Bureau meetings and other governance meetings requested by the INC process;
  • In close collaboration with the substantive Divisions, prepare the organization of multi-stakeholder meetings to be held in the margins of the INC process with participation of private sector, civil society and other relevant stakeholders;
  • Prepare and convene a final Diplomatic Conference for the adoption of the instrument;
  • Conduct high level policy outreach to senior government officials, private sector and civil society;
  • Assist Member States in the exchange of information related to the development of the draft instrument;
  • Lead and manage a multidisciplinary team to deliver the responsibilities, tasks and duties of the Secretariat;
  • Oversee the recruitment of staff for the INC process for technical and organizational needs, including as necessary consultants to support the negotiations;
  • Together with UNEP’s Divisions, ensure that the negotiation process is informed by scientific analyses underpinning the life cycle of plastics;
  • Together with UNEP’s Divisions, expand and nurture the scope of partnerships with a wide range of critical players in the plastic pollution arena,
  • Communicate and coordinate across the UN on the process and needs from other UN entities;
  • Coordinate closely with bilateral and multilateral donors to ensure funding is available for the INC process and technical delivery;
  • Raise funds for the INC process as required;
  • Contribute to UNEP’s strategic communications on plastics to ensure strategic, coherent and comprehensive outreach and engagement;
  • Lead engagement with partners, including financial institutions, towards the successful development of a financial mechanism to support the implementation of the instrument;
  • Lead the interagency work of the Secretariat in close cooperation and coordination with Multilateral Environmental Agreements and with other chemicals and waste related conventions, including the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm conventions, to support the development of the draft instrument;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

How to Apply?

  • Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
  • Interested candidates can fill the online application form by visiting official website. Candidates have to visit at https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=180392 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 08, 2022.
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