UNEP Marine Transboundary Conservation Areas Expert Jobs 2022 Kenya

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

UNEP Marine Transboundary Conservation Areas Expert Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on April 21, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by May 01, 2022.

Organization Name United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted April 21, 2022
Closing Date May 01, 2022
Position Marine Transboundary Conservation Areas Expert
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNEP Marine Transboundary Conservation Areas Expert Jobs 2022

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

  • Education: Advanced university degree (Masters or PhD.).
  • Experience: Minimum 07 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations. For this position fluency in both oral and written English is required.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • An advanced university degree (Masters or PhD.) is required in ecology, natural resources management, environmental sciences, or ocean governance.A first level degree with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Minimum of 7 years of relevant professional experience is required in natural resources management, including marine and coastal resources. Proven track record of engaging with national, regional and/or inter – governmental and non-governmental organisations and science – policy dialogues and extensive international publication record in the fields of natural resources management, ocean governance, coastal and marine resources and climate change policies is desired. Proven track record of research on natural resources management, coastal and marine areas in the Western Indian Ocean region. Excellent drafting skills is also desired.
  • English and French are the official working languages of the United Nations. For this position fluency in both oral and written English is required.


The consultant will be under the general supervision of the Head of the Secretariat for the Nairobi Convention and direct supervision of the Project Manager- ACP MEAs 3 Programme at the Nairobi Convention secretariat. The consultant will undertake the following activities:

  • Desk literature review from the latest scientific reports on emerging issues and trends on transboundary conservation areas (TBCA) in the Western Indian Ocean – on biophysical, socio-economic, institutional, and legal aspects of each TBCA, including stakeholder engagements, partnerships, and emerging best practises. These recent reports include, among others, the Western Indian Ocean Marine Protected Areas Outlook, Critical Habitats Outlook, Sharks and Rays Review Report, other successful transboundary conservation initiative, alongside enhanced ecological benefits, socio-economic resilience and strengthened political relations, guided by ongoing policy and political processes including CITES, CMS, BRS Conventions and ongoing discussions on protected areas, Sustainable Development Goals, CBD post 2020 Global Biodiversity Framework, the Paris Agreement, African Union Agenda 2063, and all relevant stakeholders active in a proposed TBCA (Governments, non-state actors, and private sector). Where possible, conduct virtual consultation with relevant stakeholders.
  • Elaborate, in particular, the justification for the proposed TBCAs between neighbouring countries including the value for conservation, protection, connectivity and applicable co-management, benefits for transboundary cooperation, interest, appropriateness, and relevance of the envisaged TBCA outcome, risks, and challenges.
  • Detail emerging risks associated with the TBCAs such as transboundary interactions and relations, biodiversity loss (changes in sea use, species overexploitation, invasive species, pollution, climate change), human environmental damage, and extreme weather. Others may include erosion of social cohesion, livelihoods crisis, and maritime security.
  • Using a standard template, develop a high-quality funding project proposal:
  • Identify with the implementation of the two Strategic Action Programmes of the Western Indian Ocean. Detailing the geographical distribution, historical background, key natural resource issues, specific geographic opportunities for transboundary collaboration, role and the partners involved in the given TBCA and identify new and emerging environmental issues as well as ongoing global and regional discussions that should be taken into account in the literature review.
  • Update on strengths, weaknesses, opportunities, and threats for transboundary cooperation in the proposed TBCA and propose other fronts and issues that may be considered in order for the TBCA to be ecological connected, and to be a modern, practically managed seascape.

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=179682 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: May 01, 2022.
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