UNEP Species Action Planning Specialist Jobs 2022 Kenya

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

UNEP Species Action Planning Specialist Jobs 2022 employment advertisement is published on March 26, 2022. Candidates can apply via online by April 09, 2022.

Organization Name United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)
Type of Organization NGO
Date Posted March 26, 2022
Closing Date April 09, 2022
Position Species Action Planning Specialist
Total Vacancy N/A
Apply Process online
Country Kenya

UNEP Species Action Planning Specialist Jobs 2022

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

  • Education: University Degree.
  • Experience: Minimum 10 years.
  • Employment Type: Full-Time.
  • Language: Fluency in written and spoken English. Excellent writing skills in English is required. French would be an added advantage.
  • Duty Station: Nairobi.
  • Remuneration: As Per Rules.

Other Requirements / Information:

  • Knowledge of and experience in the development, implementation and review of endangered species management and action plans;
  • A deep understanding of the status, history, political context, threats and challenges for the conservation and management of the African elephants across its range;
  • Knowledge of the international framework for biodiversity conservation and management and implementation of biodiversity Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) including, and not limited to, CITES, CMS and its family agreements;
  • Strong networking and communications skills, and experience engaging with multiple parties and stakeholders, particularly national wildlife management agency staff, with the ability to maintain diplomacy and impartiality.
  • Experience in facilitating complex multi-stakeholder dialogue processes.
  • Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in management, natural resource management, conservation, ecology or a related subject is required.
  • A first level degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
  • Experience: At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in natural resource management, conservation, with programme/project management, Monitoring and Evaluation in Africa is required.


  • The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. For countries to be able to achieve the ambitious results of the 2030 Agenda, transformational changes in the way national institutions make decisions, devise policies, legislate and report on sustainable development issues are needed. Access to accurate information and knowledge, cross-sectoral collaboration and coordination both within and across institutions, as well as more inclusive mechanism are necessary. The attainment of environmental goals is a pre-condition to achieving the 17 sustainable development goals (SDGs). Therefore, countries need to be well equipped in understanding the environmental dimension of the goals and their linkages with other commitments; they also need to be able to translate this understanding into concrete measures to realize environmental objectives in an integrated manner.
  • The African Elephant Action Plan (AEAP), developed under the auspices of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES), was agreed upon by African elephant range States during a meeting held in the margins of the 15th meeting of the Conference of the Parties to the Convention (CITES CoP15) in 2010 in Doha, Qatar.
  • The development of the AEAP was owned and managed by the African elephant range States, and as such, represents and seeks to address the real ‘situation on the ground’ in terms of what actions must be taken in order to effectively conserve elephants in Africa across their range. It was not intended to be an exhaustive analysis of the status of elephant populations and their conservation across Africa, but rather a concise and clear statement of those activities which must be implemented and most urgently require funding if Africa’s elephants throughout their range are to be protected from the multiple and serious threats they face.

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=177891 to fill the application.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.
  • The closing date: April 09, 2022.
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