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Mission and objectives

Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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 global environment. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions as well as regional, liaison and out-posted offices and a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence.

Context

This position will be based within the GEF Team, Economy Division, UNEP office based in Gigiri, Nairobi. This position will be supervised under the Programme Budget Officer in the GEF team. The key functions are performed under a broad partnership with multiple sectors at the national and devolved units which requires individual flexibility and adaptation skills.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the GEF Programme Budget Officer under the Chemicals and Health Branch, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review reports and contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. suc-cess stories and lessons learnt, draft background papers, analytical notes, section of reports and studies, inputs to websites and social media networks, etc;
  • Prepare presentations and relevant documents in different formats for meetings and clients;
  • Track project reports and send communication to partners in following up with out-standing reports;
  • Prepare a database to track missing project reports;
  • Assist in input of data in IPMR module of UNEP ERP system Umoja;
  • Coordinate tasks for the GEF Chemicals and Waste Team in Microsoft TEAMS;
  • Take notes and minutes in meetings;
  • Undertake research and write reports on different issues as requested;
  • Provide updates and reports on various given tasks and responsibilities, and;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor

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  • Job City Nairobi, Kenya
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The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is an agency of United Nations and coordinates its environmental activities, assisting developing countries in implementing environmentally sound policies and practices. It was founded by Maurice Strong, its first director, as a result of the United Nations Conference on the Human Environment (Stockholm Conference) in June 1972 and has its headquarters in the Gigiri neighborhood of Nairobi, Kenya. UN Environment also has six regional offices and various country offices.UN Environment has overall responsibility for environmental problems among United Nations agencies but international talks on specialised issues, such as addressing global warming or combating desertification, are overseen by other UN organisations, like the Bonn-based Secretariat of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change and the United Nations Convention to Combat Desertification. UN Environment activities cover a wide range of issues regarding the atmosphere, marine and terrestrial ecosystems, environmental governance and green economy. It has played a significant role in developing international environmental conventions, promoting environmental science and information and illustrating the way those can be implemented in conjunction with policy, working on the development and implementation of policy with national governments, regional institutions in conjunction with environmental non-governmental organizations (NGOs). UN Environment has also been active in funding and implementing environment related development projects.UN Environment has aided in the formulation of guidelines and treaties on issues such as the international trade in potentially harmful chemicals, transboundary air pollution, and contamination of international waterways.The World Meteorological Organization and UN Environment established the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) in 1988. UN Environment is also one of several Implementing Agencies for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) and the Multilateral Fund for the Implementation of the Montreal Protocol, and it is also a member of the United Nations Development Group.[1] The International Cyanide Management Code, a program of best practice for the chemical’s use at gold mining operations, was developed under UN Environment’s aegis.

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0 USD Nairobi, Kenya CF 3201 Abc road Volunteer , 40 hours per week United Nations Environment Programme

Mission and objectives

Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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 global environment. UNEP’s mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions as well as regional, liaison and out-posted offices and a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence.

Context

This position will be based within the GEF Team, Economy Division, UNEP office based in Gigiri, Nairobi. This position will be supervised under the Programme Budget Officer in the GEF team. The key functions are performed under a broad partnership with multiple sectors at the national and devolved units which requires individual flexibility and adaptation skills.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the GEF Programme Budget Officer under the Chemicals and Health Branch, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Review reports and contribute to the preparation of various written outputs, e.g. suc-cess stories and lessons learnt, draft background papers, analytical notes, section of reports and studies, inputs to websites and social media networks, etc;
  • Prepare presentations and relevant documents in different formats for meetings and clients;
  • Track project reports and send communication to partners in following up with out-standing reports;
  • Prepare a database to track missing project reports;
  • Assist in input of data in IPMR module of UNEP ERP system Umoja;
  • Coordinate tasks for the GEF Chemicals and Waste Team in Microsoft TEAMS;
  • Take notes and minutes in meetings;
  • Undertake research and write reports on different issues as requested;
  • Provide updates and reports on various given tasks and responsibilities, and;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
2021-12-09

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