The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global 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. UN Environment's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This post is located in the Ecosystems Division, at the Nairobi duty station. Under the overall guidance of the Director, Ecosystems Division, and the direct supervision of the Coordinator, Freshwater, Land and Climate Branch, the incumbent will perform the following functions:
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in a natural resources discipline or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
At least 10 years of progressively responsible work in Land/Forestry/Biodiversity or ecosystem management/natural resources management. Of these 10 years, at least 3 years at the international level, with at least one year in leadership and supervisory capacity managing performance for at least 5-10 professional/technical staff members.Relevant professional experience in ecosystems management, developing projects and raising funds for environmental programmes/projects is desirable. Experience in national or international policy development and in engaging the private sector would be an asset.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French or Spanish is highly desirable.