UNEP Senior Coordination Officer Jobs in Kenya

Location NAIROBI, Kenya
Date Posted March 27, 2024
Category Management
Job Type Contract
Currency KES


UNEP Senior Coordination Officer Jobs in Kenya
Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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. The Contracting Parties to the Nairobi Convention have designated UNEP as the Secretariat of the Convention.

The post of the Coordinator of the Nairobi Convention Secretariat is located in the UNEP's Ecosystems Division, in the Ecosystems Integration Branch. The Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention is located in Nairobi, Kenya which is the duty station of the position. Under the direct supervision of the Head of the Ecosystems Integration Branch, the incumbent will perform the following functions:



  • Takes the lead of supervision of the administration of Nairobi Convention and its Secretariat, to develop, implement and evaluate assigned programmes/projects under the Convention, etc.; directs subordinates in programme / project development, implementation, monitoring and assessment; directs review of relevant documents and reports; identifies priorities, problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and initiates follow-up actions.
  • Prepares and convenes meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for by the Nairobi Convention.
  • Transmits to the Contracting Parties of notifications, reports and other information received in accordance with the provisions of the Convention.
  • Carries out functions assigned to the Secretariat by the protocols to the Nairobi Convention.
  • Consideration of Reviews enquiries by, and information from, the Contracting Parties and to consults with them on questions relating to this Convention and its related protocols and annexes thereto.
  • Coordinates the implementation of cooperative activities agreed upon by the meetings of Contracting Parties and conferences provided for in the Convention.
  • Overall administrative arrangements as may be required for the effective discharge of the secretariat functions.
  • Liaises with Parties t


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