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. UNEP’s Law Division works with international and non-governmental organizations, national and local governments, business and industry to develop and implement policies, strategies and practices that are cleaner and safer, incorporate environmental costs, use natural resources efficiently, reduce pollution and risks for humans and the environment, and enable the implementation of Conventions and international Agreements. This position is located in the Law Division, OzonAction Branch – Africa Office in Nairobi, Kenya. Under the supervision of the Regional Director and the Head of OzonAction, the incumbent will carry out the following duties:
(A)General co-ordination and implementation of the OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme (CAP) in Francophone Africa:
• Further develop and direct the CAP. • Consult regularly with the Member States in the region, on issues relevant to Montreal Protocol in the framework of UNEP’s Implementing Agency mandate. • Co-ordinates OzonAction projects and services with all countries of the region in the framework of UNEP’s mandate. • Ensure the necessary coordination with other international, regional and national organizations in the region. • Prepare and implement the CAP projects and services and contribute to mobilizing resources from the Multilateral Fund. • Organize and prepare documentation for meetings and conferences and finalize and transmit meeting reports to the Member States, governing bodies and other relevant national, regional and international institutions. • Transmit to the Member States and donors, notifications and other information relevant to the implementation of OzonAction CAP in Francophone Africa. • Liaise with Governments, industry partners and international organizations to ensure their input into OzonAction activities. • Communicate with the Ministers of Environment of the Francophone Africa region on matters arising out of the Meeting of the Parties to the Montreal Protocol and subsidiary bodies, including the Multilateral Fund and its Executive Committee. • Co-ordinate the OzonAction activities in Francophone Africa undertaken by the CAP team in the Regional Office for Africa. • Represent the OzonAction programme at relevant regional and international meetings. • Act as a centre for the collection and dissemination of general information concerning the CAP programme in the region. • Ensure dialogue and cooperation among Governments of the region.
(B) General Management of the OzonAction CAP programme in Francophone Africa:
Further develop and direct the work programme. • Co-ordinate the preparation of meetings of the representatives of Governments (National Ozone Officers) under the CAP. • Initiate, develop and prepare policies, strategies and guidelines to be presented to the member Governments under the CAP. • Review CAP human and financial resource requirements for programme implementation and make recommendations to the governing bodies. • Supervise utilization of the Multilateral Trust Fund in close cooperation with the Budget and Funds Management Service of the United Nations Office in Nairobi (UNEP). • Implement the budgetary polices of OzonAction programme, determine priorities for budget allocation. • Monitor and report the performance of activities and projects, and identify and address implementation bottlenecks. • Assist the Regional Director, the Head of UNEP OzonAction and other heads of organizational units of UNEP in the formulation of policies, projects and activities.
(C) Perform any other duty as may be assigned.