Legal Officer at United Nations Environment Programme [UNEP], Nairobi: APPLY BY 28th OCTOBER.

About UNEP

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental

authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the implementation of the

environmental aspect of sustainable development within the United Nations system.

The Law Division is the lead Division charged with carrying out the functions of UNEP in the

field of environmental law, governance and related policy issues, including those related to

multilateral environmental agreements (MEAs).

About the Posting

This position is located in the Law Division of UNEP at its Headquarters in Nairobi, Kenya.


Conducting extensive legal research and analysis and preparing studies, comparative studies,

etc. on environmental law and governance.

Reviewing national legislation as part of technical assistance to strengthen national legal and

institutional capacities concerning environmental law.

Undertaking basic or extensive review of legal documents, instruments, or other materials.

Identifying important issues, similarities, and inconsistencies, etc.

Eligibility Criteria

Education: Master’s degree or equivalent in environmental law or a related field.

A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu

of the advanced university degree

Work Experience: Minimum 5 years of work experience in environmental law and governance,

including legal analysis, research and writing, is required

Languages: Fluency in written and oral English

Working knowledge of another UN languages is desirable

Application Procedure

To apply for the post of Legal Officer at UNEP, click here.

Last Date for Applying

October 28, 2020


Nairobi, Kenya

For full information about the job posting at UNEP, click here.

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