Associate Programme Officer

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Open positions at UNEP
Logo of UNEP

Application deadline in 11 hours: Tuesday 18 Jun 2024 at 03:59 UTC

Open application form


This is a Consultancy contract. More about Consultancy contracts.

Result of Service

UNEP’s deeper engagements with the UN-RC system and member states to accelerate the environmental dimension of SDG implementation to address the triple planetary crisis while simultaneously achieving socio-economic development.

Work Location


Expected duration

4 months

Duties and Responsibilities

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 Development System (UNDS) and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. UNEP’s Regional Office for Africa (UNEP-ROA) supports the integration of environmental sustainability and climate action in the United Nations Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UN-CF) development processes within the United Nations Country Teams (UNCTs) mechanism as guided by the Resident Coordinator (UN-RC) System. This position is to support the work of the Regional Development Coordination (RDC) Unit in Africa. Duties and Responsibilities This position is domiciled in the Regional Development Coordination Unit of the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP), Regional Office for Africa at the Nairobi duty station. The incumbent will report to the Regional Development Coordination Officer (RDCO). Under the direct supervision of the Regional Development Coordination Officer, and the overall guidance of the Deputy Regional Director, the incumbent will be responsible for: a) Providing technical support in the development of CCAs and the elaboration of UN-CF framework including mainstreaming the 6 transition pathways for UN-CFs developed in 2024-2025 to accelerate SDG implementation in Africa in collaboration Sub-programmes heads and Divisions. b) Technical and advisory support between RDC Unit and the Results Groups on the ground, UN Resident Coordinators and National Institutions. c) Providing technical backstopping on the reinvigorated UNCT FP system for Africa Office in alignment with the agency’s delivery model to strengthen country engagements and UNEP’s visibility. d) Facilitate the smooth continuation of RDCO work and activities before and following the recruitment of the new RDCO. e) Technical capacity building on UNCT mechanism in response to calls from UN RCOs and Sub-Regional Heads based on requests received from UNCTs and member states within their jurisdiction. f) Provide technical support for CCA and UN-CF end cycle quality assessments (Peer Support Group-PSG) to authorize the finalization of the UN-CF development process at country level. g) Support the Regional Director (RD) and Deputy Regional Director (DRD) in their roles of high-level political representation across the region (elaboration of briefing notes, country briefs, strategic readouts). h) Support the RD and DRD in high-level political engagements including daily support to the UNEP UN Reform Group supported by Policy and Programme Division (PPD). i) Provide technical guidance to UN Volunteers and Junior Professional Officer (JPO) on UN INFO and UNCT reporting as a strategic work area that requires prompt and continuous support in collaboration with the Sub-Regional Heads. j) Technical support to the RD and DRD in liaison with the sub-regional heads regarding UNCT work. k) Backstop resource mobilization and environmental financing to support the UN-RC system to integrate innovative financing for SDG implementation while simultaneously developing bankable pipeline of national projects. l) Support the Africa Office in the implementation of the key priorities as identified by the prioritization process underdevelopment. REPORTING ARRANGEMENTS The UNEP Africa Office will contract the Consultant to undertake the assignment as described in this Terms of Reference. The IC will report to the Africa Office Regional Development Coordinator Divya Datt. Monthly payment will be subject to submission of progress reports approved by the RDCO for all the duties and responsibilities articulated in the Terms of Reference (ToR).

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A first University Degree in a field related to the environment science, conservation, natural resource management, project management, economics or related field is required. Experience: At least 2 years at the international level in sustainable development and implementation of environmental related programmes, projects and activities is required. Experience in Development Coordination in Africa. The incumbent should possess a good understanding of the achievements so far, challenges and key opportunities in the region.


Fluency in oral and written English is required.

Additional Information

Not available.

No Fee


Added 5 days ago - Updated 8 hours ago - Source: