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Closing: Jan 27, 2022

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Published: Jan 10, 2022 (9 days ago)

Job Requirements

Education:

Post-graduate education

Work experience:

2 years

Language skills:

English

Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time, Fixed term

Mission and objectives

Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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 mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions as well as regional, liaison and out-posted offices and a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence.

Context

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 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 is an Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). To continue to strengthen this partnership with the GCF, UNEP is seeking an Associate Legal Officer to be located in the Corporate Service Division at the Nairobi duty station and assist the Green Climate Fund Coordinator in supporting the coordination functions with the Green Climate Fund. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) volunteer position will be located in the Green Climate Fund Coordination Unit of the Corporate Services Division. The UNV volunteer will work for the GCF Unit in UNEP/CSD. The UNV will provide legal support, quality assurance of proposals, reporting, legal instruments, compliance and other matters.


Responsibilities
Mission and objectives

Since its inception in 1972, the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) has been the global authority that sets the 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 mission is to provide leadership and encourage partnership in caring for the environment by inspiring, informing, and enabling nations and peoples to improve their quality of life without compromising that of future generations. Headquartered in Nairobi, Kenya, UNEP works through its divisions as well as regional, liaison and out-posted offices and a growing network of collaborating centres of excellence.

Context

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 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 is an Accredited Entity of the Green Climate Fund (GCF). To continue to strengthen this partnership with the GCF, UNEP is seeking an Associate Legal Officer to be located in the Corporate Service Division at the Nairobi duty station and assist the Green Climate Fund Coordinator in supporting the coordination functions with the Green Climate Fund. The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) volunteer position will be located in the Green Climate Fund Coordination Unit of the Corporate Services Division. The UNV volunteer will work for the GCF Unit in UNEP/CSD. The UNV will provide legal support, quality assurance of proposals, reporting, legal instruments, compliance and other matters.


Task description

Under the overall guidance of the Green Climate Fund Coordinator, Corporate Services, and direct supervision of the Legal Officer at the Green Climate Fund Coordination Office, the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support the Legal officer to undertake quality reviews and completeness checks for Funding Proposals, Readiness and Preparatory Support proposals and project/programme operations prior to submission to GCF Secretariat; • Support coordination and finalization of annual project reporting exercises to the GCF, including the semi-annual reporting of UNEP’s Readiness Portfolio; and the annual performance reporting for UNEP’s Funded Activities approved by the Green Climate Fund; • Support the Legal Officer in the review of legal instruments and other agreements and amendments, • Support the Legal Officer in the review of policy decisions of the Green Climate Fund Board and analyse their implications for UNEP’s GCF pipeline and overall portfolio; • Support the Legal Officer in the review of UN or UNEP administrative issuances and policy decisions that may have implications for UNEP’s GCF pipeline and overall portfolio; • Support the Legal Officer to monitor implementation of Funded Activities, including monitoring compliance with conditions for disbursements and preparing requisite certificates and correspondence for the same; • Perform research and analysis, and prepare briefing notes, opinions, legal certificates and correspondences on the GCF programmatic cooperation for high-level meetings; • Support the development of guidance, toolkits and training materials for UNEP Divisions and internal teams to support development and implementation of GCF projects; • Under the guidance of the Legal Officer, maintain and improve existing databases and web portals to enhance the quality of data on pipeline, project database and registry; • Support knowledge management activities, including updates to the UNEP intranet ‘wecollaborate’. • Liaises with Corporate Services Division / Legal Unit as necessary. • Perform other related duties as required. Results/Expected Output: • Effective support is provided to the GCF Coordination Office in the review of legal instruments, and to monitor the implementation of the UNEP-GCF portfolio of approved projects. • Timely reports are submitted to the GCF Secretariat as required under the respective legal agreements with the GCF secretariat. • UNEP Task Managers and Portfolio Managers are well supported with timely and accurate information through the UNEP intranet ‘wecollaborate’. • Provision of independent, accurate and comprehensive research. • Contributions to carefully conceived studies, recommendations, as well as well-written legal and other documents, reports, indictments, etc.


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