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Org. Setting and Reporting

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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.

UN Environment's West Asia Office supports healthy environments, clean air and water, and productive land for resilient and sustainable development.

This post is located in Manama duty station, Bahrain. Under the direct supervision of the Regional Director West Asia Office and under the direct supervision of the Environmental Governance Programme Officer, the incumbent will, within delegated authority, be responsible for the following duties :

1)Policy :

  • Advises the Environmental Governance Coordinator on policy direction and country needs in the region related to environmental law that require UN Environment attention.
  • Serves as UN Environment focal point in the region on capacity building in the area of environmental law; keeps abreast of latest developments related to environmental law issues;
  • liaises with other UN specialized agencies and officials in national governments and international organizations.

    2) Coordination :

  • Collates the regional input into UN Environment’s programming related to capacity building support in the field of environmental law and prepares situation reports.
  • Contributes to coordination of UN Environment’s work in the region, in collaboration with the relevant UN Environment division(s) and the Environmental Governance Coordinator, to help countries build capacity in the area of environmental law.
  • assists in developing the action plan that Governments will use to develop the necessary institutional, legal and policy conditions to implement their obligations under national and international environmental law and MEAs.
  • Advises on the proper use of related donor contributions, channeled through UN system-wide efforts.
  • Contributes to monitoring and reporting on UN Environment’s role in capacity building in environmental law within the region.
  • 3) Partnerships :

  • Assists the Regional Director to establish and maintain contacts with counterparts, senior officers and technical staff in relevant MEA Secretariats, other UN specialized agencies, representatives and officials in national governments, international organizations and other stake holders.
  • Provides support to facilitate collaboration and exchange of information both in and outside of the UN system, as it relates to environmental law matters.
  • Organizes and participates in relevant work groups, meetings, conferences, consultations with other agencies and partners on issues related to the development and implementation of environmental law.
  • Assists the Regional Director in establishing partnerships with other agencies and MEA secretariat focal points in the region, as well as external partners to leverage capacity building support on environmental law related issues.
  • 4) Perform other duties as required.


  • PROFESSIONALISM : Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to environmental law and the Multilateral Environment Agreements (MEAs).
  • Ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues / problems. Ability to conduct data collection using various methods.

    Conceptual analytical and evaluative skills to conduct independent research and analysis, including familiarity with and experience in the use of various research sources, including electronic sources on the internet, intranet and other databases.

    Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities.

  • CLIENT ORIENTATION : Considers all those to whom services are provided to be clients and seeks to see things from clients’ point of view;
  • establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect; identifies clients’ needs and matches them to appropriate solutions;
  • monitors ongoing developments inside and outside the clients’ environment to keep informed and anticipate problems; keeps clients informed of progress or setbacks in projects;
  • meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

  • PLANNING & ORGANIZING : Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; identifies priority activities and assignments;
  • adjusts priorities as required; allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning;
  • monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently.


    Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in environmental management, environmental law, sustainable development, social sciences and economics or a related field.

    A first-level university degree in these field in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree

    Work Experience

    A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in project or programme management, administration, environmental law or related area.

    Experience in in the field of environmental law is desirable. Experience in coordinating, editing and writing international and regional publications as well as strategy papers related to the environmental law and sustainable development is desirable.

    Experience in programme coordination and network development and management, including expert institutions, government agencies and donors is an asset.

    Demonstrated familiarity with UN system, its rules and regulations and its Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) system is an asset.

    Knowledge of global and regional environmental issues acquired through extensive work with both governments and expert institutions is an asset.


    English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English and Arabic is required.

    Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage.


    Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

    Special Notice

    Appointment against this position is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-

    General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.

    All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening.

    On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received.

    If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "NeedHelp?" link.

    United Nations Considerations

    According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity.

    Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts.

    The term sexual exploitation means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another.

    The term sexual abuse means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.

    Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs.

    The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.

    Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on Manuals hyper-

    link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.

    The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines.

    Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening.

    No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.

    Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11 : 59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.

    No Fee



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