UNEP Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2023

UNEP Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2023 – Kenya NGO Jobs. UNEP Kenya looking for “Senior Legal Officer”. Applicants with a University degree may apply on or before 11 February 2023.

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.

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UNEP Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2023

The UNEP has published a job vacancy announcement on 04 February 2023 for qualified Kenya’s to fill in the vacant post of Senior Legal Officer to be based in Nairobi, Kenya.

UNEP Job Vacancy 2023


  • Serve as a recognized expert and direct programme / projects in national environmental law, including MEAs implementation, environmental rule of law and the law of natural transboundary resources.
  • Handle a wide range of multi-disciplinary, highly complex, and often sensitive and/or conflicting legal matters involving issues relating to regional and national environmental law, including the interpretation and application of legal instruments.
  • Coordinate and direct teams of other legal officers, guide and supervise the work of junior officers; assist the Head of the Law Branch in general management and administration of the Branch, organizing and prioritizing the workload and providing general coordination and supervision of assignments as regards the legal work.
  • Make various types of recommendations to senior officials of substantive units with respect to actions.
  • Provide authoritative legal advice on diverse range of highly complex or novel substantive and procedural questions of law.
  • Organize and supervise research studies and the preparation of legal opinions, as well as perform extensive legal research and analysis on highly complex or novel legal issues/questions and prepare legal opinions, studies, briefs, reports, and correspondence.
  • Advise on and supervise the review, negotiation and drafting of legal documents; develop new legal modalities to meet unique needs/circumstances.
  • Direct services for relevant international meetings, workshops and training programmes in the field of national environmental law, including preparation of background materials, summaries of issues and views of delegations, meeting reports.
  • Provide and direct other legal/programme officers to provide legal advice and other technical assistance in the field of national environmental law.


  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in law, environmental law or related fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in law in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
  • Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.


  • A minimum of ten (10) years of progressively responsible experience in the field of environmental law, including legal analysis, research and writing is required.
  • Experience in managing a multicultural team is desirable.
  • Experience in data analytics or related area is desirable.


English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required and knowledge of French is desirable.

Other Details

  • Contract Type: Full Time
  • Selection Process: Interview
  • Salary: negotiable
  • Application Process: Online

How to Apply UNEP Senior Legal Officer Jobs 2023

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The Closing Date: 11 February 2023

Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.

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