United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Job Recruitment Form & How To Apply
Application form for United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) Job Recruitment is now out online for young graduates that are currently unemployed, see details about how to apply below.
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 Programme is now using this medium to invite competent and qualified young graduates that are currently unemployed to fill the vacant job position below;
Job Title: Technical Assistant
Location: Port Harcourt, Rivers
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-113758-Individual Contractor
Result of Service
- The Technical Assistant will assist in facilitating UNEP’s technical activities, related to contaminated land and field sampling, and support the Chief Technical Advisor and UNEP’s team based in the office in Port Harcourt with technical activities.
Duties and Responsibilities
- The United Nations Environment Programme (known as UN Environment or UNEP) is the United Nations system-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.
- The Crisis Management Branch delivers high quality environmental expertise to national governments and partners in the UN family. Field based assessments of the environmental impact of crises form the core of UN Environment’s conflict and disaster management operations. However, as the international community has shifted its focus from post-crisis intervention to crisis prevention, the branch has also expanded its operational range, adding disaster risk reduction and environmental cooperation for peacebuilding to its core services of post-crisis environmental assessment and recovery.
- The region of Ogoniland, in the Niger Delta of Nigeria, has suffered from widespread environmental contamination due to oil production during several decades. UN Environment assessed the extent and severity of the hydrocarbon contamination in a report published in 2011: soil, sediments, groundwater, surface water, mangroves, and swaps ecosystems were particularly affected, and alarming public health impacts on the population were highlighted. UN Environment evaluated that ecosystems remediation could take up to 30 years, and estimated the costs of ecosystem remediation to up to USD 1 billion for the first 5 years of activities.
- Ability to communicate clearly, in writing and oral, in English
- Physical fitness, to undertake strenuous field-work often under challenging conditions.
- Academic Qualifications: A master’s degree preferably in Geology, Hydrogeology or Chemistry.
- Experience: A minimum of five years of work experience in similar projects, preferably within the Niger Delta.
- Language: English is the working languages of the Project Office in Port Harcourt, Nigeria.
- The ability to speak one, or more, of the four Ogoni languages is an advantage.
Application Closing Date
2nd April, 2019.
How to Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should:
Click here to apply online