Project Management and Capacity Development Consultant

UNEP - UN Environment Programme

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Project Management and Capacity Development Consultant

Project Management and Capacity Development Consultant

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Position: Project Management and Capacity Development Consultant
Job ID: 230843
Job Network: Economic, Social and Development
Job Family: Programme Management
Category and Level: Consultants, CON
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Deadline: Apr 15, 2024

Job Description: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking a Project Management and Capacity Development Consultant to provide expertise in project management and capacity building initiatives. The consultant will play a key role in supporting UNEP’s programs and projects in Nairobi.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Project Management: Provide project management support, including planning, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of projects.
  2. Capacity Development: Develop and implement capacity-building initiatives to strengthen the skills and knowledge of project stakeholders.
  3. Stakeholder Engagement: Foster effective communication and collaboration with project partners, government agencies, NGOs, and other relevant stakeholders.
  4. Technical Assistance: Provide technical guidance and support to project teams in the areas of environmental management and sustainable development.
  5. Knowledge Management: Contribute to the documentation and dissemination of best practices, lessons learned, and success stories from projects.
  6. Reporting: Prepare regular progress reports, project updates, and other relevant documentation for internal and external stakeholders.
  7. Resource Mobilization: Support efforts to mobilize resources and secure funding for project activities.


  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental science, development studies, project management, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of seven years of relevant experience in project management, capacity development, and sustainable development initiatives.
  • Skills: Strong project management skills, including planning, budgeting, and monitoring; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in multicultural teams; familiarity with environmental issues and sustainable development concepts.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Duration: The consultancy is for a fixed-term period, with a duration to be determined based on project needs and funding availability.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit their applications through the United Nations Careers portal by the specified deadline. Applications must include a cover letter, resume/CV, and any other relevant documents or certifications.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration. The United Nations Environment Programme is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified individuals, including those with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds, to apply.


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