Water Ecosystems Specialist, Kenya

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  • Job ID 1007358
  • Career Level Officer
  • Experience 3 Years
  • Industry Management
  • Qualifications Degree Bachelor

Job Description

Task description

Under the direction of and reporting to the Head of the Freshwater Ecosystems Unit of the Marine and Freshwater Branch, the Water Ecosystems Specialist will undertake the following activities:

Research methods, tools and approaches used for freshwater ecosystems extent, status, water quantity including through earth observations.
Assists in the exploration, identification, and acquisition of sources of statistical data to help inform the development of a global observational system on wetland ecosystems.
Assists in capacity building of Member States, researchers and institutions to enable countries to identify and verify actionable data and information on wetland ecosystems for policy and planning.
Support the Head of the Unit to establish joined up, inter-disciplinary freshwater eco-system research and collaboration network by identifying and bringing key water institutions together.
Support the establishment of regional, sub-regional and/or basin wide networks connected to existing collaborative frameworks to improve the application of science findings, protection, restoration and sustainable management of freshwater ecosystems include through south south and triangular exchanges.
Supports the Head of Unit to ensure that information collected and included in the global wetland watch and in UNEP’s World Environment Situation Room platforms on freshwater ecosystems is accurate, accessible, understandable, scientifically robust, near real-time and in high-resolution.
Assists the team in the work on capacity building of Member States to improve the SDG 6 indicator monitoring for which UNEP is custodian and connect across the UN-Water community to share lessons and form coalitions for action.
Conduct research, coordinate drafting and review of materials, presentations and re-ports to support the implementation of the UNEA6 water resolution.
Contributes to the design and development of projects, programmes and initiatives to support UNEP’s integrated approach to freshwater action and implementation of the UNEA6 water resolution.

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