Notification to the Parties
No. 1999/77 Geneva, 21 October 1999
1. The Secretariat hereby transmits to the Parties the re-issued vacancy announcement for the post of 'Environmental Affairs Officer (Fauna)', of the Secretariat of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora.
2. This vacancy announcement has been sent by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) Headquarters to all member States of the United Nations.
3. The Management Authorities of the Parties are invited to provide copies of the attached document to their Scientific Authorities and other relevant bodies in order to interest the highest possible number of potential candidates for the post.
DEADLINE FOR APPLICATIONS: 17 November 1999
Unit, Convention on
International Trade in
Entry on Duty:
As soon as possible
Endangered Species of
Wild Fauna and Flora
The United Nations Environment Programme
Provides the Secretariat for the Convention
on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) which entered
into force in 1975. CITES ensures the
international trade in Wildlife does not endanger
the survival of species. CITES provides its
member states with a legal framework to fight illegal
Under the supervision of the Head, Scientific Co-ordination Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Represents the CITES Secretariat in matters related to the implementation of the Convention for fauna by:
a) acting as the principal contact for the Secretariat with Parties, other States and non-governmental organizations with regard to matters related to fauna, the Animals Committee, and for matters related to fauna with the Nomenclature Committee;
b) reviewing all proposals related to the inclusion of species of fauna in the CITES Appendices and drafting Secretariat recommendations to the Conference of the Parties on each proposal;
c) developing projects, programmes or proposals for amendments to improve the implementation of CITES in relation to fauna.
2. Collects, analyses and disseminates information related to fauna in trade by:
a) assisting in the preparation of special regional or national training seminars to explain CITES regulations for trade in fauna and participating in general CITES seminars for the subjects related to the implementation of CITES for fauna and other subjects as required;
b) reviewing national legislation with regard to the implementation of CITES for fauna, making recommendations and developing programmes for assistance in developing effective national legislation;
c) maintaining contact with government agencies, non-governmental conservation organizations and academic institutions regarding trade in fauna;
d) developing materials and programmes explaining the CITES system for the regulation of trade in fauna;
e) preparing identification materials and other relevant information on fauna for inclusion in the CITES Identification Manual;
f) monitoring and reporting on the utilization and enforcement of annual export quotas.
3. Under the Unit Head, as part of the Regional Co-ordination Team within the Unit, carry out assignments by:
a) establishing contacts with
- Parties, Permanent Missions in Geneva and Management Authorities in Party countries and providing direct assistance in regard to the provision of documentation or information, facilitating the identification of needs, such as training, enforcement, legislation and species projects;
- non-Parties and providing information, documentation and any other assistance required.
- technical input to queries from Parties both those addressed to the Unit and to other Units;
- assistance to Parties in the identification of infractions and to the Enforcement Assistance Unit (EAU) in this respect;
c) attending and, as required, providing input into the organization of regional CITES meetings and participating in other relevant fora in the region to inform countries about CITES and its mission;
d) visiting new Parties and providing them with information concerning the implementation of the Convention.
4. Other duties as assigned, such as:
Having the principal responsibility for all Special Projects that focus on fauna. In consultation with the Head of Capacity Building Unit, investigating possible financial contributions from external sources for the realization of any projects and programmes which are developed to improve the implementation of the Convention for fauna.
Advanced Univers,Arial,Helveticaity degree in zoology or ecology or a related field. Seven years of relevant working experience of which preferably three to four years should be in an international environment. Fluency in one of the official languages of the Convention (English, French and/or Spanish) required; a good working knowledge of another (including English) essential.
Salary plus Post Adjustment (Net per annum) in US Dollars
At dependency rate
At single rate
P-4/I 54,516.00 + 25,895.1
50,767.00 + 24,114.33
- Plus 60 days paid leave every two years; education grant up to $9,750 per child per academic year for expatriates.
External applicants are requested to send a detailed curriculum vitae including date of birth, nationality, educational qualifications, a summary of professional skills and/or experience, a summary of relevant work experience, publications written, and languages spoken, or to complete a United Nations Personal History form (P.11), available at UN offices.
Interested UN staff members at the level of the post or one level below should present their candidacy according to the "Guidelines for the preparation of applications for vacancies open to internal candidates within the UN Secretariat", available at UN offices.
Preference will be given to equally qualified women candidates.
All applications to be sent to:
Chief, Recruitment Section
Human Resource Management Service
United Nations Office at Nairobi, (UNON)
P.O. Box 67578, Nairobi, Kenya
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Deadline for applications:
17 November 1999
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