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News Technical Officer, P4: UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme, Bonn (Deadline: 12 December)


Advanced university degree in zoology, biology, ecology, and or a related scientific field to terrestrial or marine conservation or a first university degree with a relevant combination of professional and academic qualifications.

Work Experience
At least seven (7) years working experience in the field of biodiversity conservation with a national and/or international institution(s) are needed to successfully carry out the duties required.

English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the advertised post, fluency in oral and written English is required. A good working knowledge of either French or Spanish is desirable.

Other Skills
Knowledge of software and other applications e.g. word processing, spreadsheets, internet.


The United Nations shall place no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. (Charter of the United Nations - Chapter 3, article 8).   English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat.  The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.


All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the vacancy announcement. Because applications submitted by United Nations (UN) staff members are considered first, provided the eligibility requirements set out in ST/AI/2006/3 are met and the application is submitted in a timely fashion, staff members should apply within 15-day or 30-day mark.

Online applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided. If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. In such cases, please go to “My UN” page and check the status of your application by clicking on “View Application History”, and resubmit the application, if necessary.

  1. To start the application process, applicants are required to register by opening a "My UN" account. Go to Login, and Register as a User. Fill in the form and choose a User Name and Password.
  2. After opening the account, applicants may apply for vacancies using the Personal History Profile (PHP) provided. Once the PHP has been completed for a particular vacancy, it can be saved and used for future applications. The PHP may be up-dated, when necessary, for future applications.
  3. In completing the PHP, please note that all fields marked with an asterisk must be completed.
  4. UN staff members must submit scanned copies of their two latest Performance Appraisal System (PAS) reports at the time of application to the appropriate Human Resources Office (HRO)/Personnel Office (PO) to the email address below, clearly indicating the vacancy announcement number. In case you have no access to the digitizing equipment, please submit hard copies of the two latest PAS reposts to the relevant HRO/PO via fax.


    Fax: 254-20-762-4212


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News type Vacancies
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Source of information Euro Brussels
Geographical coverage Germany
News date 27/11/2008
Working language(s) ENGLISH