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Vacancy Notice No: AFRO/14/FT153
Title: NPO/Protection of the Human Environment
Grade: NO-B
Contract type: Fixed-term Appointment
Duration of contract:  2 years renewable
Date: 27 March 2014
Application Deadline: 10 April 2014 Vacancy Notice Closed (automatic)
Duty Station:  Nairobi, Kenya
Organization unit: AF_SSR AF South-East Sub-Region (AF_SSR) /
The objective of the Regional Programme on the Protection of the Human Environment is to contribute to the reduction of the environmental burden of disease, through regular assessments of the environmental risk factors to human health and deployment of cost effective preventive interventions in the context of the Libreville Declaration on health and environment in Africa and in pursuit of the Millennium Development Goals.
Description of duties:
Under the supervision of the WR, the incumbent will provide technical support to the country in planning, monitoring and evaluation environmental health interventions with a focus on water, sanitation and hygiene in the context of Climate variability and change. The specific duties are to:
 Ensure the integration of health and environment dimensions into public health and sustainable development policies and plans, including those related to the attainment of Millennium Development Goals. He/she will therefore support the situation analysis and needs assessment for the implementation of the Libreville Declaration and coordinate the development of national plans of joint actions.
 Provide technical support to countries to develop their technical and institutional capacities for the implementation of primary prevention interventions, particularly those related to safety of drinking water, safe sanitation, waste management, air pollution and chemicals management.
 Provide technical support to countries to implement water, sanitation and hygiene measures during epidemics and emergencies.
 Support countries to develop and implement national plans of adaptation to Climate change (HNAPs) in the context of The United Nation Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC)
 Support Capacity building initiatives in the area of environmental health
 Develop and disseminate technical guidelines for healthy settings initiatives (healthy cities, healthy markets, healthy schools, healthy villages etc.) and work with municipalities in the preparation and implementation of action plans on their healthy settings initiatives. The incumbent will also ensure the deployment of integrated health and environment management strategies as healthy settings and promote community mobilization and participation in national and local healthy settings initiatives.
 Support monitoring, evaluation and reporting country progress on related MDGs particularly the achievement of millennium development goals related to improving access to safe drinking water, sanitation and reductions in indoor air pollution.
 Support research to assess health and environmental linkages and their policy implications
 Undertake any other duties as requested by the WR
Essential: A degree in a relevant field; e.g. Public Health, Civil or Public Health Engineering, Health Promotion, Environmental Health Science; Biological Sciences
Computer literacy with a sound knowledge of the access software and basic skills in programming.
Essential: Five years of experience in the management of health and environment programmes.
Desirable: Practical experience in occupational health

Sound knowledge of English or French and working knowledge of at least one of the other UN languages
Additional Information:
Position is open to Kenyan Nationals.

This vacancy notice may be used to fill other similar positions at the same grade level.

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