Job Opening

Posting Title: Technical Expert on Mercury Inventories
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 14 May 2019 - 23 May 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-116853-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The services provided by the technical expert will ensure participating countries have good quality data and tools to assess the national mercury management situation and identify priorities for early implementation of the Convention.

Work Location

Home-based.

Expected duration

Eleven months

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment. The overall objective of the UN Environment’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities.

The Minamata Initial Assessments (MIAs) is an enabling activity under the Minamata Convention on Mercury funded by the Global Environment Facility (GEF). It aims at facilitating the ratification and early implementation of the Minamata Convention by countries developing the assessment. The UN Environment Country Support and Partnerships Unit in collaboration with members of the Global Mercury Partnership (GMP) is undertaking activities to ensure the technical supported provided to countries on the MIA development; the quality of the final project outputs and project data management. As part of these activities, UN Environment is currently assisting the following in their national efforts to develop MIAs: Antigua and Barbuda, Belarus, Brazil, Dominica, Eritrea, Grenada, Indonesia, Iraq, Kyrgyzstan, Laos, Myanmar, Macedonia, and St. Vincent and Grenadines. In addition, the follow countries have also started MIAs: Mexico, Honduras, Indonesia, DRC, Belize, Niue, and Micronesia. This list is not exhaustive as other countries are expected to join this list as new projects are approved for funding by the GEF.

An expert is needed to deliver the outputs of the global component of the MIA projects. This position is located remotely.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master degree in Business Administration, Environmental Science, Economics or similar is required. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: --At least 3 years of relevant professional experience
--Knowledge and familiarity with the broader subject of chemicals management, including mercury
--Experience working with the Hg inventory toolkit
--Experience with producing knowledge and information materials about mercury
--Experience with communicating technical matters to the non-expert audiences
--Knowledge of quantitative and qualitative research tools
--Willingness to work in inter-institutional coordination spaces and collaborative work with other consultants
Language: Proficiency in English is required for this consultancy.

No Fee

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