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Intitulé publication: UNEP - Sustainable Procurement Consultant
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 02 juillet 2019 - 11 juillet 2019
No de l’appel á candidature: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-119417-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

a. The SUN coordinator is able to deliver her functions of Co-Chair the HLCM sustainable procurement working group via expert support in agenda definition, meetings organisation, development of content and reporting of progress to the HLCM.
b. The HLCM procurement network meeting in September in Valencia approves the implementation plans for the project “UN indicators for Sustainable procurement”. The interagency discussions that are necessary for the project success are organised, materials are prepared and sent to the SUN coordinator ahead of the meeting and corrected as per directions;
c. The environmental risks of UN Procurement are clearer to the SUN team and the HLCM procurement network and the vendor community is aware of the need to deliver better products and services to the UN via a set of standard clauses in procurement;
d. With the SP working group of the HLCM Procurement Network, a roadmap for the implementation of the sustainable procurement pillar of the 2020-2030 UN Sustainability Strategy is developed for endorsement by the HLCM procurement network in September in Valencia.
e. The new co-leads of the One Planet network’s SPP programme are assisted in carrying out their responsibilities in managing the programme’s network coordinating the implementation of the programme’s strategic plan during the first 12 months.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

The assignment will take place from 20 July 2019 to 7th October 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

Consultancy on Sustainable Procurement for the UN: UN Environment activities for the promotion of Sustainable Procurement in the UN consist of co-chairing the UN High Level Committee on Management (HLCM) Procurement Network Working Group on Sustainable Procurement with UNOPS. The working group is composed of appointed sustainable procurement focal points in 15 UN organisations including UNICEF, ILO, WB, UNDP and others.

In March 2019, the HLCM Procurement Network approved a set of Sustainable Procurement indicators to systematically monitor, measure and report on sustainable procurement (SP) within the UN system. The network asked UN Environment and UNOPS to design an implementation plan for the integration of these indicators in e-tendering systems among UN agencies so benchmarking SP implementation can start. Presentation of such plan is foreseen for early September at the HLCM procurement network meeting in Valencia, Spain.

In parallel to this work, an in-depth analysis of major procurement items in the UN secretariat is needed to understand which of the items can represent major environmental risks and where specific text can be integrated in the requisitioning documents. Acting this way is dictated by the need to progress on the UN Secretariat Environmental management system focusing on environmental aspects and not a broader sustainable procurement policy for which there is not, as of today, a permission from the General Assembly.

Finally, in May 2019 the Chief Executives Board approved the UN Sustainability strategy 2020-2030 in the area of management. The strategy includes a pillar on sustainable procurement. The CEB asked UN environment, in collaboration with relevant interagency networks to design roadmaps that will make the strategy operational. The roadmaps are to be discussed and endorsed at the HLCM procurement network meeting in Valencia, Spain.

An expert consultant is required to assist the Sustainable UN team with the implementation of these tasks. The terms of reference also include providing overall support to Sustainable UN in managing the Sustainable Procurement network.

Consultancy on Sustainable Public Procurement programme of the One Planet Network: After a transition period for the Sustainable Public Procurement (SPP) programme of the One Planet network, which involved the development of a 4-years strategic plan, the new leadership has been confirmed. The appointed leading organisations include ICLEI Local Governments for Sustainability, the Environmental Development Centre of the Ministry of Ecology and Environment of China and the Ministry of Infrastructure and Water Management (Rijkswaterstaat) of the Netherlands.

UN Environment, as an outgoing lead of the SPP programme and active partner of the programme, is committed in providing the necessary support to ensure that the transition in leadership is done efficiently. In this regard, a consultant will be engaged in order to facilitate the connection and collaboration among the new co-leads and to support the management of the programme’s network and activities during the first 12 months under the new leadership.

Having considered the strong synergies between the work of UNEP in support of Sustainable Procurement in the UN system and on Sustainble Public procurement, and the resource efficiencies that such synergies could bring, the Sustainable UN team and the One Planet network agreed to hire a Sustainable Procurement Specialist jointly.

The consultant will work on an agreed and well-defined set of tasks for both teams.

Specific tasks and responsibilities:

a. Assistance is provided to the SUN coordinator for a smooth chairing of the Sustainable Procurement working group of the UN HLCM Procurement Network including: agenda definition, invite participants and develop content for sessions and preparation of input to report about the working group progress to the HLCM.
b. Expert content into the HLCM Procurement network project on “UN indicators for Sustainable procurement” Phase II is provided. The interagency discussions that are necessary for the project success are organised, materials are prepared and sent to the SUN coordinator ahead of the meeting and corrected as per directions;
c. With the SP working group of the HLCM Procurement network, a complete roadmap for the implementation of the sustainable procurement pillar of the 2020-2030 UN Sustainability Strategy is developed for approval by the HLCM Procurement network.
d. Assistance is provided to co-leads and the Coordination Desk of the One Planet network’s SPP programme in developing and agreeing on the programme’s implementation work plan as well as in jointly managing the programme network and coordinating its activities.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Communication
• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively; listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately; asks questions to clarify and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; tailors language, tone, style and format to match audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Academic Qualifications: • Master’s in political science, development studies or economics or public administration management.
• Specialized courses on the connections between procurement and sustainability would be an asset.
Experience: • Minimum 5 years of working experience in sustainable procurement policies, analysis of international sustainable procurement practices, both in environmental and social aspects and training experience in this field.
• Working experience with UN Agencies on sustainable procurement matters is also required
Language: • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.
• Proven conversant in using MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint

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THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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