vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Technical Expert on Environmental and Health Impacts of Pesticides and Fertilizers
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: GENEVA
Période de candidature: 09 juillet 2019 - 23 juillet 2019
No de l’appel á candidature: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-119742-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

Report by the Executive Director, prepared in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other relevant organizations on environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilizers and ways of minimizing them by the fifth session of the United Nations Environment Assembly.

Work Location


Expected duration

65 days.

Duties and Responsibilities

Background (Org. Setting)
--The United Nations Environment Programme 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 Programme’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 Knowledge and Risk Unit of the Chemicals and Health Branch promotes scientific approaches and knowledge for the sound management of chemicals including through implementation of UNEA resolutions.

Consultancy to assist the preparation of a report on environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilizers and ways of minimizing them.
The Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment), Economy Division leads the UN Environment’s Subprogramme on Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality. By United Nations Environment Assembly resolution 3/4 on “Environment and Health”, the Executive Director was requested to present a report on the environmental and health impacts of pesticides and fertilizers and ways of minimizing them, given the lack of data in that regard, in collaboration with the World Health Organization, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and other relevant organizations. This work contributes to the delivery of the Programme of work of UN Environment under the Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality subprogramme, as part of the Health, Environment and Pollution project. The Chemicals and Health Branch currently does not have the capacity to prepare the report as per the above-mentioned request and therefore seeks the assistance of a consultant.

A consultant to provide specific expertise in relation to fertilizers has been hired to further support the development of the report on these aspects. The consultant will be expected to work in close and good synergies with her.
Specific tasks and responsibilities
--Lead coordination of inputs for the preparation of the report while contributing to the aspects relevant to pesticides;
--Coordinate, as needed, with Food and Agriculture Organization, World Health Organization, the Basel, Rotterdam and Stockholm Conventions Secretariat, and other relevant organizations, experts and partners as required for the collection of technical information required for the report.
--Assist in planning, organization and conducting consultative meetings with relevant experts and ad-hoc expert groups (face-to-face and virtual).
--Provide substantive support to meetings and consultations; propose agenda topics, identify participants, prepare documents and presentations, as needed;
--Contribute to ensuring that the report is developed in a transparent manner and is scientifically authoritative;
--Assist preparation of related meeting documents, outcomes and reports;
--Research, analyze and present information in consultation with relevant other experts, towards consideration of solutions and identification of information and knowledge gaps;
--Compile information and develop chapters of the draft report and related documents.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: At least a Master’s degree in agricultural, environmental or biological sciences or environmental policy or similar is required.
Experience: --At least 6 years of relevant professional experience, including experience at the international level;
--Technical and policy knowledge on pesticides, in particular in relation to their impacts on the environment and health
--Experience on developing guidance for environmentally sound management of pesticides, both at global and national level, particularly under the conditions prevailing in developing countries and countries with economies in transition;
--Experience in developing or contributing to the development of internationally recognized scientific and/or policy reports;
--Good report writing and communication skills, organization and attention to details;
--Experience in working in inter-institutional coordination spaces and collaborative work with other consultants;
--Familiar with UN rules, especially with experience in processes in relation to intergovernmental or international meetings, roles of parties and other stakeholders and related technical terms.
Language: English is required.
Another UN language would be an asset.

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