Job Opening

Posting Title: Climate Security Junior Analyst
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 06 November 2019 - 10 November 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-126506-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Feasibility study to support the establishment of an environmental stress index to contribute to environment, climate change and security mapping.

Work Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Expected duration

4 months from Nov 2019 until March 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme’s (UNEP) Crisis Management Branch (CMB) extends UNEP's work in areas of the world where the natural and human environment have been damaged from conflicts or disasters. Specialized environmental expertise is provided to rapidly identify risks to health, livelihoods and ecosystem services and to integrate environmental needs within the recovery process. UNEP/CMB promotes sustainable management of natural resources in conflict and disaster affected countries and demonstrates to decision makers the importance of natural resources management as a precondition for sustainable development and as an instrument for peace building and disaster risk reduction. Since 1999, the team has conducted field operations in over 40 countries and works in close cooperation with the humanitarian, development and peace building frameworks of the UN system.

A junior analyst is needed to support UNEP/CMB’s work on Climate Change and Security as well as Environmental Peacebuilding Communications (50%) and Environmental Stress Index Methodology and Mapping (50%).

Specific tasks and responsibilities

1) Co-conduct a literature review of environmental stress indexes, proposing the variables relevant to the environmental stress index, and their comparison with the United Nations Environment Programme’s Global Environment Outlook 6.

2) Work with external experts to conduct a feasibility study and methodology report including gathering and leverage of variables, case selection, data selection, level of resolution, and weighting and aggregation procedure of the variables.

3) Support the production of content for external and internal communication purposes on climate change and security and environmental peacebuilding, including but not limited to the MOOC on Environmental Security and Sustaining Peace, fact sheets, presentations, videos, social media content, etc.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency:

• Ability to deliver timely and high-quality results within tight deadlines
• Excellent coordination skills
• Very high level of attention to detail
• Full computer literacy
• Strong organizational ability
• Ability to work independently

Academic Qualifications:

• University degree in Environmental Sciences.
• Advanced degree in Political Science would be an asset.

Experience:

• At least 1 year of relevant work experience for candidates with a bachelor’s degree. OR a Master's degree.
• Proven written communication skills
• A good understanding of the international context and the work of UNEP and its Disasters and Conflicts sub-programme is an advantage.
• Prior experience with the UN, especially UNEP, is an advantage.
• Experience in communications work relating to environmental issues is an advantage.
• Experience in geographic information systems is an advantage.

Language:

• Fluency in English is essential
• Fluency in French or Spanish is an advantage

No Fee

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