Job Opening

Posting Title: Expert on gender, climate & security
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 14 March 2020 - 30 March 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-133735-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

• Reports, tools and materials are relevant, useful, technically sound and of high quality;
• Proposals to donors for new projects and initiatives are relevant, technically sound, aligned to key policy priorities and delivered in a timely manner;
• Opportunities to leverage other programmes, projects and funds to upscale project results are capitalized upon;
• Gender is mainstreamed across UNEP’s climate change and security programme and project elements.

Work Location

Geneva, Switzerland

Expected duration

The consultancy will have a duration of 9 months, covering the period from 1 April 2020 to 31 December 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

1) For the Joint Programme on Women, Natural Resources, Climate and Peace:

- Oversee the finalization and production of the UN policy report on Gender, Climate and Security, and the launch/dissemination process;
- Finalize the Joint Programme training manual and all supporting materials;
- Coordinate the development of an online course (e.g. mini-MOOC) on the basis of existing training materials;
- Deliver training to a variety of audiences, as required;
- Develop a programming guide for peace and development practitioners based on good practices and lessons learned from the Joint Programme’s pilot projects;
- Advise country-based partners on periodic progress reporting and the documentation of pilot experiences; this will include supporting the final reporting process for the pilot project in Colombia and additional outcome monitoring in Sudan;
- Provide technical inputs and expertise to the development of the Joint Programme pilot in the Democratic Republic of Congo;
- Design and develop concept notes and full proposals for new projects and initiatives for various potential donors, including at field level, and support donor meetings; and
- Conduct research, write policy briefs and prepare inputs to relevant policy processes to support advocacy and outreach efforts, or help understand emerging trends.


2) For the Climate Change and Security Programme:

- Provide technical support to progress monitoring, field verification and the documentation of pilot experiences in Nepal and Sudan;
- Provide technical support to national and global level outcomes, including the finalization of the climate change and security guidance note and national climate-fragility profiles;
- Provide technical support on gender mainstreaming across all levels of project design, implementation, and reporting;
- Design and develop concept notes and full proposals for new projects and initiatives, including the full Phase 2 project proposal; and
- Draft and edit sections of the report on digital technologies for environmental peacebuilding and climate security, as requested.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in human rights, gender studies, public policy, development studies or equivalent field.
Experience: • At least 5 years of relevant professional experience working on development or peace and security issues, with focus on gender equality and women’s empowerment;
• Demonstrated analytical and programmatic expertise on climate change and security, including the gender dimensions;
• Solid research experience, including the design of field data collection and analysis methodologies;
• International experience, including field experience in conflict-affected countries;
• Demonstrated grant/proposal-writing experience for a variety of donors considered a strong asset;
• Knowledge of the UN system considered a strong asset.
Language: Complete fluency in spoken and written English is required, including the ability to draft/edit a broad range of written reports, presentations and communications materials, and communicate complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner.

No Fee

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