Job Opening

Posting Title: GIP Senior Resource Efficiency Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 27 July 2020 - 02 August 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-138941-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The Green Industry Platform is strengthened to provide SMEs with clear and direct access to relevant key resources that will support their green transition processes.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

10 August 2020 – 9 October 2020 (Total of 20 working days)

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is hosted by UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These organizations serve as the joint host of the GGKP Secretariat (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee organizations (UNEP, UNIDO, GGGI, the OECD, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 60 international organizations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:

• identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps through the promotion of collaboration and coordinated research; and

• using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.

Following an external assessment of the GGKP, the GGKP founding organizations decided to expand its successful platform approach to two additional communities: industry (private-sector businesses) and finance. This decision led to the launch of the Green Industry Platform (GIP) (www.greenindustryplatform.org) and the Green Finance Platform (GFP) (www.greenfinanceplatform.org) in 2019.

A consultant is sought to fill the need of the Resources and Markets Branch to assist with the development of GIP’s new initiative to provide resource efficiency support and recommendations to small and medium-sized enterprises (SME).

Specific tasks and responsibilities

The following interlinked tasks are expected for the duration of the consultancy:

• Research and generate the key questions required to understand an SME’s resource status and a compendium of resource efficiency recommendations that can be then provided to an SME based their resource efficiency status and their sector of activity;
• Produce a document outlining which type of SME related knowledge products could provide the most relevant best practice examples for each of the resource efficiency recommendations; and
• Develop a short beginners guide clearly describing resource efficiency for SMEs, the business case for resource efficiency and a clear strategy on how to implement resource efficiency within an SME’s operations.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced (Master’s) degree or equivalent in Sustainable Development, Business Administration, International Affairs, Public Policy or closely related area. Three years of relevant work experience in addition to the minimum experience requirement along with a Bachelor’s degree may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Experience: A minimum of seven years of accumulated work experience that includes experience in working closely with SME resource efficiency programmes in UN or international organisation settings are 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. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee

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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