vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Ministerial Forum Support Expert
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: PANAMA CITY
Période de candidature: 22 décembre 2021 - 02 janvier 2022
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-170559-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

The objective of this assignment is to assist in the implementation of the workplan of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean in preparation for the Intersessional meeting and the XXIII Meeting of the Forum.

The Consultant will work for a period of three (3) months and will support the efforts with the responsibilities described below:

These include the following tasks:

a. Prepare background papers on matters related to the Forum, as indicated in the Intersessional meeting of the Forum.
b. Assist in the preparation of working documents for the Bureau meetings and the Intersessional Meeting.
c. Participate in meetings of the organizing committee for the Ministerial Meeting.
d. Participate in regular briefings with the President of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of LAC.
e. Collaborate closely with the Government of Costa Rica and UNEP ROLAC’s administrative and logistical focal point regarding the upcoming meetings.
f. Elaborate meeting notes, briefings, internal minutes and reports as required.
g. Undertake research and prepare documents for the development of the Caribbean SIDS Programme in collaboration with the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office (CSRO).
h. Participate in and facilitate Meetings of the SIDS Working Group for the preparation and implementation of the Caribbean SIDS Programme.
i. Prepare the Caribbean SIDS Programme II Document.
j. Support the initiation of the UNEP component of the European Union (EU) Action Programme on Waste Management in favour of the Caribbean Region, including the required documents (i.e. description of outputs and actions, log frame, implementation plan, budget, etc.).
k. Prepare the amended UNEP Waste Management Project Document as appropriate, to accommodate and internalize the EU Action Programme.

Outputs: Research, Data compilation. Delivery of digital documents.

Product No. 1
1) Secretariat Report for input to relevant meetings.
2) Outline document for the preparation of the Caribbean SIDS Programme and Proposed Road Map.
3) Report of 2nd Work Group Meeting to elaborate Caribbean SIDS Programme.

Product No. 2
1) Final Report of the Special Session and proposal of way forward for the preparation of the XXIII Meeting of the Forum and 2022 calendar of activities.
2) UNEP Waste Management Project Document to accommodate the EU Action Programme.
3) Draft Caribbean SIDS Programme & Road Map as per UNEP template.

Product No. 3
1) Caribbean SIDS Programme & Road Map as per UNEP template.
2) Report of 3rd Work Group Meeting to elaborate Caribbean SIDS Programme.

The Consultant shall report to the UNEP’s Environmental Governance Regional Coordinator, who will supervise the tasks and deliveries of this consultancy with the advice for the Caribbean component of the Head of the Caribbean Sub-Regional Office.

Work Location


Expected duration

Three (3) months.

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 UNEP Latin America and Caribbean Office (ROLAC), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region - including 16 small island developing States - with a population of about 588 million people. The office works to serve the needs of the region and its activities are integrated into the programme of work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).

The Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (also referred to as “The Forum”) was established in 1982, as the political forum for Environment Ministers of the region. The Forum analyses and reviews critical issues on the international environmental agenda and develops regional strategies to address them. It acts as the region’s environmental policy-making body.

UNEP Latin America and Caribbean Office serves as the Secretariat of the Forum and it is a member of the Interagency Technical Committee which supports the implementation of the Forum’s outcomes.

The XXII Meeting of the Forum (virtual 1-2 February 2021) adopted eight (8) Decisions and the Bridgetown Declaration and Communique. Costa Rica was elected to the Presidency of the XXIII Meeting of the Forum.

The incumbent will be supporting the coordination and implementation of the Forum’s workplan during the intersessional period and the preparation of the XXIII Meeting of the Forum, including the related Regional Consultative Meeting of Civil Society and Major groups.

Decision #8 of the XXII Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (1-2 February 2021) addresses the recurrent demand to advance a Caribbean Small island developing states (SIDS) Programme. The Caribbean SIDS Programme (established pursuant to Decision 4 of the Fourteenth Meeting of the Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) has been acknowledged to have resulted in a more focused and coordinated assistance to Caribbean SIDS.

To advance the Programme, the incumbent will be supporting the further elaboration of the Caribbean SIDS Programme for reporting to the XXIII Forum and related inter-sessional mechanisms.

A sub-set of the Caribbean SIDS Programme, (as articulated in Decision #1 Pollution of the XXII Forum), will be Waste Management. The incumbent will support the initiation of the EU Action Programme for Support to the effective and sustainable management of Solid Waste in the Caribbean, within the framework of the Caribbean Waste Management Action Plan.

Qualifications/special skills

Planning & Organizing
• Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies.
• Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required.
• Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing tasks.

• Speaks and writes clearly and effectively.
• Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately.

Client Orientation
• Establishes and maintains productive partnerships with clients by gaining their trust and respect.
• Meets timeline for delivery of products or services to client.

• Good desk research and analytical skills, combining communication and good understanding on sustainable development issues.
• Ability to develop communications knowledge management products and tools including publications, reports, and communication materials.
• Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources.
• Good understanding of LAC region country realities and needs.
• Professional competence and expertise of subject matter; efficiency in meeting commitments, observing deadlines, and achieving results; persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges.

Academic Qualifications:
An advanced University Degree (Master’s or equivalent) in a field related to international development, social sciences, economics, management, environmental matters, public policy, or humanities is required. A first-level university degree in combination with at least 2 (two) additional years of the qualifying and relevant professional experience established below would be valid in leu of the master’s degree.

• At least 5 (five) years of experience in sustainable development issues. Working experience in Latin American and the Caribbean region will be an asset.
• Experience in the organization of regional intergovernmental fora and meetings focused on environmental matters or a related field would be an advantage.
• Experience in the design and execution of programs and projects on environmental related matters in Latin America and the Caribbean would be an asset.
• Knowledge of creating and maintaining relations with partners and donors, as well as developing action plans on environmental matters in the region is desirable.

Fluency in oral and written English is required.

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