Job Opening

Posting Title: Decarbonization Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 10 January 2022 - 19 January 2022
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-171620-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

.To support the work of the Playing for the Planet Alliance and provide strategic guidance together with the Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit to scale up the work of the Alliance to get gaming companies to act on environmental agenda with a specific focus on supporting companies with new tools and guidance to support them to decarbonize, working with Associate Members as well as applying the learnings from Playing for the Planet to other sectors. Specifically, the initiative aims to support the industry to 1) reduce net resulting emissions through gaming, 2) to raise carbon sequestration compensating for unavoidable emissions so that game companies are NetZero on the most ambitious time horizon possible, 3) to increase collaboration amongst companies to scale up the decarbonization work within the gaming industry.
• Ensure that the decarbonization objectives of the Alliance are met with a focus on the most carbon intense parts of the business which are addressed in a hierarchical manner.
• Assist the Associate members to ensure their Alliance needs are being met.
• Work with the Youth, Education and Advocacy team, to see how the decarbonization work can support other sectors (e.g. music) and more

Work Location


Expected duration

6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:

The UN Environment Programme (UNEP) 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. 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. UNEP’s Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.

The Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit oversees the education outreach and a series of youth projects for the UN Environment Programme at its headquarters in Nairobi. This includes everything from engaging Universities that are part of the Youth and Education Alliance to engaging with partners in the gaming industry and youth movements.

The consultant will be located in UNEP / Ecosystems Division, Youth, Education & Advocacy Unit and the incumbent will report to the Chief, Youth, Education and Advocacy Unit.

Scope of Work
The consultant's duties will include the following tasks:
1) Guide the decarbonization work: Work with the UNEP team and guide the Playing for the Planet Alliance leads to make sure that the decarbonization objectives of the Alliance are carried forward.
• Tools: Create the concept and design a new Scope 3 tool for the Alliance partners to us.
• Communities of practice: Work with the mobile / console communities of practice to ensure that the objectives of these groups are being met and regular check-ins are held.
• Implementation of decarbonization objectives: Monitor the implementation of the decarbonization objectives and ensure that these are per the annual commitments of the Alliance.
• Reporting: Finalize a decarbonization commitment template for the Alliance for 2022 and assess progress that members are making on this agenda.
• Guidance note: Prepare the guidance note for Alliance members on standards, best practice and analogous learning from other sectors on this agenda.

2) Establish a research agenda: Establish a research agenda for the Playing for the Planet Alliance and identify and contact partners that could support this agenda.

3) Provide analogous guidance for other sectors: When required, guide other related sectors to share learning and best practice in building sustainability into their core work as well as decarbonizing their sectors

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: 1) Entertainment industry: Experience of working in the technology / entertainment sector in the area of decarbonization for at least 7 years and with insight as to how to work with such entities around the tasks described in the job. (Essential)
2) Technical skills: Able to deliver highly complex projects of a global nature efficiently and effectively. (Essential)
3) Innovation: Ability to think creatively about how to evolve pre-existing programmes to have maximum impact. (Essential)
4) Communications: Able to bring a diverse group of individuals and partners together act on a common agenda, web design capability as well as able to write high quality texts and proposals as required. (Essential)
5) Project design: A strong track record of designing projects that secure buy-in and generate results. (Desirable)
6) Writing: Strong writer of stories and proposals that support the work (Desirable)
Academic Qualifications: Master’s degree in environmental / political science, or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years of relevant work experience in the field of decarbonization / entertainment industry is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN language is desirable.

No Fee


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