Job Opening

Posting Title: Technical consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: PARIS
Posting Period: 10 March 2022 - 16 March 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-176749-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

White paper detailing the content, scope, and identifying possible funding streams for a bi-annual flagship report on the state of air pollution headed under the banner of UNEP/WMO/WHO, and complementary to other reports.

Work Location


Expected duration

40 days of work over a 4-month period, starting in March 2022 and ending in July 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

The Climate and Clean Air Coalition (CCAC) is a partnership of governments, intergovernmental organizations, and representatives of the private sector, the environmental community, and other members of civil society.

The CCAC is the only international initiative working on integrated climate and clean air solutions to reduce the rate of near-term warming. It focuses on fast action to reduce emissions of short-lived climate pollutants (SLCPs) including methane, black carbon, HFCs and tropospheric ozone. United Nations Environment Programme hosts the Secretariat at the Economy Division in Paris.

In 2020, the CCAC Scientific Advisory Panel catalyzed the formation of a Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) as a standing advisory body mandated to help maintain and improve the scientific and technical integrity of the International Day of Clean Air Day for blue skies commitments, activities and communications. The STAP advises, develops and supports implementation of strategies for monitoring and reporting progress towards a science-based call to actions; advises on the technical and scientific validity of the Clean Air Day communications products; and oversees the production of annual technical and scientific knowledge products.

In 2021, the STAP agreed to explore options for the development of a bi-annual science-based flagship report, other similar product, for the Clean Air Day potentially headed by UNEP, WMO and the WHO, and complementary to other reports. The CCAC Secretariat is seeking a technical consultant to coordinate discussions within the STAP and other relevant stakeholders and to develop a white paper detailing the content, scope, and identifying possible funding streams for such a report.

Key responsibilities include:
1. Coordinate and convene discussions and information-sharing with STAP members and other key experts and decision makers in relevant UN Agencies and development partners.
2. Liaise, discuss and facilitate the involvement of UNEP, WHO, WMO and other relevant agencies in this process to build buy-in and ownership from the beginning.
3. Draft white paper based on the agreed format
4. Revise the white paper based on comments from the STAP and representatives from other UN organizations and key partners.
5. Maintain regular communication with the CCAC Secretariat and UNEP on the progress being made, including inter alia identifying any difficulties/delays encountered.

Key elements of the white paper include:
1. Review of existing or planned major science or policy-based reports identifying gaps and potential synergies with proposed report.
2. Review of existing mandates (e.g. UNEA decisions) and agreements between key UN Agencies which could support collaboration on the proposed report and those mandates which would be supported by the proposed report.
3. Review of knowledge and capacity gaps faces by countries.
4. Description of the content, scope, format and structure of the proposed report, potential sources of data, purpose and audience(s), the key implementers and inputs, the process for developing the report, governance of the report writing.
5. Identification of resource mobilization strategy with potential funding streams for the proposed report.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:

An advanced university degree is required in the field of climate, environment, development, economics and/or international relations


At least 15 years of professional experience related to scientific assessment of air pollution and climate change impacts, and policies needed to address them, and short-lived climate pollutant mitigation.

Experience at a senior level of leading assessments of air pollution and climate change in close collaboration with UN agencies and science and policy research communities is required. Demonstrated experience working with the UN Environment Programme, World Meteorological Organization, or World Health Organization is preferred.

Language: Fluency in English is required. Other languages an asset.

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