Job Opening

Posting Title: Environmental Risks Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 15 August 2022 - 23 August 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-187679-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Successful publication and dissemination of IWR 2022

Work Location

NAIROBI

Expected duration

Four months (August - December 2022)

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment (UN Environment) 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. UN Environment'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. This post is in UN Environment/Ecosystems Division/Biodiversity and Land Branch. One of the primary focus outputs of the consultancy will be to continue to co-ordinate the work carried out for the assessment of UNEP’s climate and biodiversity related projects. The work of the individual consultant helps bridge internal UNEP’s Inclusive Wealth 2022 and Beyond GDP work. Tasks include:

1. Provide technical inputs to develop communication and outreach strategy for the IWR 2022
2. Technical editing and coordination with authors and reviewers of the IWR 2022

The consultant shall be under the overall supervision of the Chief Environmental Economist and Senior Economic Advisor, Biodiversity and Land Branch (BLB) in Ecosystems Division of UN Environment Programme.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: A PhD in Environmental Economics is required. A master's degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the PhD.
Experience: A minimum of 7 years experience in fields related to Ecological Economics, such as ecosystem services, natural capital, and development policy is a requirement for the post.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.

No Fee

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