Job Opening

Posting Title: GEF Chemical and Waste (planetGold) Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 05 September 2022 - 20 September 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-189443-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The ultimate results of services provided by the consultant will be:
Task Management (obtention/clearance of quarterly reports, extension of PCAs, organization of steering committees, clearance of PIRs) of projects:

# 10383 National Action Plan Cote d’Ivoire
# 10527 National Action Plan Togo
# 10619 planetGOLD Congo
# 10844 planetGOLD Guinea
# 10845 planetGOLD Cote d’Ivoire
Develop planetGOLD Zimbabwe, planetGOLD Paraguay and National Action Plan Mauritania

Work Location


Expected duration

12 months (From 1st January 2023)

Duties and Responsibilities

a) Organization Setting:
The United Nations 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.
The overall objective of the UNEP's Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities, and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals, and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities.
GEF--The GEF Unit of the Chemicals and Health Branch is responsible for the development and management of all GEF projects implemented by UNEP in the Chemicals and Wastes focal area. To date, the team has a portfolio of 100 projects represented over $200 mil of GEF investment supporting countries in their implementation of the Stockholm Convention, the Minamata Convention and SAICM.
The GEF helps developing countries and those with economies in transition to meet the agreed incremental costs of measures designed to achieve global environmental benefits in six focal areas: biological diversity, climate change, international waters, ozone layer depletion, land degradation and chemicals and waste. An important component of almost all UNEP’s GEF projects is building capacity to manage the environment in a sound manner.
The Chemicals and Health Branch plays a key role in supporting countries to implement, develop and execute chemicals related GEF projects that fit within its comparative advantage. UNEP’s comparative advantage within the GEF has been defined as:
• Scientific assessments, monitoring, early warning;
• Linking science to policy (Capacity Building, Enabling Activities) at national, regional and global levels;
• Innovation, technology transfer and lifting barriers;
• Regional and global cooperation;
• Awareness raising, advocacy, and knowledge management.
As part of its duties, the GEF C&WU is in charge of supervising a portfolio of ongoing projects, develop new projects to be submitted to the GEF and assist countries to close finished projects. The Chemicals team also provides coaching and advice to UNEP colleagues in the branch and in other divisions. The GEF C&WU has been successful in developing a series of projects which now require the completion of the package for GEF CEO endorsement. Supervision of the development of these proposals has been assigned across the GEF team but the volume of work to be undertaken requires additional inputs from a specialist consultant with experience in drafting and managing GEF proposals. The development of the submissions is time sensitive and the work load requires the facilitation to be available as early as possible. The supervision requires regular (monthly) calls with the executing agencies to ensure the project’s implementation is according to plans.

The consultant will undertake the task management functions of the projects on Artisanal and Small-Scale Gold Mining issues:

# 10383 National Action Plan Cote d’Ivoire
# 10527 National Action Plan Togo
# 10619 planetGOLD Congo
# 10844 planetGOLD Guinea
# 10845 planetGOLD Cote d’Ivoire

In addition, the consultant will:
Develop planetGOLD Zimbabwe
Develop planetGOLD Paraguay
Develop National Action Plan Mauritania

b) Specific tasks and responsibilities

Hold weekly calls with Senior Task Manager
Hold fortnightly calls with the executing agencies
Review and clear quarterly progress and financial report
Facilitate the organization of Steering Committee meetings for the Full Size Projects
Review and approve yearly workplan, budget forecast, procurement plan and communication plan
Oversee PIR process for the Full Size Projects
Work with Senior Consultant in the development of the new projects

c) Reporting lines:
The consultant will report to Senior Task Manager, Chemicals and Waste GEF Unit.

Qualifications/special skills

Skills: Excellent management of office computing tools including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and data analysis and standard statistical techniques. Good verbal communication skills with proven ability to liaise with external stakeholders in Governments, intergovernmental and non-governmental organizations.
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree in a field related to Social, Economic or Environmental Sciences, or equivalent experience. A first level degree with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree.
Experience: At least 3 years of working experience in project management with 2 years at the international level is required. Knowledge of mercury and GEF projects is required. Knowledge of planetGOLD is an advantage. Experience in the implementation of environmental or health related programmes, projects and activities would be an asset.
Language: Fluency in English and French, including good drafting/writing skills are required. Working knowledge of Spanish for Paraguay is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

No Fee


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