Job Opening

Posting Title: Environmental Management Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 27 September 2022 - 04 October 2022
Job Opening Number: 22-United Nations Environment Programme-191359-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

UN System Entities have built capacity to carry out an internal audit of their Environmental Management System

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

3 months

Duties and Responsibilities

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.
Each UN organization has committed since 2013 to the implementation of an environmental management system. This commitment is further confirmed in the UN Sustainability Strategy on Environmental management with the target that all UN entities should have an EMS in place by 2025. This work is coordinated by UNEP via the Sustainable United Nations facility (SUN) and is delivered with the help of the interagency network of sustainability focal points (Issue Management Group on Environmental Sustainability Management-IMG).
The Sustainable United Nations supports the development and implementation of such commitments via capacity building, helpdesk services and through a website that serves the UN system in implementing environmental management systems. An annual questionnaire on EMS is submitted by entities to the Greening the Blue. As of 2020, one of the criteria for EMS in the UN system is to periodically conduct an internal environmental audit. The 2020 Greening the Blue report shows that many UN entities do not yet have an internal audit in place. Therefore, SUN needs to build capacity in this area to enable UN system to align to best practice of EMS.
The Sustainable UN is keen to engage the services of a consultant to assist in the capacity building of internal auditing of EMS within the UN system. The consultant shall report directly to the Coordinator of Sustainable UN (SUN)


Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall guidance of the Director of the New York Office and the direct supervision of the Coordinator of Sustainable UN (SUN), the consultant will undertake the following responsibilities:

a. Develop Internal audit training package adapted to the EMS scope of UN system facilities and operations, procurement and travel and present to SUN facility.
b. Conduct the Internal audit training to the first three of groups of IMG focal points (2 per UN entity invited, maximum 10 participants per group times 4 sessions i.e. 30 participants in total).
c. Provide the training material utilised for internal ongoing use in the UN system (materials need to be delivered so they can be used in autonomy).
d. Conduct the Internal audit training to the second three groups of IMG focal points (2 per entity invited, maximum 10 participants per group, times 4 sessions i.e. 30 participants in total).
e. Marking of assignments/course work, answering questions and participant “chat” in the virtual classroom, debriefing with key stakeholders, and organising the production of certificates.
f. Evaluate the training with the participants via evaluation forms and report on results and attendance to the SUN team.
g. Final report on Trainings carried out with agenda, number and names of trainees, gender balance, and main questions raised.
h. Other ad-hoc tasks related to EMS internal audit, such as assisting participants to design their own internal audit schedule.

Qualifications/special skills

• Advanced University Degree (Master's or equivalent) in engineering, environmental science or business management including. A Bachelor’s degree could be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree if the candidate has additional 3 years work experience.
• At least 5 years’ experience in providing environmental management systems training in ISO 14001 and environmental management systems internal auditing according to ISO 19011:2018 is required.
• Qualifications in Lean, 6-Sigma is desirable.
• Registration under a recognized auditing body (IRCA or similar) is desirable.
• Management Systems Qualifications: ISO14001 and ISO9001with a recognized certification or diploma is desirable.

Languages

• For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required.

Additional Information

Key competencies:
• Ability to follow directions and use personal judgement in delivery of relevant products by deadlines agreed upon; The candidate should have the ability to deliver outputs and work under pressure;
• Ability to find creative solutions to delivering via visuals (graphs, images, icons) complex information in a simple format;
• Proven interpersonal and communication skills. Exposure to cross cultural and multi-ethnic working environment;
• Knowledge of the UN system and culture and familiarity with the UN interagency networks is desired but not essential.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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