Job Opening

Posting Title: Circular economy indicators and policyConsultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: NAIROBI
Posting Period: 18 May 2023 - 29 May 2023
Job Opening Number: 23-United Nations Environment Programme-209145-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
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Result of Service

Report in English on available datasets for core indicators set, as well as analysis sections on data sources, data gaps and how to use indicators to develop targeted policies to accelerate the shift to circular economy.

Work Location

home-based

Expected duration

4 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Background and Organizational Settings

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. UNEP is the custodian for 25 Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) indicators which cover topics related to water, ocean, land, natural resources, protected areas, and environmental policy.

UNEP’s Early Warning and Assessment Division is the lead division for the Environment Under Review Sub-programme (SP-7) that aims at empowering stakeholders in their decision making with quality data and assessments made available on open platforms. Through this, the Early Warning and Assessment Division works to provide timely, scientifically credible, policy-relevant environmental assessments, data and information for decision-making and action planning for sustainable development. It also spearheads UN-wide monitoring and reporting on the environmental dimension of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs.

This consultancy is in the SDGs and Environment Statistics Unit, of the Capacity Development and Innovation Branch of the Early Warning and Assessment Division. The SDGs and Environment Statistics Unit acts as the coordinator for work related to the SDG indicators and official environment statistic within UNEP.

The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development has elevated the profile of the environmental dimension of development and how to monitor this dimension. UNEP began to implement the European Commission funded project on Enhancing Capacity for Measuring Progress towards the Environmental Dimension of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The project aims to ensure the uptake of adopted SDG methodologies for indicators where UNEP is custodian. It also aims at strengthening national capacity for designing coherent and integrated policies for sustainable development, monitoring, and reporting on the environmental dimension of the SDGs through (1) enhancing capacity on environment statistics through training programmes, (2) ensuring dissemination and uptake of the global methodologies through targeted capacity development for key SDG indicators at the national level and (3) deepening UNEP’s analysis of trends at the global and regional levels, including interlinkages between the various goals, targets, and indicators. The project focuses on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SDG 12) as it plays an essential role in the shift towards a circular economy, and policy coherence (SDG 17) indicators.

The United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) has launched in 2021 the Task Force on Measuring Circular Economy as per the request of the Conference of European Statisticians. The goal of the Task force was to develop guidelines for measuring circular economy including conceptual framework, statistical framework and indicators. In January 2023, the Conference of European Statisticians approved Part A of the guidelines.

The aim of the consultancy is to map data at national, regional and global levels, for core indicators of the guidelines for measuring circular economy and linking the usefulness of indicators in targeted policymaking to advance the shift towards a circular economy.
The consultant shall develop: (a) database of available data, including sources at national, regional and global levels as per the list of core indicators; and (b) written report on the link to policymaking, including country examples where applicable.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Under the direct guidance of the Head of the SDGs and Environment Statistics Unit of the Capacity Development and Innovation Branch of the Early Warning and Assessment Division, UNEP., the consultant will:

• Develop the database and compile data and their metadata, where available, related to the core indicators set at national, regional and global levels
• Prepare research on country(ies) case study(ies) to be included in the report
• Prepare the report outline in consultation with UNEP
• Prepare analysis sections of the report based on the final report outline
• Attend to the comments submitted by reviewers and finalize the report.

Qualifications/special skills

A Master’s degree in Environmental Science is a required. A doctoral degree is desirable.
• At least 10 years of progressively responsible experience in statistics and data collection is required. • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in policy development is required. • Proven expertise and experience in English report writing is required.
• Proven expertise and experience in working on sustainable consumption and production for sustainable development is desirable. Experience in the UN system and in a government/intergovernmental setting is desirable.

Languages

• English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required.

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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