Global Chemicals Outlook and Sustainable Chemistry Specialist

Partner UNEP Knowledge and Risk Unit
Job categories Programme Management, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5119/17058
Level ICS-12
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN portfolio
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration 4 months (with possible extension subject to satisfactory performance and funds availability)
Application period 07-Jan-2019 to 20-Jan-2019

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

This vacancy is closed.

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The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners' peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world.  Mandated as a central resource of the United Nations, UNOPS provides sustainable project management, procurement and infrastructure services to a wide range of governments, donors and United Nations organisations.  With over 6,000 personnel spread across 80 countries, UNOPS offers its partners the logistical, technical and management knowledge they need, where they need it.  By implementing around 1,000 projects for our partners at any given time, UNOPS makes significant contributions to results on the ground, often in the most challenging environments.

UN Environment is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. 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. The overall objective of UN Environment'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

The Chemicals and Health Branch of the United Nations Environment Programme, Economy Division leads UN Environment’s subprogramme on Chemicals, Waste and Air Quality. UN Environment’s programme of work centers around assistance to countries and multilateral environmental agreement (MEA) secretariats to assist in technical-scientific issues related to priority chemicals and implementation of the United Nations Environment Assembly and Governing Council resolutions. UN Environment has been mandated through Decision 27/12 of the Governing Council and Resolution 2/7 of the UN Environment Assembly to develop an update of the Global Chemicals Outlook, which will be launched during the first Quarter 2019 in advance of the 4th session of the UN Environment Assembly in March 2019. Substantive expertise and support is needed to finalize the Global Chemicals Outlook II and oversee the preparation of a summary for policy makers. Furthermore, a Project Preparation Phase (PPP) for Advancing Sustainable Chemistry is currently being implemented with a view to finalizing the draft project document in December 2018. As part of the PPP, a draft report on best practices in sustainable chemistry has been prepared. Further work is needed, among others, to develop and implement a strategy to advance a common understanding of the sustainable chemistry concept at the international level through the full project document.

Scope of support: Knowledge and Risk Unit, Global Chemicals Outlook.

The ICA will work in the Knowledge and Risk Unit of the Chemicals and Health Branch. This post is located in UN Environment – Economy Division at the Geneva duty station.

The ICA will lead the preparation of the Global Chemicals Outlook II (GCO II) by...

The consultant will be responsible for the following deliverables within a ...

a. Education Required: Advanced university degree in one of the following ...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Key Competencies In-depth knowledge of the international chemicals and...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Internatio...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...
This vacancy is closed.


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