Chemicals Analyst

Partner UNEP
Job categories Climate, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5119/21354
Level ICS-8
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN Partners
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-1
Duration 12 Months
Application period 05-Mar-2021 to 18-Mar-2021

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

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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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. 

The Knowledge and Risk Unit gathers, compiles and analyses state of the art information and data, including through monitoring activities, inventories and assessments, to allow policy-makers to make informed decisions on the sound management of chemicals and waste. The Unit executes projects and covers topics related to persistent organic pollutants, endocrine disrupting chemicals, and chemicals in products, among others. The Unit also addresses issues of concern highlighted by governments, such as antimicrobial resistance, and assists in implementing mandates received through the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on the Global Chemicals Outlook II (GCO-II). The unit assists countries in implementing the Minamata Convention on Mercury by supporting GEF-funded projects such as Minamata Initial Assessments, National Action Plans on artisanal and small-scale gold mining, as well as projects to reduce mercury use and waste from products and processes. 

The unit is a technical partner of a GEF funded project GEF-funded POPs Global Monitoring Plan Projects in Asia, Africa and the Pacific Islands being executed by the Chemicals and Health Branch of the Economy Division. Furthermore, the unit is implementing “Project 522.3 Generating and sharing knowledge for influencing decision-making on sound management of chemicals and waste” that gathers the implementation of the above mentioned GEF project, as well as the generation of knowledge, in particular the Global Chemicals Outlook II and the Report on issues where emerging evidence indicates a risk to environment and human health. 

The Chemicals and Health Branch, Knowledge and Risk Unit requires the services o...

Education A university degree in Chemistry, Health, Environment, Econo...

Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and enc...

Contract type: International Individual Contractor Agreement (IICA) Contract le...

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