Partnership Advisor (Wider Impact)

Job categories Partnerships, Environment
Vacancy code VA/2021/B5119/22241
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, UN Partners
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration One Year initially, with possibility of extension
Application period 21-Jul-2021 to 03-Aug-2021


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



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The purpose of the REACT project is to promote the mainstreaming of environmental sustainability in the UN system, focusing in particular on peacekeeping operations, by supporting them and the United Nations Department of Operational Support (DOS) in their efforts to manage and improve their environmental footprint. Peacekeeping operations are international missions mandated by the UN Security Council to operate in specific countries and parts of countries for specific periods. The operations usually take place in locations with a fragile environment and a serious lack of infrastructure. The environmental footprint of UN Peacekeeping Operations is considered to have significant room for improvement in a large number of critical areas. 

To support Peacekeeping Operations in reducing their environmental impacts and risks, REACT acts in the role of an in-house technical assistance (TA) team and provides expertise to support in planning, designing and implementing a range of actions that will cumulatively result in a substantial improvement in environmental performance.  

The technical assistance team will primarily provide expertise directly to Peacekeeping Operations but also strategic support to DOS Environment and Engineering teams in New York. Activities will be closely coordinated amongst these respective entities via existing work planning and request for deployment processes, principally under the guidance of the GSC Environmental Technical Support Unit.  

This vacancy announcement is for a Partnership Advisor (Wider Impact) to provide targeted advice to UN field missions and related entities on approaches to improve the positive legacy (PL) of Peace operation deployments, in line with the Wider Impact (WI) of the DOS Environment Strategy.


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