Environmental Advisors- home based (multiple retainer contracts)

Job categories Health, Safety and Environment
Vacancy code VA/2022/B0058/24021
Level ICS-11
Department/office FA, SSC, Shared Services Centre
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration 1 year (renewable, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance)
Application period 20-May-2022 to 10-Jun-2022

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 Health, Safety, Social and Environmental (HSSE) management unit falls under the UNOPS SSC Group. It is responsible for supporting the development and implementation of environmental management good practices in UNOPS projects and operations. The HSSE unit also helps to set the environmental management policy and strategic direction of UNOPS in line with the UN common system standards and international best practices. 

A key component of the work of the HSSE unit is to provide tools and advice to make UNOPS projects more environmentally sustainable throughout their project life cycle. This support includes carrying out or coordinating the carrying out of environmental due diligence and developing appropriate environmental frameworks for managing the projects. The environmental management for UNOPS projects also involves monitoring performance and addressing deviations from expectations. 

UNOPS is embarking on a process of adopting safeguards, based on international best practice, tailored to UNOPS and the range of projects it delivers. On environmental matters, UNOPS is looking for expertise in the areas of i) pollution prevention, waste and hazardous materials management, water conservation, resource efficiency ; ii) biodiversity, ecosystems and sustainable natural resources management, fisheries/forestry; iii) climate change and GHG emissions.

Therefore, UNOPS requires the services of senior environment experts that shall be on retainer contracts to carry out short term work packages when required. 

Please note that the selected candidates who will successfully undergo the assessments will be offered a contract for 1 year (renewable) but proposed a work package only when a specific opportunity arises. 

Advising the Director of SSC and the Head of the HSSE unit, in shaping the strat...

Education:  An advanced university degree (Master’s or equi...

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Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time  ...

Contract type: ICA Contract level: I-ICA 3 (retainer) Contract...

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful imp...
This vacancy is closed.


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