Adaptation Panel Member

Partner GEF STAP
Job categories Environment
Vacancy code VA/2019/B5002/18165
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, AUMCO, Water, Environment & Climate (WEC)
Duty station Home based
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-3
Duration Two years, with possibility of renewal for additional two years. (The contract, to be issued on behalf of UN Environment, will initially be until 30 June 2020 for operational reasons. The remaining portion of the contract will be issued either by UNOPS or another UN Agency on behalf of UN Environment, which will be determined and announced in due time by UN Environment.)
Application period 26-Jun-2019 to 14-Aug-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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This Vacancy Announcement is being published by the Water & Energy Cluster, UNOPS on behalf of the GEF STAP

The STAP is seeking a new Panel member for climate adaptation, and is currently accepting applications from highly qualified candidates with:

  • outstanding academic and technical credentials;
  • a passion for tackling global environmental and sustainable development challenges;
  • strong expertise in climate change adaptation, and preferably with crosscutting expertise across the GEF’s focal areas;
  • the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, integrated manner across the focal areas; and
  • capable of bridging scientific, technological, economic, social, and policy issues.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP - of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) provides independent advice to the GEF: it has 7 members – a Chair, and 6 individual members. The roles and responsibilities of the Chair, Panel members and STAP Secretariat are set out in STAP’s Terms of Reference ( (March 2012).

STAP’s role is to provide objective scientific and technical advice on the GEF’s policies, strategies, programs, and projects.  It does so by executing a program of work developed in collaboration with the GEF Secretariat, and by screening GEF projects. Its advice takes a variety of forms, including formal guidance, advice, information notes, policy briefs, and assessments.

STAP Secretariat

The Panel is supported by a small, dedicated Secretariat of six persons. The STAP Secretariat provides substantive and operational assistance in the delivery of Panel Members’ responsibilities. The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel is hosted by UN Environment, on behalf of the GEF network. UN Environment is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested qualified candidates are requested to provide a letter of motivation, and a completed personal history profile, together with a CV via UNOPS GPRS. 

Panel members contribute substantively to delivering STAP’s work programme...

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Contract type: Retainer, International Individual Contract Agreement (IICA) Cont...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...
Additional information
TOR - Adaptation Panel Member.docx (23 KB) 

This vacancy is closed.


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