Technical Expert on Stockholm Convention Implementation Plans

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Result of Service The consultant will support the Knowledge and Risk Unit in building and sustaining strong national political support and stakeholder engagement for NIP development, update and future implementation; linking national development priorities with NIP priorities to coherently and effectively achieve the SDGs; ensuring proper and accurate data collection, management, analysis, application and implementation to strengthen the validity and sustainability of information collected in the NIP and NIP update projects.

Work Location Home based

Expected duration 12 months

Duties and Responsibilities Background (Org. Setting)

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 of the Chemicals and Health Branch promotes scientific approaches and knowledge for the sound management of chemicals including through implementation of UNEA resolutions. 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 policymakers to make informed decisions on the sound management of chemicals and waste. The Unit executes projects and covers topics related to lead in paint, persistent organic pollutants, highly hazardous pesticides, 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 GCO-II, sustainable chemistry and the Sustainable Development Goals.

Qualifications/special skills Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, environmental management or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying' experience (2 additional years) may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. A minimum of five years of technical experience and expertise on chemicals and wastes management, including on matters pertaining to Stockholm Convention on Persistent Organic Pollutants Implementation Plans and their development and update processes and reporting, with relevant Master’s degree is required.

Languages Fluent written and spoken English is required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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