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Result of Service The ultimate result of services is a pertinent set of tools mapped and selected for the toolkit with tailored guidance, structure and contextualizing information specifically relevant for Nationally Determined Contributions on the tools for countries to integrate and implement circular economy measures and policies as part of their NDCs and Long-Term Strategies (in a way that they can adapt to their context) to reduce their GHG emissions, increase climate resilience and track/report on the impacts.

Work Location Remote

Expected duration 4 months, starting as soon as possible.

Duties and Responsibilities The 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production Patterns (10YFP), adopted by the UN General Assembly, is a key implementation mechanism for the 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development and its SDG 12, of which it is an integral part. The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) serves as the Secretariat of the 10YFP, working closely with Member States and other stakeholders engaged in the One Planet network (www.oneplanetnetwork.org) which supports the implementation of the 10YFP. The development, establishment and implementation of the 10YFP has relied on the convening power and expertise of the United Nations. Equally, United Nations agencies and programmes play a key role in the achievement of SDG 12.

In order to support to countries in the context of Sustainable Consumption Production and Climate Change, the 10YFP Secretariat is working with United Nations Framework Convention for Climate Change (UNFCCC) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) on a joint project. The project is to co-develop and pilot a toolkit for countries to integrate, implement and report on circular economy measures in their enhanced Nationally Determined Contributions (NDCs) and Long- Term Strategies (LT-LEDS). It builds on ongoing collaboration and a 1st guidance note to include resource efficiency and circular economy in NDCs.

The toolkit will present assessment, analytical, policymaking and reporting tools with relevant guidance to policymakers to assess and implement circular economy policies, in the context of their NDCs. The toolkit will be presented in a practical format allowing stakeholders to access relevant tools, guidance and experiences. There will also be an online version.

It is foreseen that any country would be able use the toolkit at any stage in their policy cycle, which would take into account specific country context. The toolkit is therefore: 1) For countries who wish to start in terms of identifying circular economy opportunities for their NDCs and long-term strategies. 2) For countries that have already advanced in prioritization but need support in the other stages of the process (e.g. policy interventions/implementation).

A climate and circular economy expert/consultant is required to assess circular economy and SCP tools in the context of Nationally Determined Contributions and develop a user guide for the toolbox. Given the interdisciplinary nature of this objective another expert consultant will be hired to work on policy dimension of the toolkit. The two consultants will be required to coordinate together on this project.

Qualifications/special skills Skills: - Good research skills to collect, analyze and develop relevant content from desktop research. Academic Qualifications: - Master’s degree or higher in one of the following areas: environmental or natural sciences, innovation management, or similar topic. Experience: - At least 7 years of experience working on circular economy, material flows and climate change. - Experience working on supporting organisations with guidance for with identifying and developing circular mitigation options is desirable. - Research experience on topics relating resource efficiency and climate policies. Language: - Execllent writing skills in English

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