UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme Paris, France
Mar 18, 2020Mid-level
Org. Setting and Reporting 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. Cities are responsible for some 70% of resource use and greenhouse gas emissions. Contributing to the UN system-wide strategy on sustainable urban development and the implementation of the New Urban Agenda, UNEP focusses on the 3-D: decarbonising, decoupling and detoxifying, particularly integrated approaches in line with the International Resource Panel report Weight of Cities. UNEP is the lead agency for the GEF-7 Sustainable Cities Impact Programme, working closely with city networks. The Cities Unit is in charge of UNEP-internal coordination of the UNEP Cities Agenda and inter-agency collaboration, particularly the collaboration with UN Habitat through a dedicated partnership, the Greener Cities Partnership. This post is located in UNEP/Economy Division at the Paris duty station. Under the general guidance and supervision of the Chief of the Energy and Climate Branch and the direct supervision of the Head of the Cities Unit, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties: Responsibilities •Participates in the development, implementation and evaluation of assigned programmes/projects, etc.; monitors and analyzes programme/project development and implementation; reviews relevant documents and reports; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and proposes corrective actions; liaises with relevant parties; identifies and tracks follow-up actions. •Performs consulting assignments, in collaboration with the client, by planning facilitating workshops, through other interactive sessions and assisting in developing the action plan the client will use to manage the change. •Researches, analyzes and presents information gathered from diverse sources. •Assists in policy development, including the review and analysis of issues and trends, preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies. •Undertakes survey initiatives; designs data collection tools; reviews, analyzes and interprets responses, identifies problems/issues and prepares conclusions. •Prepares various written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc. •Provides substantive support to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc. •Undertakes outreach activities; conducts training workshops, seminars, etc.; makes presentations on assigned topics/activities. •Participates in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc. •Coordinates activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.). •Performs other duties as required.