Job Description The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world’s 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 environment. Specific tasks and responsibilities:Work on the UNEP EMS: Identify the achievements of the current UNEP EMS cycle for each of the 5 environmental aspects, specifically: climate/energy, water, waste, staff sensitization, and sustainable procurement;Analyse these performances and prepare preliminary report for the EMS working group;Finalise, based on input received, a report for senior management inclusive of recommendations to accelerate UNEP’s internal sustainability efforts;Draft slides and presentation materials for the presentation to senior management;Work with the Climate Neutral Officer to present the updated EMS to senior management and -possibly- to the whole of UNEPUpload report on and on UNEP’s own sustainability pages on The work of UNEP’s EMS team also involves the coordination and facilitation of the UNEP EMS Steering Committee that overlooks the implementation of the EMS action plan and sets its future directions. This work demands hands-on help with agenda and meeting preparations, note taking, input on the content, and UNEP’s internal clients support (queries, best practices etc.).Complete the UNEP annual environmental inventory during the consultancy period Engage with reporting offices of UNEP to provide their annual climate, waste and water data either via the reporting file or directly through the new environmental management softwareTrouble shoot issues with software where neededCoordinate the apportionment of emissions to divisions and unitsProvide an analysis of how COVID has impacted UNEP’s overall environmental performance, lessons learned, and opportunities for policy change that can build on the lessons learnedProvide any other coordination with data collection and analysis as requested by the UNEP Environmental management officer Coordinate the delivery of Guidance on Emissions Reductions to UNEP headquarters and regional offices Provide guidance on travel reductions;Coordinate the management of the projects related to the enhancement of UNEP’s remote meetings culture;Organise at least one staff awareness campaign in support of the EMS’s goals;Reach out to regional offices, assist them in implementing emissions reduction measures and report back to the Steering Committee (below). Coordinate the EMS Steering Committee meeting management and facilitation Prepare for the Steering Committee Meetings: agenda, compilation of presentations, logistics and communication with members.Draft meeting minutes and reportsCompile supporting documentation that can help discussionsRespond to technical queries in liaison with the relevant team experts. Reporting lines The consultant shall report directly to Chief Operatoins and Risk Management Unit, Corporate Services Division. Final deliverables shall also be approved by Chief Operatons and Risk Management Unit. RequirementsQualifications/special skills Bachelors Degree in Environmental science, environmental management, sustainability, or a related field from an accredited academic institution is requiredMinimum of 4 years of relevant work experience in at least 2 of the following areas: Greenhouse Gasinventory accounting; corporate environmental strategy; sustainable procurement; experience implementingsustainability programmes within an organisation; sensitization of personnel in environmental sustainability; andEnvironment Management System (EMS) documentation and implementation Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required
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