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 UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACO), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region and its activities are integrated into the Medium-Term Strategy and the Programme of Work approved by the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA).
The Forum of Ministers of Environment of Latin America and the Caribbean (Forum of Ministers) was established in 1982 and is the oldest and most relevant cooperation body for environmental authorities in the region.
The Office for Latin America and the Caribbean of the UN Environment Programme (UNEP) hosts the Secretary of this forum.
In February 2021, the Action Plan for the Decade on Ecosystem Restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean was approved by regional Ministers of Environment during the XXI Forum of Ministers.
The Action Plan seeks to support the implementation of the UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration (2021-2030) by promoting, accelerating and scaling-up ecosystem restoration in the region.
It is a regional-level voluntary effort that focuses on cooperation mechanisms and enabling conditions designed to effectively support countries according to their national needs while promoting synergies and complementarity with existing initiatives.
UNEP is looking for a consultant to act as Ecosystem Restoration Consultant and facilitate the implementation of the Action Plan in the Latin America Southern Cone region, with a particular focus on Argentina and Uruguay.
both located in Panama City, Panama. Additionally, the Ecosystem Restoration Consultant will coordinate and communicate with UNEP s Partnership Coordinator, UN Decade on Ecosystem Restoration based in Nairobi and other national and Sub-Regional Ecosystem Restoration Consultants in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) region.
The incumbent may work from home or at the UNEP Latin America Southern Cone Office, depending on availability and convenience from both consultant and UNEP Southern Cone Office.
Qualifications / special skills
Academic Qualifications :
Language : -Fluency in English and Spanish is requested.
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