Ecosystem Restoration Consultant for Argentina and Uruguay
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 2 días

Responsibilities

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.

  • The Ecosystem Restoration consultant will be supervised by the Head of the Sub-regional Office for the Southern Cone of Latin America and the Caribbean and will coordinate closely with UNEP’s Biodiversity and Ecosystems Regional Coordinator for LAC and the UNEP Ecosystem Restoration Regional Coordinator;
  • 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 :

  • Advanced University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in conservation, ecology, environmental sciences, natural resource management, international development or management is required.
  • Experience :

  • Minimum of 10 years of professional experience in environmental project management.
  • Demonstrated track-record of multi-stakeholder engagement (government, academia, civil society and private sector).
  • Demonstrated track-record of project concept drafting.
  • Excellent technical knowledge and understanding of ecosystem conservation and restoration in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Language : -Fluency in English and Spanish is requested.

    Competency :

  • Highly motivated with the ability to work and deliver under short deadlines.
  • Able to work independently with little or no supervision.
  • Skills :

  • Strong analytical, writing and communication skills.
  • Demonstrated ability to prepare concept notes and proposals.
  • Familiarity engaging Latin American governments strongly desired.
  • Standard computer software application literacy is expected.
  • 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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