Project Support Consultant

UN

Result of Service

The GGKP’s ability to provide policy makers and businesses with clear and direct access to knowledge products and support services is strengthened in support of the green transition.

Work Location

Geneva

Expected duration

1 July 2022 – 31 December 2022 (6 months)

Duties and Responsibilities

a) BackgroundThe United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action. The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is co-hosted by UNEP in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These organizations serve as the joint host of the GGKP Secretariat (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee (UNEP, GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 90 international organisations, research institutes and non-governmental organisations focused on promoting a green economy transition by:• Identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps through the promotion of collaboration and coordinated research; and • Using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.The GGKP engages with its target communities through three online platforms, the Green Policy Platform (GPP), the Green Industry Platform (GIP) and the Green Finance Platform (GFP). A Project Support Consultant is required to assist the GGKP on policy research and industry stakeholder engagement. In particular, the consultant will support the GIP in expanding its activities in the regions of Africa, Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) and Eastern Europe, Caucasus and Central Asia (EECCA). The consultant will also provide support to the research programmes of the GPP for the knowledge generation and application of natural capital approaches and the dissemination of co-created knowledge products.b) Specific tasks and responsibilities • Support the onboarding of new I-GO network members from the Africa, LAC and EECCA regions, including integration of their resource into the I-GO initiative;• Assist the GIP project team with the preparation of the I-GO regional workshops, including related promotion amongst key stakeholder and execution of the events;• Review existing SME supporting organisations, including I-GO Network members, in the regions for the range of SMEs they work with and engage with target organizations to promote the I-GO Assistant to their SME Networks;• Support research and assist in inter-institutional natural capital knowledge generation and application on the ground, particularly in Africa; • Assist the Research Programme team in disseminating co-created knowledge products on natural capital approaches and provide support in stakeholder engagement; and• Assisting in other operational tasks as necessary.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master’s degree or equivalent in sustainable development, business administration, political science or a closely related area. A Bachelor’s degree plus at least two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.Experience: A minimum of 1 year of accumulated work experience closely relevant to the outlined outputs/tasks and that includes experience with research and outreach. Prior experience with international organisations is desirable.Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.