Vacancy at PAGE: Green Economy Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean

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31 August 2018
Position: Green Economy Consultant for Latin America and the Caribbean
Organisation: Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE)
Duty station: Panama City, Panama 
Closing date: 17 September 2018
 

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) is looking for a Green Economy Consultant to contribute to the delivery of its activities in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries, which includes supporting the ongoing projects in Guyana, Barbados, Guatemala and the Pacific Alliance countries. The consultant will be based in Panama City, under the supervisor of the Regional Coordinator of Resource Efficiency. The application deadline is 17 September. The expected duration of the contract is six months.

 

ABOUT THE PAGE

The Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) brings together expertise and guidance of five UN agencies and eight funding partner countries to assist eighteen countries in their sustainable development. PAGE’s assistance spans the three economic, environmental and social pillars of sustainability to support the countries’ achievement of Sustainable Development Goals and the climate agenda. Specifically, PAGE seeks to put sustainability at the heart of economic policies and practices to transform brown economies into inclusive green economies. More information on PAGE is available at the PAGE website (www.un-page.org)

 

Purpose

Contribute to the delivery of the UN Environment Office for Latin America and the Caribbean on advisory services on green economy and all the activities related to the Partnership for Action on Green Economy (PAGE) in the Latin American and the Caribbean countries, which includes supporting the ongoing projects in Guyana, Barbados, Guatemala and the Pacific Alliance countries.

 

Responsibilities

1. Provide technical support, economic expertise and guidance to the PAGE Activities in Guyana, Guatemala and Barbados; this includes the following activities:
a) Support the development of PAGE activities in Guyana, Guatemala and Barbados in close cooperation with the PAGE National Coordinators (UN Environment is the lead agency in these two countries);
b) Act as liaison for the implementation of PAGE Guyana, Guatemala and Barbados activities, and coordinate work with UN Environment´s core team from the Latin America and Caribbean office and the PAGE Secretariat.
c) Review and provide technical inputs to the Green Economy studies, reports and material produced by the countries.
d) Support the planning and organizing of PAGE workshops, seminars, capacity building activities with relevant partners, as well as revising and providing technical feedback on related project documents and communication tools (brochures, factsheets, presentations, etc.), as requested.
e) Provide information to PAGE Secretariat (inputs for the website, newsletters), reporting on progress and indicators, preparation of briefings and PPT, and other relevant information requested by PAGE Secretariat and UN Environment.
f) Ensure good cooperation and communication with all focal points of PAGE UN Agencies in Guyana and Barbados, including participating in the periodical conference call, sharing information, identifying synergies and cooperation with other initiatives and/or partners.
g) Undertake some field missions in to support PAGE activities, if requested.
 
2. Support Green Economy activities and visibility of PAGE work in the region, this includes the following: 
a) Share information and best practices with other PAGE countries in the region: Peru and Uruguay.
b) Position PAGE work with strategic partners, such as the Alliance Pacific´s Green Growth Platform (Chile, Colombia, Mexico, and Peru), sharing information and best practices, ensuring UN Environment participation, inputs, and contributions to the work plan of the platform; and build cooperation with the Green Growth Knowledge Platform and other UN Environment activities related to Green Economy and Resource Efficiency.
c) Identify funding opportunities on Inclusive Green Economy and prepare joint project proposals. 

3. Regional focal point for PAGE Secretariat, sharing regional reporting and proving regional inputs for global events and activities
a) Support organization of a high-level PAGE events (Ministerial conferences, PAGE Academy, side events, etc).
b) Ensure participation from regional government representatives and stakeholders and major international actors.
c) Support with regional inputs for the preparation of annual report for all PAGE activities in the country in consultation with national and global partners.
d) Participate, as requested, in the regular communication with the PAGE Secretariat and inter-agency group on - updates on update on activities.
e) Contribute to the design and production of high-quality promotion and communication material adapted to a national and regional context.
f) Liaise with the Geneva UN Environment PAGE unit on internal reporting activities related to the UN Environment PAGE project document.
g) Assist in identification and mobilization of local or regional funding opportunities for green economy and resources efficiency in the country as well as the region.

 

Qualifications

  • Academic Qualifications: An advanced university degree in a field related to economics, public policy or international development with focus on international economics, macroeconomics, environment and fiscal policy. The tittle of Master can be substituted by 5 years of accumulated progressive experience in project implementation in resource economics and sustainable development, including producing policy analysis and providing policy advice.
  • Experience: A minimum of five years of relevant and progressively responsible working experience in project implementation in resource economics and sustainable development, including producing policy analysis and providing policy advice. Experience working with or for governments, inter-governmental organisations, NGOs, foundations, or charities is required, including in developing country context.
  • Language: Fluent written and spoken in English and Spanish is required. Knowledge of other official languages in the United Nations System is an advantage.

 

How to apply

Further information and details regarding this internship can be found here. Only applications submitted electronically through the United Nations careers portal by 17 September 2018 will be given consideration.

Posting Period: 29 August 2018 - 17 September 2018

Job ID: 102576