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Training Consultant on SCP and Waste

Specific tasks and responsibilities

Ludgarde Coppens, The Head Of The SDGs And Environment Statistics Unit (UNEP/ Early Warning And Assessment Division), The Consultant Has The Responsibility To Conduct The Following Activities

Under the direct supervision of Ms.

  • Prior to country mission, the consultant has the responsibility to:
  • 1 Prepare an inception report outlining a comprehensive desk review of the national context for SDG indicators 12.2.1; 12.2.2; 12.4.2 and 12.5.1, including data availability and requirements, list and contacts of key stakeholders to engage with;
  • 2 Develop a step-by-step document and calculation/working sheets for each SDG indicator, including necessary information on the source of data, responsible entity and embedded formulae to calculate the indicators
  • 3 Develop appropriate technical material to be presented in countries, in English, in collaboration with UNEP, by using existing technical resource materials.
  • In-country mission, the consultant has the responsibility to:
  • 1 Convene relevant stakeholders and conduct a hands-on training using the prepared technical material in collaboration with UNEP and relevant national entities;
  • 2 Guide government officials in identifying appropriate data and calculating relevant indicators.
  • Upon completion of the country mission, the consultant has the responsibility to:
  • 1 Prepare mission report, in English, with the following criteria, among others:
  • Inception report and assessment of the situation
  • Activities undertaken in each country, including presentations, list of government officials and entities engaged with
  • Obtained results
  • Lessons learnt and best practices.
  • Annexes: all prepared material relevant to the mission.

Qualifications/special Skills

  • A Master’s degree in Environmental Science is a required. A doctoral degree is desirable.
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible training experience on environmental and sustainable development issues is required.
  • Experience in the UN system and in a government/intergovernmental setting is desirable.
  • Proven expertise and experience in working with countries to enhance their technical and statistical capacities.
  • Proven expertise and experience in working on sustainable consumption and production for sustainable development.


  • English and French are the two working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in English (both oral and written) is required. Fluency in Arabic, French or Russian is desirable.

Intern – Environment Affairs, I


  • Under the direct supervision of the COBSEA Coordinator, the intern will work on the implementation of activities related to supporting Regional Seas activities in East Asia:
  • organization of meetings and events, including upcoming COBSEA Intergovernmental Meetings (IGM26), meetings of the Working Group on Marine Litter, consultation meetings for the Marine and Coastal Ecosystems, and regional/international events as well as technical/project meetings and workshops
  • implementation of activities pertaining to the COBSEA Strategic Directions 2023-2027
  • development of the new COBSEA Strategic Directions 2023-2027
  • internal as well as external communication, including public outreach, generating content for use on the website, in newsletters, outreach materials, presentations etc.
  • support other tasks or activities as required and in accordance with the intern’s interests.


  • Communication: Clear and effective verbal and written communication; listens to others, correctly interprets messages and responds appropriately; asks questions for clarification and exhibits interest in having two-way communication; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
  • Planning & organizing: Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; uses time efficiently; develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies
  • Teamwork: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; willing to learn from others; places office agenda before personal agenda

Applicants must, at the time of application, meet one of the following requirements:

  • Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); Enrollment in a graduation programme focused on natural science, social sciences, sustainable development, communication, or economic discipline OR
  • Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree program (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent) OR
  • Have graduated with a university degree and, if selected, must commence the internship within a one-year period of graduation

Work Experience

  • No working experience is required to apply for the United Nations Internship Programme. Your training, education, advance course work or skills should benefit the United Nations during your internship.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in English is required

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