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Vacancy Announcement No: UN Environment-018-001

United Nations Environment Programme UNEP

Job Title: Environment Mainstreaming Consultant
Section/Unit: UN Environment Programme
Grade Level: UNOPS IICA contract, on behalf of UN Environment
Supervisor: Overall supervision of the Head of UN Environment/Policy and Programme Division/PCDMB and the guidance of the Country Programme Manager, UN Environment Sudan, and direct supervision of the Project Manager
No. of Post: 1
Duty Station: Khartoum
Duration: 06 months
Closing Date: 28 Feb 2018


The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmnetal dimension of sustainable development within the UNited Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

Since 19999, Un Environment's Post-Conflict and Disaster Management Branch (PCDMB) has worked to assess the environmental impacts of conflicts and disastors as well as address the subsequent risks to humna health, livelihoods and security. As the work has progresses, opportunities have arisen for UN Environment to use its scientific approach and neutral position along with its policy basis to levrage discussions and/or cooperation on environmental issues between conflicting or formerly conflicting groups.

Following the close-out of the large Sudan Integrated Environment Project (SIEP) in June 2014, UN Environment in Sudan has secured follow-on funding from DFID in December 2015 for a 4-year project, ADAPT! promoting “increased understanding and integration of climate resilience, environmental management, and governance in programme delivery, plans and policy in Sudan”. This project will complement and build upon the 3-year EU funded Natural Resource Management for Sustainable Livelihoods programme in East Darfur, the 3-year Instrument Contributing to Stability and Peace (ICSP) project in West Kordofan and West and Central Darfur, the UNDF Foundational and Short Term Activities (DDS FaST), in which UN Environment is participating in a WASH/IWRM project lead by UNICEF, and the 3-year EU funded Wadi El Ku Catchment Management Project in North Darfur.

To help ensure a successful and timely implementation of the ADAPT! project, the country team will require additional capacities that are unavailable within the current structure. To meet this short-term additional capacity need, the country programme seeks to engage an Environment Mainstreaming consultant. The Mainstreaming consultant will support UN Environment’s country team in Sudan in environment and climate proofing of projects and programmes of UN AFPs in the humanitarian and development sectors, as well as their national and international implementing partners and existing funding mechanisms & donors.

  Duties and responsibilities:

Objectives, output expectations and performance indicators

The Environmental Mainstreaming consultant will be responsible for the delivery of:

  • Environmental mainstreaming framework designed and operationalized;
  • Dialogue established and maintained with the humanitarian and development partners;
  • Capacity building plan and products developed;
  • Plan developed to monitor impact of environmental mainstreaming;
  • Quarterly progress reports.


Specific tasks and responsibilities

The main duties and responsibilities of this position are as follows:

  • Make an inventory of most important humanitarian and development operators in Sudan, as well as their main donors;
  • Conduct a baseline survey amongst the main players on their present environmental impact and on their capacity to integrate environment management and climate change in their projects and programmes, as well as their needs;
  • Document best practices of environmental management for replication;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of the Environment Marker and if opportune, propose modifications or develop and introduce appropriate screening tool(s);
  • Establish and maintain an environmental dialogue with humanitarian and development partners;
  • Develop an environmental mainstreaming toolkit;
  • Develop, test and implement training activities and materials targeting partners’ plans and programmes;
  • Design a monitoring plan to assess the impact of environment and climate mainstreaming in partners’ plans and programmes;
  • Support the UN Environment Sudan Programme Coordinator with pipeline development;
  • Any other activities as requested by the UN Environment Sudan Programme Coordinator.

Ultimate result of services:

A robust framework is developed and operationalized for the mainstreaming of environment management and governance in partners’ projects and programmes including capacity building products and monitoring tools.

Minimum Qualification, Skills and Experience Required:

  • Advanced University Degree, preferably in Environmental Sciences, International Relations, Development Studies, Economics, Business Administration, Public Administration, Social Sciences or related field;
  • At least 7 years of proven experience with peace building, humanitarian and development processes in post-conflict countries;
  • Good understanding of natural resource management, environment and climate change;
  • Familiar with M&E methodologies and tool development;
  • Familiarity with country-level humanitarian/development coordination and funding processes is desirable;
  • Knowledge of the Sudan context;
  • Excellent organizational, decision-making and problem-solving skills;
  • Used to working to deadlines and producing deliverables at short notice;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with respect for diversity and gender awareness;
  • Strong documentation skills;
  • Fluency in both written and oral English required.