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Climate, peace and security analyst


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Climate, peace and security analyst

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Organization: UNEP
  • Deadline: 2023-11-18
  • No of Vacancies: N/A

Duties and Responsibilities
The United Nations Environment Programme 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. This consultancy is based in the Environment Security Unit of the Disaster and Conflict Branch in Geneva, and reports to the Head of the Unit.

A Climate, Peace and Security Consultant is required to support the delivery of the EU-UNEP Climate Change and Security Partnership implemented by UNEP’s Crisis Management Branch, including:

3.1 Specific tasks

3.1.1 Review the current draft of the local Climate Change and Security Assessment of Blue Nile State, Sudan, and engage with the project team to identify research gaps and required updates;
3.1.2 Conduct additional/complementary research, interviews and consultations to update the draft, as needed;
3.1.3 Draft additional text, as needed, conduct a full edit and finalize the draft report for publication.

3.2 Outputs

By the end of the consultancy, the following outputs are expected:

3.2.1 Finalized local Climate Change and Security Assessment of Blue Nile State, Sudan, comprising:
– Updated contextual and conflict analysis sections, based on research findings;
– Updated recommendations, taking into account the current context;
– Any updates needed to reflect comments from reviewers;
– Fully edited text and annexes; and
– Integration of new maps and data visualizations.
Qualifications/special skills
Advanced university degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental studies, international relations, development studies, political science, economics or peace and conflict studies or equivalent field is required.
At least 10 years of relevant professional experience working on development or peace and security issues in an international setting is required.
Solid research experience, including the design of field data collection and analysis methodologies is required.
Experience conducting impact evaluations of environmental or peace and security projects, using qualitative and quantitative methods, is an advantage.
Field experience in conflict-affected countries or UN mission settings is an advantage.
Demonstrated grant/proposal-writing experience for a variety of donors is an advantage.
Complete fluency in spoken and written English is required, including the ability to draft/edit a broad range of written reports, presentations and communications materials, and communicate complex ideas and concepts in a clear and concise manner.


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