The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)) 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. The overall objective of the UNEP’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities https://www.unenvironment.org/). This position is located at the Paris duty station and is available for only one year. The Programme Officer will report to the Coordinator of the 10 Year Framework of Programmes on Sustainable Consumption and Production patterns (10YFP) Secretariat.
The Programme officer will support the 10YFP Secretariat through: Undertaking activities related to supporting and monitoring the progress on the shift to sustainable consumption and production and against the Sustainable Development Goals, and support the development and implementation of activities to measure and communicate on 10YFP (and Programme) progress. This includes: reporting against indicators and related annual monitoring to measure the progress on building capacities for the shift to Sustainable Consumption Programme patterns and ensuring linkages with the Sustainable Development Goals.
Participate in strengthening linkages between the 10YFP Board, National Focal Points and programmes, providing technical and coordination inputs on Resource efficiency, Climate Change, human well-being and related issues. This includes: ensuring linkages with relevant international, regional and national implementation mechanisms and initiatives fostering joint programming; and providing technical inputs to meetings, proposals, publications and outreach materials. Provide support to 10YFP national focal points and programmes in undertaking implementation processes including reporting, engaging relevant partners, and ensuring linkages with other 10YFP programmes. Participate in activities related to the 10YFP Trust fund: contributing to resource mobilization (identify donors e.g. national governments and the Global Environment Facility, and draft proposals); and reporting on substantive and financial progress internally and externally.
Performs other duties as required such as representing the 10YFP Secretariat in meetings, providing backstopping support to other Programmes as needed, contributing to briefings and promoting 10YFP work as deemed appropriate and participating in related missions.