RITD/ATPC – Trade and climate change consultant, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

UNECA - Economic Commission for Africa

Contract
Addis Ababa
Posted 1 week ago

Job Features

Job CategoryProject Management(NGO/International Org)

Posting Title: RITD/ATPC – Trade and climate change consultant

Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa

Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA

Posting Period: 07 April 2021 – 13 April 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-Economic Commission for Africa-153060-Consultant

United Nations Core Values: Integrity Professionalism Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

The development of an ATPC Environmental Management Plan detailing the Centre’s strategy for managing environmental risks and maximizing environmental benefits through the project cycle of ATPC IV.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

The duration of contact will be for four-months starting from 19 April 2020 with UNECA/RITD.

Duties and

Responsibilities

Background

The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) through the Regional Integration & Trade Division is a specialized unit within the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its mission is to act as the leading Africa-based Centre of excellence and a continental hub for providing and coordinating technical support for the development of trade policies in Africa. ATPC works with stakeholders at all levels to enhance the implementation of sound national regional and international trade strategies policies and programs. The Centre also conducts research to generate and disseminate knowledge on trade and provides policy advice training and capacity building based on the needs identified by its partners.

The centre recently established a new work programme to analyze the important linkages between trade and climate change. The world’s environmental emergencies are as pressing as ever even if they may seem distant during the pandemic. Covid-19 has shed light on the fragility of Africa’s supply chains highlighting the urgency to develop more robust and resilient regional value chains to face future climate change shocks. Trade can help to mitigate climate change and adapt to its adverse effects. The landmark African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) offers new opportunities for tackling climate change.

In order to promote effective environmental management throughout the design implementation and monitoring of ATPC projects the centre is hiring a trade and climate change consultant to prepare an ATPC Environmental Management Plan (EMP).

Duties and responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the ATPC trade and climate change focal point and the overall guidance of the Coordinator of ATPC and the Director of the Regional Integration and Trade Division. In order to achieve the above-mentioned objective the Consultant will perform the following key tasks:

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master’s degree in economics project management environmental policy international trade or a related field is required.

Experience: A minimum of six (6) years of professional or programme management experience working on the trade and environment nexus or related area is required. Experience in preparing environmental management plans is desirable. Experience working on the African Continent particularly with the African Union Commission (AUC) regional economic communities (RECs) and AU Member States is desirable.

Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations For the position advertised fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of French is desirable.

No Fee

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