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Agriculture and Climate Change Expert
United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia (UNESCWA)
Economic and Social Commission for Western Asia
Grade: Chief and Senior Professional
Job Expired 25 Oct 2021
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Job Description

Result of Service

The consultant is expected to submit the following deliverables:
1. Draft of technical brief
2. Presentations for workshop
3. Final Technical Brief

Copies of the references used and links to websites accessed would be provided

Work Location

Remotely

Expected duration

7 weeks from 27 Oct 2021 to 14 Dec 2021

Duties and Responsibilities

The consultant would report to the Food and Environment Policies Section in the Climate Change and Natural Resources Sustainability cluster and will be responsible for the following duties:
1. Prepare a technical brief (following outline in annex) on technologies used for the dual purpose of both mitigating or adapting to climate change (reduction of emissions from agriculture, climate smart technologies for improved management of water, soils and livestock, etc) for building resilience of agriculture sector.
2. Prepare presentations and present them during workshop to be held from 7-8 Dec 2021.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environment, agriculture and food security, climate change, natural resources management, economics, sustainable development or related field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: A minimum of ten years of progressively responsible experience in policy-oriented work examining a broad range of climate change and sustainable development issues with significant expertise in agriculture, climate change and food security is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Arabic is also a working language of ESCWA. For this post, fluency in oral and written Arabic and English is required.

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No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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