Climate Security Analyst

United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment)
Geneva, Switzerland
Position Type: 
Organization Type: 
International Organization
Experience Level: 
0-2 Years
Degree Required: 
Advanced Degree (Master's or JD)


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Result of Service




Key deliverables of the EU-UNEP Climate Change and Security Programme – including project reporting, tools and guidance materials, as well as research products and communications materials – are relevant, useful, technically sound and of high quality.




Work Location








Expected duration




6 months, from 1 January 2021 to 30 June 2021.




Duties and Responsibilities




A Climate-Security Analyst is required to support the delivery of the EU-UNEP Climate Change and Security Programme implemented by UNEP's Crisis Management Branch, including:

Monitoring, analysis and research support (40%)

3.1.1 Provide support to progress monitoring, field verification and the documentation of pilot experiences in Nepal and Sudan;
3.1.2 Provide support to national and global level deliverables, including the finalization of “tool box” of guidance materials produced by the project;
3.1.3 Conduct research, write policy briefs and prepare inputs to relevant policy and planning processes, to support advocacy and outreach efforts, or help understand emerging trends;
3.1.4 Support the development of concept notes and full proposals for new projects and initiatives, as needed; and
3.1.5 Managing the development process of a new policy report on frontier technologies for environmental peacebuilding and climate security, including through research, drafting, editing and coordinating the development of the dedicated interactive website for the report.

Reporting, communications and project management support (40%)

3.1.6 Support various project reporting processes, including through collecting data and inputs, drafting inputs, and coordination;
3.1.7 Support project management functions, including budget and financial planning and monitoring, the preparation and monitoring of legal agreements and partner relations; contingent to access to UNEP-internal staff administration systems (including UMOJA and PIMS), and
3.1.8 Support the production of content for external and internal communication purposes on climate change and security and environmental peacebuilding, including but not limited to fact sheets, training materials, presentations, videos, social media content, etc.

Support to the development of STRATA: UNEP’s Earth Stress Monitor (20%)

3.1.9 Support to the coordination of stakeholder engagement and end-user testing; and
3.1.10 Support to the coordination of validation processes on the ground, including with UNEP and other UN colleagues in country and regional offices.




Qualifications/special skills




Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) in environmental/climate science OR political science, development studies, peace and conflict studies or equivalent field;
Experience: • At least 2 years of relevant professional experience working on environment/climate, development or peace and security issues;
• Demonstrated analytical/research experience on the environmental and climate dimensions of peace and security;
• Experience in geographic information systems considered a strong advantage;
• Experience in reporting and communications relating to environmental issues considered an advantage;
• Experience in project management considered an advantage; and
• Prior experience with the UN, especially UNEP, considered a strong asset.
Language: Complete fluency in spoken and written English is required, including the ability to draft/edit written reports, presentations and communications materials; fluency in another UN language (French or Spanish) is considered an asset;