Water Resources Management Consultant
Result of Service
The objective of this consultancy is to develop a report to determine how the management of freshwater and broader integrated water resources management could be incorporated into the work of the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat.
Two (2) months
Duties and Responsibilities
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. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.
UN Environment Programme's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
This consultancy post is in the UNEP Cartagena Convention Secretariat under the direct supervision of Programme Management for the Assessment and Management of Environmental Pollution Sub-Programme.
The tasks and responsibilities are as follow:
• Desk review and analysis of existing reports, action plans and roadmaps relating to water resources management in the Wider Caribbean Region with the aim of extracting relevant information, guiding principles and approaches for the development of the report;
• Consultation with regional agencies involved in freshwater resources management in particular the Caribbean Community (CARICOM), Organisation of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS), Central American Commission for Environment and Development (CCAD), Global Environment Facility CReW+ and IWEco Projects, Global Water Partnership Caribbean and Central America (GWP-C), Caribbean Water and Wastewater Association (CWWA), Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) and the Caribbean Development Bank (CDB);
• Collect information on how UNEP and other Regional Seas Programmes and Action Plans have addressed the issue of integrated water resources and coastal zone management;
• Review the role of the Cartagena Convention Secretariat in supporting regional strategies and action plans involving water resources management such as the Regional Strategic Action Plan on Water and Climate Change (RSAP).
Academic Qualifications: A Master's degree in the field of water and wastewater management, marine sciences or environmental sciences. Experience: At least 10 years of professional experience in integrated water resources management including marine environmental issues and pollution. At least three years of experience in the development of protocols, strategies and/or action plans on Integrated Water Resources Management. Demonstrated capacity to write UN documents in English.
Language: Proficiency in oral and written English. Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.