DescriptionAbout United Nations University The United Nations University (UNU) is an international community of scholars engaged in policy-oriented research, capacity development and dissemination of knowledge in furthering the purposes and principles of the Charter of the United Nations. The mission of UNU is to contribute, through research and capacity building, to efforts to resolve the pressing global problems that are the concern of the United Nations and its Member States. For the past four decades, UNU has been a go-to think tank for impartial research on human survival, conflict prevention, sustainable development, and welfare. With more than 400 researchers in 12 countries, UNU's work spans the 17 Sustainable Development Goals' full breadth, generating policy-relevant knowledge to effect positive global change. UNU maintains more than 200 collaborations with UN agencies and leading universities and research institutions across the globe. For more information, please visit http://unu.edu About Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (IAS) United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is one of 14 research and training Institutes that comprise the think tanks in the UNU system. UNU-IAS is a UNU institute based at UNU Headquarters in Tokyo. The mission of UNU-IAS is to serve the international community through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic and environmental dimensions. Through its postgraduate education programmes UNU-IAS develops future international leaders with interdisciplinary understanding and skills needed to advance creative solutions to problems of sustainability. UNU-IAS builds on a strong tradition of UNU research and capacity development in Japan, undertaken in collaboration with a global network of professionals and scholars, particularly in Africa and Asia. For more information, please visit http://ias.unu.edu The Strategic Programme (SP) is a flagship programme implemented by the Strategy and Management Office (SMO) in collaboration with Units of Thematic Programmes of the Institute and UNU-IAS partners under the Strategic Period 2020-2024. The Strategic Programme implements a research project on the governance for sustainable Development focusing on synergies between climate change and sustainable development, budgeting and monitoring & evaluation system for SDGs. The SP, in collaboration with other units and partners of the UNU-IAS, is developing and implementing policy-oriented capacity building and educational programmes such as Post Graduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement. For more information, please visit UN University to Launch Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement - Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability. The UNU-IAS implements education and capacity building activities through Postgraduate Degree Programmes and other programmes. It offers master’s and doctoral degree programmes, and innovative short courses, in close collaboration with leading universities in Japan and other countries. It develops international leaders with the interdisciplinary understanding and technical skills needed to advance creative solutions to problems of sustainability. Responsibilities Under the general supervision of the UNU-IAS Director and direct supervision of the Head of Programme and Administration, the Consultant will perform the following duties: 1. Assist in development and implementation of Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement focusing on the following areas; Develop curricula of course works of the Specialisation on the Paris Agreement in the key elements such as the enhanced transparency system, mid- and long-term net-zero emission strategies, measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) system, measures in land use, land use change and forestry (LULUCF) sector;Develop practicum training courses in collaboration with partner institutes of the UNU-IAS;Implement communication, knowledge management, and outreach activities including presentation on the above courses at conferences and workshops, and publication of blogs and newsletters; 2. Assist in implementation of the Postgraduate Degree Progremmes fosucing on the following areas; Delivery of lectures on the above-mentioned curricula to the master and Ph.D. course students in the Spring Semester in FY2022- 2023;Assist in supervision of the master and Ph.D. course students through provision of knowledge on the implementation of the Paris Agreement focusing on the specific elements mentioned above; Evaluate the quality and effectiveness of the course works and report to the Head of Programme and Administration; and 3. Perform other duties requested by the Head of Programme and Administration Key Performance IndicatorsTimely and quality development of the curricula of course works and practicum courses on the Postgraduate Degree Specialisation on the Paris Agreement.Quality delivery of lectures on the developed course worksTimely and quality report on the evaluation of the developed course works.Timely and quality implementation of communication, knowledge management and outreach on the Specialisation on the Paris Agreement.UNU is seen as a reliable and trustworthy partner by research partners, governments, donors, and civil society. Competencies Values: Inclusion — Take action to create an environment of dignity and respect for all, regardless of age, culture, disability, ethnicity, gender, gender identity, gender expression, geography, grade, language, nationality, racial identity, religion, sex, sex characteristics, sexual orientation, social origin or any other aspect of identityIntegrity — Act ethically, demonstrating the standards of conduct of the United Nations and taking prompt action in case of witnessing unprofessional or unethical behaviour, or any other breach of UN standardsHumility — Demonstrate self-awareness and willingness to learn from othersHumanity — Act according to the purposes of the United Nations: peace, dignity and equality on a healthy planet Behaviours: Connect and collaborate — Build positive relationships with others to advance the work of the United Nations and work coherently as One UNAnalyse and Plan — seek out and use data from a wide range of sources to understand problems, inform decision-making, propose evidence-based solutions and plan actionDeliver results with positive impact — hold oneself and others accountable for delivering results and making a positive difference to the people and causes that the United Nations servesLearn and Develop — pursue own learning and development and contribute to the learning and development of othersAdapt and Innovate — demonstrate flexibility, agility and the ability to think and act in novel ways

RequirementsEducation and certification Ph.D. in Environment Science, Environment Policy, International relations, or equivalent field of study is required. Experience At least five years of working experience in higher education and/or professional institutions in the above-mentioned areas, some of which preferably in an international and multi-cultural environment focusing on the enhanced transparency system, and measurable, reportable and verifiable (MRV) system;A number of publications in international climate change frameworks and related fields;Experience in teaching in the area of climate change science, international climate change policy, or related fields;Experience of participation for the negotiation on the UN climate conferences as a national delegate.Experience in communication, knowledge management and outreach activities on the implementation of the Paris Agreement mentioned in the III. above;Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skillsGood team player with strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity Language Requirements Fluency in English is essentialWorking knowledge of other UN official languages is an asset Duration of contract October 2022 – September 2023 Proposed payment schedule JPY 61,600 per day. The payment will be made on a monthly basis, inclusive of all fees, upon submission of the time sheet and monthly progress report against the work plan. There are no other fringe benefits. The consultant is expected to work a day per week. Expected start date: October 2022 How to Apply: To apply to UNU, you will not need an account. Instead, we ask that you: Apply via the apply link;fill out the UNU P11 form (please avoid using similar forms provided by other United Nations organisations);provide a motivation statement (in the P11 form); andanswer a few questions that are tailored to the position. You may wish to refer to the UN Values and Behaviours Framework for more information. Application Deadline: 5 October 2022 (UTC) Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a desk review and/or a competency-based interview, background checks and references. Special notice UNU does not sponsor a working visa for this position. Consultants do not hold international civil servant status nor are they considered a “staff member” as defined in the United Nations Staff Rules and Regulations. UNU is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all candidates, irrespective of gender, nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, including persons living with disabilities to apply. Applications from developing countries, and from women are strongly encouraged. UNU has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNU, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. Information about UNU rosters UNU reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNU at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements. Scam warning UNU does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Should you receive a solicitation for the payment of a fee, please disregard it. Furthermore, please note that emblems, logos, names and addresses are easily copied and reproduced. Therefore, you are advised to apply particular care when submitting personal information on the web

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