UNIDO Vacancy Announcement: Environmental Policy Advisor for Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP)

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) implements the National Resource Efficient and Cleaner Production (RECP) programme with funding support from the Government of Switzerland and in close partnership with the Ministry of Environment and Forestry and the Ministry of Industry. To support its programme, UNIDO is now seeking highly qualified national candidates to fill the following position: 
Position: Environmental Policy AdvisorDuty Station: JakartaPeriod of Performance: Limited term with initial contract of 6 months (full time)

The Environmental Policy Advisor is expected to lead the environmental policy workstream within the RECP programme by proposing practical ways to mainstream RECP into the environmental policy and practice, through such activities as desk research, stakeholders’ consultations, drafting of policy and instrument proposals and training, as appropriate. The incumbent should have an advanced university degree relevant to (environmental) policy and have a minimum of 3 years professional experience relevant to industrial environmental management and/or closely related field.

Project Context

This project post pertains to the National RECP Programme in Indonesia, which was initiated in 2012 with funding support from the Government of Switzerland. The Ministry of Environment and Forestry and Ministry of Industry are the main governmental counterparts in Indonesia. The primary target group comprises several categories of enterprises, namely small scale industries (preliminary focus on agro/food processing, metal products, chemical and textile sectors), industrial parks (preliminary focus on Surabaya, Batam and Makassar), tourism (preliminary focus on Yogyakarta and Lombok) and micro-enterprises (preliminary focus on tofu production and informal recycling). The enterprise demonstration activities are supported by project activities targeting innovation (in particular towards eco-industrial parks/industrial symbiosis, green chemistry and engineering and cradle-to-cradle products), policy change and improved access to finance.

At the policy level the national RECP Programme works with the Indonesian Cleaner Production Centre (ICPC) under the Ministry of Environment and Forestry (MoEF) and the Centre for Assessment of Green Industry and Environment (CAGIE) under the Ministry of Industry (MoI), respectively on the mobilization of environment and industry policy approaches for fostering the uptake of RECP in industry sector.
Function and Key Expected Results

The RECP Policy Specialist will work under the supervision of the Project Manager based in the Industrial Resource Efficiency Unit at UNIDO headquarters (based in Vienna, Austria) and with the additional guidance of UNIDO’s Chief Technical Advisor (based in Indonesia and part time available to ICPC) and management of ICPC. 
The RECP Policy Specialist is primarily assigned to the policy and networking work streams of the Indonesian RECP Programme, She/he is also expected to provide liaison between the RECP Programme at large and the activities and initiatives of MoEF and the ICPC. The project post is based at ICPC in Jakarta.

By providing her/his policy expertise and industry experience, the RECP Policy Specialist is for the duration of the present initial contract principally responsible to summarize and assess current environmental policy, including its implementation arrangements, effectiveness and efficiency, and propose on basis thereof specific RECP and Green Industry (GI) initiatives, including possible scheme for recognizing and/or rating GI performance of industrial enterprises. She/he is also responsible to identify how RECP can contribute to the realization of stated policy aims and objectives of MoEF. She/he will therefore have to review existing policies, strategies and initiatives, and assess where and how RECP can contribute to their effective and efficient realization.
In addition, she/he is expected to assist with the preparation and delivery of (environmental) policy related workshops, consultations and advocacy initiatives; and to support the planning of the establishment of a National RECP network for Indonesia, including necessary consultations.
How to Apply

Qualified women and men are encouraged to apply. Interested applicants are invited to send a complete CV with three references to Nahruddin Alie, [email protected] and/or Marti Yusnida, [email protected] until Tuesday 15th December, CoB.

Applicants must indicate the position for which they are applying in the subject line. Candidates will be reviewed on a rolling basis and only short-listed candidates will be notified.

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