UNECA Trade and Environment Consultant Jobs 2023 – Ethiopia NGO Jobs. UNECA Ethiopia looking for “Trade and Environment Consultant“. Applicants with a degree in Masters Degree may apply on or before 18th June 2023.
Established by the Economic and Social Council (ECOSOC) of the United Nations (UN) in 1958 as one of the UN’s five regional commissions, ECA’s mandate is to promote the economic and social development of its member States, foster intra-regional integration, and promote international cooperation for Africa’s development. Made up of 54 member States, and playing a dual role as a regional arm of the UN and as a key component of the African institutional landscape, ECA is well positioned to make unique contributions to address the Continent’s development challenges.
The UNECA has published a job vacancy announcement on 6th June 2023 for qualified Ethiopians to fill in the vacant post of Trade and Environment Consultant to be based in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
UNECA Job Vacancy 2023
Duties and Responsibilities:
- The African Trade Policy Centre (ATPC) is a specialized unit within the Regional Integration & Trade Division of the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa (ECA). Its mission is to act as the leading Africa-based Centre of excellence and a continental hub for providing and coordinating technical support for the development of trade policies in Africa. ATPC works with stakeholders at all levels to enhance the implementation of sound national, regional and international trade strategies, polices, and programs. The Centre also conducts research to generate and disseminate knowledge on trade and provides policy advice, training, and capacity building based on the needs identified by its partners.
- The Centre has recently established a work program to analyze important linkages between trade and the environment. As the world’s environmental emergencies continue to occur at increasing frequency the impact trade can have on the environment has become ever more integrated into global trade discussions. Recent global events such as the Covid-19 Pandemic and conflict in Europe have highlighted the fragility of Africa’s supply chains and its dependence on third parties for critical goods. This fragility has been further compounded by recent events that have put further pressure on global supplies and accentuated the need for Africa to develop more robust and resilient regional value and supply chains that will help it adapt to and mitigate future climate shocks.
- Recent trade policy developments in Africa have rekindled interest in the linkages between trade and environmental issues within the Continent. For example, the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA), under which trading has recently begun, promises to significantly increase intra-African trade and help reduce Africa’s dependency on imports from outside the Continent. The question now becomes whether or to what extent increases in intra-African trade resulting from the AfCFTA can be achieved without significant adverse impacts on the environment. This question requires careful consideration and a balanced approach whereby the Continent pursues its trade-led development goals on the one hand and adheres to the 2015 Paris Agreement on climate change on the other. Ensuring that the AfCFTA Agreement is implemented in a manner that is sensitive to climate change and related environmental concerns is imperative. Proper alignment of trade policy with environmental policy holds the promise to help Africa unleash the social and economic development potential of the AfCFTA while delivering on the Paris Agreement in line with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 13 on climate action.
- ATPC has initiated several workstreams to study the interface between trade and environmental policy in the context of the AfCFTA. For example, the Centre has initiated value chain, sectoral, and product analysis to study the effects of increased trade on the environment. It has also initiated research on value chain discovery to identify areas in which Africa should concentrate that are both environmentally- and climate-friendly while also supporting the continental goal to achieve inclusive and sustainable development. The Centre now seeks to hire a senior expert with expertise in both trade policy and environmental issues to contribute to its multiple workstreams on trade and the environment.
Position in Organization:
- Posting Title: Trade and environment consultant – ATPC/RITD
- Department/Office: Economic Commission for Africa
- Duty Station: ADDIS ABABA
- Posting Period: 05 June 2023 – 18 June 2023
- Job Opening Number: 23-Economic Commission for Africa-204438-Consultant
- Staffing Exercise: N/A
Qualification & Experience:
- Master’s degree in economies, environmental policy, international trade, or related field is required. Particular consideration will be given to candidates with an academic background in environment issues.
- A minimum of ten (10) years of relevant professional experience working on trade and environment issues or a related area, is required. Demonstrated skills in high level research, analysis, and professional writing, supported with evidence, is essential. Experience working on the African continent, particularly in trade and environmental policy areas is desirable.
How to Apply UNECA Trade and Environment Consultant Jobs 2023
Note: Before you apply, please download (link is given below) the full advertisement and read it carefully.
Then to apply, go to https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=204438
The Closing Date: 18th June 2023.
Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews.