Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility: Members

The mission of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is to safeguard the global environment by supporting developing countries meet their commitments under a number of multilateral environmental agreements, including on biodiversity, desertification, climate change, and chemicals: the GEF invests about $1 billion a year.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) provides independent scientific and technical advice to the GEF on its policies, strategies, programs, and projects.

STAP is seeking four Panel members: with outstanding academic and technical credentials; a passion for tackling global environmental and sustainable development challenges; expertise in at least one of the following areas, climate change, biodiversity, land degradation, and chemicals and waste; the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, integrated manner; and able to bridge scientific, technological, economic, social, and policy issues.

Panel Members are expected to work 60 days a year. Contracts are for two years, and may be renewed for a further two years.

For further information, or to apply for these positions, please visit:

The closing date for applications is 18 May 2018.

Applications from women candidates are strongly encouraged.

The Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel is hosted by United Nations Environment Programme, on behalf of the GEF network.

Additional information about the GEF can be found at, and about STAP at