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Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment

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Feb 4, 2022
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Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel to the Global Environment Facility: Chemicals and Waste

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 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 a Chemicals and Waste Panel Member with outstanding academic and technical credentials; a passion for tackling global environmental and sustainable development challenges; expertise in chemicals and waste; the ability to work in an interdisciplinary, integrated manner to bridge scientific, technological, economic, social, and policy issues.

The main responsibilities of the Panel Member will be to provide intellectual leadership within the Panel, particularly related to the GEF’s work in the chemicals and waste focal area. This may include innovative, high-level, and strategic advice related to support for the GEF’s work in alternatives for toxic chemicals in key supply chains, circular economy, implementation of the programs of the Stockholm and Minamata Conventions, and/or other areas of work as agreed. S/he will contribute to the development and realization of the Panel’s annual work plan, to advise the GEF regarding scientific and technical issues across its entire portfolio.

Panel Members are expected to work 65 days a year, remunerated based on standard UN rates for expert consultants. Appointments are for two years and may be renewed for a further two years.

To apply please visit this link.

The closing date for applications is 1 February 2022.

Applications from qualified 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

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