Roster of Experts

What is the Roster of Experts?

The Roster of Experts (RoE) is the UNEP's Gender web-based database of expert advisors and service providers on climate change and development issues. It contains the details of individuals and organisations with specific thematic expertise, competencies and country experience, who we will work with to deliver services to developing countries. The RoE aims to be a continually evolving and publically accessible database.This website introduces a database of influential women and men in the field of the environment who UNEP believes should be honoured and whose work should be recognized.

What’s in it for me?

The RoE will form the UNEP's Gender primary source of service providers for the research, technical assistance and knowledge management projects that we fund. We will use the RoE to invite you to tender for relevant project opportunities and to notify you of UNEP's Gender developments. Once established, we hope the RoE will also provide a community of practice and knowledge-sharing forum for members.UNEP invites individuals and organizations to add to this list by nominating women and men who they feel have made a significant and recognized contribution, nationally, regionally or globally, to the field of the environment. Eventually, UNEP would like to produce a comprehensive Who's Who of Women and the Environment. Persons can propose themselves, or they may choose to nominate a third party. Eligibility will be based on proven achievements. Before submitting their nominations, nominators are advised to peruse the database to confirm that the nominee is not already included. Nominators are required to complete and submit the nomination form, which is available both online and in hard copy. To obtain a hard copy, please contact Ms. Janet Macharia  at the following e-mail address janet.macharia@unep.org .

What types of project opportunities will there be?

At the programme  level

all UNEP staff will be responsible for integrating gender dimensions into their work, ranging from drafting organization-wide strategy documents, such as the Medium Term Strategy to developing project proposals, implementation and monitoring frameworks. To enable this, all UNEP staff will receive on-going training on applicable gender mainstreaming tools and methodologies and their relevance to the programme of work implementation. The Gender Teams and Gender Coordinators  will assist their colleagues in meeting this challenge.

 

At the organizational level

In line with the already established guidelines from the UN Secretariat a number of activities will be undertaken to address existing and emerging gender and human resources issues, with the overall aim of improving and ensuring a healthy work environment. The SGA is assisted in this task by the Gender and Human Resources Team composed of divisional representatives of finance and administration officers, UNEP’s Senior Adviser on Human Resources and a representative of the Human Resources Management of UNON.

The projects we support are at the interface of evidence development and policy making. We commission new policy-relevant applied research, technical support and effective knowledge sharing to:

•    Increase the integration of climate resilient and low carbon growth in policy making, planning and implementation.
•    Increase institutional capacity to leverage climate change financing.
•    Increase coordination amongst decision makers across sectors and countries to implement climate compatible development.

Projects will vary in size depending on theme and geographic focus. We also provide a Rapid Response service which will require us to place experts in projects at short notice.

Who are we looking for?

We are seeking experts across a range of climate and development themes and competencies, as listed below, who have experience in the regions of Africa, Asia, and Latin America, as well as globally. We require language abilities in one or more of the following languages: English, Spanish, Portuguese, French, Hindi or Chinese.

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