Regional Environmental Sustainability Advisor at WFP, Cairo, Egypt


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Deadline: 08 October 2022

The World Food Programme (WFP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Regional Environmental Sustainability Advisor in Cairo, Egypt. The duration of this post is 11 months.

World Food Programme is the world’s largest humanitarian agency fighting hunger worldwide.

Key Job Responsibilities

The Regional Environmental Sustainability Advisor will perform the following functions:

  • Strategic Direction and Guidance,
    • Guide RBC implementation of the WFP Environment Policy by designing RBC’s environmental standards

      Guide implementation of the Environment Management System (EMS) consistent with WFP’s commitment to adhere to international standard ISO 14001
    • Work with the Climate Change and Water Scarcity Opportunity Lead and the teams in country offices to analyse and understand the environmental footprint data, clarify any anomalies and use this data to identify opportunities for environmental improvement actions.
    • Find synergies between WFP environmental projects and regional/local programmes, as well as opportunities for collaboration with other UN agencies, NGOs and host governments.
    • Report progress on environmental action plans and KPIs for the region and based on the data trends draw lessons learned.
    • Share best practices from within the region and across regions, to promote continuous improvement.
    • Contribute to the development of corporate guidance materials and training by the HQ team.
  • Technical Support
    • Draft Initial Environmental Reviews (IER) for countries in the region
    • Perform field missions to initiate EMS implementation in the countries of the region
    • Provide field support for implementation of environmental improvement projects, either within the context of Environmental Management System implementation or as stand-alone initiatives when required.
    • Provide field support for the application of sustainable procurement principles in procurement processes (market research, drafting specifications, supporting tender evaluations etc.);

      Carry out EMS-related training (e.g. face-to-face/remote, workshops, etc.), when appropriate;
    • Draft environmental site assessment reports and action plans for country operations, and support action plan implementation.
    • Support Country Offices (COs) in the compilation, validation and reporting on WFP’s global environmental footprint.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have:

  • University qualification in, Environmental Management, Environmental Engineering, Environmental Science, Natural Resource Management or related subject is required.
  • At least 6 years of progressively responsible experience in environmental management roles is required;
  • Experience should span at least three disciplines from this list: environmental management systems, energy/GHG management, water management, waste management, air pollution, environmental compliance, environmental impact assessment, corporate sustainability reporting.
  • Proven professional experience in implementing Environmental Management Systems according to international standards, (ISO 14001, EMAS, GRI or similar) is required.
  • Prior experience of the Climate Neutral UN initiative, Sustainable UN working group and/or prior experience at WFP will be highly regarded.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
  • Intermediate knowledge (level B) of a second official UN language: Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, Spanish, and/or WFP’s working language, Portuguese is desirable
  • Fluency (level C) in Arabic and/or French language will be an added advantage.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit their applications through online process.

For more information, visit WFP.

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