Critical Mineral Resources Consultancy

UNEP - UN Environment Programme

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Critical Mineral Resources Consultancy

Critical Mineral Resources Consultancy

Critical Mineral Resources Consultancy

Position: Critical Mineral Resources Consultancy
Job ID: 231952
Job Network: Economic, Social and Development
Job Family: Environmental Affairs
Category and Level: Consultants, CON
Duty Station: NEW YORK
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Date Posted: Apr 4, 2024
Deadline: Apr 22, 2024

Job Description: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is seeking a consultant to provide expertise in critical mineral resources. The consultant will contribute to UNEP’s efforts in assessing the environmental impacts and sustainable management of critical minerals.

Key Responsibilities:

  1. Research: Conduct research on critical mineral resources, including their distribution, extraction methods, and environmental impacts.
  2. Data Analysis: Analyze data related to critical mineral production, consumption, and trade patterns.
  3. Environmental Assessment: Assess the environmental impacts of critical mineral extraction and processing, including land degradation, water pollution, and biodiversity loss.
  4. Policy Analysis: Analyze existing policies and regulations related to critical mineral management and provide recommendations for improving sustainability.
  5. Stakeholder Engagement: Consult with relevant stakeholders, including government agencies, industry representatives, and civil society organizations, to gather input and feedback.
  6. Report Writing: Prepare a comprehensive report summarizing key findings, recommendations, and best practices for the sustainable management of critical minerals.
  7. Capacity Building: Provide training and capacity-building support to UNEP staff and partners on critical mineral issues.


  • Education: Advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in environmental science, geology, economics, or a related field.
  • Experience: Minimum of five years of professional experience in environmental assessment, natural resource management, or related fields, with a focus on critical minerals.
  • Skills: Strong research and analytical skills, excellent writing and communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team, familiarity with international environmental agreements and frameworks.
  • Languages: Proficiency in English required. Knowledge of another UN language is an asset.

Duration: The consultancy is for a fixed-term period, with a duration to be determined based on project needs and funding availability.

Application Procedure:

Interested candidates should submit their applications through the United Nations Careers portal by the specified deadline. Applications must include a cover letter, resume/CV, and any other relevant documents or publications.

Note: Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted for further consideration. UNEP is committed to diversity and inclusion and encourages qualified individuals, including those with disabilities and from diverse backgrounds, to apply.


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