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Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel (STAP) of the Global Environment Facility (GEF)
Commensurate with experience
Closing date
10 Dec 2023

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Environmental Science
Job Type
Employment - Hours
Full time

Scientific and Technical Advisory Panel of the Global Environment Facility: Panel Member for Land Degradation

The mission of the Global Environment Facility (GEF) is to safeguard the global environment by supporting developing countries in meeting their commitments under multilateral environmental agreements 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 across its portfolio.

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

Panel Members provide intellectual leadership in their particular area of expertise, and are expected to work effectively across the GEF’s activities, including advising on cross-cutting issues and integrated programming, i.e. outside their area of expertise. Panel Members also contribute to the development and implementation of STAP’s work plan.

Panel Members are expected to work up to 65 days a year and are remunerated based on the standard UN rates for 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 10 December 2023.

Applications by candidates from developing countries, particularly qualified women candidates, are strongly encouraged.

The STAP Secretariat provides substantive and operational assistance in the delivery of Panel Members’ responsibilities. UNEP, on behalf of the GEF partnership, established STAP and provides its secretariat.  Additional information about the GEF can be found at, and about STAP at


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