TEEB Agrifood Peer Review consultant at United Nations Environment Programme

Job Description

Duties And Responsibilities

The consultant is needed in both of the TEEBAgriFood workstreams in Brazil (Urban and Periurban Agriculture and Low Carbon Agriculture – termed the ABC+ policy) and TEEBAgriFood work streams in other countries in scope to review the methods and the reports developed by the national implementing partners and to support the communication of the results in order to mainstream the results.

  • Providing technical and methodological guidance and feedback for the ABC+ research partner to incorporate the TEEBAgriFood framework in their methods, including their models and analyses.
  • Reviewing the methodological proposal for ABC+ and consequently results obtained specifically looking at the ecosystem services measurement and valuation.
  • Reviewing the guidelines targeted at urban planners to include the TEEBAgriFood framework approach to inform planning and inclusion of urban and periurban agriculture.
  • Providing inputs to the TEEBAgriFood framework to adapt it to the urban and periurban agriculture reality. Including references to the data needs, the short and long-circuit value chains, social and community networks, and the needs of subnational stakeholders.
  • Providing inputs to the draft results reports from other EUPI country project.
  • Assessing the implications of project results on the current structure and priorities of government and provide guidance to the team on mainstreaming.

Qualifications/special Skills

  • A first level degree in in agronomy, agricultural or natural resource economics, environmental economics, resource economics, political sciences, international studies and development, environmental sciences, or a related field is required. An advanced degree in related fields would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum 2 years of experience of measuring and modelling the economic, social and biophysical aspects of agricultural systems in Latin America is required.
  • Experience in the area of environmental accounting, environment statistics or environmental economics is required.
  • Specialized expertise in land use change modeling, particularly modeling of agricultural landscapes, soil and hydrological modeling, agricultural production and assessment of externalities (i.e. water pollution, soil degradation), carbon modeling, ecosystem service valuation, agricultural economics, health and human capital assessment, social capital and landscape governance assessment, system dynamics, and policy assessment is desirable.
  • Proven experience within the government administration, UN system, non-governmental organization, consultancy service or a related organization is desirable.
  • Experience in organizing and implementing projects on ecosystem assessment or related field is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of Portuguese is desirable.