Junior Environmental Engineer/Specialist, Rome, Italy

Organization: Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO)

Country: Italy

City: Rome, Italy

Office: FAO Rome

Closing date: Wednesday, 14 April 2021


Junior Environmental Engineer/Specialist

Job Posting: 31/Mar/2021

Closure Date: 14/Apr/2021, 9:59:00 PM

Organizational Unit : CSLI

Job Type: Non-staff opportunities

Type of Requisition : Consultant / PSA (Personal Services Agreement)

Grade Level : N/A

Primary Location: Italy-Rome

Duration : 11 months

Post Number : N/A

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FAO is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender and nationality

People with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply

All applications will be treated with the strictest confidentiality

The incumbent may be re-assigned to different activities and/or duty stations depending on the evolving needs of the Organization

Organizational Setting

CSLI is responsible for providing the facilities and sustainable services to the FAO headquarters building and to the FAO Decentralized Offices. It aims to maximise efficiencies and reduce the environmental impact of FAO resulting from operations.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent will report directly to the Senior Facility Management Officer of the FAO Infrastructure Service and collaborate with the Corporate Environmental Responsibility (CER) team of CSLI Office.

Technical Focus

The incumbent will be in charge of conducting the annual GHG environmental inventory of FAO, with particular focus on streamlining and enhancing the data collection, reporting and monitoring mechanism, as well as promoting sustainable behaviours at the workplace through the development of awareness raising material and educational campaigns.

Tasks and responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Senior Facilities Management Officer, liaise with country offices to assist in the collection and analysis of energy usage and other data for calculating FAO’s greenhouse gas emissions (buildings, vehicles and official travel).

Assist in developing Greenhouse Gas Footprint feedback reports to FAO country offices; document any data anomalies or new work practices identified during the inventory process, for integration into FAO’s Inventory Data Management Plan.

Working under supervision, research and prepare responses to queries from colleagues on environmental management issues and contribute to templates, tools, and other support materials to help colleagues worldwide to measure and manage environmental risks and impacts from our operations.

Analyse emissions data of Decentralised Offices based on Regions and office size and identify offices that require most assistance with reducing their emissions.

Liaise with other UN entities to follow relevant developments and trends for CO2 emissions calculation.

Ensure that each Decentralised Offices submits GHG emissions data by a specific deadline.

Analyse the collected data and report accordingly to internal and external parties.

Support Green Focal Points in Field Offices with implementation of climate neutral measures and advocacy within the Office Management Team.

Ensure best practices are shared easily between field offices, and repeated/scaled as applicable with local circumstances

Under supervision, develop environmental awareness-raising materials for use in educational campaigns and events that aim to drive energy-saving and other sustainable behaviours at work.

Perform other tasks required by the Infrastructure Services.


Minimum Requirements

University Degree in Energy/Environmental Engineering or Environmental Sciences.

1 year experience with scientific data analysis or report writing in English in the area of environmental sciences.

Working knowledge of English and limited knowledge of one of the other FAO official languages (French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese, or Russian) for COF.REG; working knowledge of English or one of the other FAO official languages for PSA Subscribers.

FAO Core Competencies

Results Focus



Building Effective Relationships

Knowledge Sharing and Continuous Improvement

Selection Criteria

Advanced degree will be an added advantage.

Ability to manage, understand and analyse large amount of data related to energy and environment.

Knowledge of the calculation framework for GHG emissions inventories and GHG protocol framework.

Knowledge of visual analytics and business intelligence software (e.g. Tableau).

Ability to write reports and communication documents in English within the environmental sector.

Prior experience in working within the UN system is a distinct advantage.

Knowledge of Italian is an asset.

Please note that all candidates should adhere to FAO Values of Commitment to FAO, Respect for All and Integrity and Transparency


FAO does not charge any fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, processing)

Please note that FAO will only consider academic credentials or degrees obtained from an educational institution recognized in the IAU/UNESCO list If you are in possession of language certificate/s from UN accredited external providers and/or FAO language official examinations (LPE, ILE, LRT), please attach the certificate/s when submitting the application.

For more information, visit the FAO employment website


To apply, visit the recruitment website at Jobs at FAO and complete your online profile. Incomplete applications will not be considered. Only applications received through the recruitment portal will be considered.

We encourage applicants to submit the application well before the deadline

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Link to the organization’s job offer: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1617203110256