Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
The Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the Paris Agreement on Climate Change and the Sendai Framework on Disaster Risk Reduction highlight that for development to be sustainable it must become resilient to growing risks from climate change and climatic disasters. The SDGs and targets will stimulate action in the following critically important areas: poverty, hunger, education, health and well-being, education, gender equality, water and sanitation, energy, economic growth and decent work, infrastructure, industry and innovation, reducing inequalities, sustainable cities, consumption and production, climate action, ecosystems, peace and justice, and partnership. This comprehensive agenda recognises that it is no longer sufficient just to focus on economic growth, but on fairer and more equal societies, and a safer and more prosperous planet. It recognises that the tasks of peace, justice, environmental protection, and industrial development are not disconnected from each other, but part of the same change. It recognises, above all, that global and interconnected challenges can only be fought with global and interconnected solutions. It is an ambitious plan that will require a renewed global partnership between governments, businesses, the civil society, and individuals.
India was an important voice in the adoption of the Sustainable Development Goals, and has made exemplary advances, since 2015, in the nationalization and monitoring of SDG indicators, localization and institutionalization of the goals in national and subnational planning and keeping the focus on Leave No One Behind in national development planning. As home to one sixth of humanity, a significant share of the world’s developmental challenges and opportunities by scale, and some of the world’s largest and most ambitious developmental and social inclusion schemes and programmes, India’s best practices provide a useful lens for the localization of Agenda 2030 in other parts of the world.
The Ministry of Statistics and Programme Implementation (MoSPI) has been entrusted with the responsibility of developing the National Indicator Framework (NIF) which will help in monitoring the progress of the SDGs and associated targets. Statistical indicators of National Indicator Frameworks (NIF) will be the backbone of monitoring of SDGs at the national and state level and will scientifically measure the outcomes of the policies to achieve the targets under different SDGs. National Indicator Framework has recently been finalized and needs to be monitored and in this context and to support its SDGs work in India. Ministry of Environment, Forests and Climate Change (MoEFCC) is responsible for implementation and monitoring of SDG targets related to environment. . A cell has been established in MoEFCC to support the SDG implementation. UN in India is partnering with MoEFCC to further strengthen the indicator framework for the environmental SDGs. Services of a qualified and experienced expert (Research Officer- Environment and SDGs) in the area of environment including work on statistics are required.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Director General (Stats.), MoEFCC, the incumbent will undertake the following tasks:
Knowledge Management and Learning
Required Skills and Experience
Education: Advanced university degree (master’s or higher) in social sciences, environment or related field of study, preferably with a focus on environmental statistics.
Language: Excellent writing, editing and oral communication skills in English is required.