Job Opening

Posting Title: Green Growth Knowledge Platform Writer-Editor/Reporting
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 26 February 2019 - 16 March 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-112665-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Green Growth Knowledge Platform’s expansion into two new platforms, as well as existing and newly developed work streams and results are informed to the public and governance bodies for increased adoption of GGKP’s products and services.

Work Location

Geneva

Expected duration

1 May 2019 – 31 April 2020

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the United Nations system’s designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

The Green Growth Knowledge Platform (GGKP) is hosted by UN Environment, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These organizations serve as the joint host of the GGKP Secretariat (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP founding organizations (UN Environment, GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 58 international organizations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:

• identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps through the promotion of collaboration and coordinated research; and

• using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.

Following an external assessment of the GGKP, the GGKP founding organizations have decided to expand its successful platform approach to two additional communities: industry (private-sector businesses) and finance – both will launch in 2019.

A consultant is sought to fill the need of the Resources and Markets branch to assist on writing/editing, public and governance reporting of the work of GGKP, including on the three platforms, Research and Working groups, as well as of the GGKP solutions and community engagement.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

The following tasks are expected for the outputs listed above:

• Draft, edit and finalize the reporting products of GGKP, including annual report and impact report from existing data and progress monitoring elements
• Providing support in the publication of GGKP working papers and reports, including layout, copy editing, publication and wide-reaching dissemination
• Support communication of the Expert Connect solution through maintenance of expert database, drafting and editing of newsletter
• Maintaining the online content calendar for the three GGKP web platforms (policy, industry, and finance) and ensuring timely and relevant updates are made to the web platforms;
• Drafting and posting news stories and event announcements to the three web platforms covering new developments in the field green growth and green economy;
• Drafting monthly newsletters, providing readers with an overview of the newest research, events, courses and news available through the web platforms;
• Assisting in the planning, implementation and reporting on GGKP events, including collection and analysis of surveys to track GGKP key indicators.
• Assisting in supporting the green growth community of practice through established GGKP LinkedIn and Twitter groups and potential development of new groups focused on the industry and finance communities, including managing content, leading discussions and growing the user base, as well as other engagement techniques (e.g. Twitter Q&A, campaigns);
• Tracking various knowledge sharing mechanisms, such as online knowledge sharing platforms, internal communication groups, topical conferences, etc., and report on key developments, news or events relevant to GGKP or it users;
• Assisting in the identification, design and implementation of new knowledge sharing processes and mechanisms for the GGKP, including those which capitalize on the GGKP’s web platforms;
• Maintaining the GGKP contact list and events calendar; and
• Assisting in other operational tasks as necessary

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced (Master’s) degree or equivalent in communication, public administration, business administration, environmental policy or related area. Two years of additional relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Experience: A minimum of three years of accumulated work experience closely relevant to the outlined outputs/tasks.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English, especially superior ability in drafting and editing complex and technical content for the public, is required and may be tested through written assessments. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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