Job Opening

Posting Title: Documents Control Officer (5 posts)
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 03 April 2019 - 23 April 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-114664-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

High quality documents in support of the implementation of the Secretariat’s work plan.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

12 days of work between 21 May and 5 June 2019.

Duties and Responsibilities

The individual contractor will support the substantive staff and the documentation team in charge of preparing the in-session documents for the sessions of Committee I, Committee II and of the plenary sessions of CoP18; prepare draft records of sessions of the meeting into English; and edit and review parliamentary documents, including complex or politically sensitive material, normally without revision, to ensure accuracy, clarity, cohesion and conformity with United Nations standards, policy and practice.

UN, UNEP and CITES terminology must be respected and coherency in the vocabulary used must be maintained. Verification of terminology and accuracy of quotations reproduced are responsibility of the report writer. In case of text ambiguity, the report writer should contract the officer requesting the work for clarification, preferably by email. The report writer will use the official documents of the CITES, UNEP and UN as reference sources. These documents are published in the following websites www.cites.org (CITES), www.unep.org (UNEP) and www.un.org (UN).

Qualifications/special skills

University degree in English, journalism, media studies or a related field. An advanced university degree is advantageous, as is familiarity with international law, environmental issues or scientific matters. Past experience with CITES is a requirement.

An excellent command of English is required as well as a working knowledge of French or Spanish. Knowledge of the third language would be an asset. The consultant should have editing and writing skills and experience, and be used to paying great attention to details and accuracy.
At least 4 years at the national level, or 2 years at the international level, in a post requiring report writing, editing or document management, preferably in a field related to environment, sustainable development or international trade.

Knowledge of terminology used in the UN, UNEP and the CITES Secretariat.

Additional Information

Programme of Work and Budget for the period 2017-2019; activity A1. CoP18 meeting

No Fee

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