Job Opening

Posting Title: GGKP Senior Editor Consultant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 08 July 2019 - 20 July 2019
Job Opening Number: 19-United Nations Environment Programme-119664-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

The added value of the expansion of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform to finance and industry communities is clearly communicated to the target user groups of the finance, industry and policy communities to support their green transition processes.

Work Location

Remote

Expected duration

5 August 2019 – 31 January 2020 (32 work days)

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 Partnership (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 Steering Committee organizations (UN Environment, UNIDO, GGGI, the OECD, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 60 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 Steering Committee has 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 in the editing of web pages, blogs, news articles and other communication materials across the industry, finance and policy platforms.

Specific tasks and responsibilities

In line with the GGKP work programme the consultant will be expected to work a total of 32 work days over the duration of this consultancy.

Specifically, the consultant will work 2 hours every day, Monday to Friday, over the 26-week period of the consultancy While isolated exceptions (i.e. force majeure, family emergencies, etc.) to the work schedule above can be considered on a case-by-case basis, only applicants who are available and prepared to follow the work schedule agreed upon with the GGKP secretariat and declare likewise in the cover letter, will be considered.

The following tasks are expected for the outputs listed above:

• In consultation with the Head of GGKP and communication partners, review, edit and copy-edit drafted web, online and print communication content.
• Ensure consistency in communication styles across GGKP platforms and communication channels.
• Assisting in other operational tasks as necessary for the outputs.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced (Master’s) degree or equivalent in public administration, communication, international affairs, journalism or closely related area with significant writing component. Three years of relevant work experience in addition to the minimum experience requirement along with a Bachelor’s degree may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
Experience: A minimum of five years of accumulated work experience that includes experience in drafting, editing and copy-editing technical and public communication materials in areas of green growth.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Fluidity and attention to detail in written English is particularly required. English language qualification may be assessed through submitted cover letter, writing samples and/or written assessment. Knowledge of another official United Nations language, especially French and/or Spanish, is an advantage.

No Fee

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