Job Opening

Posting Title: GGKP Knowledge Management Consultant (Part-time)
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-119666-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The knowledge materials on the three platforms of the Green Growth Knowledge Platform are well organised, summarised and presented to stakeholders in policy, finance and industry for increased adoption of green growth policies and practices.

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 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 in the curation of new knowledge products and the drafting and editing of knowledge product summaries across the three platforms, including 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:

• Review suggested knowledge products and web content for relevancy to the purpose of the three platforms
• Identify new sector and theme categorizations as necessary in the platform expansion process.
• Track and manage back-end workflow of knowledge materials and web content
• Ensure consistency in writing and publication styles across knowledge products through copy-editing,
• Assisting in other operational tasks as necessary

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced (Master’s) degree or equivalent in public administration, international affairs or closely related area. Two additional years of relevant experience 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 reviewing and editing substantial contents of technical publications related to green economy, environmental economics, sustainable development or other topics covered by the policy, finance and/or industry platforms of GGKP. Experience in using Drupal or other website software is an advantage.
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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