Job Opening

Posting Title: Environment and Climate Change Communications Consultant
Department/Office: Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 11 June 2020 - 20 June 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights-137020-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The consultant will strengthen OHCHR's communications products on human rights and the environment, including climate change, in order to contribute to increased outreach and awareness-raising about the human rights and environment nexus, thereby empowering people to protect and enjoy their environment.

Work Location

Home based

Expected duration

3 months from 1 July 2020 until 30 September 2020.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Review OHCHR's existing public content related to human rights and the environment and propose ideas for transforming key elements of this content into short, visually appealing and broadly accessible content. Specific actions should include:
a) Transforming the content of OHCHR's key messages on human rights and climate change; human rights and biodiversity; human rights, business responsibilities and climate change; human rights, climate change and migration; human rights and climate finance; human rights, COVID-19 and the environment; and on human rights and toxic waste into short, appealing and accessible formats.
b) Transforming the content of OHCHR's five thematic reports on human rights and climate change – focusing on children, women, migrants, health and persons with disabilities – into short, appealing and accessible formats.
c) Developing compelling visual content, including infographics, for the above mentioned key messages and reports.
2. Coordinate with OHCHR's Communications Section to support the development of a communications plan for the distribution and promotion of the developed products as well as guidance for the distribution and promotion of subsequent OHCHR products on human rights and the environment.
3. Develop templates for a variety of products, including electronic newsletters, pamphlets, social media cards and one-pagers for OHCHR's messages related to human rights and the environment.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced degree in communications, environmental studies, human rights and/or related area is required.
Experience: At least five years of professional experience working in communication is required - background in communications related to the environment would be a plus. Experience working in a multilateral environment is an asset; editing and precis writing experience is also an asset. Experience in development of infographics and in adapting thematically specialized text and visual products for consumption by the general public is desirable. Experience in developing outreach plans for distribution of communication products as well as in developing and running social media promotions and/or campaigns is also desirable.
Language: Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another UN official language is desirable.

No Fee

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