Job Opening

Posting Title: Web Developer
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 19 August 2020 - 25 August 2020
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-139600-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

For the Knowledge and Risk Unit
--Fully functioning Global Mercury Partnership website and mercury programme web pages in unenvironment.org.
--Fully functioning Lead Paint Alliance website, SAICM GEF lead paint component website, websites on lead and cadmium, as well as ULAB.
--Fully functioning Emerging Policy Issues website including: Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP), Environmental Persistent Pharmaceuticals Pollutants (EPPP) and Chemicals in Products (CiP) as well as Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR).
--Fully functioning pages on the Green and Sustainable Chemistry.
--Fully functioning SADC PCB website.
--Fully functioning pages for national implementation plans and reporting to the Stockholm Convention parties websites.
--Fully functioning pages on the monitoring of Persistent Organic Pollutants website.
--Fully functioning and updated website the GEF project “Integrated Stockholm Convention toolkit to improve the transmission of information under Articles 07 and 15” and the National Implementations Plans (NIPs).

For SAICM
--Fully functioning website and guidance provided as requested to SAICM Secretariat staff on technical aspects of the website
--Registration process for IP4: successful participation by interested participants.
--Fully migrated DotNetNuke (saicm.org) to drupal (chemicalswithoutconcern.org)
--National Focal Points database integrated in the KM Platform

For the Secretariat of the Minamata Convention on Mercury:
--The availability of an updated and restructured website in English, French and Spanish.
--The availability of a list of technical requirements for website transition and possible related knowledge management structures.
--The availability of newsletter templates in HTML to be sent through the Customer Relationship Management platform, according to different communication needs.
--The availability of an updated contacts database with structured fields that can easily be exported to the Customer Relationship Platform.
--The availability of a proposal for a new navigation map for the new Minamata website
--The availability of a proposed taxonomy for content classification on the new website.

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

120 days within 6 months

Duties and Responsibilities

Venue of Workplace:
Remote / home-based

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Background (Org. Setting)
--The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda, promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system and serves as an authoritative advocate for the global environment.

--The overall objective of the UNEP’s Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive. It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities.

--The Knowledge and Risk Unit is leading the portfolio of the Branch on priorities identified by Governments and other stakeholder under SAICM, MEAs and UNEA resolutions related to chemicals and waste. The Knowledge and Risk unit portfolio include the work on UNEA resolutions on Environment and Health, on Emergency Policy Issues and other issues of concern such as Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHP), Environmental Persistent Pharmaceuticals Pollutants (EPPP) and Chemical in Products (CiP), as well as Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), Stockholm Convention as regards to PCBs, Global monitoring of POPs (Under the GEF projects “Continuing Regional Support for the POPs Global Monitoring Plan under the Stockholm Convention) and national reporting (under the GEF medium size project “Integrated Stockholm Convention toolkit to improve the transmission of information under Articles 07 and 15”), the National Implementations Plans (NIPs) (under the global component of NIPs umbrella project). Also, the Unit Environment administers and implements the Global Alliance to Eliminate Lead Paint/Lead Paint Alliance (together with WHO) and the Global Mercury Partnership. These activities require assistance in the form of enhancing their web-based communications and information management efforts.

--The UNEP Chemicals and Health Branch hosts the secretariat for the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management (SAICM). The Secretariat of the Strategic Approach to International Chemicals Management is the executing agency for the Global Environment Facility Project (GEF) 9771 on Global Best Practices on Emerging Policy Issues of Concern under SAICM. The project aims to accelerate and measure adoption of national activities to control emerging policy issues to achieve the 2020 implementation of SAICM goal and support early planning for chemical management in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

-- The Minamata Convention is a global legally binding instrument with the objective to protect the human health and the environment from anthropogenic emissions and releases of mercury and mercury compounds. The secretariat functions for this Convention is performed by the Executive Director of the United Nations Environment Programme. The Convention was adopted at the Conference of Plenipotentiaries held on 10 and 11 October 2013 and entered into force on 16 August 2017. As of 20 July 2020, there are 123 parties to the Convention. The first, second and third meetings of the Conference of the Parties were held in Geneva, Switzerland in September 2017, November 2018 and November 2019, respectively. The Secretariat of the Minamata Convention is responsible for coordinating the intersessional period and as well as ensuring the timely and effectively organization of the fourth meeting of the Conference of the Parties (COP4).

Purpose/Justification

The purpose of the consultancy is to provide the Knowledge and Risk Unit of Chemicals and Health Branch, SAICM secretariat and the Secretariat of Minamata Convention on Mercury with support in the maintenance, further development and updating of online IT systems, including websites, registration systems and databases.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: First level university degree in computing/information technology or related field, or sufficient relevant work experience.
Experience: The consultant should have at least seven years of experience with web-administration, content management or graphic design using related software; excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team.
Language: Fluent written and spoken English is required.
Knowledge of another UN language would be an asset.

No Fee

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