Job Opening

Posting Title: Individual contractor - Action Agenda – Website content management
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: MONTREAL
Posting Period: 03 May 2021 - 11 May 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-154877-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

To support and enhance the content management, as well as advise on interoperability and functioning of the web portal for the Sharm El-Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda for Nature and People, by carrying out analyses, providing recommendations and offering solutions to consistently keep the portal relevant and informative of non-state actor commitments.

Work Location

Montreal

Expected duration

Six (6) months.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational setting

The United Nations Environment Programme 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. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'. The Convention on Biological Diversity was opened for signature in Rio in 1992. The Convention has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) is located in Montreal and is administered by United Nations Environment Programme. Its main tasks are to arrange for and service meetings of the Conference of the Parties, including preparation of pertinent documentation, operation of the central node of the clearing-house mechanism, liaison and coordination with other international bodies and processes and, in close collaboration with these partners, the provision of technical support for the effective implementation of the Convention.

Duties and responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of the Special Advisor/Senior Programme Management Officer in the Office of the Executive Secretary and the direct supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer, Biosafety Protocol Unit, the individual contractor will contribute to the Sharm El Sheikh to Kunming Action Agenda, by undertaking technical and analytical assignments to profile commitments, enhancing the Action Agenda website content with relevant and consistently updated information, and supporting discussions on interoperability across partner websites. In particular, the candidate will:

• Support content enhancements and data management for the Action Agenda portal.
• Analyze, group and sort commitments by specific categories, and assess submissions that are already on the web platform, new submissions as well as submissions that are not on the portal yet public and meet the criteria for inclusion on the Action Agenda portal.
• Produce reports and information graphs, as needed.
• Liaise with other programme officers and their programme partners to set up web platform interoperability connections.
• Assist with other related tasks, as needed.

Qualifications/special skills

Competencies:

Professionalism: Ability to understand complex issues pertaining to biodiversity; ability to work under pressure and to use limited time and resources effectively; flexibility to adapt rapidly to changing situations; ability to ensure that the highest possible quality outputs are produced.

Communication: Ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; ability to communicate effectively with audiences of various levels of seniority and technical knowledge, tailoring language, tone, style and format appropriately; ability to communicate with various stakeholders in politically sensitive situations with diplomacy and tact.

Teamwork: Good interpersonal skills, ability to work collaboratively with professional and technical staff at senior and junior levels from diverse cultures and backgrounds.

Planning and Organizing: Proven ability to identify priorities, work on tight deadlines and adhere to strict deadlines. Proven ability to handle concurrent projects and coordinate with the work of others, while maintaining a sophisticated understanding of organizational and external contexts.

Skills: Excellent computer management skills - Microsoft Office (in particular Microsoft Excel), are required. IT management training, website content management, project management, or other related fields are desirable. Familiarity with biodiversity issues, sustainable development and related fields is desirable. Visual data, graphic design and database management, among other computer skills are also desirable.

Academic Qualifications: High school diploma is required. University degree in computer Science, Information Systems, Engineering and/or Information Technology or related field, is desirable.

Experience: A minimum of three (3) years of relevant working experience on website content management is required. Experience in preparing technical notes, analysis, stakeholder correspondences, and reports is also required. Experience with managing website content and analyzing information as well as using web-based content management systems, preferably Drupal is required. Proven experience with web taxonomies to categorize and tag web content, preferably with an understanding of biodiversity-related issues is desirable. Proven experience in coding HTML and CSS according to the latest web standards is also desirable. Experience in website portability, server compatibility and data management are desirable. Experience in providing project management support in an international organization, the United Nations system, a government, or public sector is desirable.

Languages: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. Fluency in English both oral and written is required. Knowledge of other United Nations languages is desirable.

No Fee

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