Job Opening

Posting Title: Event organizer
Department/Office: United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 03 August 2021 - 10 August 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Conference on Trade and Development-160390-Individual Contractor
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The services of the individual contractor will contribute to the preparation of a two high level events focused on trade dimensions of sustainable manufacturing and plastics pollution, as well as disseminations of its findings. 2021-22.

Work Location

Home Based

Expected duration

Duration: 1 September 2021 to 15 May 2022.
Effective Working Time: 2.5 Months

Duties and Responsibilities

The Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (TED) Branch of the Division on International Trade and Commodities of UNCTAD assists developing countries in strengthening their capacity to design and implement mutually supportive trade, environment, climate change and sustainable development objectives in development strategies at all levels.

UNCTAD, through its participation in the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, is implementing activities linking trade with sustainable manufacturing in Sub Saharan Africa and South Asia countries. Activities are focused on coordination and facilitation efforts to ensure that key stakeholders seize and capitalize on trade opportunities by linking research and evidence produced under the SMEP programme with relevant policy fora, at international and national levels, for advancing the implementation of SDG 12.

The implementation of the programme is guided by the SMEP Steering Committee and UNCTAD’s MoU with the programme donor, UK-FCDO. The work of UNCTAD in the current phase of the SMEP programme focuses on the following:

1. Coordination and knowledge sharing support to SMEP contributors;

2. High-level policy alignment with similar multilateral initiatives focusing on sustainable manufacturing and reduction of plastic pollution at the national and international levels;

3. Preparation of visual communication materials to assist output dissemination and prepare for technical assistance activities in the next financial year (2022-2023).

4. Development of a manufacturing pollution dashboard for 13 SMEP target countries, including data analysis for manufacturing pollution, plastics and alternative materials to plastics.

In implementing activities under Outcomes 2 and 3, an individual contractor is needed to perform the following duties:

Assist in the conceptualization, organization and delivery of online events for high-level policy alignment based on emerging evidence from SMEP research. The events should take place in October and November 2021, serving to disseminate SMEP reports and activities produced by UNCTAD and its institutional partners.

Design and preparation of event flyers and background notes, tapping on expertise from SMEP’s extended contributors’ network and other national or multilateral institutions.

Assist in the development of a SMEP narrative for visual communications to be jointly constructed by other UNCTAD contributors and delivered in March 2022.

Assist in the preparation of visual materials and detailed programme for a webinar for academic participants in April 2022 focused on discussions and validation of research produced through the SMEP programme.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Communications, Journalism, Environmental Sciences or related field.
Experience: 5 years work experience in organizing virtual events with focus on international affairs or environment issues. Experience in designing event materials for online dissemination is desired. Experience with work in Africa or South Asia is an advantage.
Language: Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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