vacance de poste

Intitulé publication: Consultant - Science Editor
Département / Bureau: Programme des Nations Unies pour l'environnement
Lieu d'affectation: NAIROBI
Période de candidature: 02 septembre 2021 - 15 septembre 2021
No de l’appel á candidature: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-162533-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
Valeurs fondamentales de l'ONU: intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
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Result of Service

By the end of the consultancy, the consultant should have prepared seven edited and completed versions in terms of content and any necessary sections of the following publications both for online distribution and for the printers respectively:
1. Water Quality Situational Assessment
2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy
3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework
4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework
5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines.
6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy
7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English)

Work Location

Home-based

Expected duration

The contract will be for a 3 months duration from commencement of the contract.

Duties and Responsibilities

Organizational 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. UNEP administers the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), under the Ecosystems Division. The Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This position is home-based and is located within the Nairobi Convention.

Background of the Consultancy:
The Nairobi Convention is seeking an editor to undertake editorial work of seven upcoming publications from the Nairobi Convention. The publications are meant to support the Contracting Parties to the Convention and partners in their efforts towards sustainably managing, protecting, and developing the Western Indian Ocean. The consultant will be responsible for editing and ensuring correct grammatical constructions and consistencies for the seven publications from the Nairobi Convention, listed below.

Duties and Responsibilities
Under the general supervision of the Head, Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, and direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the consultant is expected to undertake tasks related to publications.

For each of the seven publications listed below, the following will be required:
1. Editing the outputs and ensuring correct grammatical constructions and consistencies between various sections of each output
2. Checking the flow of content on each document
3. Identification of any textural/technical gaps which should be addressed to ensure a complete document ready for design
4. Oversee the layout together with the designer (and/or authors and Nairobi Convention staff) as he/she works to accommodate or update any input, suggestions, or additional changes that may be necessary.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Master's degree is required in marine related disciplines such as Marine Biology, Physical Oceanography, Governance, Economics, Spatial technology, Aquaculture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental sciences, or Journalism and English.
Experience: 10 years of professional experience is required in editing and proofreading text, graphics, tables, publications/documents in all stages of the production process. Demonstrated experience in reviewing complex reports and other content for publication, in accordance with United Nations language and editorial policies and standards is desired. Broad publishing skills using advanced software tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, desktop publishers with creative as well as language skills and prior experience in the Western Indian Ocean region, UNEP and/or other UN Agencies will be an asset.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.

Additional Information

The seven publications are as follows:
1. Water Quality Situational Assessment (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 74 pages.
2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 74 pages.
3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 64 pages.
4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 project.) 89 pages.
5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines. (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 135 pages.
6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, and WIOSAP projects.) 110 pages.
7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English) (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 project: 32 pages each

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