Job Opening

Posting Title: Research and Communication Assistant
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: GENEVA
Posting Period: 29 October 2021 - 14 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-167396-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

Communication materials, tools and activities to enable the GEN to serve its community and increase its visibility, enhance the reach its knowledge sharing activities.

Work Location

Geneva

Expected duration

7 months (December 2021 to June 2022) on a full-time basis.

Duties and Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

This position is located in the Geneva Environment Network Secretariat (GEN), Europe Office, United Nations Environment Programme. The GEN is a cooperative partnership of over 75 environment and sustainable development organizations and secretariats based in the International Environment House and elsewhere in the Geneva area, including United Nations offices and programmes, academic institutions, local authorities, and non-governmental organizations.

Established in 1999, GEN organizes and hosts meetings, roundtables, briefings and workshops promoting the dissemination of information and public awareness of environmental issues. In addition, GEN actively promotes increased cooperation and networking among its partners and develops a weekly newsletter highlighting the latest news, resources, events and job opportunities in the region.

The service of a consultant is required to assist the GEN Programme Coordinator with the work of the Secretariat. The consultant will work full-time under the direct supervision of the GEN Coordinator, to develop the activities agreed at the annual donor meeting, in support to upcoming global environmental negotiations (CBD COP15, UNEA-5, Stockholm+50, BRS COPs, Minamata COP4, ICCM5, UNFCCC COP27) and major meetings (Environmental Peacebuilding Conference, etc.).

The Research and Communications Assistant will be responsible for:
1) carrying out research and data analysis on partners activities and the thematic areas defined as priorities;

2) prepare and edit articles reviewing areas of expertise of international Geneva, UN Days and seasonal resources;

3) coordinate the Wednesday for the Planet series;

4) assisting with the preparation of the Geneva Dialogues (2nd Beat Plastic Pollution Dialogues; Geneva Stockholm+50 Dialogues; CATM and other UNEA-related Dialogues) and other multi-stakeholder events;

5) supporting the organization of virtual, hybrid and in-person events, including World Environment Day 2022 and student briefings;

6) carrying out web-based updates; and

7) assisting in overall secretariat activities as required.

Qualifications/special skills

Competency: Strong computer skills (Microsoft Office, web applications etc.); Comfortable with the use of photo editing and graphic design software. Ability to work independently as well as in a team. Ability to respond to tight deadlines in an organized and efficient manner.
Academic Qualifications: University degree in communications, journalism, environment, or sustainable development.
Experience: 5 years of experience in content development, report writing in English; experience in implementing style guidelines, brand use guidelines and visuals; experience in web management platforms including Wordpress; experience in using social network; knowledge of Geneva Environmental community and global environmental agenda.
Language: Excellent proven writing and editing skills in English. Good knowledge of French. Any other UN official language 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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