Job Opening

Posting Title: Social and Online Media Spanish Language Consultant - Level A
Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme
Duty Station: BONN
Posting Period: 12 November 2021 - 25 November 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-168088-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

• IPBES Spanish and English social media and other online platforms updated on time with the relevant, accurate, appropriate and engaging messaging and content.
• Significant growth in the IPBES social media follower/fan base among Spanish- speaking audiences and engagement rate per platform.

Work Location

Office based, Bonn, Germany

Expected duration

12 working months from 17 January 2022 to 16 February 2023.

Duties and Responsibilities

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.
Established in April 2012, the Intergovernmental Science-Policy Platform on Biodiversity and Ecosystem Services (IPBES) has a membership of over 130 Governments (see and seeks to respond to the needs of governments and other stakeholders to strengthen the science-policy interface on biodiversity and ecosystem services.

Under the overall guidance of the IPBES Head of Communications, and the IPBES Social and Online Media Specialist, the Consultant will:

Produce, translate, and adapt creative content for social and online media in Spanish and English
• Further develop and implement strategies for growth and engagement across IPBES social media channels in Spanish and English, informed by and aligned with the IPBES Social Media Strategy.
• Write and manage the translations of high quality multilingual digital content from English into Spanish and vice-versa for social and online media.
• Support the implementation of the IPBES Social Media Strategy by researching, drafting, translating, adapting, and scheduling social media posts in Spanish and English (drafts to be approved by management) as needed for Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube, and other relevant social media platforms.
• Support the IPBES communications team in planning and implementing thematic mini-campaigns across the IPBES social media and other online platforms in both Spanish and English, including specific targeting per platform to Spanish-speaking audiences.
• Include mentions, tagging, photos, video, audio & graphics in relevant social media posts.
• Schedule postings as part of an established workflow using the scheduling tools available to IPBES to maximize reach and impact according to specific algorithms of each social media platform and in accordance with approved demographic targeting strategies.
• Translate various communications materials, such as brochures, media releases, subtitles, and infographics, from English into Spanish and vice-versa.

Monitoring of IPBES social and online media performance
• Monitor IPBES user/fan/follower behaviour on social media across IPBES Spanish and English social media accounts and other online IPBES platforms.
• Provide regular reports to internal audiences on performance of IPBES social media activities related to Spanish audiences.

Strengthen follower/fan base and engagement with IPBES social media
• Develop and maintain collaboration with the Spanish social media channels of existing and new IPBES partners, allies, and stakeholders.
• Significantly increase IPBES social media users/fans/followers among Spanish speaking audiences, in accordance with the IPBES Social Media Strategy.
• Significantly increase engagement rates with IPBES social media posts as well as reach and engage with new target audiences, in accordance with the IPBES Social Media Strategy.
• Prepare relevant responses to messages from followers in Spanish and English across all IPBES social media platforms and craft direct messages for social media and other online outreach in Spanish and English.

UN competencies most relevant for this consultancy opportunity:

PROFESSIONALISM: Familiarity with graphic design and basic video editing skills, as well as professional experience of translation, proof-reading and editing in English and Spanish is desirable. Knowledge of IPBES, biodiversity and environment-related matters and demonstrated professional experience with environmental issues in Spanish geographical regions desirable. Good organizational and personal management skills, with ability to prioritize work issues to meet deadlines with minimal supervision and adjust to changing situations while maintaining focus on delivery and follow-through a strong advantage. Shows pride in work and in achievements; demonstrates professional competence and mastery of the subject matter; is conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments, observing deadlines and achieving results; is motivated by professional rather than personal concerns; shows persistence when faced with difficult problems or challenges; remains calm in stressful situations.

COMMUNICATION: Speaks and writes clearly and effectively. Listens to others, correctly interprets messages from others and responds appropriately. Asks questions to clarify, and exhibits interest in having two-way communication. Tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals. Solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position. Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications:
University degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, media, language, environmental studies, or related field. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience will be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

• Minimum 4 years of experience in communications roles, particularly in both English and Spanish, of which at least 2 years of experience in operational social media roles in both languages.
• Demonstrated knowledge and experience of digital communications and digital content creation, as well as up-to-date knowledge of social media platforms, trends & functions is required.
• Excellent interpersonal and communication skills and the ability to write clear, concise drafts in English and Spanish required.
• Experience in an international or intergovernmental organization will be an advantage.

Fluency in oral and written English and Spanish is required. Fluency in another United Nations official language desirable.

Additional Information

A consultancy engagement resulting from this job opening will be made under United Nations Assignment Level A: This level is established for the engagement of support services not available in the Organization related to projects or technical tasks of a narrow scope for which limited technical skills or experience are required.

No Fee


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