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  • Posted: Mar 31, 2023
    Deadline: Apr 28, 2023
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    The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the world's 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 environment.

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    Science Communication Specialist

    The Consultant Will Be Responsible For The Following Duties

    • Refine the UNEP-specific science communications training materials on including impact-focused knowledge production strategies that target key audiences, and specific impacts
    • Work with the OCS together with a group of Programme Officers/ Units on a rollout phase 2 of the pilot training program with the view to training up to 120 UNEP staff. The roll out of phase 2 will also involve the testing of the training program to ensure it is fit for purpose and that it reflects appropriate adjustments and lessons learned from the pilot course.
    • Working with UNEP OCS to devise methods to support sustainability of the training programme in the long term.

    Qualifications/special Skills

    • Advanced university degree (Master degree or equivalent) in one or more specialized disciplines of mass communications, journalism, science communication or a related field is required.
    • A minimum of 5 years of relevant professional experience working as a science communicator at the science-policy interface and preferably in environmental science, sustainability or a related field is required;
    • Experience developing and conducting trainings, workshops and education materials in science communication or related field is required.
    • Demonstrated professional competence in environmental issues and knowledge of topics relating to the work of UN Environment Programme is desirable.
    • Direct experience in developing and/or overseeing publications policies and guidelines for major UN bodies or international organizations is desirable.
    • Deep understanding of publication production processes and communication strategies in major UN or international organizations is desirable.
    • A deep understanding of the science communication tools and processes is an added advantage.
    • Experience in the preparation or coordination of publication policies and strategies in large organizations is desirable.
    • Superior written and oral skills is desirable.
    • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders to implement organizational objectives is desirable.
    • Excellent interpersonal skills, works collaboratively to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise is desirable.


    • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of other UN languages is an asset.

    Method of Application

    Interested and qualified? Go to United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) on to apply

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