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.
Job Opening Number: 20-United Nations Environment Programme-145830-Consultant
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
Result of Service
The aim of this role would be to work under the supervision of the Chief of the Unit around the Formal and Non-Formal Education agenda to compensate for the investment of time needed for UNEA and other key advocacy moments in 2021.
Preferred in Nairobi, Kenya but virtual working will be considered
The consultant should be available to work for 6 months - potentially part-time.
Organization Setting: The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations system's 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 role is required in the Youth, Education and Advocacy Team to provide services on the delivery of the Programme of Work. This role would be to offer a broad range of requirements across the Ecosystems division, specifically focusing on the Education aspects and the delivery of the programme.
The consultant will report to the Chief, Youth, Education & Advocacy Unit, Ecosystems Division
Terms of reference / Main responsibilities:
2. Provides expert guidance and coordination for Playing for the Planet agenda: 30% of time.
3. Provides substantive advice to consultative meetings and initiatives to the Chief of the Unit on other agendas as / when required: 10% of time
Academic Qualifications: Master's degree in communications, international relations, political science or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience: Minimum five years of work experience in communications or related fields.
Language: Fluency in one of the working languages of the UN Secretariat, English or French, (both oral and written) is required; knowledge of the other is desirable. Knowledge of another UN official language is an advantage
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