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The United Nations Environment Programme (UN Environment) 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. At the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro, world leaders agreed on a comprehensive strategy for 'sustainable development'. One of the key agreements adopted at Rio was the Convention on Biological Diversity. The Convention has three main objectives: the conservation of biological diversity, the sustainable use of its components, and the fair and equitable sharing of the benefits arising from the use of genetic resources. The Secretariat of the Convention on Biological Diversity (SCBD) is located in Montreal and is administered by UN Environment. This post is located in the Convention on Biological Diversity, Mainstreaming, Cooperation and Outreach Division (MCO). Under the overall supervision of the Head of the MCO Division and the direct supervision of the Head of the Communication Unit, the incumbent will perform the following duties:
1. Provide support to corporate and external communications and outreach including the following: i) Support the development of communications campaigns to raise the profile of biodiversity and the Biodiversity Convention including through social media and other innovative communication, public relations and marketing tools; ii) Contribute to the communications activities of the Executive Secretary including speech writing, production of written statements and high level content, social media, and other related activities; iii) Create and disseminate social media content relating to the work of the Convention using the social media platforms of the Secretariat; iv) Provide strategic guidance and implement a social media strategy that increases the reach of these platforms; v) Provide input for raising the visibility of the Biodiversity Convention through public relations and marketing activities. 2. Provide support to Parties to the Convention for implementation of the Programme of Work for Communication, Education and Public Awareness (CEPA), Decision XIII/22 and the awareness-raising strategy of the Nagoya Protocol, including through: i) Development of new and innovative communication capacity development tools and activities; ii) Dissemination and refinement of tools, particular, the CEPA and Access and Benefit Sharing (ABS) - awareness-raising toolkits; iii) Support communications and public awareness work to be undertaken with partner organizations in the context of any memorandum of understanding (MOU) signed, including inter alia, the organization of meetings and workshops, drafting of communication materials, organization of events and by supporting partners to implement agreed activities; and iv) Develop, by drafting materials, writing scripts, creating info graphics, new and innovative communication products and tools for target audiences, including, inter alia: business, Indigenous Peoples and Local Communities (IPLCs), youth, actors in other sectors. 3. Perform other related duties as required.
Professionalism: Should have strong corporate and external communications and outreach skills; is able to Increases the visibility for the Secretariat and the Convention, and service media and communication needs for executive communication; Shows pride in work and in achievements; Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; Demonstrated professional competence in deploying innovative communications methodologies and tools including a focus on social media platforms such as Facebook, Linkedln, Twitter, Instagram and others is required. 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.
Planning and Organizing: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies; Identifies priority activities and assignments; adjusts priorities as required; Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work; Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; Monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary; Uses time efficiently.
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 audience; Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.
Advanced university degree in journalism, communications, marketing and public relations, and/or international relations, environmental affairs, management, political science is required. A first level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Work Experience
A minimum of five years of experience working in the communications and/or marketing and public relations field on issues related to environment and sustainable development, corporate development, is required. Proven track record of results-oriented delivery of communications strategies and products is desirable. Proven experience in organizing and running communication and marketing campaigns, preferably on environment and sustainable development topics is desirable. Ability to effectively and concisely communicate global nature and biodiversity policy and its relationship to other global environmental and sustainable development agendas to a variety of target audiences is desirable. Established track record of maintaining effective and pro-active media relations and mobilizing the media. Excellent speechwriting and messaging skills for executive communication is desirable. In-depth knowledge of strategic communications methodologies and techniques, along with evidence of successful ability to design and implement impactful communications and marketing campaigns and events are desirable. Excellent writing skills, mastery of visual and oral communication technologies and techniques are required.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in written and oral English is required. Fluency and knowledge of other UN languages is a strong asset.
Evaluation of qualified candidates may include a substantive assessment which will be followed by a competency-based interview.
Special Notice
Appointment against this post is for an initial period of one year and may be subject to extension. Staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and to assignment by him or her. In this context, all staff are expected to move periodically to new functions in their careers in accordance with established rules and procedures.
All applicants are strongly encouraged to apply on-line as soon as possible after the job opening has been posted and well before the deadline stated in the job opening. On-line applications will be acknowledged where an email address has been provided.
If you do not receive an e-mail acknowledgement within 24 hours of submission, your application may not have been received. If the problem persists, please seek technical assistance through the Inspira "Need Help?" link.
United Nations Considerations
According to article 101, paragraph 3, of the Charter of the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the employment of the staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. Candidates will not be considered for employment with the United Nations if they have committed violations of international human rights law, violations of international humanitarian law, sexual exploitation or sexual abuse, or crimes other than minor traffic offences, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions.
Due regard will be paid to the importance of recruiting the staff on as wide a geographical basis as possible. The United Nations places no restrictions on the eligibility of men and women to participate in any capacity and under conditions of equality in its principal and subsidiary organs. The United Nations Secretariat is a non-smoking environment.
Applicants are urged to follow carefully all instructions available in the online recruitment platform, inspira. For more detailed guidance, applicants may refer to the Manual for the Applicant, which can be accessed by clicking on “Manuals” hyper-link on the upper right side of the inspira account-holder homepage.
The evaluation of applicants will be conducted on the basis of the information submitted in the application according to the evaluation criteria of the job opening and the applicable internal legislations of the United Nations including the Charter of the United Nations, resolutions of the General Assembly, the Staff Regulations and Rules, administrative issuances and guidelines. Applicants must provide complete and accurate information pertaining to their personal profile and qualifications according to the instructions provided in inspira to be considered for the current job opening. No amendment, addition, deletion, revision or modification shall be made to applications that have been submitted. Candidates under serious consideration for selection will be subject to reference checks to verify the information provided in the application.
Job openings advertised on the Careers Portal will be removed at 11:59 p.m. (New York time) on the deadline date.
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