Result of Service
GGKP projects are fortified with targeted research, communications and outreach support, in line with programmatic needs.
Duties and Responsibilities
1. General Background
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.
UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI), serves as the joint host of the Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) Secretariat on behalf of the GGKP Steering Committee (UNEP, GGGI, the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 90 international organisations, research institutes, and think tanks focused on promoting a green economy transition by:
¿ identifying major knowledge gaps in green growth theory and practice and addressing these gaps by promoting collaboration and coordinated research; and
¿ using world-class knowledge management and communication tools to provide practitioners, policymakers, and other experts with opportunities to access, share, and utilize green growth policy analysis, guidance, information, and data.
The GGKP aims to achieve these objectives through collaborative knowledge generation, in-country knowledge application, policy advocacy and knowledge management. The GGKP also delivers its work though specific projects, including the Global Environment Facility (GEF) programme “Financing Agrochemical Reduction and Management (FARM) being implemented in three regions, Africa, Asia Pacific and Latin America, and for which the GGKP is the executing agency and UNEP the implementing agency.
A consultant is sought to support GGKP in delivering its project-based activities, in particular those related to FARM. This will include the organization of events, developing knowledge terms of reference, providing expert input to communication and engagement operational plans and coordinating the creation of online presence.
2. Purpose and Scope of Assignment
The purpose of this assignment is to assist the GGKP with its implementation and is expected to include the following tasks:
• Organizing the FARM Programme launch and Global Child Project inception events;
• Coordinating the development of the terms of reference for FARM Global Child Project’s year one knowledge activities;
• Supporting the development of the FARM Global Child Project’s communications and stakeholder engagement operational plan, including creation of core communications assets;
• Coordinating the preparation of an initial online presence for the FARM programme;
• Preparing, drafting and curating outreach content for GGKP stakeholder engagement;
• Supporting other GGKP project and platform activities as might be required.
An advanced (Master’s) degree or equivalent in communication, public/business administration, environmental policy or related area is required. Two years of additional relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced degree.
A minimum of three years of accumulated work experience closely relevant to the outlined outputs/tasks.
The following background will be assets:
¿ experience in managing both in-person and virtual events, particularly within international organizations
¿ experience working with online communications and knowledge sharing platforms
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English, especially superior ability in drafting and editing complex and technical content for the public, is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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