Air Pollution Consultant

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Application deadline 2 months ago: Monday 21 Nov 2022 at 22:55 UTC

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UNICEF is committed to diversity and inclusion within its workforce, and encourages all qualified candidates, irrespective of nationality, religious and ethnic backgrounds, gender identity and sexual orientation, as well as persons living with disabilities, to apply to become a part of the organization. UNICEF’s office is accessible to a certain extent, and employees are entitled to reasonable accommodations that are needed for ensuring equitable working conditions.

One of the priorities of UNICEF Serbia is to raise awareness among young people about air pollution and its impact on their health, also highlighting the impact of climate change and environmental degradation overall. Recent research shows that people in Serbia clearly recognize that negligence and lack of knowledge are important factors that contribute to environmental threats and that education is one of the ways to mitigate the consequences of poor air quality in the long run and for developing more responsible behaviours and attitudes towards the environment.

As a contribution to this need to strengthen knowledge and awareness around air pollution and the environment, UNICEF will work to encourage youth participation in air quality related activities. In that respect, UNICEF has engaged a creative agency which, together with young people from diverse backgrounds, will create informational video materials that will be available through online means and advertised through social media about the most urgent environmental issues in Serbia.

Work Assignment Overview:

The consultant will provide the creative agency with expert support through revision of 6 scenarios and draft videos and their accuracy for the current situation in Serbia in scientific terms. If necessary, the consultant will advise for additional measures to make the videos evidence- and data-based.

Duration of the assignment: December 2022 – February 2023 (up to 10 workdays)

Task description:

The consultant will work with the creative agency and provide feedback and advise on:

  • video scenarios,
  • draft videos,
  • final videos,
  • all visuals (icons, animations, and other) that will go along with the developed videos.

The consultant will be responsible for:

  • Provision of resources and interpretation of the available data related to air pollution,
  • Confirming whether the data/content suggested by the agency is relevant and can be confirmed scientifically and from proven sources,
  • Confirming whether the scenarios and videos are relevant in terms of the scientific worldview,
  • Finding proven and reliable sources to the information mentioned in scenarios and videos,
  • Consulting on any other relevant issues that might appear in the process of video development.

Knowledge/Expertise/Skills required:

  • University degree in Environmental Studies, Faculty of Technology and Metallurgy, Chemistry or other relevant area.
  • Minimum 5 year of experience in a relevant field.
  • A solid understanding of the air pollution issue in Serbia.
  • Flexible work attitude: the ability to work productively in a team environment and independently, and to handle requests or issues as they arise.
  • Proficiency in Serbian and English, written and spoken.
  • Previous experience with the UN is an asset.

How to apply:

The application must include a financial proposal in RSD as a separate document, providing the following information:

  • Daily rate (all costs included, e.g. usage of mobile phone).

Important notes:

Incomplete applications will not be taken into consideration.

Only shortlisted candidates will be notified and advance to the next stage of the selection process.

Selected candidates are subject to confirmation of fully-vaccinated status against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) with a World Health Organization (WHO)-endorsed vaccine, which must be met prior to taking up the assignment. It does not apply to consultants who will work remotely and are not expected to work on or visit UNICEF premises, programme delivery locations or directly interact with communities UNICEF works with, nor to travel to perform functions for UNICEF for the duration of their consultancy contracts.

For every child, you must demonstrate UNICEF's core values of Care, Respect, Integrity, Trust, Accountability and Sustainability.

UNICEF has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UNICEF, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. UNICEF also adheres to strict child safeguarding principles. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks, and will be expected to adhere to these standards and principles.

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