COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER( KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT AND COMMUNICATION PROGRAMME OFFICER)

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Org. Setting and Reporting The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) 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.

This position is located in Ecosystems Division at the Geneva duty station. The focus of this job is the development, supervision, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of United Nations Collaborative Programme on Reducing Emissions from Deforestation and Forest Degradation (UN-REDD Programme) knowledge management and communication activities globally and in the regions Asia Pacific, Africa and Latin America, in coordination with Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and UN Development Programme (UNDP). The Programme Officer will report to the UNEP UN-REDD Global Team Leader. Under the direct supervision of of the Global Team Leader, the incumbent will be responsible for the following duties:

Responsibilities - Leads on global delivery and implementation of UN-REDD Programme knowledge management (KM) and communications strategy; manages the UN-REDD KM and communications team; prepares, oversees and coordinates a diverse range of communications and knowledge management products with a view to advance the implementation of UN-REDD’s programme of work; identifies, develops and executes flagship events and workshops; ensures that REDD+ enjoys widespread attention on relevant international days; ensures that UN-REDD’s digital platforms support the implementation of the Programme’s mandate through coherent digital communication approaches; ensures that publications meet UN-REDD’s standards in terms of quality, design and messaging and are distributed to target audiences.

  • Develops global UN-REDD Programme knowledge management, communications and advocacy strategies, activities and results frameworks to raise the profile of UN-REDD and REDD+ among governments, stakeholders, media and the relevant public; ensures incorporation of messaging in events and products; determines priorities and allocates resources, including budget; provides advice and expertise to the UN-REDD Secretariat and interagency leadership; anticipates issues and provides effective crisis communications support.

  • Coordinates the planning and implementation of global and regional KM and communications activities closely with the UN Development Programme (UNDP), Food and Agricultural Organization (FAO) and the UN-REDD Programme Secretariat.

  • Monitors and evaluates development and implementation of UN-REDD Programme’s knowledge management and communications strategy; identifies problems and issues to be addressed and initiates corrective actions.

  • Builds and maintains relationships with media and counterparts in the climate change and forest arena and other partners relevant for outreach, such as private sector.

  • Coordinates activities related to budget funding (programme preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).

  • Organizes and prepares written outputs, e.g. draft background papers, analysis, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.

  • Provides substantive backstopping to consultative and other meetings, conferences, etc., to include proposing agenda topics, identifying participants, preparation of documents and presentations, etc.

  • Assists quality control of interim and final reports of legal instruments with partners.

  • Supports programme development and resource mobilization efforts to secure funding, for UN-REDD Programme.

  • Collects and analyzes data to identify trends or patterns and provide insights through graphs, charts, tables and reports using data visualization methods to enable data-driven planning, decision-making, presentation and reporting.

  • Performs other duties as required.

    Competencies PROFESSIONALISM: Knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches in knowledge management and communications; knowledge of global forest and climate change discourse; ability to identify issues, analyze and participate in the resolution of issues/problems. Ability to apply judgment in the context of assignments given, plan own work and manage conflicting priorities. Ability to analyze and interpret data in support of decision-making and convey resulting information to management Demonstrates professional competence and mastery of subject matter; 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. Takes responsibility for incorporating gender perspectives and ensuring the equal participation of women and men in all areas of work.

TEAMWORK: Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; places team agenda before personal agenda; supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings.

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 the audience. Demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed.

Education An advanced university degree (masters or equivalent) in social science or related field is required.

A first level university degree in combination with two (2) additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

A degree, or specialization, in communications is desirable.

Successful completion of both degree and non-degree programs in data analytics, business analytics or data science programs is desirable.

Work Experience A minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in planning, implementing, and evaluating communications and/or knowledge management activities is required.

Experience at the international level handling strategic communications and managing relations with the media is required.

Experience working with land use/forest/REDD+ issues is desirable.

Prior work experience with an international organization is desirable.

Two (2) years or more of experience in data analytics or related area is desirable

Languages English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another United Nations official language is desirable.

NOTE: ''Fluency'' equals a rating of ''fluent'' in all four areas (read, write, speak, understand) and ''Knowledge of'' equals a rating of ''confident'' in two of the four areas.

Assessment Evaluation of qualified candidates may include an assessment exercise which may be followed by competency-based interview.

Special Notice Appointment against this position 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.

The United Nations Secretariat is committed to achieving 50/50 gender balance and geographical diversity in its staff. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for this position.

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Individual Contractors and Consultants who have worked within the UN Secretariat in the last six months, irrespective of the administering entity, are ineligible to apply for or be appointed to any professional and higher temporary or fixed-term positions, within six months of the end of their current or most recent service. For such positions, at least six months need to have elapsed between the end of a consultancy or individual contract and the time of application and consideration for an appointment as a staff member under the Staff Rules and Regulations of the United Nations.

At the United Nations, the paramount consideration in the recruitment and employment of staff is the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence and integrity, with due regard to geographic diversity. All employment decisions are made on the basis of qualifications and organizational needs. The United Nations is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. The United Nations recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. Reasonable accommodation for applicants with disabilities may be provided to support participation in the recruitment process when requested and indicated in the application.

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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, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, 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. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Candidates who have committed crimes other than minor traffic offences may not be considered for employment.

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.

The paramount consideration in the appointment, transfer, or promotion of staff shall be the necessity of securing the highest standards of efficiency, competence, and integrity. By accepting an offer of appointment, United Nations staff members are subject to the authority of the Secretary-General and assignment by him or her to any activities or offices of the United Nations in accordance with staff regulation 1.2 (c). In this context, all internationally recruited staff members shall be required to move periodically to discharge new functions within or across duty stations under conditions established by the Secretary-General.

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