Video and Design Consultant
Application deadline 4 months ago: Tuesday 12 Jul 2022 at 23:59 UTCOpen application form
Result of Service Deliverable Description
State of Finance for Nature Report and Executive summary: Lay out and editing/proof reading 5 static infographics 1 video for social media showing summarizing the key findings 1 podcast series developed and disseminated
CFU aligned branding Business cases reports
Webstory CFU annual report in web format
Work Location Geneva
Expected duration The consultant will work from the date of signing until 31 December 2022.
Duties and Responsibilities UN Environment Programme (UNEP) is the leading global environmental authority that sets the global environmental agenda and promotes the coherent implementation of the environmental dimension of sustainable development within the United Nations system. 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's Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
The loss of forest, and the accompanying loss of ecosystems and the services they provide, threatens the security and livelihoods of local communities, reduces access to clean water, decreases soil productivity and accounts for 12 percent of global greenhouse gas emissions. In recent years, it has become apparent that the most significant threat to the world's remaining forests is conversion for commercial agriculture and other non-forest use. Many of the environmental benefits of intact forest are unpriced 'externalities', resulting in the market mispricing natural forest assets. By converting forest to land and then producing tradeable commodities that the market can price, land users are able to take advantage of this perceived arbitrage opportunity. Anticipated global economic growth and changing diets will strengthen the demand for agricultural commodities and place additional pressure on forests in the foreseeable future, meaning that the pressure will get even bigger than it is today without a changing paradigm how land is managed, and agricultural commodities are produced. The challenge is to advance sustainable land use by developing business models that can manage sustainable commodity production while also maintaining forests and forest ecosystem services.
UNEP is interested to better communicate to member states and other interested parties (finance institutions, NGOs, agribusinesses) how it aims to unlock private finance for sustainable land use, by producing a number of communication products including media fact sheet, videos, brochure and websites. The successful candidate reports to the Lead Communications of the Climate Finance Unit, in coordination with the Head (a.i.) of the Climate Finance Unit.
Qualifications/special skills Academic Qualifications: A Master's Degree in Physical Science, Finance or equivalent field is required with good design skills with a specific understanding of video production, animation and branding; good interpersonal skills.
Experience: At least five 5 years of professional experience in design. Artistic direction; project management; motion graphics; Adobe Creative Suite; Cinema 4D; Blender; photography; film production.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this consulting position, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French and/or Spanish is considered an asset.
No Fee THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.