Youth and Communications Officer

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This is a UNV International Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Specialist contracts.

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.

The Youth and Education Unit oversees the education outreach and a series of youth projects for UN Environment at its headquarters in Nairobi. UN Environment is seeking to scale up the outreach and engagement work in this space, with new partners brought on board in video gaming, youth movements such as Scouts and Girl Guides as well as a deepening of the engagement with Universities. A broader vision of creating “young environment leaders” will be at the heart of the programme.

This UNV is part of the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge programme. Through the “Tide Turn-ers Plastic Challenge Badge” UNEP, together with youth organizations is working educate young people on the topic of marine plastic pollution and how they can help address it in their communities. Since February 2019, the programme has already been rolled out in twenty-eight countries and engaged over 252,000 young people.

The person will also contribute to the work of UNEP in the Pacific through the UNEP Pacific Office. This will include implementation of the UNEP MTS, UN Pacific Strategy, and supporting advocacy and communications of agreed priorities and activities.

The Implementing Sustainable Low and Non-Chemical Development in Small Island Developing States (ISLANDS) programme is a five-year initiative backed by the Global Environment Facility and partners, implemented with the support of UN Environment Programme, the United Nations Development Program, the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations and the Inter-American Development Bank. As part of its aim to tackle chemical and waste management in Small Island Developing States globally, the programme

Under the overall guidance of the Unit Chief and the supervision of theJPO;

Project Design: With the YEA team in Nairobi, to oversee the Tide Turners Plastic Challenge Programme in the Pacific Region with the aim of securing 150,000 youth to participate in the programme in 10 countries in the region in accordance with the ISLANDS project in close coordination with SPREP and UNEP Pacific Office.
Partner mapping: Identify relevant implementing partners and youth and advocacy networks in 10 countries in the region that have strong youth networks in the target countries that can support the rollout of the programme in the region;
Project management: Support the implementing partners in the region to deliver on the objectives of the programme and to report back per the requirements of the funding agreements so that key KPIs are met;
Advocacy and communications: Support the UNEP Pacific Office in digital communications and in advocacy and ensure that the delivery of the Tide Turner programme is amplified through advocacy and communications plan across the region;
Donor reporting and evaluation: Oversee reporting and monitoring of partners' performance.
Support: When required, to support the Samoa office in its daily tasks.

, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

3 years of working with multi-stakeholder project coordination or youth organisations, communications, advocacy, and social media.

The Independent State of Samoa is an island nation in the South Pacific comprising of two main islands (Upolu and Savaii) and four smaller islands. The capital of Samoa is Apia situated in Upolu. Samoa is situated east of Australia and Fiji and north of New Zealand. The population of Samoa was estimated at 192,342 as per the 2016 census. . The majority of people (92%) are of Samoan ethnicity. The population is also made up of Euronesians (7%), Europeans (0.4%), and Asians (0.1%). English and Samoan are the two most spoken languages The unit currency is Tala.

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