Result of Service
The ultimate result of the consultancy is to strengthen and enrich community engagement on the Green Forum and to support global communities of practice dedicated to the GO4SDGs initiative and gender and green growth.
1 October 2021 – 31 March 2022
Duties and Responsibilities
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.
The Green Growth Knowledge Partnership (GGKP) is hosted by UNEP, in partnership with the Global Green Growth Institute (GGGI). These organizations serve as the joint host of the GGKP Secretariat (www.greengrowthknowledge.org) on behalf of the GGKP founding organizations (UNEP, GGGI, the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development, the United Nations Industrial Development Organization, and the World Bank). The GGKP is a global network of over 70 international organizations, 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 through the promotion of 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 Community Support consultant is sought to fill the need of the Resources and Markets Branch to assist with supporting GGKP’s online interactive community, the Green Forum, including providing and posting content, facilitating discussions, supporting the creation of new discussion groups, and strengthening and enriching community engagement. In particular, the consultant will also support a global community of practice related to the GO4SDGs initiative and a community on gender and green growth.
Specific tasks and responsibilities
The specific tasks and responsibilities of this consultancy are indicated below.
• Assist with stakeholder engagement, including communication and coordination with the Gender Expert Group and wider GGKP network.
• Prepare a monthly summary of key updates related to gender and green growth for dissemination to relevant stakeholders.
• Identify users and stakeholder interest within the field of green economy and recommend the key relevant information feeds for various discussions and groups on the Green Forum community related to a sustainable economic transition.
• Monitor and contribute to discussions in the Green Forum, which include, for instance, highlighting or synthesising key findings, recommendations, or case studies featured in new publications or recent webinars.
• Share and post important and relevant links to events, opportunities, and knowledge on a gender and sustainable economic transition.
• Provide support to foster an inclusive and engaging Green Forum community to increase the number of users and encourage retention.
• Support other related tasks, as requested.
Skills: • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English is required.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with the ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with a broad range of stakeholders, is required.
• Knowledge and experience in conducting research and analysis within the context of green growth.
• Experience in supporting community engagement or social media relevant to gender and green growth is preferred.
• Ability to work both independently and with teams.
• Attention to detail and strong problem-solving skills.
Academic Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in communications, business, public policy, environmental studies, international development, or a closely related area. A Master’s degree is preferred.
Experience: A minimum of two years of accumulated work experience closely relevant to the outlined outputs/tasks, including experience working on climate and environment issues, is required.
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of another official United Nations language is an advantage.
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