Communication Consultant

Job categories Communications
Vacancy code VA/2017/B5007/13425
Level ICS-10
Department/office ECR, GVA, Geneva
Duty station New York City, United States of America
Contract type International ICA
Contract level IICA-2
Duration Initial 6 months, renewable
Application period 09-Nov-2017 to 19-Nov-2017


Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.


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The purpose of the REACT project is to promote the mainstreaming of environmental sustainability in the UN system, focusing in particular on peacekeeping operations, by supporting the United Nations Department of Field Support (DFS) in their efforts to improve their own environmental and energy performance. Peacekeeping operations are international missions mandated by the UN Security Council to operate in specific countries and parts of countries for specific periods. The operations usually take place in locations with a fragile environment and a serious lack of infrastructure. The environmental footprint of UN Peacekeeping Operations is not benchmarked against any specific standard or other organization but it is considered to have significant room for improvement in a large number of critical areas. UN Peace operations represents over 50% of the current UN system Climate Footprint and as such are instrumental in reaching the UN wide target of Climate Neutrality by 2020 that is demanded by the Secretary General and the UN Chief Executives’ Board.

UNEP will act in the role of an in-house technical assistance (TA) team and will provide expertise to support DFS in planning, designing, financing and implementing a range of actions that will cumulatively result in a substantial reduction in the environmental footprint. Within DFS, a primary partner of UNEP will the Global Support Centre based in Brindisi, Italy. The GSC provides a wide range of engineering, logistical and IT support to missions.


The consultant is expected to assist the delivery of the DFS Environmental strat...

An advanced university degree in communications, English literature, social scie...

A minimum of 7 years of experience in corporate strategic communications, traini...

Fluency in English is required (both oral and written). Knowledge of an addition...

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and ex...

Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA) Contract level: Internation...

Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time Applications ...

UNOPS supports the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuildin...
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