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Website and Knowledge Management Analyst

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Remote | Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
  • Closing Date: 2022-01-26

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Background information- ECR

Based in Geneva, the Europe and Central Asia Regional Office (ECR) supports UNOPS offices throughout the region through: management, financial and programmatic oversight of global and country-specific portfolios, clusters and operations centres, including hosting services; fund and management advisory services; project implementation; procuring goods and services; and managing human resources.

ECR ensures that projects are executed to the highest standards, providing a shared knowledge base and ensuring that best practices and lessons learned are disseminated between business units and projects across the entire region.

Background Information - Job-specific

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 overall objective of the UNEP Economy Division is to encourage decision makers in Government, local authorities and industry to develop and adopt policies, strategies and practices and technologies that promote sustainable patterns of consumption and production, make efficient use of natural resources, ensure safe management of chemicals and contribute to making trade and environment policies mutually supportive.

It promotes the development, use and transfer of policies, technologies, economic instruments, managerial practices and other tools that assist in environmentally sound decision making and the building of corresponding activities.

The Knowledge and Risk Unit (KRU) of the Chemicals and Health Branch promotes scientific approaches and knowledge for the sound management of chemicals including through implementation of UNEA resolutions. The Unit executes projects and covers topics related to mercury, lead in paint, persistent organic pollutants (POPs), highly hazardous pesticides, chemicals in products, among others. The Unit also addresses Emerging Policy Issues (EPIs) and issues of concern highlighted by governments, such as Highly Hazardous Pesticides (HHPs), Environmental Persistent Pharmaceuticals Pollutants (EPPPs), Chemical in Products (CiP) and Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR), and assists in implementing mandates received through the United Nations Environment Assembly (UNEA) on the GCO-II, green and sustainable chemistry (GSC) and sustainable consumption and production (SCP).

In particular, the Global Mercury Partnership will be migrating to a new website, and efforts are needed to support the transitioning to the new platform and ensure it is serving as an effective communications tool. Information on mercury and activities under the Global Mercury Partnership (including events, new partners, publications, resources, activities etc.) need to be disseminated widely via the website as well as through regular web-based communication campaigns.

Functional Responsibilities

The Chemicals and Health Branch requires the services of a consultant to provide assistance in the form of enhancing web-based communications and information management efforts.

Under the supervision of the responsible Programme Officers, the duties of this assignment are to:

With respect to the Global Mercury Partnership:

  • Support the migration of the Global Mercury Partnership website

  • Maintain the Global Mercury Partnership and mercury programme websites, including creation and updates of webpages for events, new partners, activities, publications etc.

  • Develop regular web-based communications, including through the Global Mercury Partnership Newsletter and e-mailing campaigns

With respect to Lead in Paint:

  • Maintain and update webpages of the Lead Paint Alliance

  • Create of Lead Paint Alliance communication materials

With respect to CiP/EPIs:

  • Maintain and update webpages for CiP, GEF-SAICM Project and create new webpages for the GEF Asia Textile Project

With respect to AMR/EPPPs:

  • Update webpages and create communication materials as needed for AMR and EPPPs

With respect to SCP/GSC:

  • Support establishment of an infohub on buildings materials in collaboration with colleagues in Paris

  • Update relevant webpages

With respect to UNEA-5 reports:

  • Update webpages related to UNEA-5 reports and support outreach activities

With respect to POPs monitoring:

  • Update webpages for the UNEP/GEF POPs Global Monitoring Plan projects, including integration of dashboards etc.

  • Update and maintain the dashboard for the UNEP/GEF POPs Global Monitoring Plan projects

  • Develop regular web-based communication materials such as newsletters for the Global Monitoring

  • Plan projects

With respect to the PCB disposal project in Southern Africa:

  • Update webpages for the PCB disposal project in Southern Africa project, including integration of dashboards and MapX etc.

  • Update and maintain the dashboard for the PCB disposal project in Southern Africa.

  • Develop regular web-based communication materials such as newsletters for the PCB disposal project in Southern Africa.

With respect to Stockholm Convention National Implementation Plans (NIPs) project:

  • Maintain and update webpages for the NIPs project

  • Develop dashboard and communication materials for the NIPs project

With respect to Multilateral Environmental Agreements (MEAs) China Trust Fund project:

  • Update the existing webpages and develop communication materials for the MEAs China Trust Fund project


Competencies


Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in computing/information technology or related field.
  • University studies (Bachelor's degree or equivalent) in combination with an additional two years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Work Experience 

  • At least one year of experience with web-administration, content management or graphic design using related software is required.
  • Excellent communication skills, ability to work independently and as part of a team.

Language 

  • Fluency in written and spoken English and French is required. 
  • Knowledge of other United Nations languages (Arabic, Mandarin Chinese, Russian, and Spanish) is an asset.

Contract type, level and duration


Contract type: Individual Contractor Agreement (ICA)
Contract level: International ICA 1 / ICS-8
Contract duration: 10 months


For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


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