Events and Reporting Specialist
- Organization: UNCTAD - United Nations Conference on Trade and Development
- Location: Geneva
- Grade: Consultancy - Consultant - Contractors Agreement
- Communication and Public Information
- Conference Services
- External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
- Documentation and Information Management
- Closing Date: Closed
Result of Service
The work of the contractor will contribute to the successful implementation of scheduled activities of the SMEP programme. Specifically, the provision of organizational skills will support and enhance the quality and impacts of events, webinars, and the associated visual communication materials developed to enhance outreach and dissemination efforts on sustainable manufacturing and plastic pollution mitigation agendas.Work Location
15 Jun 23 -14 Jun 24Duties and Responsibilities
The Trade, Environment, Climate Change and Sustainable Development (TED) Branch of the Division on International Trade and Commodities of UNCTAD assists developing countries in strengthening their capacity to design and implement mutually supportive trade, environment, climate change and sustainable development objectives in development strategies at all levels.
UNCTAD, through its participation in the Sustainable Manufacturing and Environmental Pollution (SMEP) Programme, is implementing activities linking trade with sustainable manufacturing in Sub Saharan Africa, South Asia and Indo-Pacific Regions. Activities are focused on coordination and facilitation efforts to ensure that key stakeholders seize and capitalize on trade opportunities by linking research and evidence produced under the SMEP programme with relevant policy fora, at international and national levels, for advancing the implementation of SDG 12.
The implementation of the programme is guided by the SMEP Steering Committee and UNCTAD’s MoU with the programme donor, UK-FCDO. The work of UNCTAD in the current phase of the SMEP programme focuses on the following:
1. Coordination and knowledge sharing support to SMEP contributors;
2. High-level policy alignment with similar multilateral initiatives focusing on sustainable manufacturing and reduction of plastic pollution at the national, regional and international levels;
3. Preparation of visual communication materials to assist output dissemination and the delivery of technical assistance activities.
4. Expansion of the export-pollution dashboard for 13 SMEP target countries, including data analysis for manufacturing pollution, plastics and alternative materials to plastics, as well as research into health impacts and policy constraints.
5. Organization of events on export-linked pollution, as well as plastics pollution, in Africa, South Asia and Indo-Pacific regions.
In implementing activities under Outcomes 1-5, a consultant is needed to perform the following duties:
Liaise with SMEP contributors in reviewing analytical outputs, with special attention to context and national aspects of relevance.
Support the development of policy briefs, research notes and commentaries derived from commissioned research under SMEP.
Track results, impact indicators, and provide inputs to the drafting of quarterly and annual reports related to the SMEP Programme.
Assist with substantive and logistics support in the organization of webinars and physical events to disseminate UNCTAD and/or SMEP research outputs of relevance to international trade practitioners, regional and national authorities.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in Environmental Sciences, Geography, Social Sciences or related field is required.
At least 3 years' work experience in community engagement and events organization is required.
Experience organizing partnerships related to environmental or social aspects in developing countries is desired.
Fluency in oral and written English is required. Knowledge of French is an asset.
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