Adaptation Communication Specialist
United Nations
PANAMA CITY
hace 3 días

Responsibilities

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 UNEP Latin America and the Caribbean Office (LACO), located in Panama City, works closely with the 33 countries of the region to set the transition to low-emission and resilient economic development as national and regional priority.

UNEP LACO oversees the implementation of several UNEP’s projects in the region of Latin America and the Caribbean. These projects are implemented by partners at national level in several countries, commissioned by the relevant government authorities.

In terms of supporting countries in the region attain the global commitments signed within the framework of the Paris Agreement, UNEP’s Latin America and the Caribbean Sub-programme on Climate Change aims at strengthening the ability of countries to move towards climate-resilient and low emission strategies for sustainable development and human well-being.

In this framework, the UNEP Sub-programme on Climate Change, through its Climate Change Unit leads and supports several initiatives oriented at designing, promoting and implementing innovative mitigation and adaptation solutions at the national and subnational level, and strengthening the transparency framework of the countries.

The expected accomplishment regarding climate change adaptation is that adaptation approaches, including the ecosystem-based approach, are implemented and integrated into key sectoral and national development strategies to reduce vulnerability and strengthen resilience to climate change impacts.

Furthermore, the UNEP’s Sub-programme on Climate Change is also committed to ensure that cross-cutting issues such as gender equity and women empowerment are effectively integrated in the development of its tasks to guarantee an equitable development in line with its adaptation objectives.

In this context, the climate change unit of the UNEP LACO is now seeking for an Adaptation Communications Specialist who will contribute to the communication activities of the adaptation portfolio related to Ecosystem based Adaptation projects, both in rural and urban areas, National Adaptation Plans (NAPs), and related activities including regional and global events, communities of practices and other.

This person will work closely to the UNEP climate change communication’s team and will be supervised by the Climate Change Adaptation Coordinator for Latin America and the Caribbean.

The person will work from home.

Qualifications / special skills

Academic Qualifications :

  • Bachelor’s degree on communication, journalism, social sciences, political sciences, environmental policy, marketing or similar or a closely related field.
  • Master’s degree in similar areas is an added advantage
  • Experience :

  • At least 3 years working experience in communications related to climate change and environment or journalism and social media channels
  • Previous experience in environmental journalism is desired.
  • Written experience in creative content, community engagement, gender mainstreaming in national policies is desired.
  • Experience creating communication strategies including organizing events at national or regional levels
  • Experience with UN Environment Programme or the UN system in general will be an added advantage;
  • Language :

  • Fluency in Spanish
  • Confident in English
  • Other languages are desired.
  • Skills :

  • Knowledge of key topics related to climate change adaptation, the Paris Agreement, SDGs, the IUCN standard for Nature-based Solutions, is desirable
  • Strong analytical skills to examine complex data and be able to write in and informative and appealing way and identify key messages
  • Excellent verbal, written, and interpersonal communication skills to facilitate complex reports for a target audience.
  • Social Media, writing and engage the audience
  • Write press releases
  • Demonstrates integrity and ethical standards.
  • Very high level of organizational, attention to detail, and time management skills.
  • Ability to work with tight deadlines and deliver high quality results on time.
  • No Fee

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