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Communication Consultant at United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP)

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Job Description

Duties and Responsibilities

Organization Setting:

  • UN Environment 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. 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. UN Environment Ecosystems Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and capacity development for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition.
  • UNEP acted as the Chair of the Task Force for the UN Food Systems Summit which aimed to transform and leverage all levels of the food system to support Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development. As part of the UN Food Systems Summit, the True Value of Food Coalition (http://teebweb.org/our-work/agrifood/food-systems-summit/) aims to bring the economic value provided by nature to the forefront of decision-making.
  • The Economics of Nature Unit (TEN) in the Ecosystems Division in UNEP hosts the Economics of Ecosystems and Biodiversity for Agriculture and Food initiative (henceforth ‘TEEBAgriFood’). TEEBAgriFood has developed a Framework to apply True Cost/True Value Accounting. The Framework applies a multiple-capitals approach to assess and then value the full range of externalities, impacts and dependencies across the full agri-food value chain. Assessments compare potential policy scenarios with the Business-as-Usual counterfactual, therein demonstrating the economic benefits of selecting the former over the latter.
  • TEEBAgriFood Framework applications have been applied by UNEP and other entities in over a dozen countries. UNEP aims to upscale the adoption and application of the TEEBAgriFood Framework. As such, UNEP is developing guidance manuals and web-based material to assist Member States that may be considering the application of TEEBAgriFood to develop the economic evidence to support pro-nature, pro-climate mitigation and pro-pollution reduction policy interventions.
  • The current consultancy is to provide communications inputs to support this upscaling of TEEBAgriFood activities. The consultant will report to the Head of the Economics of Nature Unit (TEN) in the Ecosystems Division.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Duties and responsibilities of the consultant will include the following:
  • Development of content such as cards, flyers, infographics, videos, policy briefs and presentations in order to promote individual TEEBAgriFood country applications.
  • Support of TEEB website migration from teebweb.org to unep.org

Qualifications/special skills

  • A first level degree in advocacy, communications, Graphics Design, Web Design, media studies, journalism or related area is required.
  • An advanced degree in related fields would be an added advantage.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of relevant work experience on communications in the realm of food systems transformation and experience in working with UN agencies/International Organizations is required.
  • Experience in graphic design is desirable.
  • Experience in the development of infographics products for food systems is desirable.


  • English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this position fluency in oral and written English is required.

Deadline: 21 May 2023

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