United Nations Development Programme , Suva, Fiji
Although climate change is cited as the most significant security threat to the South Pacific, its likely effects on security and potential conflict are yet to be widely explored by the international and regional organizations present on the ground. Climate change in the Pacific region has the potential for a myriad of cascading fragility and instability risks. These will affect men, women and youth differently, and vary across the region both according to timeframes under consideration and depending on the country contexts.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Working under the direction of UNDP Climate Security in the Pacific Project Manager, the Consultant will:
- Provide efficient and effective communications and visibility of project activities and outcomes.
- Maintain close collaboration with UNDP Pacific Communication Officers and UNDP HQ for effective overall coordination.
- Identify and develop storylines for publications and substantive articles/blogs and innovative communication products to be published on web and in other media.
- Prepare and support formulation of background notes, speeches, talking points and presentations for public appearances.
- Keep updated the project webpage within UNDP Pacific website to disseminate information related to the progress in project activities implementation.
- Work closely with the project Country Coordinators to develop key promotional messages and products in consultation with the project team.
- Undertake field visits to promote the visibility of the pilot initiatives in the three country projects (RMI, Tuvalu and Kiribati);
- Support the development of three final videos (one per country) to highlight the work done by the project and the positive impacts it had on communities.
- Disseminate and share the knowledge products (Climate Security Country Profiles and Regional Climate Security Risk Assessment) produced in collaboration with Adelphi at all levels.
Keep producing and publishing episodes of “Catching the last wave” podcast on climate security issues in the Pacific:
- Support the organization of a Donor Roundtable to be held in September to give an opportunity to donors, development partners and stakeholders to identify sustainability and continuity options and entry points to address climate security issues in the Pacific.
- Support the organization of a regional and an international event to present the findings of the Regional Risk Assessment and Climate Security Country Profiles (produced in collaboration with Adelphi);
- Support the Project Manager and team in the development of presentations for a wide range of events and in the final reporting of the project.
Required Skills and Experience:
- Master’s Degree in communications, public relations, journalism, international relations, Human rights/political/social sciences, or related field or bachelor’s degree with 4 number of years of experience.
- 2 years of progressively responsible professional experience in communications and advocacy for development or related field or bachelor’s degree with minimum 4 years of experience in the similar field.
- Experience in an international setting with the UN or with another international organizations an asset
- Previous experience with the implementation of projects funded by the PBF and/or GCF or other environmental vertical funds (e.g. the Global Environment Facility) is an asset
- Experienced in Project Management
- Fluency of English language is required.
- Knowledge of an additional UN language would be an asset.
10th May, 2022
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