Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement recrute 01 Consultant – Science Editor
Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnement
Vacance de poste
Intitulé publication : Consultant – Science EditorDépartement / Bureau : Programme des Nations Unies pour l’environnementLieu d’affectation : NAIROBIPériode de candidature : 15 septembre 2021No de l’appel á candidature : 21-United Nations Environment Programme-162533-ConsultantStaffing Exercise N/AValeurs fondamentales de l’ONU : intégrité, professionnalisme, respect de la diversité
Result of ServiceBy the end of the consultancy, the consultant should have prepared seven edited and completed versions in terms of content and any necessary sections of the following publications both for online distribution and for the printers respectively:1. Water Quality Situational Assessment2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines.6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English)
Expected durationThe contract will be for a 3 months duration from commencement of the contract.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesOrganizational SettingThe 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. UNEP administers the Nairobi Convention for the Protection, Management and Development of Coastal and Marine Environment of the Western Indian Ocean (WIO), under the Ecosystems Division. The Division works with international and national partners, providing technical assistance and advisory services for the implementation of environmental policy, and strengthening the environmental management capacity of developing countries and countries with economies in transition. This position is home-based and is located within the Nairobi Convention.
Background of the Consultancy :The Nairobi Convention is seeking an editor to undertake editorial work of seven upcoming publications from the Nairobi Convention. The publications are meant to support the Contracting Parties to the Convention and partners in their efforts towards sustainably managing, protecting, and developing the Western Indian Ocean. The consultant will be responsible for editing and ensuring correct grammatical constructions and consistencies for the seven publications from the Nairobi Convention, listed below.
Duties and ResponsibilitiesUnder the general supervision of the Head, Secretariat of the Nairobi Convention, and direct supervision of the Public Information Officer, the consultant is expected to undertake tasks related to publications.
For each of the seven publications listed below, the following will be required:1. Editing the outputs and ensuring correct grammatical constructions and consistencies between various sections of each output2. Checking the flow of content on each document3. Identification of any textural/technical gaps which should be addressed to ensure a complete document ready for design4. Oversee the layout together with the designer (and/or authors and Nairobi Convention staff) as he/she works to accommodate or update any input, suggestions, or additional changes that may be necessary.
Qualifications/special skillsAcademic Qualifications: Master’s degree is required in marine related disciplines such as Marine Biology, Physical Oceanography, Governance, Economics, Spatial technology, Aquaculture, Natural Resource Management, Environmental sciences, or Journalism and English.Experience : 10 years of professional experience is required in editing and proofreading text, graphics, tables, publications/documents in all stages of the production process. Demonstrated experience in reviewing complex reports and other content for publication, in accordance with United Nations language and editorial policies and standards is desired. Broad publishing skills using advanced software tools such as Adobe Creative Suite, desktop publishers with creative as well as language skills and prior experience in the Western Indian Ocean region, UNEP and/or other UN Agencies will be an asset.Language : English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the position advertised, fluency in English is required.
Additional InformationThe seven publications are as follows :1. Water Quality Situational Assessment (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 74 pages.2. Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 74 pages.3. Regional Ecosystem Indicator Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, WIOSAP, and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 projects.) 64 pages.4. Water Quality Monitoring Framework (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by ACP-MEAs 3 project.) 89 pages.5. Water Quality Monitoring Guidelines. (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects.) 135 pages.6. Situational Assessment: Towards a Marine Spatial Planning Strategy (jointly produced under the SAPPHIRE, and WIOSAP projects.) 110 pages.7. Regional Action Plan on Marine Litter (in French and in English) (jointly produced under the WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE and supported by the ACP-MEAs 3 project: 32 pages each
Aucun frais de dossierTHE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.POSTULER