Individual Consultant (mid-level)
Title: Individual Consultant (mid-level)
Type of Contract: Individual Consultant
No of Incumbent: 1
Organizational Unit: UNESCO BEIJING OFFICE (NATURAL SCIENCES UNIT)
Primary Location: UNESCO BEIJING
Recruitment open to: Only candidates resident in China may apply for this post
Duration of the Contract: 11 months, with the possibility of extension
Deadline (midnight, local time): 01 July 2022
Overview of the functions of the post
Description of Responsibilities:
Under the overall authority of the Office Director and direct supervision of the Science Programme Specialist, the incumbent provides technical assistance, coordination and management of the CYDF Mercedes-Benz Star Fund Funds-in-Trust (MB FIT) project on Accelerating Carbon Neutrality: Innovative Actions for Sustainable Development:
1.Provide technical backstopping and advice to the supervisor and Director for the smooth implementation of the MB FIT project;
2.Participate in project related events including training workshops, international themed conferences, project launching meeting, technical meetings and any other events related with the project?
3.Prepare various kinds of reports, communications and correspondence such as periodic reports on the implementation of the project, meeting minutes, speeches, presentations, memos, letters and other correspondence, and provide translation and interpretation (Chinese - English) when needed;
4.Undertake missions to oversee the onsite implementation of the project activities, and attend relevant meetings;
5.Submit a travel plan and cost for the period July 2022 -May 2022 no later than 31 July 2022.
6.Submit to UNESCO Office Beijing, 11 monthly reports, which should be a synthesis of technical findings of implementation partners and activities, no later than:
·31 July 2022: Synthesis report of technical findings of carbon neutrality
·31 August 2022: Concept note on climate change education activities through volunteer preaching / supporting education
·30 September 2022: Synthesis report of technical advisory as to the formulation of Nature Education and Ecological Civilization Education Plan for Forest Protection Action
·31 October 2022: Synthesis report of technical advisory on capacity-building materials in Chinese and English to disseminate knowledge on sustainable development and report on good practices
·30 November 2022: Concept note on ecosystem protection and biodiversity conservation training to the young professionals in the National Parks and World Biosphere Reserves
·30 December 2022: Synthesis report of technical advisory on Monitoring and Evaluation on Wildlife and their Habitat
·31 January 2023: Concept note on international youth forums on carbon neutrality
·30 February 2023: Concept note on Hackathon climate innovation Marathon activities
·31 March 2023: Synthesis report of technical advisory on nature education and ecological civilization education programmes and activities through national green camps
·30 April 2023: Concept note on Climate change lecture hall
·31 May 2023: Final report on summary of technical inputs to the MB FIT project and implementation partners and activities
7.Submit to UNESCO Office Beijing, a final report on the activities not later than 31 May 2023;
8.Assist with other tasks as assigned by the Project Leader and the Director of the Office.
·PhD in environmental sciences, engineering and environmental economics and environmental law.
·A minimum of 5 years of relevant job experience.
·Excellent technical knowledge and writing skill.
·Excellent knowledge of English and Mandarin (oral and written).
Benefits and entitlements
Benefits include: 2.5 days of leave per month, up to 15% of the basic salary for medical insurance and pension plan.
Please note that UNESCO is a non-smoking Organization.
A WRITTEN EXAMINATION MAY BE USED IN THE EVALUATION OF CANDIDATES.
How to apply
Interested candidates should submit their application letter and CV in English to UNESCO Beijing office firstname.lastname@example.org using UNESCO CV form available on this link: https://share.weiyun.com/yQVrnA1D. The deadline is 01 July 2022 at midnight (local time).