Within delegated authority and depending on location, the Public Information Officer may be responsible for the following duties:
1) Collaborate with Communication Division to formulate innovative, creative, effective and measurable ways to present UN Environment’s scientific and other environmental development and management information to target audiences including the media.
2) Oversee the development and dissemination, throughout the region, of evidence-based environmental information, and raise public awareness in the region on critical, as well as emerging, environmental issues: – Ensuring the customization and “translation” of scientific and other environmental information from UN Environment so it can be understood and assimilated by stakeholders in the region, whose actions affect the state of the environment, taking into account their different needs, priorities and languages. – Ensuring the strategic dissemination of such environmental information, using regional and national networks and other tools such as events, environmental education and training to increase regional awareness on relevant issues.
3) Collaborate with Communication Division to design regional programmes to increase the capacity of all stakeholders to better access, disseminate and use environmental information for policy and planning processes, including through customized outreach tools and networks.
4) Working across divisions and closely with UN Environment Sub-programme Coordinators and Regional Coordinators for the UN Environment sub-programmes, provide strategic information and advice for, and actively participate in, developing UN Environment’s outreach and information strategies for the different sub-programmes in the region, including the identification of target audiences and strategies for reaching them.
5) Work with the West Asia Office Regional Director to promote deeper collaboration between UN Environment and governments, other UN organizations, scientific and academic institutions and major groups and stakeholders in the region. In particular, develop and maintain networks in the region to partner with UN Environment on, among other things, the generation, use and dissemination of environmental data and information on public platforms and to increase access to information for different types of stakeholders, particularly in the context of environmental decision-making processes.
6) Work with the West Asia Office Regional Director to actively engage the major and specialized media of the region and interest them in reporting on the work of UN Environment and its partners. Produce briefs/texts and quotes to be issued in the name of the UN Environment Executive Direction, the Regional Director and/or other UN Environment Directors, as requested.
7) As appropriate, and in consultation with the Regional Director, act as spokesperson for UN Environment in the region.
8) Perform other related duties, as required.



•Develop and implement detailed activities for SWITCH-Asia II project on the regional policy advocacy component to mainstream sustainable consumption and production at national and regional level with attention to green finance as an entry point and to build capacity for the uptake of Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 12 and related SDGs.
•Analyse, consolidate, and track trends in the policies and gaps in the region for sustainable consumption and production, especially the mainstreaming of green finance, from various entry points such as, but not limited to, energy, natural resources, materials, cities, transport, etc.
Scope, develop and implement partnership activities, as well as manage relationships to contribute to the outcomes of the project to facilitate access to green finance for the implementation of policies and regulatory frameworks in promoting sustainable consumption and production working with all the team members

I. SCP regulatory framework advocated at regional, sub-regional and national level shared globally and with other regions (e.g. reporting on SCP related SDGs on SCP and SCP mainstreaming):
• Lead the design and implementation of regional/sub-regional partnership meetings through active involvement from regional/sub-regional bodies (public and private sectors), governments and stakeholders, with the purpose of developing case studies of sustainability, knowledge management products and networks with a focus on green finance to support various sectors for sustainable consumption and production and with respect to 1. Energy efficiency through sustainable financing and green technology, and 2. Waste impacts on environment, especially plastics, and closing the loop from regional to local focusing on procurement policies, standards, certification schemes, regulations, gender mainstreaming and economic instruments.
• Mobilising intra-Asia regional and interregional (Especially Asia-Africa) dialogue on green finance and bringing global level attention to the regional SCP Roadmap implementation e.g. Asia Africa dialogue, SDG High Level Platform, UNFCC.
• Facilitating and leveraging strategic regional partnerships, especially with the private Sector, for innovative green finance solutions to the accelerate regional SCP Roadmap implementation and national interventions, to inform policy entry points for stakeholders for sustainable consumption and production such as climate change commitments (adaptation and mitigation), SDGs, green economy and green technology, sustainability, gender and human wellbeing with a focus on green finance.

II. SCP policy instruments effectively demonstrated in regional, sub-regional and national for a:
•Facilitate Youth Thought Leadership on SCP including Young Professionals (public and private sector) training and mentoring initiatives on mainstreaming SCP in various sectors such as Energy, Plastics and Waste Management, Transport, and Cities with a focus on green finance.
•Ensure the design and integration of SCP and green finance in SCP communications products especially targeted at policy outreach for consumers, the private sector and governments, and increasing the profile and visibility of successful innovations and leaders including at events, online and linking with UN Environment Campaigns such as # Beat Pollution, #Breathe Air, #Clean Seas..

III. The uptake of SDG 12 and SCP related policies supported in the target countries:
• Facilitate the linking between investors, finance solutions and infrastructure development to accelerate SCP regional/subregional dialogue on investment initiatives such as the One Belt One Road focusing on sustainable public procurement, green finance.
• Produce policy assessments of best practices and trends in SCP and SDG 12 implementation at national and subregional levels including private sector engagements, delivery of SDG indicators, access to green finance and green financing.
• Produce Policy Information Documents and ensure high visibility with Partners, media and institutions to increase the outreach of the Project’s outputs.
• Develop and maintain narrative reporting for overall project for the donor (the European Commission) and UN Environment Programme and provide the updates in line with the reporting requirements.
• Ensure integration of the activities of SWITCH Asia II with other UN Environment projects to increase impact and partnerships, and raise co-financing for project in related areas including energy efficiency, waste management, air pollution management, poverty alleviation, natural resources management and climate change mitigation.
• Plan and monitor a Partnership Engagement Plan to ensure strong partners for sustainability of the activities and outputs
• Contribute to the communications of the project with substantial technical inputs, policy analysis and briefs, with timely delivery and proactive planning and initiative
• Provide substantive technical leadership to the Project Manager and team in the related areas especially on green finance including sustainable consumption and production, sustainable public procurement, sustainable tourism, sustainable food systems, sustainable lifestyles and education, consumer information and eco-labelling, sustainable buildings and construction, green economy, green financing and technologies.
• Participate in or lead field missions, including provision of guidance to external consultants, government officials and other parties and drafting mission summaries, etc.
• Carry out the UN procedures and legal instruments for implementing partners, consultants and procurement and supervise consultants and staff.
• Coordinate activities related to budget and funding (programme/project preparation and submissions, progress reports, financial statements, etc.) and prepares related documents/reports (pledging, work programme, programme budget, etc.).
• Conduct and contribute to activity and overall project monitoring, reporting and evaluation, including that of Programme and Finance.
• Perform other duties as required.

Specialist in Forestry, Plant Production/Protection

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Provide technical and implementation support to FAOSAP projects with emphasis on TCP/TOK/3601, TCP/MIC/3601, TCP/PLW/3602, TCP/MAS/3601, GCP/VAN/001/GFF, GCP/TON/001/GFF,GCP/KIR/010/GFF, TCPTUV/3703;
  • Support the design and implementation of policies, regulatory frameworks and institutional arrangements supportive of inclusive, equitable, effective, and efficient systems;
  • Promote the regular use of knowledge, information and early warning for evidence-based decision making and monitoring
  • Support the development and presentation of information and training materials; the promotion of best practices, capacity development and knowledge sharing;
  • Ensure the timely provision of inputs (i.e. personnel, equipment, supplies)
  • Analyse information, data, statistics, and/or trends for the preparation of plans, strategies, reports, policies and/or other products;
  • Provide technical and operational support for emergency and resilience programmes and strengthen country preparedness and response at all levels;
  • Monitor and provide support to resource mobilization activities, maintain information and prepare related reports
  • Enable producers and vulnerable groups to become agents of change and innovators and to achieve sustainable increases in production and productivity;
  • Support development of baseline survey on forestry and agricultural activities;
  • Empower rural communities and their organizations, and particularly youth, women and vulnerable groups, to access productive resources, services, markets, productive employment and decent work opportunities, social protection systems
  • Provide technical support to the development and implementation of Regional initiatives for SAP;
  • Prepare terminal statements and the completion of projects;


International Wildlife Specialist

Tasks and responsibilities
  • Assist in the start-up activities of the project together with Serbian project partners, review of current situation of wildlife management and related sectors. Participate in an introductory meeting with representatives of government and state institutions as well as the National Project Coordinator (NPC), and national consultants involved (activity 1.1).Participate in the discussions at the stakeholder consultation on legislation (activity 1.3)
  • Participate in the discussion with policy makers on recommendations for legal amendments (activity 1.5)
  • Participate, lead discussions and give presentation in the workshop to assess information needs in relation to a future game, hunting and trade management and monitoring system (activity 2.2) and elaborate a proposal for a future game, hunting and trade management and monitoring system (including good practices) with the support of with the International Game Monitoring Consultant (IMC) (activity 2.3)
  • Provide support to the IMC in preparing background material and conducting workshop on good practices for assessing quality of habitats and carrying capacities in relation to specific game species (activity 3.2)
  • Together with the IMC prepare training material and assist in conducting training of staff of national and local authorities, as well as wildlife managers to implement the future game management and monitoring system (activity 2.5) 
  • Prepare and present draft of the National Game Management Programme (NGMP) in the final national seminar (activity 1.6)

Senior Scientist, Value Chains, Finance and Investments

Duties and responsibilities

Science, outreach and engagement, and
capacity development (50%)

  • Undertake scientific and implementation
    activities within the VFI Theme and facilitate interactions with those from
    other Themes at CIFOR as appropriate.
  • Provide scientific guidance and ensure that
    the concepts and methods of the research carried out are appropriate and meet
    the highest scientific standards, reflecting up-to-date scientific methods and
  • Define and implement research activities in
    important and emerging areas of research, especially those embraced under the
    VFI Theme.
  • Identify and support progress along impact
    pathways to ensure the relevance of research to target policy arenas and
    practitioner communities.
  • Write and supervise publications and other
    scientific communications related to research activities.
  • Disseminate science through social and other media
    (e.g. infobriefs and blogs).
  • Contribute to policy-science dialogue of
    relevant projects, especially those included in the VFI Theme.
  • Contribute to the organization and scientific
    content of CIFOR-hosted events and other conferences including workshops,
    retreats and meetings.
  • Lead and supervise the capacity development
    initiatives of projects under implementation, especially those relevant to the VFI
    Theme and contribute to other capacity development efforts.
  • Supervise national staff, students and junior
    scientists in their learning and professional development by providing
    feedback, coaching, mentoring and resources, and by identifying learning goals
    and opportunities for professional development.
  • Coordinate the implementation of projects
    while ensuring the proper management of available financial and human resources
    for the achievement of expected project outcomes.

Strategic partnership and policy engagement (25%)

  • Maintain and further develop high-level
    relationships with key CIFOR partners and stakeholders; including national
    governments; multilateral, international and regional organizations; donor
    agencies; nongovernmental organizations; and research institutions.
  • Provide support to the coordination of and
    collaboration with other CGIAR centers working with the CGIAR Research Programs
    of which CIFOR is a member.
  • Define and implement strategies for policy
    engagement to contribute to the achievement of outcomes and impacts from key
    research and findings.
  • In collaboration with the Communications,
    Outreach and Engagement Team (COE), other Team Leaders and Scientists, ensure
    that information about CIFOR and the outcomes of its research are effectively
    conveyed to partners and target audiences.
  • Contribute to communication targeted at
    policy makers (including workshops, website and policy briefs) about relevant
  • Represent CIFOR in national, regional and/or
    global science-policy dialogue, as appropriate.

Proposal development and resources mobilization

  • Work with Team Leaders, the Resource
    Mobilization Team, and with scientists as appropriate, to identify and develop
    strategies to secure funding to enable research agendas.
  • In conjunction with relevant scientists and other
    Team Leaders, contribute to the development of research and other proposals in
    support of CIFOR research and policy engagement.
  • Develop strategic partnerships with the potential
    to contribute to successful fund raising in areas that contribute to achieve the
    CIFOR mandate and expected outcomes.
  • Coordinate with other CIFOR scientists regarding
    the development of proposals, targeted engagement and other activities that
    require collaborative work across CIFOR’s Themes.

Trade Policy Specialist

Tasks and responsibilities
In close collaboration with all team members the consultant is expected to:
  • Monitor global, regional and bilateral developments with regard to trade and trade policy and prepare analytical studies/reports on the implications for agricultural markets and food security;
  • Analyse relevant data and information, synthesize literature, and support the preparation of knowledge products such as working papers, technical notes and briefs on agricultural trade policy, trade negotiations and the relationship between trade and food security;
  • Plan and execute activities involving technical and organizational support in response to country requests with regard to the design and implementation of agricultural trade policies and contribute to the formulation and delivery of trade-related support under various projects;
  • Participate in missions to FAO member countries to provide technical backstopping to projects and related activities;
  • Develop tailored training modules for e-learning and face-to-face courses on trade, including materials based on relevant case-studies, country examples, materials for the design of interactive scenarios, etc., and contribute to the delivery of training and defining future capacity development events to ensure sustainability of learning;
  • Support stakeholder engagement activities, including dialogue events with relevant ministries and partner organizations to develop trade activities and project proposals based on evidence and analytical findings;
  • Facilitate the organization of workshops and seminars in collaboration with concerned partners;
  • Assist with preparing communicational products related to agricultural trade;
  • Perform other duties as required.

National Admin and Finance Assistant

Tasks and responsibilities

Provide day-to-day administrative support to ensure smooth and timely implementation of project activities in compliance with FAO administrative and financial rules and regulations.
Maintain linkages with FAO administrative and programme support units as well as government counterparts, partners on administrative and financial matters as required.
Compile all related documents for payments and expenses of duty travel, training, and workshops, settlement of check advances in accordance with the FAO’s rules and regulations;
Create vendor, raise Purchase Order on Goods and Services, Travel Authorization and Travel Expenses Claim on Global Resources Management System (GRMS);
Maintain the filing system of the programme
Ensure effective financial recording and reporting system for internal control, audit requirements and processes financial transactions in accurate and timely manner;
Maintain monthly attendance sheets/ timecard and leave records of the national project personnel;
Maintain monitoring tables of local travel authorization, training/ workshops, letter of agreement
Supervise the cleaner and drivers for ensure effective logistic arrangements and vehicles movements as well as office operations;
Assist in the procurement process for project goods, supplies, and services;
Assist project personnel on general administrative matters
Maintain the inventory of the storage items and programme’s assets.
Ensure office running facilities including office supplies (i.e. stationary, utilities, water, electricity, telephones, internet, etc…), ground maintenance, security, transportation and other office services.
Perform other duties as required.

Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist (Strategic Program 1)

Monitoring & Evaluation

• Support the SP1 team with the Strategic Programme monitoring and evaluation framework and methodologies, including delivering capacity development as required at HQ, Countries and Regional Offices;
• Provide the SP1 Delivery Teams with guidance and support to enhance SP1 2018 operational monitoring and to validate output and outcome level targets;
• Prepare analyses of progress on the implementation of SP1 work plan and support periodic implementation monitoring of SP1 milestones and identification of issues to address and/or lessons learned;
• Support the corporate led processes for development and implementation of baseline and follow-up assessments for the SP outcomes and outputs and, in consultation with OSP, support the corporate outcome assessment (COA);
• Contribute, as needed, to the M&E of Regional Initiatives;
• Review, advise and propose techniques for the continuous improvement of SP1 monitoring and reporting methodology, as necessary and within corporate policies, drawing from the lessons-learning process;


• Provide support to the SP1 Management Team in the management and coordination of HQ and DO units and external partners involved in SP1;
• Develop analysis and recommendations for enhanced performance of the SP1 using corporate information systems and other sources;
• Support the SP1 Management Team and Core Team meeting processes, including ensuring that internal deadlines are met;
• Liaise with corporate units (ESN, ESA, ESS, AGA, TCI, DPS, OCC) to strengthen contribution to the SP1 work plan;
• Perform other duties as necessary;
• Provide support and coordinate follow up activities under the joint SP1/SP4 work on food systems and urban agenda, and other related cross SP work.

Junior communications consultant

The ILC is now seeking a full time junior communications consultant to support content creation within the ILC Global Secretariat.

The key areas of work and specific tasks to be performed by the consultant are the following:

Content creation for ILC website

  • Develop, edit, and update articles for publication on ILC’s website working with CMS Drupal);
  • Support the communications team in regularly updating the ILC website – ensuring all pages have relevant and timely content; are tagged correctly, translated as needed and all content complies with web and design guidelines;
  • Liaise with colleagues to report on achievements for publishing via news items, blogs and op-ends to give maximum visibility to ILC and member activities;
  • Create content (blogs and news articles) that reflect the successes and stories of ILC and its members from a global perspective;
  • Identify trends and opportunities for ILC to increase user engagement and navigation on the website;
  • Ensurerelevant content on web is in 3 languages;
  • Any other duties as required.

Support and promote internalILC communications

  • Act as Secretariat focal point for ILC’s internal communications tool “Slack”, while supporting staff with least activity/logins;
  • Coordinate with Secretariat and Regional Offices to draft and disseminate bi-weekly internal newsletter (ILC Insider)

Develop content and support management of ILC social media accounts

  • Update ILC member social media list; create original content for ILC’s social media channels to ensure maximum coverage of ILC member activities and achievements;
  • Monitor social media and online presence through the use of social media management tools, data to be used to contribute to annual reporting and to help improve reach and impressions;
  • Keep up-to-date with current trends in the development and land rights community with reposts, re-tweets, and generating related content.

Support implementation of communications strategyfor the 2018 Global Land Forum(

  • Lead and engage social media squad before and during event, including regular communication to the squad with “pre-packaged” tweets prior to the event and organization of social media breakfasts at the beginning of each day of the GLF;
  • Create and implement schedule for social media posts prior;
  • Any other duties as required.

Other communications functions, including:

  • Support in the drafting of monthly “News from the Network” for ILC members and “Quarterly Update” for our wider network via Mailchimp;
  • Liaise with comms support team (translators, editors, printers), tracking their outputs, following up and providing feedback.


Required skills and competencies:

  • Bachelor’s degree or advanced University degree in Communications, Journalism, International Relations or a Social Cciences related field;
  • At least 2 yeasof relevant experience in communications, web-publishing, social media and web-based editorial roles with ability to commission, edit and proof content online or in other digitalformats;
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills, including the ability to synthesise complex policy issues into accessible products;
  • Demonstrable creativity and a flair for identifying interesting and newsworthy stories and successfully pitching them to a range of media outlets;
  • Excellent time management, forward planning, and prioritisation skills. Able to work under pressure and to deadlines;
  • Knowledge of networks and multi-stakeholder partnerships.
  • Excellent verbal and written skills in English are required. Working knowledge of Spanish and French is an asset;
  • Excellent computer literacy, with familiarity with common content managements software (DRUPAL, WordPress), information technologies and web-based analytical tools (Sprout Social, Google Analytics), Mailchimp.


*The Consultant will be hired by the ILC Secretariat initially for up to a 6- month period. The contract may be renewed or extended based on availability of funds and satisfactory performance.  The Consultant will be basedat the ILC Secretariat in Rome, Italy.

Interested candidates should send a CV and letter of intent to the Global Communications Coordinator, Ashley von Anrep at

Technical Specialist – Climate Change and Green Climate Fund programme support

The consultant will assist Equatorial Guinea’s NDA team to: (i) develop a national GCF country programme and no-objection procedure; (ii) build national capacities to develop, promote, assess, monitor and report GCF country activities; (iiI) establish a transparent institutional structure and coordination mechanism to oversee the country’s GCF programme; (iv) recruit national and international experts, and undertake relevant capacity development exercises; (v) establish a transparent and inclusive consultation process with relevant national actors and sectors as well as international partners to ensure multi-stakeholder engagement during the development and implementation of the GCF country programme.