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United Nations recruiting Sustainability Reporting Specialist

Copenhagen, Denmark, 21 August 2014


United Nations Strategic Plan for 2014-2017 is centred on sustainability, focus and excellence. In the Strategic Plan period, United Nations will aim higher, with a particular focus on managing for and reporting on sustainability. It will help strengthen common reporting standards, especially in the areas of physical infrastructure and public procurement, thereby contributing to broader development effectiveness. To that end United Nations will rely on international standards such as those developed through the global reporting initiative (GRI).

The mandate of the sustainability programme is to drive a coordinated shift in thinking that helps United Nations achieve its long term sustainability goals and live up to its core values. The programme is a temporary organization that working through existing management structures to ensure the embedding of sustainability values in both our projects and operations

Functional Responsibilities

Reporting to the Programme Manager of the Sustainability Programme, and in close collaboration with the Finance Practice Group and the Enterprise Reporting Team, the Sustainability Reporting Specialist will develop a proposal for how United Nations can implement the GRI G4 standards. Specifically, responsibilities of the successful candidate will include:

  • Produce GRI reports

  • Identify organizational stakeholders and explain how the organization can respond to their reasonable expectations and interests

  • Undertake a materiality assessment with stakeholders that reflect the organization’s significant economic, environmental and social impacts

  • Identify materiality boundaries, sufficient to reflect significant economic, environmental and social impacts, and to enable stakeholders to assess the organization’s performance in the reporting period

  • Develop an implementation planfor how the organization can issue a G4 compliant report which will present the organization’s performance in the wider context of sustainability and takes into consideration:

  • both positive and negative aspects of the organization’s performance to enable a reasoned assessment of overall performance

  • clear and consistent approaches that enables stakeholders to analyze changes in the organization’s performance over time, and that could support analysis relative to other organizations.

  • sufficiently accurate and detailed for stakeholders to assess the organization’s performance

  • regular scheduled so that information is available in time for stakeholders to make informed decisions

  • familiarize with the current sustainability reporting system and conduct gap analysis related to GRI 4 requirements

  • Other responsibilities and tasks will be assigned in line with the organization’s requirements and the candidate’s capabilities

Contract duration: 6 months

Submission Deadline: 3 September 2014

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