CALL FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST Title: Reference: Programme: Contractual Status:
Junior Expert UNWTO/HHRR/CFE/31/ESDT/2017 Ethics and Social Responsibility Service Contract
Duty Station: Start date: Duration: Deadline for Applications:
Madrid, Spain 1 September 2017 12 months 4 July 2017
The World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) is the United Nations agency responsible for the promotion of responsible, sustainable and universally accessible tourism. UNWTO is currently looking for a Junior Expert holder for its Ethics and Social Responsibility Programme, to assist in the coordination of different activities of the Programme. The Ethics and Social Responsibility Programme is entrusted with the promotion of the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism, and the related activities in the sphere of Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Rights, Accessible Tourism for All, Gender Equality and Women & Youth Empowerment, and Children’s Rights. The Programme further coordinates the activities of both the World Committee on Tourism Ethics and the World Tourism Network on Child Protection. Under the overall supervision of the Programme Manager, Ethics and Social Responsibility, the service contract holder is expected to assist in the implementation of different activities of the Programme, especially those related to the World Committee on Tourism Ethics, the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism and the Framework Convention on Ethics in Tourism. The main tasks include: 1. Coordinate the organization of the meetings of the World Committee on Tourism Ethics and draft work documents; 2. Coordinate activities of the Working Group of the UNWTO Draft Framework Convention on Ethics in Tourism and follow-up on actions on the Convention’s implementation: Organize meetings and technical documentation for the 22nd UNWTO General Assembly, collaborate closely with the Legal Counsel in the Convention’s implementation (upon signature, ratification, acceptance, approval or accession by State Parties) to be monitored by the Ethics Committee; 3. Coordinate actions related to the Private Sector Commitment to the Global Code of Ethics for Tourism: act as a focal point for potential signatories and guide them in both the signing and implementation duties. Prepare relevant documentation for the signing ceremonies, update the website with the information regarding the signatories, follow-up on the Commitment survey and draft summary reports for consideration of the Ethics Committee; 4. Coordinate the preparation of the call for nominations for the UNWTO Ethics Award and the preparation of the documentation on received applications; 5. Draft technical documents, project proposals, publications, minutes and reports of internal and international meetings, briefing points and speeches related to Corporate Social Responsibility; 6. Prepare and participate in meetings with stakeholders and partners of the ESDT Programme, especially in the field of Corporate Social Responsibility and Gender Equality and Women & Youth Empowerment; 7. Conduct Web search of relevant information, conferences, academic journals and studies related to social dimensions of tourism; 8. Perform other duties as required.
2 QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS Education
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in the field of international relations, international law, political science or a related field; an advanced university degree in another discipline or specific professional certification may be accepted in lieu if it is pertinent to the requirements of the post and in combination with relevant professional experience.
Experience and basic competencies
Minimum of four years of progressively responsible professional experience in technical work, preferably in the field of implementation of codes of conduct and international charters, management of development projects and technical committees and organization of international events.