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Web Content Management & Accessibility Specialist

United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR)


Result of Service
The role will support the transition of content and users from a number of legacy systems, with a focus on quality, professionalism and effectiveness. See the “Outputs/Work Assignment” section for more details.
Work Location
Home Based
Expected duration
3 Months
Duties and Responsibilities
Created in December 1999, the United Nations Office for Disaster Risk Reduction (UNDRR) is the designated focal point in the United Nations system for the coordination of efforts to reduce disasters and to ensure synergies among the disaster reduction activities of the United Nations and regional organizations and activities in both developed and less developed countries. Led by the United Nations Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Disaster Risk Reduction (SRSG), UNDRR has over 140 staff located in its headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland, and in regional offices. Specifically, UNDRR guides, monitors, analyses and reports on progress in the implementation of the Sendai Framework for Disaster Risk Reduction 2015-2030, supports regional and national implementation of the Framework and catalyzes action and increases global awareness to reduce disaster risk working with UN Member States and a broad range of partners and stakeholders, including civil society, the private sector, parliamentarians and the science and technology community. UNDRR Communications Content & Channels Team is seeking a consultant to help create, maintain, consolidated and improve its expansive library of online material. In addition to content curation, there is also a substantial amount of content strategy and user engagement. This is an excellent opportunity for someone with a background in web content to grow their expertise in web content strategy, page theme building and other related areas where the candidate has an interest (UX, technical tooling, Drupal, CSS, JavaScript or similar). This role is 100% remote, the successful candidate will be available to collaborate with a team based in Central Europe. The successful candidate will assist the UNDRR Content and Channels team, responsible for more than dozen Drupal 10-based websites (multi-domain) that advocate for reducing disaster risk. Among those sites is, the global knowledge sharing platform for disaster risk reduction and resilience. As an example of activities, the successful candidate would be involved with, during the last year the Content and Channels team: Has implemented the Gutenberg visual web editor for Drupal. Has studied user journeys across and revised key user paths. Continues to refactor the platform’s theme layers and information architecture to support more performant and accessible content. Began developing a modular web component library to support holistic theming and content patterns across all UNDRR web properties. Within limits of delegated authority, the consultant will be responsible for the following duties: 1. Support content creation, page building and design across UNDRR’s websites 2. Provide training, guidance and documentation on web best practice 3. Contribute to the evolution of UNDRR’s Drupal platform Further details on work activities are listed in the “Outputs/Work Assignment” section.
Qualifications/special skills
An Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in business administration, management, economics or a related field is required. A first level university degree with a combination of two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree. At least 5 years of experience in web content management, public information, digital communications, social media, web content management, or other relevant field is required. Experience in web content management systems (CMS), such as Drupal (8, 9, 10) or recent versions of WordPress is required. Experience with photo editing software, web analytics (Google Analytics 4), and accessibility standards is desirable. Experience of user experience (UX), content modelling, and user journeys is desirable. Experience of Disaster Risk Reduction (DRR), climate change, or sustainable development is desirable. Experience with basic HTML, JavaScript (JS), and Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) is desirable.
Fluency in spoken and written English is required.
Additional Information
Due to the high volume of applications received, only successful candidates will be contacted.
No Fee

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