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Strategic Engagement and Communication Specialist 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP United States of America
United States of America
New York (USA)
12 months
27 April 2021

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

The UNV Expert will report to the Head of the Fund Secretariat/Global Team. The UNV Expert will provide the following functions:

Strategic Engagement activities of the GFCR

Implementation of the GFCR communications strategy:

  • Design communication strategies, including media strategies;
  • Lead on ensuring branding standards of the Fund are maintained;
  • Develop a Detailed Annual Communication Workplan and Budget;
  • Produce articles, press releases and stories on Fund results and any other developments and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Maintain the website of the Fund and the knowledge platform;
  • Liaise and coordinate with partners on information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms;

Design, administer, monitor and evaluate social media and creative content:

  • Plan social media for the GFCR in coordination with that of founding partners, donors and implementers;
  • Source, design, edit and post engaging, high-quality text, video, photo and graphics content across owned social media channels;
  • Collaborate with communications focal points in programme countries and across all GFCR partners to develop social media content;

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Communication, Public Administration, Law, International Relations and/or other relevant field.

72 Months

At least 6 (six) years of relevant experience in programme management at the national or international level, including experience in Trust Fund management, innovative public/private partnership;

Excellent knowledge of social media and information technology;

Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination

Leadership: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

  • Actively shares knowledge

Communication and relationship management: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

  • Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence
  • Finds common ground to solve problems

Innovation: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

  • Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback

People Management: Models independent thinking and action

  • Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships

Delivery: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

  • Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done
  • Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision
  • Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability

Technical Abilties: Apply and Adapt

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

UN System:

In-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the UN system and the mandates of constituent agencies, including with UN corporate standards and language requirements.

Diserable skills:

Prior experience in fundraising with private and public donors

Previous experience in Environmental, climate or Marine Conservation initiatives

Knowledge of and previous experience in UNDP and/or another UN entity is desired


Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27-04-2021