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External Communications Assistant 15 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP China
Beijing (CHN)
01 April 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
15 March 2021

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the supervision of Assistant Resident Representative, Head of the CIP Team:

  • Draft, polish and edit external outreach and communications materials, including speeches, Op-Eds, press releases, media talking points, website write-ups, etc.
  • Drafts international social media (Twitter, Instagram, LinkedIn and/or other platforms) articles and posts;
  • Create multimedia content (videos, photo stories, interactive articles, etc.)
  • Assists with managing and updating the UNDP China website
  • Assists in conducting research, compiling background materials, statistical data and briefing notes for media events;
  • Monitors media exposure, drafts media summaries and conduct basic analysis
  • Other Ad Hoc Task Forces Requested by the Supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Master’s degree or equivalent in international relations, communications, journalism, or other relevant fields or related fields is highly favoured.
  • Candidates with undergraduate degrees with extensive relevant experience will also be considered.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3-5 year’s working experience. Previous working experience in a research institute or media would be desirable;
  • Demonstrable ability to maintain effective communications with international stakeholders;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Chinese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Good analytical skills for carrying out innovation-related research;
  • Good communications and interpersonal skills;
  • Demonstrates openness to change and ability to manage complexities;
  • Sound judgment, diplomacy and sensitivity in confidential matters;
  • Good coordination and organizational skills, teamwork;
  • Proactive, organized and self-motivated.
  • Excellent written communication skills in both English and Chinese;
  • Excellent inter-personal skills, proven ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Corporate Competencies:

  • Demonstrates commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values;
  • Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability.

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?
First update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.
Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which
you would like to apply.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Thailand and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 15 March 2021