Consultant (Communications and Knowledge Management)
Vacancy code: VA/2019/B5003/17311
Department/office: NYSC, SDC, Grant Management Services
Duty station: Home based
Contract type: International ICA
Contract level: IICA-1
Duration: 12 months
Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.
Background Information – Job-specific
Under the direct supervision of the Communications and Knowledge Advisor, the consultant will assist with evidence-based communications and knowledge management. In particular, the consultant will provide support to the SGP Communications and Knowledge Adviser in the following:
- Support the implementation of SGP’s communication and outreach strategy;
- Ensure visual branding standards and donor acknowledgements are followed by Country Programmes and partners
- Maintain consistent messaging and language about the work of the programme
- Research, write, fact-check and proofread internal and external communication texts, including news articles, reports, blogs, PowerPoint presentations, talking points and other content as required;
- Support the production of SGP communication activities and products such as publications, videos, fact sheets, brochures and exhibition materials;
- Help maintain and contribute to the annual editorial calendar;
- Assist daily media monitoring by scanning online media for relevant news, interviews and articles mentioning of SGP grantees and relevant topics.
- Provide strategic support to facilitate the participation and promote visibility of SGP in global and regional events
Digital and multimedia content and outreach
- Design and carry out targeted social media campaigns and track performance of key metrics
- Write, schedule and track posts on SGP’s social media channels and increase engagement and follower base
- Help produce regular newsletters and enhance its subscription base
- Help maintain the newly revamped SGP global website, both by producing and curating content and suggesting technical improvements
- Multimedia content: produce at least four 2-3 minute videos profiling SGP grantees and develop graphics and videos for social media marketing using Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign and other graphic design services and/or experience in video production (Final Cut Pro, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe After Effects);
- Facilitate the production of one piece of animated video story that incorporates infographics and data visualization;
- Support the promotion and distribution of key knowledge, research and reporting products produced by SGP.
- Collaborates with SGP country teams and CPMT to help implement SGP’s Knowledge Management Strategy.
- Contributes to create a learning agenda and culture, and facilitates appropriate dissemination and discussion channels to share lessons, approaches, tools, results, and stimulate dialogue.
- stimulate dialogue.
- Advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in communications, journalism, environmental management, public administration, or related fields
- A minimum of 1-2 years of progressively more responsible relevant experience in the field of communications,
- Previous experience working with UN/UNDP, GEF or similar organisations on projects in the area of communications/PR;
- Proven record of producing articles, blogs and communications products using software, online platforms and CMS (i.e. InDesign/Photoshop, MailChimp or other HTML editors, Drupal/WordPress, Vizualize and other infographic makers). At least 3 samples of previous work must be provided;
- Expert knowledge of social media management and monitoring: Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram, Hootsuite, Union Metric, etc.
- Familiarity with UNDP and the GEF desired
- Experience with business systems, information analysis, database and/or portfolio management
- Fluency in English is required (written and verbal);
- Strong verbal and written communication skills required.
- Spoken and written fluency in French and/or Spanish highly desirable; knowledge of another UN official language an asset
The application package containing the following (to be uploaded as one file):
- Online application with brief description of why the Offer considers her/himself the most suitable for the assignment; and
- Personal CV, indicating all past experience from similar projects and specifying the relevant assignment period (from/to), as well as the email and telephone contacts of at least three (3) professional references.
- A written and visual/video portfolio or link to portfolio website
- Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
- Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
- Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
- Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
- Work life harmonization – UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
- For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
- The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.
Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
- Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
- Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
- Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
- Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
- Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
- Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
- Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.
Contract type: ICA
Contract level: ICA-1
Contract duration: Open end contract
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Background Information – Small Grants Cluster
Grants Management Services
UNOPS executes the UNDP-implemented Small Grants Programme though the Small Grants Cluster. Funded by the Global Environment Facility, the Small Grants Programme efficiently channels direct grants to non-governmental and community-based organizations to help them cope with climate change; conserve biodiversity; protect international waters; reduce the impact of Persistent Organic Pollutants; and prevent land degradation. Helping communities with their initiatives for sustainable livelihoods while generating global environmental benefits is the core inspiration of the Small Grants Programme.
Background Information – UNOPS
- UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.
- UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.
Working with us
- UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.
With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.
Work life harmonization
UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.