Thinking of a Career in Emergency Management?
- BY Nicole Pelette
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
The UN Secretary-General established the UN SDG Action Campaign to inspire people and organizations from all backgrounds and every part of the world to take actions to achieve the SDGs, while holding decision-makers to account for progress society-wide. Ultimately, the Campaign’s goal is to channel the power of people, through growing SDG networks, to understand, commit to and act on the Goals –and inspire others to do the same. At a moment of acute crisis in our world, the Campaign is seizing the opportunity of a turning point to rethink behavior, reorient policymaking and ramp up services critical for a just and sustainable recovery that takes our societies all the way to the SDGs.
The UN SDG Action Campaign is hosted and supported by the UNDP Executive Office and has a lean team with diverse skills based in Bonn (Germany). The Campaign operates in an agile, adaptable manner. It marshals rapid support for new initiatives as opportunities arise and provides partners with on-demand strategic creative services that inspire SDG action with an engaged community of activists and concerned individuals. The Campaign also serves as a creative lab for advocacy, a first mover for innovative and creative initiatives, such as the recent Global Hackathon, the Global Day for Hope and Solidarity, and the first-ever virtual SDG Action Zone during the high-level week of the UN General Assembly.
For priority constituencies, the Campaign develops tailored tools and strategies. It forges links to key decision-making moments at the local, national and global levels, including the High-Level Political Forum, the UN General Assembly, and follow-up meetings tracking international conventions and treaties.
The COVID-19 pandemic has compelled the UN SDG Action Campaign to thoroughly revise and recalibrate its strategy and programme for the year 2021 and beyond. This has notably affected the communication and outreach strategy as more formerly in-person events and campaigns will now mainly be hosted digitally on new platforms and promoted through different multimedia channels.
In order to effectively deliver on the above, the UN SDG Action Campaign is seeking to recruit a Communications Specialist reporting to the Global Director to support the development and implementation of the UN SDG Action Campaign communications strategy to enhance visibility and position the UN SDG Action Campaign through media-related activities, public mobilization campaigns, policy-focused advocacy with key stakeholders and influencers.
The Communications Specialist is expected to work closely with the Head of Communications and Content Creators to ensure effective and creative communications across platforms, initiatives and projects to drive engagement, and develop a strong community for the SDG Action Campaign.
Duties and Responsibilities
Develop and implement a comprehensive communications strategy
Develop and implement the digital community engagement strategy
Manage and mentor communications consultants
Required Skills and Experience