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Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
Grade: Junior level, IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement
Communication and Public Information
Closing Date: 2019-08-13
Background Information Job-specific
In 2020, the UN Global Compact will mark the 20th anniversary of its founding. In recognition of the important progress made in the corporate sustainability space over the past two decades, a comprehensive communications campaign will be developed throughout the remainder of this year, in preparation for a year-long awareness and advocacy campaign beginning next January. There are simultaneously plans to develop and convene strategic events in the lead up to the next Leaders Summit in June 2020 the UN Global Compact s largest flagship convening, which intends to bring together over 1,000 sustainability professionals from around the world.
The Consultant will report to the project manager to develop and enhance corporate communications.
The UN Global Compact Office ( GCO ) has developed a new events strategy to better position itself as the UN s front door for business engagement and the world s largest corporate sustainability initiative, including by providing enhanced support to its more than 70 Local Networks around the world. The events strategy seeks to: (1) strengthen GCO s flagship event offerings during the UN General Assembly, (2) position itself at the 20th Anniversary of the UN Global Compact and (3) ensure its programmatic and flagship events continue to advance its thematic priorities of human rights (gender), finance and climate. The Communications Analyst will be supporting the preparation of corporate communications for key UN Global Compact flagship events, specifically:
Delivery and Performance:
Monitoring and Progress Controls
CompetenciesTreats 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, level and duration
Contract type: International ICA Contract level: IICA-1 / ICSC 9
Contract duration: Ongoing ICA Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
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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.
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.
Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC)
Based in New York, the Sustainable Development Cluster (SDC) supports diverse partners with their peacebuilding, humanitarian and development operations.
The SDC s services include grants management, development and special initiatives support, and technology support to the UN and UN agencies.
The SDC is part of the New York Service Cluster that supports the United Nations Secretariat, as well as a broadening community of other New York-based United Nations organizations, bilateral and multilateral partners in the delivery of UNOPS mandate in project management, infrastructure management, and procurement management.
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