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  • Communications Analyst
  • Communications Analyst

    Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services

    Grade: Junior level, IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement

    Occupational Groups:

    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.

    Functional Responsibilities

    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:

  • Leaders Summit: Celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the UN Global Compact (June 2020, New York)
  • SDG Business Forum, in the context of the SDG Summit during UN General Assembly Week (September 2019, New York)
  • UN Private Sector Forum, in the context of the Secretary-General s Climate Summit during UN General Assembly Week (September 2019, New York)
  • Stakeholder Management:

  • Provide support to identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships to support communication efforts, and maintain strong working relationships with these stakeholder groups; develop and foster at least five new strategic communications partnerships with external organizations/stakeholders.
  • In coordination with the project manager, advise the client on issues that may impact the achievement of their outcomes (including issues of sustainability and post project requirements such as maintenance).
  • Delivery and Performance:

  • Enhance corporate communications for both external and internal purposes to best present the initiative s work and impact, including: speeches, talking points, global promotion initiatives, letters, briefings and website content; streamline office-wide approach to corporate communications to better reflect the CEO & Executive Director s voice and priorities; ensure the timely drafting and/or review of a minimum of five pieces of corporate communications work per week.
  • Assist in developing communications materials and related resources used to drive interest in flagship strategic events, including: the UN Global Compact Leaders Summit, the SDG Business Forum during the High-level Political Forum, and the UN Private Sector Forum during the SG s Climate Summit; ensure all key strategic events present a consistent narrative, linked closely with GCO s programmatic priorities, tools and resources, as well as its broader 2020 Global Strategy and value proposition; oversee the implementation of strategic events communications campaigns that are closely coordinated with the broader GCO communications timeline; consistently roll-out all communications projects on time as scheduled (in line with a six month advance planning cycle for all flagship events); secure a quantifiable increase in the communications impact of all flagship events, as measured against a set of standard KPIs laid out for each event.
  • Support in the development and implementation of more comprehensive communications strategies for who to engage with and how to communicate with each of these groups, with a specific view to better streamline and scale the initiative s communications impact; routinely participate as the GCO focal point in at least three communications coordination groups, leveraging the positioning of the Compact as a core strategic partner.
  • Procedures:

  • Provide substantive inputs to assist the Project Manager in the preparation of project reports and documents, ensure compliance with contractual obligations and UNOPS policies, processes and procedures.
  • Maintain records of project files and other supporting documents.
  • Knowledge Management:

  • Participate in the relevant Communities of Practice
  • Contribute to expertise in tools and techniques.
  • Support the compilation of lessons learned as per defined reporting format.
  • Contribute to the dissemination and sharing of best practices and lessons learned for planning and knowledge building.
  • Monitoring and Progress Controls

  • Producing and publishing corporate communications on time as scheduled and meeting quality requirements.
  • Standard KPIs set for each communication event monitored and performance against KPIs reviewed.
  • Managing quality of service as agreed with partner.
  • Education/Experience/Language requirements


  • Advanced University Degree in International Management, Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences or a related field.
  • University Degree (bachelor s degree / first level) with a combination of 2 additional years of relevant professional experience in International Management, Business Administration, Communications, Journalism, Social Sciences or a related field may be accepted in lieu of the advance university degree.
  • Work Experience:

  • Minimum two (2) years of work experience related to corporate communications, business, management, event coordination, report writing, as well as experience with other written communications.
  • Previous work experience on corporate social responsibility is desirable.
  • Language:

  • Proficiency in English is essential (full command on both spoken and written). Knowledge of other UN official languages would be desirable.
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    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, 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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    Additional Considerations

  • 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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • 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.

    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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