Communications Assistant - G5, FTA - Copenhagen, Denmark
(*) No expectancy of renewal in accordance with UN Staff Regulation 4.5
The UNFPA Nordic Office works to maintain and strengthen relations with key external
partners including governments, parliaments, NGOs, academia, the private sector, and
media in the Nordic countries.
As a member of an efficient, ambitious small team, you will take active part in preparing and
executing communication and visibility events and reach out to media to strengthen
UNFPAs voice in the Nordic region. You will also execute in a well-organized way
administrative tasks related to the daily running the office.
You will report directly to the Chief of Nordic Office.
How you can make a difference:
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every
childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled. UNFPA's new strategic plan
(2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths;
end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.
In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff,
who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them
courageously and with full conviction.
UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained
results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources
entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.
The Nordic countries continue to be among the strongest supporters of ensuring sexual and
reproductive health and rights in both development and humanitarian contexts and the
Nordic countries provide substantial financial and political support to the work of UNFPA.
Your job is to use your creative skills when communicating data and human-interest stories
to the Nordic partners about the tangible results generated in the more than 150 countries
where UNFPA work - and to highlight where support is still needed.
Main Tasks & Responsibilities
You would be responsible for:
- Draft and pitch articles for Nordic news outlets on issues related to UNFPA mandate;
- Collect and analyze data and information for background paper and briefing notes;
- Prepare and send out periodic newsletters to alert audiences on new material and make presentations on UNFPA mandate;
- Manage and further strengthen social media accounts;
- Develop and execute advocacy events, seminars and campaigns in the Nordic countries such as the launch of the State of World Population report, photo exhibitions, and relevant UN days.
- Developing and maintaining partnerships
- Manage the Nordic Internship program in UNFPA country offices with Nordic academic institutions.
- Prepare invitations, flyers, etc. in InDesign in relation with campaigns and conferences;
- Identify opportunities for innovation that improve the running of the office when performing administrative tasks; including filing, travel claims, use of finance systems (UNFPA finance system);
- Provide logistical support for instance in relation to high-level visits to the region.
Carry out any other duties as may be required by UNFPA leadership.
Qualifications and Experience
Knowledge and Experience:
Fluency in English and in one of the Nordic languages is required. Knowledge of other official UN languages, preferably French and/or Spanish, is desirable
HOW TO APPLY
Applications in English should be submitted no later than 16 October 2019 at 24:00 (Copenhagen time) via the link to UNFPA e-recruit system:
Please note that the link may only work in Internet Explore. If you face any problems with your application, kindly let us know through the e-mail .
Evaluation of qualified candidates for this position may include a written test or other assessment methodologies followed by a competency-based interview.
UNFPA Work Environment
UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
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