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Consultant on Online Branding and Events Support

Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Home Based - May require travel (Home Based)
  • Grade: IICA-1, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Conference Services
    • Marketing (Digital, Advertisement, Brand, Promotion)
  • Closing Date: 2021-07-26

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Background Information - Job-specific

The Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement is a global effort to eliminate malnutrition, based on the principle
that everyone has a right to food and good nutrition. The Movement’s vision is to, by 2030, ensure a world free
from malnutrition in all its forms. 

Led by governments and supported by organizations and individuals – collective action ensures every child,
adolescent, mother and family can realize their right to food and nutrition, reach their full potential and shape
sustainable and prosperous societies. The ‘SUN approach’ encourages all supporters of the Movement to
leave ‘egos and logos’ behind, to align efforts and work together to support SUN countries’ national plans to
scale up nutrition, during the first 1,000 days – from a mother’s pregnancy to her child’s second birthday.
2020 marked the last year of the SUN Movement’s Strategy and Roadmap (2016-2020). Following wide
consultation across the Scaling up Nutrition (SUN) Movement, a new Strategy (2021-2025) was agreed by the SUN Movement Lead Group at their annual meeting, held 7 December 2020.

The Strategy puts emphasis on impact on nutrition at the country level and country leadership in addressing
all forms of malnutrition. This includes supporting nutrition-specific and nutrition-sensitive actions through
strengthened food, health and social protection systems, and with a focus on youth, gender equality and socioeconomic equity. Country leadership and country priorities need to be at the centre of the Movement’s work.

Countries will determine the institutional system for nutrition coordination that is right for their contexts and
provide political and technical leadership for action. The global system needs to gear up and align behind what countries wish to see happen. As part of these efforts, the Strategy aims to contribute towards achieving the goals of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.

Functional Responsibilities

The main objective under this consultancy is to:

  • Support the SUN Movement Secretariat and Networks (Global Support System) to achieve SUN 3.0 objectives, through activities including but not limited to the following: strengthened liaison among GSS (Global Support System) members on roll out of next phase of the Movement including the delivery of discrete (normally online) products.
Under the overall guidance and supervision of the Coordinator Communications and Advocacy Team, the consultant is expected to provide short term support on the following:

Overseeing and managing relationship with currently contracted design and printing companies. 

● This will include planning the work ahead, monitor quality of the deliverables, review invoices and
provide clearance for payment, together with the facilitation team).

Supporting the delivery of the SUN 3.0 Joint-Assessment to all 63 SUN Movement countries. This includes:

● Overseeing relationship with design company on related reporting platform and roll out, including
preparation of a detailed concept note for the development of an online reporting platform for external
suppliers, and with agreement of SUN Movement Secretariat teams.

Supporting the SUN Movement roll out its third phase. This includes:
  • Supporting SUN Movement Secretariat teams (again via interaction with the design company) for regional or country-based SUN 3.0 launch events, through development of branded products and social media assets, as relevant.
  • Oversee limited overhaul of website
  • Put relevant information on the website as tasked.
Supporting the annual SUN Movement Lead Group meeting ·

● This will include working with the facilitation team on the actual organization of the event (defining
needs, participate in procurement evaluation panels, oversee contractual relations with suppliers,
review deliverables etc) 
  • Overseeing creation of user-friendly and SUN-branded background material and communication pieces.
  • Overseeing in general social media outreach on behalf of the SUN Movement Secretariat including for the Pooled Fund.
  • Overseeing production of a regular newsletter.
  • Overseeing production of newsletters and social media outreach for specific events including for the Pooled Fund.
  • Drafting and editing success stories (12x) reflecting countries and networks work at national/regional level. 
  • A clear work plan will be developed at the beginning of the assignment to allocate days for each expected activity / deliverable.


A Master’s degree is required, preferably in communications/journalism and/or a related field is required. A
bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be considered in lieu of the
master’s degree.


  • Minimum 2 years of progressively professional experience in working with international organizations, global partnerships, movements or foundations in a collaborative process in the field of communications related to the above- mentioned deliverables is required.
  • Experience of managing relationships with design/website/printing companies desirable
  • Experience related to nutrition, health, food systems and multi-sectoral action and programming is
  • valuable. 
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across one or more dispersed and diverse teams is desirable.
  • Demonstrated ability to speak and write clearly and effectively by tailoring language, tone, style, and format to match the audience is required. 
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and Adobe Acrobat Reader is required.


Fluency in written and spoken English is required.
Knowledge of another UN language (preferably French or Spanish) is highly desired.


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.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

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  2. Contract level -  ICS9 equivalent I-ICA1 or L-ICA9.  The contract will be issued according to the candidate's home-base either as an international ICA or a Local ICA.
  3. Contract duration Short-term ICA – until 31 December 2021
For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link: 

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
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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.

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