Communications Consultant, New York, United States

Organization: United Nations Environment Programme

Country: United States

City: New York, USA

Office: UNEP New York, USA

Closing date: Thursday, 11 February 2021

Posting Title: Communications Consultant

Department/Office: United Nations Environment Programme

Duty Station: NEW YORK

Posting Period: 05 February 2021 - 11 February 2021

Job Opening Number: 21-United Nations Environment Programme-149519-Consultant

United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity

Result of Service

1. Fact sheets, messages, posters, photos, media advisories and press releases etc., social media cards and messaging, and media monitoring. Ensure materials are uploaded on NY Office website

2. Images, infographics, graphics

3. Digital communication strategy

4. Newsletter

5. Daily curation and organization of social media and weekly reports

6. Updated email list for media, UN Missions, Second Committee

7. Updated website and intranet

Work Location

New York

Expected duration

08 February 2021 - 07 August 2021

Duties and

Responsibilities

The United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) is the United Nations systems designated entity for addressing environmental issues at the global and regional level. Its mandate is to coordinate the development of environmental policy consensus by keeping the global environment under review and bringing emerging issues to the attention of governments and the international community for action.

Communication lies at the heart of UNEP’s mandate and effective communication is an integral part of the strategic management of the organization. This consultancy is required to strengthen our role in communicating UNEP’s core messages, campaigns, raising environmental awareness and enhancing the profile of UNEP with Member States, UN agencies, stakeholders and partners in UN Headquarters. This post is located in the UN Environment New York Office.

RESPONSIBILITIES OF CONSULTANT

The Consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Information Officer and will perform the following key roles:

Support strategic online communications planning and processes that contribute to UN Environment’s mission and work to increase visibility of the organization and raise public awareness

Support the management of UN Environment New York Office online presence on social media, including regular updates and campaigns

Monitor and analyse online conversations around priority and emerging environmental issues and identify opportunities for UN Environment New York Office to engage in these conversations

Explore avenues to collaborate on popular digital platforms

Tags digital communications editor environmental policy information officer journalism media monitoring online communications press releases

Prepare analytic reports on a regular and ad-hoc basis that synthesize digital impact and suggest adjustments of outreach initiatives based on data

Produce and support the production of communication products and materials like infographics, videos, etc.

Assist in the collect information and preparation of content for the webpage

Analyse complex information, including statistics, qualitative and quantitative data and technical reports and publications to extract key messages and present them in visual form, including images and infographics for UNHQ audiences

Contribute to visual and digital communications, including photo gathering and editing, graphic creation and presentation, and other multi-media editing, including video and audio;
Assist in the organization of events

Ensure UN Environment branding standards are applied consistently across all communication platforms

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: Advanced University degree in Journalism is required. A first level University degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the Advanced University degree.

Experience: A minimum of ten years demonstrated experience in communication and editorial work is required;
Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this post, fluency in oral and written English is required.

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS‘ BANK ACCOUNTS.