Policy and Communications Analyst, Stockholm, Sweden

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Sweden

City: Stockholm

Office: UNDP Stockholm, Sweden

Closing date: Thursday, 28 April 2022

Job Identification : 3165

Locations : Stockholm, Sweden

Posting Date : 04/21/2022, 02:06 AM

Apply Before : 04/28/2022, 03:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : P2

Vacancy Type : Temporary

Practice Area : Management

Bureau : Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy

Contract Duration : 364 days

Education & Work Experience : Master’s Degree - 2 year(s) experience

Required Languages : English, Swedish

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Mobility required/no mobility

mobility required

Job Description


UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Partnership and Communications Specialist, the Policy and Communications Analyst contributes to designing and implementing of advocacy strategies towards key target audiences tightly linked to UNDP program priorities; positions the organization as a leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities; pursuing new, innovative partnerships with new development actors, providing analysis and insights on Swedish development policy and other policy areas and supports overall resource mobilization and partnership efforts.

The Policy and Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with staff in the Nordic Representation Office, HQ, and other UNDP teams, as well as staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, national and international media, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society, and other key stakeholders. The Policy and Communications Analyst may supervise support staff of the Unit.

Position Purpose:

The Policy and Communications Analyst will lead efforts on partnership building and strategic communication, including strategic outreach to key target audiences such as decision-makers and the private sector.

Duties and Responsibilities

Contribute to the formulation and implementation of advocacy strategies towards key target audiences

Conduct communications needs assessments towards key target audiences, including decision-makers and the private sector

Contribute with briefing material for key events, missions, and meetings

Design advocacy strategies and projects

Coordinate, adapt and implement corporate strategies to engage key target audiences

Support, advise and contribute to Nordic advocacy and media strategies and plans towards key target audiences

Support resource mobilization and partnership efforts

Support the drafting of resource mobilization applications in order to secure external funding

Support partnership efforts with potential and existing donors as well as with other relevant actors

Support the coordination between UNDP and Government counterparts

Support communications outreach on results of key partnerships

Contribute to analysis and reporting

Contribute with timely and updated analyses of political trends affecting UNDP operations, including Swedish ODA policy

Author reports and other material to UNDP HQ

Support other UNDP Units with the latest intelligence on Swedish ODA policy and other relevant policy areas

Raise awareness and knowledge among key target audiences

Design and implement relevant learning opportunities for key target audiences, including decision-makers and the private sector

Coordinate briefings and learning opportunities for key target audiences

Coordinate annual study trips for decision-makers and other key target audiences

Facilitation of knowledge building and management

Contributes to the identification, documentation and drafting of best practices and lessons learned

Organization of training for staff as needed.

Supervisory/ Managerial Responsibilities:

The Policy and Communications Analyst may supervise support staff of the Unit.



Achieve Results:

Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively:

Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously

Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility

Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination

Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner

Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion

Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

People Management:

UNDP People Management Competencies can be found in the dedicated site.

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Advocacy strategy and implementation

Ability to create and implement advocacy strategies which lead to impactful change

Media Relations

Ability to develop media relations across all aspects of media work including relationships with media and preparing media materials such as messages

Resource Mobilization

Ability to identify funding sources, match funding needs (programmes/projects/initiatives) with funding opportunities, and establish a plan to meet funding requirements

Private Sector Engagement

Ability to identify, conduct outreach, and manage relationships with the private sector

Strategic Engagement

Ability to capture and sustain attention, interest and agreement of high-level, influential policy and decision makers and secure their buy-in of high-level vision and objectives

Public Relations

Ability to build and maintain an overall positive public image for the organisation its mandate and its brand, while ensuring that individual campaigns and other communications and advocacy initiatives are supported in reaching the public

Intergovernmental affairs

Knowledge of intergovernmental bodies (General Assembly, ECOSOC, UNDESA, etc.), including respective mandates, ways of working, and negotiation processes

Required Skills and Experience


Master’s degree in relevant field of international relations, development studies, social science, or related field


Minimum 2 years of work experience required in the field of communication and advocacy with excellent understanding of Sweden’s political landscape and multilateral ODA policy agenda

Professional editing and copywriting skills, including articles, reports, social media content, press releases, briefing notes

Proven ability to work on deadline

Proven ability to successfully secure funding for communications and advocacy projects from external partners and donors

Proven ability to plan, organize and implement high-level events and trainings, including international study trips

Ability to manage Sida funded communications and advocacy projects, including monitoring and evaluation and reporting is considered an asset

Language Requirement:

Fluency in English and Swedish is required

Fluency in another UN language is an asset


Important information for US Permanent Residents (‚Green Card‘ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

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