United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Communications Specialist

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations. Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Head, Ecosystem Services Economics Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Communications Specialist will:
  1. Develop regular TEEB website updates (for country webpages, homepage slides, events pages and media pages among others)

  2. Develop and liaise with partners to contribute high-quality content for social media, blog articles and TEEBrief newsletter

  3. Communications and advocacy materials e.g. brochures, banners including human-interest stories.

  4. Prepare inputs for the Branch and Divisional newsletter as well as preparing materials and gathering contents for donor updates.

  5. Reach out to and liaise with media/journal outlets in partner countries to arrange news stories and press releases.

  6. Reach out to and liaise with UNEP communications and media team to ensure coherence and share stories.

  7. Supporting the launch and publication of significant TEEB portfolio Reports - this will range from liaising with the publication secretariat and communication division from the design and outreach of the report.

  8. Provide support to the team when preparing presentations and posters in conferences

  9. Support the development of infographics and visual identity for the publications

  10. Develop communications toolkit for operational guidelines

  11. Work with web consultant to produce promotional videos for TEEB and TEEBAgriFood

  12. Work together and oversee the work from communications and outreach intern/s.

Master degree or equivalent Advanced university degree (Master's degree or equivalent) in environmental sciences, political sciences, communication or related areas. A first university degree with a combination of 5 years professional and academic qualifications may be accepted in lieu of the advanced degree 48 Months A minimum of 4 years of progressively responsible experience in communication, preferably working on communicating biodiversity and/or economics. Qualifying years of experience are calculated following the receipt of the first level university degree recognized by the United Nations.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

Other communications related experience No Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
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