Communications consultant for UN City

16 dec 2013

Background
Under the guidance and direct supervision of UN City Public Diplomacy and Communications Advisor, the communications consultant supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN City with partners, the media and the public. 
The communication consultant works in close collaboration with Common Services, the UN City Interagency Communications Group,  staff of all UN agencies, the Danish Ministry of Foreign Affairs, government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors, educational institutions and civil society. The communication consultant may supervise support staff of the UN City Public Diplomacy and Communications Office.

Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
•    Assist in implementing the UN City strategic communication plan with special focus on the UN City digital dialogue with external audiences, focusing on achievement on the following results:
o    Support to increased awareness of UN City mandate and goals through dissemination of information, organization of public events;
o    In coordination with supervisor development and preparation of materials for marketing and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press releases ;
o    Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events;
o    Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention. Maintenance of information database and photo library;
o    Research and retrieval of  data from internal and external sources;
o    Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, Culture Night, etc). 
•    Expansion, content management, development and editing of the UN City web site (UN.DK)
•    Support the implementation of redesign and architecture of the UN City web site
•    Support the development of and maintain a digital UN City design manual
•    Develop and implement a UN City social media strategy
•    Assist in the planning and set-up  of a digital visitors center on the UN City website
•    Production of tour packages, lectures, folders and other materials for UN City focusing on the achievement on the following results:
o    Suggestions, inputs, content development, coordination of production and dissemination of press releases , publications, articles and sharing of UN City/One UN knowledge and successes.
•    Support the production of guidelines regarding UN City exhibitions and events
•    Help facilitate UN City inter-agency communication projects
•    Assist in organizing events that promote the work of the UN in Denmark
•    Help maintain a good working relationship with internal and external stakeholders

Competencies
Functional Competencies:   
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Support the preparation of information for advocacy
•    Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
•    Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society and other stakeholders for UN City advocacy efforts
 
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining information and databases
•    Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
•    Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
•    Documents innovative strategies and new approaches

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures
•    Understands the main processes and methods of work to the position
•    Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks
•    Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning
•    Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments
 
Creating Visibility for UN City/Supporting UN City’s Capacity to Advocate
Research and information gathering
•    Disseminate information and materials on UN organizations’ development/humanitarian activities
•    Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities

Global Leadership and Advocacy for One UN
Research and analysis
•    Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UN goals for a variety of audiences

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise
Research and provision of information
•    Responds positively to new approaches

Client Orientation
Maintains effective client relationships
•    Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
•    Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines
•    Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
•    Responds to client needs promptly

Core Competencies:
•    Strategic communication planning;
•    Media, digital communication and social media;
•    Development cooperation, UN in general and UN in Denmark specifically;
Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment;
•    Self-development, initiative-taking;
•    Acting as a team player and facilitating team work;
•    Learning and sharing knowledge and encouraging the learning of others;
•    Informed and transparent decision making.
•    Managing conflict
Required Skills and Experience
Education:
•    University degree
Experience:
•    6 years of relevant communications experience
•    Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.)
•    Experience in handling of web-based management systems, CMS
•    Experience in graphic design/photo
•    Experience working in a multi-cultural environment with multiple stakeholders
Language Requirements:
•    Fluency in English and Danish, Swedish or Norwegian

Please send your application to eva.egesborg@one.un.org by December 28th