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Communications and Advocacy Analyst – Climate and Security Risk, Home based, Remote
Closing date: Tuesday, 13 February 2024


Instructions to Applicants: Click on the ” Apply now” button. Input your information in the appropriate Sections: personal information, language proficiency, education, resume and motivation. Upon completion of the first page, please hit “submit application” tab at the end of the page. Please ensure that CV or P11 and the Cover letter are combined in one file.

The following documents shall be required from the applicants: Personal CV or P11, indicating all past positions held and their main underlying functions, their durations (month/year), the qualifications, as well as the contact details (email and telephone number) of the Candidate, and at least three (3) the most recent professional references of previous supervisors. References may also include peers.

A cover letter (maximum length: 1 page) indicating why the candidate considers him-/herself to be suitable for the position.

Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.

Office/Unit/Project Description

UNDP is the knowledge frontier organization for sustainable development in the UN Development System and serves as the integrator for collective action to realize the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). UNDP’s policy work carried out at HQ, Regional and Country Office levels, forms a contiguous spectrum of deep local knowledge to cutting-edge global perspectives and advocacy. In this context, UNDP invests in the Global Policy Network (GPN), a network of field-based and global technical expertise across a wide range of knowledge domains.

Within the GPN, the Crisis Bureau guides UNDP’s corporate crisis-related strategies and vision for crisis prevention, response and recovery. The Bureau has the responsibility for support to prevention, crisis response, resilience and recovery work under the auspices of UNDP’s Strategic Plan. Crisis Bureau staff provide global strategic advice to UNDP management and technical advice to regional hubs and Country Offices; advocate for UNDP corporate messages, represent UNDP at multi-stakeholder and engage in UN inter-agency coordination in specific thematic areas. As part of the Global Policy Network (GPN), the Crisis Bureau works in an integrated manner with UNDP’s Bureau for Policy and Programme Support (BPPS) ensuring that issues are fully integrated into UNDP’s development programmes.

The Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions (CPPRI) Team covers the following thematic/programming areas as part of the Global Policy Network (GPN):

 Conflict Prevention and Peacebuilding
 Climate Security
 Preventing Violent Extremism (PVE)
 Core government functions and local governance
Communications and Advocacy Analyst – Climate and Security Risk will work within the Climate Security Team and will contribute to the following areas of work: Duties and Responsibilities

 Lead the formulation and implementation of overall communications, outreach and advocacy strategies in on climate, peace and security, and support Country Offices on campaigns and other communications efforts;
 Supports development of messaging to advocate to different audiences, around key events and milestones in the year and builds and maintains a content calendar;
 Creates compelling content in multiple media formats with sharp messaging and eye-catching visual style for a variety of global and targeted audiences; including videos, blog posts, human stories, web articles, infographics;
 Provides advice on advocacy materials and coordinate launching flagship initiatives and publications at headquarters, Regional Hubs and Country Offices;
 Develops and implements social media content on climate, peace and security for UNDP channels on Twitter and LinkedIn;
 Contribute to outreach plans and promotional opportunities;
 Coordinates with other teams and team members and supports interns in communications, advocacy and social media outreach;
 Identifies and launches communications, knowledge management and advocacy opportunities, activities, approaches, and platforms and partners;
 Develops brochures, factsheets, stories from the field to inform media and general public at the country level;
 Contributes to Communities of Practice, including UN Community of Practice on Climate, Peace and Security;
 Regularly tracks and evaluates metrics of success and adapt strategies to grow audiences and improve outreach results over time;
 Prepares presentations, talking points, workshop reports and periodic updates as requested by senior management, Member States and other partners; 
 Manage sensitivities and risks related to strategic communication, coordinating with team leader and relevant colleagues to avoid reputational risks;
 Make sure information, produced products and relevant materials are properly organized and easily accessible to team members
Institutional Arrangement

The Contractor will report to the Team Leader – Climate and Security Risk of the Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions (CPPRI)/ UNDP Crisis Bureau and work closely with comms specialists in Crisis Bureau and Climate Hub



Achieve Results: LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline

Think Innovatively: LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements

Learn Continuously: LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback

Adapt with Agility: LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible

Act with Determination: LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident

Engage and Partner: LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships

Enable Diversity and Inclusion: LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination

Cross-Functional & Technical competencies

Thematic Area



Business Management


 Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
 Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels
2030 Agenda: Peace

Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and

Responsive Institutions

Conflict Analysis and conflict sensitivity

2030 Agenda: Peace

Conflict Prevention, Peacebuilding and Responsive Institutions

Sustaining Peace (including financing) peace building and transitions

Business Development

Knowledge Generation

Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need

Business Development

Knowledge Facilitation

Ability to animate individuals and communities of contributors to participate and share, particularly externally

Business Management


Ability to provide managers and key stakeholders with regular feedback on the consistency or discrepancy between planned and actual activities and programme performance and results

Business Management


 Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience
 Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels

Required Skills and Experience

Min. Education requirements

Master’s degree with 2 year of experience and/or bachelor’s degree with 4 years of experience in international relations, media/journalism, publishing, climate change, environment, security or related areas is required.

Min. years of relevant work experience

At least two years’ experience in journalism, communications and advocacy, multi-media materials (i.e. print, media/social media, video, graphics, web page designing), with UN, government, bilateral/multilateral organizations, and/or international NGOs is required.

Required skills

 Ability to communicate professionally, sensitively, effectively, and creatively across different constituencies;
 Excellent communications, presentations, networking, and advocacy skills are required;
 Experience in journalism, video production, graphic design, and photography is an advantage;
 Ability to be strategic, creative, proactive, and analytical is required;
 Good knowledge of web-based communications and knowledge management systems, digital tools, and innovative approaches is required
 Experience in the production of multimedia materials for social media platforms and social media outreach is required;
 Ability to work independently and/or as a team member is required.
Desired skills in addition to the competencies covered in the Competencies section

 Good knowledge of the media landscape, national and regional contexts is desirable;
 Experience in working at the United Nations, and international organizations is an advantage;
 Experience in communications and advocacy on climate, conflict prevention, peacebuilding, climate security is desirable.
Required Language(s)

 Excellent written and spoken English is required;
 Good knowledge of other official UN languages is an advantage.

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