Strategic Communications Consultant

UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs

Results of Service

1. Communications supplies on how the Funds advance the next thematic and programmatic areas are produced and disseminated internally and externally: accountability to affected populations, humanitarian entry, localization, response to gender-based violence, promotion of gender equality, incapacity inclusion, centrality of safety, local weather motion, use of cash-based and voucher help, Humanitarian-Improvement-(Peace) Nexus, and complementarity between the OCHA-managed Pooled Funds, in addition to with different funding sources. 2. Templates and first variations of a collection of communication merchandise. This could embody the design of (i) a joint ‘OCHA pooled funds: a yr in evaluate’ abstract, (ii) a revised template for the OCHA pooled fund publication, developed in collaboration with DRS/DVU, (iii) materials to distribute in an e mail marketing campaign on the pooled funds and up to date e mail distribution checklist (directed at Member States, donor authorities businesses, recipient authorities businesses, UN businesses, and many others.), and (iv) infographics and different visuals to help. 3. Communications materials on new initiatives. This could embody backgrounders on the Regionally Hosted Pooled Fund and the position of OCHA-managed pooled funds within the local weather financing house. This will likely contain help to the preparation of communications supplies for the 2023 UN Local weather Change Convention (COP28), annual CERF Excessive-level Pledging Occasion (December), and the OCHA Pooled Funds’ annual reviews launch (Could). This work will likely be undertaken in coordination with DRS (together with DVU) and ERPS. 4. Briefing papers and communications materials translated into French, Spanish and Arabic and different UN languages as acceptable with the help of exterior translation businesses, editors and proofreaders. 5. Inputs right into a communications technique for the pooled funds concentrating on worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, authorities businesses, and different related stakeholders are supplied.

Work Location

New York

Anticipated length


Duties and Tasks

In shut collaboration with the Strategic Communications Department, Donor Relations Part, and the Donor Visibility Unit, and in step with the OCHA Communications Technique and OCHA Branding Tips, to: Content material manufacturing: • Produce or oversee the manufacturing of a collection of communications merchandise –briefs, snapshots, funding updates, presentation slides, FAQs, factsheets, and different content material – that may translate the outcomes of research/reviews and may impactfully convey necessary info for Member States, stakeholders, humanitarian companions, and IFIs. • Develop templates for a collection of communications merchandise – briefs, snapshots, funding updates and different content material – that may be repeatedly produced and up to date on the headquarters stage. • Produce prime quality e mail marketing campaign supplies and infographics (as outlined within the deliverables part under) which are geared in direction of authorities businesses (each in donor and recipient nations), worldwide authorities and non-governmental organizations, UN-managed and different Funds, in addition to IFIs. Guarantee these may function templates that may then be revised/up to date sooner or later. • Take into account the doable evaluate of the OCHA-managed pooled funds publication, and whether or not to revamp its format and content material whereas increasing subscribers. • Handle translations of key communications supplies to UN official languages, the place required. Engagement: • Help the coordination of communications and public relations actions with the Strategic Communications Department (SCB), the Donor Relations Part (DRS), the Donor Visibility Unit (DVU) and the Exterior Relations and Partnerships Part (ERPS). • Liaise repeatedly with inner and exterior companions to cross-promote PFMB communication and data merchandise. • Present recommendation on a doable communications technique for PFMB concentrating on worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, authorities businesses, and different related stakeholders that helps greatest place OCHA-managed pooled funds as catalytic, strategic and modern humanitarian financing mechanisms that ship affect in folks’s lives.

{Qualifications}/particular expertise

Superior college diploma (Grasp’s or equal) in communications, journalism, advertising or different associated subject or different related subject. A primary-level college diploma together with two (2) extra years of qualifying expertise could also be accepted in lieu of the superior college diploma. Not less than 5 years of progressively accountable expertise in communications, journalism, worldwide relations, public administration or associated subject is required. Expertise in communications and outreach for a world group or non-profit group is required. Expertise in a humanitarian context inside the UN frequent system or different comparable worldwide group is fascinating. Familiarity with the UN Secretariat and its company communication actions and constructions is fascinating.


Fluency in English is a requirement and fluency in French is fascinating.

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