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 set 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 listing (directed at Member States, donor authorities companies, recipient authorities companies, UN companies, and many others.), and (iv) infographics and different visuals to assist. 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 area. This will contain assist 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 stories 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 assist of exterior translation companies, editors and proofreaders. 5. Inputs right into a communications technique for the pooled funds concentrating on worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, authorities companies, and different related stakeholders are supplied.

Work Location

New York

Anticipated period


Duties and Obligations

In shut collaboration with the Strategic Communications Department, Donor Relations Part, and the Donor Visibility Unit, and consistent with the OCHA Communications Technique and OCHA Branding Tips, to: Content material manufacturing: • Produce or oversee the manufacturing of a set of communications merchandise –briefs, snapshots, funding updates, presentation slides, FAQs, factsheets, and different content material – that may translate the outcomes of research/stories and may impactfully convey necessary info for Member States, stakeholders, humanitarian companions, and IFIs. • Develop templates for a set of communications merchandise – briefs, snapshots, funding updates and different content material – that may be repeatedly produced and up to date on the headquarters degree. • Produce top quality e-mail marketing campaign supplies and infographics (as outlined within the deliverables part beneath) which can be geared in direction of authorities companies (each in donor and recipient nations), worldwide authorities and non-governmental organizations, UN-managed and different Funds, in addition to IFIs. Guarantee these can even function templates that may then be revised/up to date sooner or later. • Think about the potential evaluate of the OCHA-managed pooled funds publication, and whether or not to revamp its structure 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 inside and exterior companions to cross-promote PFMB communication and knowledge merchandise. • Present recommendation on a potential communications technique for PFMB concentrating on worldwide governmental and non-governmental organizations, authorities companies, and different related stakeholders that helps greatest place OCHA-managed pooled funds as catalytic, strategic and revolutionary humanitarian financing mechanisms that ship affect in folks’s lives.

{Qualifications}/particular expertise

Superior college diploma (Grasp’s or equal) in communications, journalism, advertising and marketing or different associated area or different related area. A primary-level college diploma together with two (2) further 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 area 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 buildings is fascinating.


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

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