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Requisition ID



Duty Station

Professional and Higher

Type of job Posting
Internal and External

Employment Type

Minimum Annual salary
USD 94,194
Application deadline

Vacancy Announcement

Organizational Context

The United Nations Industrial Development Organization (UNIDO) is the specialized agency of the United Nations that promotes industrial development for poverty reduction, inclusive globalization and environmental sustainability.

The mission of UNIDO, as described in the Lima Declaration adopted at the fifteenth session of the UNIDO General Conference in 2013 as well as the Abu Dhabi Declaration adopted at the eighteenth session of UNIDO General Conference in 2019, is to promote and accelerate inclusive and sustainable industrial development (ISID) in Member States.

The relevance of ISID as an integrated approach to all three pillars of sustainable development is recognized by the... 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the related Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which will frame United Nations and country efforts towards sustainable development.

UNIDO's mandate is fully recognized in SDG-9, which calls to "Build resilient infrastructure, promote inclusive and sustainable industrialization and foster innovation".
The relevance of ISID, however, applies in greater or lesser extent to all SDGs.

Accordingly, the Organization's programmatic focus is structured in four strategic priorities:
Creating shared prosperity; Advancing economic competitiveness; Safeguarding the environment; and Strengthening knowledge and institutions.

Each of these programmatic fields of activity contains a number of individual programmes, which are implemented in a holistic manner to achieve effective outcomes and impacts through UNIDO's four enabling functions: (i) technical cooperation; (ii) analytical and research functions and policy advisory services; (iii) normative functions and standards and quality-related activities; and (iv) convening and partnerships for knowledge transfer, networking and industrial cooperation.
Such core functions are carried out in Departments/Offices in its Headquarters, Regional Offices and Hubs and Country Offices.

The position is located under the Communications, Speeches and Innovation Lab (ODG/CSI) to promote and strategically position the Organization and the interventions of the Director General in the global development context.

ODG/CSI ensures a coherent and structured approach to communication, covering the engagement of UNIDO in technical cooperation and other activities in sustainable industrial development.

This includes the creation, development, implementation and management of communications initiatives designed to ensure consistent messaging and branding of UNIDO vis-à-vis its mandate.
ODG/CSI develops and implements UNIDO's global communication strategy, working and engaging with relevant media partners, stakeholders and communication platforms.

The Communications Officer works under the direct supervision of the Chief of ODG/CSI and in close collaboration with colleagues to support the mandate of the Office.

The Communications Officer is expected to deliver: (a) work that contains in-depth analyses contributing to results achieved by the Office; (b) in creating an enabling environment for team work which is catalytic to achieving results; (c) in building relationships which contributes to partnerships resulting in strategic collaborations and (d) in achieving results within a professional team.
The UNIDO Staff Performance Management System reinforces the collaboration within formal units as well as among cross-functional teams.

In this context, the incumbent collaborates with his/her team and colleagues, in the country as well as in the region and in headquarters.

Main Responsibilities
As a team-leader of member, whether on a divisional, cross-functional or cross sectoral level, the incumbent shall carry out the following activities to achieve the results of ODG/CSI:

Programme Development:

Develop and formulate actions following media monitoring of industrial development issues and analysis of the various social media and communication data platforms.

; developing and implementing effective communications campaigns, including preparing the relevant communication materials, media tools, advocacy and related communication actions led by the Office.
Draft and design press releases, news articles, newsletters, website entries and other long-form articles will be required.

Programme Implementation:

Formulate the corporate communication strategy for approval and design tools, including preparation of guidelines, outreach and advocacy for the UNIDO Goodwill Ambassadors Programme and the corporate design manual (CDM), ensuring that all communications and advocacy products are consistent with the CDM.
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