Partnership Communications Specialist with UNICEF Denmark, Copenhagen


UNICEF Copenhagen

Partnership Communications Specialist with UNICEF Denmark

At UNICEF Denmark, our partnerships with leading companies and foundations are growing in numbers and size. We are now looking for a partnership communications specialist who can help drive and develop communication and advocacy on a strategic level.

Who we are looking for:

We are looking for candidates with a solid background in strategic communication and a proven track record of managing global, multi-stakeholder communications activities. Our new communications colleague has a strategic approach and broad understanding of the field of communication and experiences from working in global contexts and across multiple geographies.

Ideally, you will have experience with strategic concept development of communications initiatives that helps position an organization or an issue with relevant audiences and are able to work in the mix between advocacy, communications, PR, and Public Affairs. At UNICEF, we have several specialists across various disciplines in the field of communication, advocacy, and content production, so for this role, we are looking for a candidate with strong competencies in strategic conceptualization and planning.

Finally, we are looking for a candidate who can demonstrate successful and impactful results from working in or with international organizations, companies, and contexts and a candidate who thrives in international multi-stakeholder organizational set-ups, where collaboration, negotiation, and diplomacy are key elements of successful partnership communication.

At UNICEF Denmark, we have a strong focus on collaboration, and a vital skill for this role is the ability to work as a link between departments and key focal points.

The position:

In UNICEF Denmark, we manage some of UNICEF’s most ambitious and impactful partnerships with companies and foundations who are globally engaged in support of UNICEF’s mandate and work for all children. As the Partnerships Communications Specialist, you will work closely with the external communications team as well as colleagues from the partnerships team to help develop and deliver impactful communications strategies and initiatives in support of the partnership’s objectives and goals. Communications play a key role in our partnerships, whether it is to generate visibility around the impact we create for children, to position UNICEF and its partners on global agendas, or to advance the implementation of activities and initiatives under the partnership.

As the Partnership Communications Specialist, you will work with colleagues in Denmark, UNICEF Country Offices, and at HQ in New York and Geneva. You will be part of the early-stage conceptualization of new communications initiatives and ideas, as well as support the execution of existing activities, events, and campaigns across multiple partnerships. You will play a vital role in ensuring that both UNICEF and our partners communicate in a way that is engaging and professional while reaching all relevant stakeholders.

The successful candidate is driven by working in support of UNICEF’s mandate and enjoys applying their expertise to advocate for and advance the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals and the Convention on the Rights of the Child.


Partnership communication

  • Strategic communication lead on global partnerships in close collaboration with UNICEF partnership managers, programme leads, communication specialists, and partners’ advocacy and communication teams.
  • Develop annual communication plans for efficient partnership communication at the global level, key moments at the regional level, and/or a key priority country activation.
  • Collaborate and influence across multi-stakeholder networks to coordinate and align communication ambitions and objectives with due diligence considerations.
  • Identify relevant communication platforms for the partnership and plan closely with communications stakeholders across UNICEF HQ on upcoming global events, campaigns, and other communication initiatives.
  • Initiate and coordinate regular press efforts and social media content to acknowledge partners’ contributions and showcase partnership programme achievements.

  • Ability and interest in developing an in-depth understanding of the key issue the partnership is addressing and developing issue-based communication and shaping advocacy with programme staff and experts; View to lead on the agenda together with the partner, all within UNICEF’s boundaries of independence.

Internal collaboration

  • Work closely with the Partnership Managers and with cross-cutting departments in UNICEF Denmark, UNICEF’s Private Fundraising and Partnerships division based in Geneva, and UNICEF’s country offices, regional offices, and headquarters in New York.
  • Collaborate closely with the External Communications unit in the Communications Department to ensure alignment and synergies of content production and media efforts.

Required Qualifications:

  • Experience with working in international organizations, preferably with UN experience or other global organizations or contexts.
  • A proven ability to effectively manage high-profile communications initiatives, and experience with successful advocacy campaigns, digital communications, and outreach to global and national Danish media.
  • Master’s Degree in Communications / Global Marketing / Journalism / Public Relations or related field
  • Experience in international communications, journalism, advocacy, public relations, or campaigns.
  • Languages: Fluent in English, with excellent writing skills.

Employment terms:

The position is based in Copenhagen, Denmark, and is on Danish terms.

If you have questions regarding the position, please feel free to contact the Head of External Communications, Maria Westh, phone: +45 5077 8664, email: [email protected]

Tags: digital communications, external communications, fundraising, journalism, public relations, strategic communication, sustainable development, sustainable development goals