Stakeholder Engagement Specialist, Media and Communications Branch, (MCB), Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS), New York, United States

UNFPA - United Nations Population Fund

UNFPA New York

Job Identification : 7573

Locations : New York, United States

Posting Date : 12/15/2022, 08:52 PM

Apply Before : 01/20/2023, 04:59 AM

Job Schedule : Full time

Grade : P4

Vacancy Type : Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational : Non-Rotational

Contract Duration : 1 Year with Possibility for extension

Education and Work Experience : Master’s Degree – 7 year(s) experience

Vacancy Timeline : 4 Weeks

Job Category : Communications

Job Description

The Position This position is located within the Media and Communications Branch, Division of Communication and Strategic Partnerships (DCS) and reports to the Content and Editorial Advisor.

How You Can Make a Difference: UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s strategic plan aims for three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices. In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who will defend sexual and reproductive health and rights with full conviction. UNFPA is seeking candidates who can help us deliver and raise visibility about our high-impact programmes, who are exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them, and who know how to promote the mission of an international organization and protect its reputation.

Job purpose: We are looking for a communications specialist who can play a lead role in engaging internal and external stakeholders, including UNFPA personnel, partners and technical audiences, by creating and managing compelling creative content and campaigns. The Stakeholder Engagement Specialist will collaborate with the broader team to drive our internal communications strategy, including content and events planning and management. The candidate will also lead communications outreach and projects such as events, exhibitions, and campaigns, targeting external stakeholders. You would be a good fit for this role if you know how to drive brand engagement across internal and external audiences with creative communications and are a strategic thinker with solid project management experience.

You would be responsible for: Strategy and planning

  • Develop and implement a global internal communications strategy, including policy framework and guidance, that aims to inform, engage and build brand loyalty at all levels of the organization, with a focus on the intranet as the primary outreach channel
  • Drive the planning and conception of a diverse array of brand engagement outreach and projects such as exhibitions, events, campaigns or other activities at major international conferences or moments
  • Manage junior staff, consultants and vendors Project management
  • Oversee the ongoing development, management and upgrade of the intranet, including technical and design upgrades involving external vendors
  • Coordinate and manage internal or external projects from start to finish, including scoping, timelines, budgets, vendors or internal contributors, reporting, etc.
  • Ensure compliance with budgetary and procurement guidelines Partnership and coordination
  • Collaborate with and advise colleagues and senior management on communications to internal and external stakeholders
  • Actively partner with teams within and outside of the Media and Communications Branch to ensure content is consistent and aligned with organizational messaging and priorities Content development
  • Craft messaging for campaigns or projects that is relevant to specific audiences and furthers the UNFPA brand
  • Develop, edit, oversee content as needed Monitoring and reporting
  • Regularly review and report on the success of internal communications and other communications projects and products

Other: Carry out other relevant duties assigned by the Chief of MCB.


Education: An advanced university degree in Communication, Journalism, the Humanities, Marketing, Social Sciences or equivalent. Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum of seven years of relevant professional work experience and increasing seniority in creating content in a fast-paced non-profit or commercial environment
  • Proven ability to build effective internal communications and engagement campaigns,
  • Demonstrated experience managing communications projects, creative campaigns and platforms, such as an intranet
  • Hands-on experience planning and organizing high-level events in coordination with partners and liaising with vendors
  • Highly organized, resourceful, detail-oriented and able to juggle competing priority deadlines and work well under tight deadlines and in a team
  • Excellent analytical skills and proven ability to solve problems creatively and independently
  • Excellent command of written English and flair for writing engaging communications

  • Experience working in a diverse, international context


  • Fluency in written and spoken English is required. Working knowledge of French, Spanish or other UN official language is an asset.

Required Competencies


  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships, Communicating for impact

Managerial Competencies:

  • Providing strategic focus
  • Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders
  • Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
  • Marking decisions and exercising judgment

Functional Competencies:

  • Leading internal communications
  • Creating visibility for the organization, using traditional and digital media.

Functional Skill Set:

  • Conceptualizing and developing creative campaigns or content with a view to driving engagement and building brand loyalty
  • Experience driving internal communications systems and content
  • Excellent project management skills

Compensation and Benefits This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus cost of living adjustment, rental subsidy, education grant, home leave, health insurance and other benefits as applicable.

Disclaimer UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline (link) In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

Tags: content development, editor, family planning, human rights, journalism, monitoring and reporting, procurement, project management, reproductive health, social sciences