Knowledge Management and Communications Specialist, Population and Development Branch, Technical Division, P-3

Level: P-3
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 21 October 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, NY
Job ID: 32827

The Position:

The purpose of this post is to support PDB’s global knowledge management and communication efforts, both within the organization and externally. The incumbent will develop and produce innovative multi-channel content to increase the visibility of the Branch’s work on population data, with a particular focus on geospatial population data. S/He will be the Branch’s liaison with the Media and Communications Branch and support the development of autonomous content for the Branch.

You will report directly to the Lead, GRID3 Project and the Branch Chief.

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 new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on 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 embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The post provides the Population and Development Branch with critical knowledge management support. S/he will support the development of the branch’s overall strategy for knowledge management and media-related outreach for its work on census, the Georeferenced Infrastructure and Demographic Data for Development (GRID3) project and Civil Registration and Vital Statistics.


Post-graduate University Degree in journalism, communication science, knowledge management or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

Expertise in knowledge management, communications and social media is required.  

5 years of increasingly responsible professional experience in leading and developing strategic approaches for all communications activities developing institutional communications plans

Proven experience in identifying and developing relationships with media partners, platforms and influencers that can contribute to the positioning of the branch

Proven organizational skills in complex, multi-national work environments adhering to key performance indicators

Excellent writing skills, and synthesizing research/policy reports for multiple audiences

Prior international work experience in knowledge management or media and communications


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

United States of America
Population : 331 mil
Fertility rate
Maternal Mortality Ratio
Contraceptives prevalence rate
Population aged 10-24
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 92%
Girls 93%