Multimedia Specialist, Media Communications Branch, Division of Communications & Strategic Partnerships (DCS), New York, P-4

Level: P-4
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 29 July 2020 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York
Job ID: 31603

The Position:

The post is located in the Media and Communications Branch (MCB), Division of Communications and Strategic Partnerships (DCS) and reports to the Senior 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 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:

A strong visual storyteller, the multimedia specialist will be a highly creative individual with vision, project management and hands-on video production skills. A key objective will be to create engaging multimedia content that touches hearts and minds and helps build UNFPA’s brand visibility and relevance with new audiences and the general public. Seeking a highly creative, well-rounded individual who can generate great ideas and follow them through to completion, often on restricted budgets. Must be a team player who will contribute to broader communications goals and projects.


Qualifications and Experience


Advanced university degree is required in Communications, Journalism, Public Information, Public Relations, Marketing/Branding and Social Sciences or a related field(s).

Knowledge and Experience: 

● 7 years of progressively responsible relevant professional experience at national and international level.

● Proven ability to create effective, engaging communications products and campaigns to promote an organization like UNFPA to a general audience

● Proven track record in video and animation production, from concept to final product. Ability to shoot and edit.

● Visual communication skills that extend beyond video to other communications products (e.g design, animation, infographics, exhibitions,..)

● Strong written and verbal communications skills in English.

● Knowledge of content creation and digital marketing, of public relations tools and techniques.

● Strong project management skills.

● Self-starter, proactive, passion for the issues. Team leader and team builder.


● Experience in direct advertising/marketing, public relations, public information, and digital marketing experience would be a clear advantage.

● Knowledge of social media best practices, optimizing content for social and driving online engagement

● Experience dealing with issues such as gender equality, family planning, maternal health, gender based violence


Fluency in English required, and knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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