Social Media Consultant

Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 5 March 2019 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: New York, USA

The incumbent will serve as community manager for our global social media accounts, creating and curating content that reflects communications priorities and speaks effectively to our target audiences.  

            Major Activities/Expected Results

  • Monitor and moderate comments on social media posts, intervening as appropriate to answer questions and guide the conversation.
  • Support the development of high-impact social media content, including graphics, videos and other multimedia formats that effectively inform and engage external audiences and supports media and advocacy campaigns.
  • Analyze social media metrics to gauge reach, engagement and other performance measures for social media posts, accounts and campaigns, help to inform results-based decision making and drive the effective use of resources.​​​​​​​

Job Requirements:

  • Masters degree in communications, media, international relations or a related field;
  • Minimum of 2 years professional experience in journalism, digital communications, marketing or public relations;
  • Experience as a social media manager, creating engaging content and growing follower base;
  • Excellent communication and editorial skills, high ethical standards;
  • Background in journalism, communications and/or advocacy;
  • Experience producing, editing and disseminating multimedia content for online audiences ideally for media outlets, international brands, political parties, NGOs, or other international institutions;
  • Experience using advanced tools for online publishing, including content management systems and social media authoring tools like SocialFlow, Hootsuite or TweetDeck;
  • Experience working in sensitive and fast-moving news, communications, advocacy and/or fundraising contexts;
  • Experience producing and interpreting web or social media analytics to inform strategies and work plans.
  • Strong editorial judgement, including ethical and political awareness;
  • Sophisticated understanding of multimedia content, including how it can best be produced, packaged, published and shared on social media;
  • Excellent command of English (written, oral, comprehension) and highly developed writing and editing skills;
  • Excellent computer skills (MS Office essential; Adobe Photoshop and/or Adobe Premiere Pro an asset). Familiarity with Slack and Trello an asset.

Requied competencies

            Values: 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


Applicants are required to submit a cover letter and CV by e-mail to, by 5 March 2019 with title: "Social Media Consultant"


We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

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