Contract Type: Consultancy
Closing date: 4 June 2017 - 5:00pm(New York time)
Duty station: Various
Job ID: 10152



The purpose of the Surge Capacity Roster contains the various profiles of personnel needed in emergency and humanitarian situations.   In the event of an onset of an emergency or humanitarian crisis, staff members who are on the Roster will be deployed to the affected country (or countries) within 48 - 72 hours.  Personnel members selected for the Surge Roster will be invited to attend a workshop and simulation exercise and will be given access to training to augment the effectiveness of the Surge team members.

Role Description: Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA County Office Representative and/or Head of Office, the incumbent will be responsible for helping enhance the information flow and visibility of UNFPA emergency assistance while highlighting sexual and reproductive health, gender and gender-based violence in humanitarian response.  More specifically, the incumbent will place UNFPA stories in digital and print media, support national efforts and local communication campaigns, and advise the UNFPA Representative on available opportunities to strengthen UNFPA’s media presence. 

Professional Experience

●     Advanced degree in communications, public relations, journalism, advertising or related field.

●     3-7 years of experience in communications, public relations, journalism or advertising; preferably some experience with public relations or information campaigns.

●     Experience in or familiarity with a humanitarian setting a major asset.

●     Fluency in English.  Depending on the duty station, another UN language such as French, Spanish, Arabic, Chinese or Russian may be required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

UNFPA Headquarters New York