Communications Assistant

Posted On: January 12, 2018

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: United Nations Department of Economic and Social Affairs

Company Description

In accordance with the Addis Ababa Action Agenda, the United Nations Secretary-General established an Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development to (i) review progress in implementing the Financing for Development outcomes and the means of implementation of the SDGs, and (ii) advise the intergovernmental follow-up thereto on progress, implementation gaps and recommendations for corrective action, while taking into consideration the national and regional dimensions. The Policy Analysis and Development Branch (PADB) of the Financing for Development Office of DESA (FFDO), as the DESA branch responsible for the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development, leads the writing of an annual report of the Task Force and the development an online annex to the report.

Job Description

The online annex of the Inter-Agency Task Force on Financing for Development comprehensively monitors progress in implementation of the Financing for Development outcomes. The Task Force’s annual report provides a concise overview of progress while also providing recommendations for Member States’ consideration at the annual ECOSOC Forum on Financing for Development follow-up. While the online annex and first substantive Task Force report were launched in 2017, further work should be undertaken to improve their visibility, popularize the report annex, and encourage their use by Member States and external stakeholders.

Working under the supervision of the Senior Economic Affairs Officer of the Policy Analysis and Development Branch, the contractor will be responsible for the following outputs:

Develop an outreach plan for the Task Force’s report and online annex

· Prepare, implement and analyse a survey of users of the Task Force website

· Write an outreach plan for the launch the Task Force 2018 report and for the promotion and popularisation of the Task Force’s online annex.

Promote the Task Force’s report and online annex

· Prepare the materials and meetings related to the launch of the report;

· Conduct a promotional campaign for the report and the online annex such traditional and social media;

· Assist in any other logistical work needed to promote the report and online annex.

All applicants must read and follow the application instructions which are available at:

To Apply

Functional title: Individual Contractor

Deadline: Applications considered on a rolling basis until noon on 15 January 2018

Location: United Nations Headquarters in New York

Estimated Start Date: 1 February 2018

Required information:
In your application, please include:
1. A cover letter that describes your expertise and suitability for the project;
2. A CV;
3. Samples of past work

Send application to:
Ms. Zeynep Sozer