Communications Senior Analyst

Website unglobalpulse UN Global Pulse

Deadline to apply: 10 April 2022

Duties and Responsibilities

To achieve its goals, UNOPS is recruiting for UNGP a Communications Senior Analyst.  The role contributes to i) strengthening UNGP’s communications and outreach capabilities and ii) supports communicating UNGP’s broader transformation to more performance, results and impact-driven organisation.

Primarily this role seeks to support, develop and refine UN Global Pulse Finland’s communications work.  Secondly, the role will support the wider UNGP Network to develop and improve its communication and outreach work.  The incumbent will part of a communications team led by a Creative Specialist and will closely collaborate with staff and portfolio teams across the UNGP Network.  Strategically, the role will help ensure that UNGP is able to report, communicate and publicise its work, partnerships, learning, outcomes, results & impact.  The role will help document and report on how UNGP has helped the wider UN to make a transformative impact.

The successful candidate is quick to seize upon and crystalise key messages.  They communicate insights in a compelling and accessible manner.  They are able to tell absorbing stories by quickly understanding complex issues and communicating these clearly and concisely.

The ideal candidate adapts quickly, is experimental, collaborative, prioritizes effectively, has a hands-on can-do attitude, inspires others and is quick to offer help and support to colleagues.

The role is based in Helsinki, Finland.  Occasional travel and field missions may be required, as conditions allow.

The incumbent will work under the supervision of the Creative Specialist and execute the following duties:

  1. General Communications Duties
  2. Social Media & Outreach
  3. Communications Strategy
  4. Communications Monitoring and Reporting

Qualifications and Experience

UNOPS offers flexible working arrangements including the opportunity of remote working.  Formal long term remote work at another duty station can be authorized on a no-cost basis, depending on business needs and the role’s requirements. Extended remote working can affect how benefits and entitlements are calculated.


  • An advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferably in Communications, International Relations/Public Affairs, Journalism, Media, Arts, Marketing, Political or Social Sciences, International Development or other related disciplines.
  • A first-level university degree (Bachelor´s degree) and an additional two years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

Required Experience

  • At least two (2) years of communications experience in international development, research, or another related field.

Desired Experience

The following experience is desirable. Candidates who do not have experience in these areas are welcome to apply:

  • Communications experience in innovation or digital development.
  • Experience in humanitarian or development sectors, including experience in the UN or international organisations or national/regional/local government contexts.
  • Experience in web-content management and production of communication materials.
  • Experience in managing and creating social media networks for advocacy and information sharing.
  • Leveraging online communication tools and methodologies (such as online monitoring, web analytics, or other online measurement tools) to develop and analyze online communications performance indicators.
  • An understanding on the intersection of technology, web, design, editorial, digital, social media and multimedia.
  • Strong digital media, visualization and web interactive skills, with proven experience in producing visually compelling digital products.
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