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Business Development & Communications Associate
|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||04-Apr-14|
|Type of Contract :||FTA Local|
|Post Level :||GS-7|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||1 year|
All posts in the GS categories are subject to local recruitment.
Internally advertised General Service (GS) fixed-term appointment (FTA) positions located in Headquarters are open to GS staff members currently serving in New York/Washington D.C. who hold a UNDP permanent or FTA who are either US Permanent Residents, US citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Externally advertised GS fixed-term appointment and temporary appointment (TA) positions located in New York/Washington D.C. are open to candidates who are either US Permanent Residents, US Citizens or holders of a valid G4 visa at the time of their application and whose G4 visa has been acquired on account of their employment in the UN Systems based in New York or Washington, DC.
Current UNDP GS staff serving outside of HQ must meet the eligibility criteria stated above prior to their application.
Selected candidates who meet the above mentioned eligibility criteria are responsible for their own travel and/or relocation costs.
Selection to GS fixed-term appointment positions at Headquarters requires passing a UN administered clerical test (ASAT).
Applicants under serious consideration for short-listing of posts requiring accountancy and finance skills, must take the UNDP Accountancy and Finance Test (UNDP AFT) prior to short-listing.
Under the guidance and supervision of the Business Development and External Relations Adviser, the Business Development and Communications Associate provides support to the development and implementation of UNCDF business development strategy, including communications and branding; resource mobilization; and strategic partnerships, especially with LDCs, and related initiatives of the Business Development unit. The incumbent also provides administrative support to the unit in general.
The incumbent works closely with the Programme Division to support business development initiatives, maintaining on the intranet the information on business development and resource mobilization tools, templates, policies/procedures, lessons learned and intelligence and providing relevant, instant and up-to-date information, to take advantage of marketing and resource mobilization opportunities, especially at the regional and country office levels. S/he also works with the finance associate in the Operations Division to obtain up to date information on contributions received. The incumbent prepares briefs for UNCDF management on donor issues and relationship status. The incumbent supports the Communications Specialist to ensure the website is regularly updated and relevant.
The Business Development and Communications Associate works with external actors, including the media, to organize special events, press briefings and meetings, promoting UNCDF and its business lines to expand LDC coverage and other business development objectives, as outlined in the UNCDF Business Plan.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
More Specifically, the Communications Associate will provide support to:
Provides support to the implementation of UNCDF’s business development strategy, focusing on achieving the following results:
Communications/Branding Strategy: Supports the development and implementation of UNCDF’s communications and branding strategy, focusing on achieving the following results:
Executive Board (EB) Relations:
Building and Sharing Knowledge:
Learning and People Development:
Required Skills and Experience
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.