Website and Social Media Consultant

Location : Home-based
Application Deadline :11-Nov-15 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :International Consultant
Languages Required :
English   French  
Duration of Initial Contract :14 months
Expected Duration of Assignment :23 months

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.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.


The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is the UN’s global development network, advocating for change and connecting countries to knowledge, experience and resources to help people build a better life. We are on the ground in 177 countries and territories, working with them on their own solutions to global and national development challenges. At UNDP, external and internal communication—nationally, regionally and globally—is critical to achieving both development results and business objectives. Skillful communication broadens the impacts of new policies, helps governance reforms take root, and attracts and fosters strong partnerships.

The Communication Unit at UNDP Geneva is seeking a consultant to assist in maintaining UNDP Geneva website and Twitter account.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Communication specialist, the candidate will:

  • Provide assistance in curating stories, images and videos in UNDP global site and in updating UNDP Geneva web content management system;
  • Assist in reviewing translations in French, proofreading and reformulating if necessary for optimal web presentation;
  • Research quality pictures in UNDP database;
  • Create pages and upload content in UNDP Geneva content Management System;
  • Review available content from web stories published on UNDP global and other UNDP websites as well as from partners and schedule tweets for UNDP Geneva Twitter account ensuring consistency across languages, timeliness and accuracy.


  • Strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task;
  • Attention to detail is crucial;
  • Capacity to work independently.

Required Skills and Experience


  • Master degree.


  • 2 years of experience;
  • Experience with formatting and updating content on CMS - Knowledge of CQ5, UNDP content management system (CMS), a strong asset;
  • Experience with editing English and French material;
  • Experience with drafting content for Tweeter in English and French;
  • Graduate degree programme in a development or communications-related field, such as journalism, interactive telecommunications, international relations, political science, anthropology, sociology, public or business administration;
  • Experience with an international organization, and with UNDP an asset.


  • Excellent command of written English and French.


  • Must be available at least 8 hours a week.

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