Deadline: 3 November 2015
The United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Coordinator, United Nations Non-Governmental Liaison Service, based in New York, USA.
UNDP works in more than 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion.
Key Job Responsibilities
The Coordinator will perform the following functions-
- Defining, building and managing project partnerships with UN system entities, including the Office of the President of the General Assembly, the Executive Office of the Secretary-General, and UN Conference Secretariats;
- Designing and implementing the UN-NGLS New York programme of work, in an agile manner, as the New York office regularly receives urgent requests for service from various UN entities;
- Hiring and managing all New York UN-NGLS staff and interns;
- Resource mobilization as a contribution to overall UN-NGLS fundraising activities*;
- Leading the communications strategy and implementation for UN-NGLS as a whole, to include the web site, social media, and lists, usage and content; obtaining translations of content; and occasional press work;
- Serving as the content editor for all written material produced for all UN-NGLS communications and outreach;
- Managing the relationships between UN-NGLS and civil society organizations;
- Leading the strategy and implementation of the UN-NGLS civil society speaker nomination process; and educating partners across the UN system to expand the use of this proven method;
- Leading bi-monthly UN system civil society focal point coordination meetings;
- Continually exploring methods to improve efficiency and effectiveness of the programme.
- Monitoring/Progress Control: Progress control will take place through regular phone calls between the Officer in Charge of NGLS and the UN entities partnering with UN-NGLS.
- Principal responsibility for fundraising, budgeting and accounting for UN-NGLS rests with the Geneva office of the programme.
Applicants must have-
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in development studies or Arts/Science. Bachelor degree is same field(s) may also be accepted;
- 5 years of progressively responsible work experience, including with international relations, programme planning and management, development policy, non-governmental organizations and communications. Applicants, who do not posess a Master degree, must have two additional years of such experience;
- Experience with the content of the post-2015 agenda is required;
- Having previously worked as civil society liaison for the UN would be an asset;
- Fluency in English, both written and oral;
- Working knowledge of another UN language is an asset.
How to Apply
Applications must be submitted through online process.
For more information, please visit UNDP.