Job Requirements


Bachelor’s degree

Work experience:

3 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Note: the incumbent will be home-based.

Office/Unit/Project Description 

The UNDP Global Centre for Technology, Innovation and Sustainable Development (the ‘Global Centre’) aim to identify, co-design and share innovative and technological solutions for sustainable development through catalysing new insights, partnerships and action on the ground in the countries where UNDP works.

The Global Centre is a joint initiative of the Singapore Government and UNDP. Singapore Government partners include the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MFA), the Ministry of Sustainability and the Environment (MSE), the Economic Development Board (EDB) and the Public Service Division (PSD).

The Centre’s initial areas of focus are Sustainable and Digital Agriculture, Sustainable Finance, and Smart Cities and Digitalisation. The Centre leverages expertise in Singapore, as well as across the network of 60+ new UNDP Accelerator Labs, and from experts and partners around the globe. For each of our programmes we are connecting policymakers, practitioners, think tanks, leading private sector actors, entrepreneurs, civil society, and other stakeholders to build practical solutions that will create lasting impact through deep collaboration.

The objective of this role is to lead and deliver the communications and digital engagement strategy and implementation for the Centre’s programme areas.

Institutional Arrangement

The incumbent will be directly reporting to the Director of the Centre.

Min. Academic Education

  • Master’s degree in communications, journalism, media or related field;
  • A Bachelor’s degree with 2 additional years of experience may be accepted in lieu of a Master’s degree.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

  • At least 2 years experience working in communications and media (for Master’s) or 4 years experience working in communications and media (for Bachelor’s).

Required  skills and experience

  • Demonstrated experience in producing various communications materials (press releases, talking points, blogs, human-interest stories, presentations, social media videos, brochures);
  • Proven skills in design and multimedia;
  • Experience managing social media channels.


Scope of Work

a) Communication Plan and Strategy Delivery:

• Revise the communications strategy and its work plan for the Centre;

• Work with the Centre’s team to plan the communications and outreach activities focused both internally and externally including all online and offline initiatives;

• Identify, create and manage all comms-related systems and processes to ensure consistent delivery of professional and quality communications output;

• Establish and maintain the overall brand positioning of the Global Centre.

b) Content Creation and Management:

• Support programme teams to conceptualise and ideate all forms of content, including but not limited to blogs, videos, podcasts, infographics, newsletters, white papers, reports, thought leadership articles;

• Develop graphic content on an ongoing basis that follows the UNDP brand guidelines and supports/enhances all communications.

c) Managing all of the centre’s digital channels – website and social media :

• Regularly update and manage the content and visuals on the Centre’s website to ensure relevance and consistency;

• Manage all the social media channels of the Centre to promote its programmatic work – Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, SparkBlue and any other;

• Manage and liaise all the publication on any external digital platforms of partners, sponsors, etc.;

• Review and report the metrics for all the digital platforms, both individual as well as consolidated.

d) Media and Public Relations:

• Be the Global Centre’s point of contact for all mainstream media channels;

• Produce communications materials, including press releases, blogs, videos, presentations, brochures;

• Activate the local and international media network, by pitching stories/content and sharing all relevant information with the media;

• Ensure visibility of the Global Centre in all mainstream media including print, radio, etc.

e) Events Management and Support:

• Maintain the calendar of events for the Centre in collaboration with the Centre’s director. The calendar to include internal and external events we are hosting, participating in and speaking at;

• Support in creating and disseminating all event-related communications materials and collateral for events including invitations, posters, etc.;

• Support the team with the organization and management of events.


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