Job Requirements


Post-graduate education

Work experience:

7 years

Language skills:


Job Summary

Contract Type:

Full time

Office/Unit/Project Description

Launched on 25 September 2018 at the General Assembly by the UNDP Administrator, SDG Impact seeks to refine UNDP’s offering to the private sector by launching a new platform that would provide investors (financial and corporate), with clear guidance, tools, and insights to catalyze and leverage SDG aligned investments. By promoting the development and adoption of universally agreed standards for SDG-enabling investment and supporting private sector actors to meet those standards, UNDP can catalyze much-needed private capital in support of the achievement of the SDGs.

SDG Impact’s goal is to significantly increase the inflow of financial investment from the private sector toward enterprises and projects that contribute to the achievement of the SDGs. To do this, SDG Impact will become the one-stop-shop for investors of all types – from purely profit-seeking to purely philanthropic – to access the information, tools, and resources that they need to understand SDG-enabling investment standards, learn about SDG-enabling sectors and themes, and identify specific opportunities for investment at the market and enterprise level.

As the UN’s implementing arm of the SDGs, UNDP is well-positioned to provide standards and guide the accompanying certification for what constitutes SDG-enabling impact management practice.

Institutional Arrangement

The Strategic Communications Specialist will work under the direct supervision of the SDG Impact Director and in close collaboration with the other SDG Impact team members.

Min. Academic Education

Master’s degree in Journalism,
Communications, Public Relations, or related field is required, or Bachelor’s
degree plus additional two years above the minimum required years of relevant
experience acceptable.

Min. years of relevant Work experience

Minimum seven (7) years’ work experience in
the field of media relations, media campaigns, and/or journalism is required.

Required  skills and competencies

Proven ability to
organize high-level events, both in terms of content and logistics;

Proven ability to work to
deadlines are required.



• Design a strategic communications plan detailing an approach for communicating to different key audiences, including message development, collateral needs, target channels for communication, and timeline.

• Undertake communications tasks in accordance with the strategy, to include (examples are indicative):

• Write op-eds for prominent publications

• Produce blog posts for UNDP and SDG Impact website

• Write a monthly newsletter

• Identify opportunities for placing SDG Impact messages in UNDP and external communications sources

• Devise ways to share the SDG Investor Map findings in appealing ways to key audiences

• Produce one-pagers on the SDG Impact Standards for different audiences, with concrete examples to facilitate understanding

• Develop infographics for sharing on social media, working with SDG Impact’s graphic designer


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