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UN Women: Internal Communications Analyst

United States

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United States
  • Country: USA
  • Vacancies No: N/A
  • Salary: N/A 
  • No of Jobs: N/A
  • Education: Master’s degree
  • Experience: 2 year
  • Gender: Both

Duties and Responsibilities

Draft and implement an effective and efficient internal communication strategy:

  • Based on clear directions from the Communication division, and the Executive Office develop a draft internal communication strategy for review by the Chief of Staff;
  • Ensure that internal systems and processes are used as enables of this internal communication strategy.

Implement initiatives related to the internal communications strategy:

  • Analyze areas for further strengthening of communications between and within sections and teams in Headquarters (HQ), Regional Offices (ROs), (Multi) Country Offices (COs) and Liaison Office;
  • Propose actions and initiatives based on the analysis;
  • Set up a community of practice related to internal communication and coordinate its activities.

Participate and technically contribute to the Development of new internal communication Systems and Tools:

  • Technically Collaborate with and provide technical input to relevant parts of the Organization (e.g. EDO, Communications & Advocacy, ICT, Knowledge Management, HR, UN Coordination among others) in the development, implementation, test-piloting and upgrades of tools and systems for the purpose of furthering internal communication;
  • Review the existing UN Women intranet system and identify areas of improvement, increased functionality, technical performance and user-friendliness. Assist and advice field level structures (ROs, MCOs, LOs, COs) on intranet related issues as required;
  • Make recommendation on developing and implementing new offline or online tools, including social networking tools) to strengthen internal communications as needed.

Review and Support to Development of Products and Materials:

  • Provide technical input to relevant teams and sections of UN Women in in the production of specific internal products and materials and liaise with external communications on branding;
  • Provide technical support in communicating corporate initiatives and messages internally;
  • Deliver regular, strategic and analytical news updates for UN Women staff, including by supporting, expanding and/or optimizing existing products;
  • Review, upgrade and update existing shared calendars, databases, flow charts, etc. to increase use by staff across the Organization;
  • Support the EDO – as required – on internal communication issues (e.g. on messages to the UN Women workforce, Executive and Senior Management Team communications etc.);
  • Support the Human Resource team – as required – on internal communication issues (e.g. on the Global Workforce Survey etc.).

Provide technical support to Organizational Learning:

  • Provide technical inputs to the identification, consolidation and dissemination of best practices and innovative solutions in the area of internal communications;
  • Work closely with the knowledge management and ICT teams to ensure effective organizational learning from the use of internal communication tools, systems, and products;
  • Promote knowledge and understanding across UN Women’s workforce – including through training and capacity development – of internal communication tools and techniques, and how these can best be used within UN Women.



Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity;
  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Functional Competencies:

  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written;
  • Communicates sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies;
  • Demonstrates very good understanding of and experience in internal communications;
  • Ability to take initiative;
  • Ability to multi task;
  • Client-oriented;
  • Interacts effectively with all levels of the organization, including senior management;
  • Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
  • Demonstrates exceptional ability to remain calm, in control and good humored even under pressure and tight deadlines.
  • Outstanding oral and written communications and editing skills, with proven ability to meet tight deadlines;
  • Good IT skills, including databases and office software packages;
  • Familiarity with gender issues and the UN system is an asset.


Required Skills and Experience


  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field;
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.


  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in communications, including some experience in the development and or implementation of an internal communications strategy at an international level is required;
  • Experience in internal communications is required;
  • Experience working on issues of women’s rights and gender equality is required;
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.) and spreadsheet and database packages, experience in handling of web-based management systems is required;
  • Experience working in the UN System, or a large development agency is an asset.


  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Working knowledge of another UN official language is a strong asset.


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