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Communications Manager

Status: Closed

  • Employment

Organisation: United Nations

Deadline: 10/05/2024

Location: Geneva, Switzerland

UN-Water is seeking to hire a Communications Manager who will support all corporate media and communications activities of UN-Water with the objective to improve the capacity of the UN system to communicate with one voice on all water- and sanitation-related matters.

The UN-Water Communications Manager reports to the UN-Water Chief Technical Adviser and is a member of the UN-Water Technical Advisory Unit (TAU) in the UN-Water Management Team.


Within delegated authority, the UN-Water Communications Manager will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Ensure effective corporate communications
  • Strengthen UN-Water branding and coordinate publications
  • Coordinate relevant engagement campaigns and international observances
  • Build knowledge through digital activities
  • Perform other related duties as required, including a variety of tasks necessary for the final delivery of UN-Water services.
  • A Master’s degree preferably in communications, international relations, public relations or another relevant field is required.
  • A combination of a Bachelor’s degree with an additional two (2) years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the education requirements outlined above.
  • Full working knowledge of English is essential. Knowledge of another official UN language is an asset.
Required experience
  • Minimum of seven (7) years of progressively responsible experience in strategic communications, or related fields, in an international setting.
  • Within these seven (7) years, a minimum of three (3) years managerial experience.
  • Proven experience of minimum three (3) years in coordinating communications in multi-stakeholder settings.
Desirable experience
  • Experience in working in the water sector at large.
  • Understanding of international development issues, key players and processes.
  • Knowledge of complex multilateral systems, the innovation ecosystem and understanding of digital transformation.
How to apply

The application deadline for this position is May 10, 2024. To learn more and apply, please click here.

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