This position is located at the United Nations Global Compact Office in New York (NYHQ). The incumbent reports to the Senior Programme Officer, Participant Relations. The Head of Communications is the identified spokesperson for the UN Global Compact, working in tandem with the Executive Director and Deputy Director.
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, public affairs, political science, international relations, public administration, economics/business or related field. A first-level degree (Bachelor’s or equivalent) in the specified fields with two additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
A minimum of seven years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public administration or related area is required. Experience communicating to business, corporations, and/or corporate foundations is required. Experience in the drafting and editing of complex materials in English is required. Experience in the field corporate sustainability especially as it relates to UN, or a comparable international organization, - business collaboration is required. Experience both in the private sector and the UN, or a comparable international organization is required. Experience in the field of corporate delivery on the Sustainable Development Goals is desirable. Experience in team and leadership development is desirable. Experience working with senior executives is desirable.
English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For the post advertised, fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French is desirable. Knowledge of another official UN language is an advantage.