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Senior Communication Associate for United Nations University, Japan

Country: Japan
City: Tokyo
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Position: Senior Communication Associate

About Position

United Nations University Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is seeking capable and experienced Senior Communication Associate. The incumbent will play an important role in the UNU-IAS communication team. The team is responsible for institutional communications initiatives, including UNU-IAS websites, the UNU-IAS Policy Brief series, brochures, and other promotional materials, as well as media and general outreach activities including social media and event promotion.

In particular, the position holder will do the following things

  • Managing and maintaining UNU-IAS website content, including both copy and visual assets.
  • Reviewing, editing, formatting, and proofreading content for both print and online communications. Similarly, sourcing content and liaising with content authors
  • Developing and managing communications policies, workflows, and resources.
  • Producing promotional materials such as brochures, annual reports, and event poster. Similarly, promoting key events and publications through media outreach, social media, and other means
  • Facilitating internal communications, including through regular reporting and other mechanisms
  • Developing relationships and networks to enhance outreach as well as conducting other relevant activities whenever required.

Required skills and qualifications

  • Master’s degree or equivalent qualification in communications, sustainable development, environment, social sciences, or a related field. However, a candidate with a bachelor degree with equivalent experience can also apply.
  • In addition to that, at least 4 years of relevant working experience in a similar field. But 2 years of experience international setting can also apply.
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communications skills in English. Additionally, proficiency in Japanese will be an asset.
  • Strong knowledge of communications theory and practice. Also, a strong knowledge of social media platforms and best practices.
  • Similarly, familiarity with the UN system and current issues related to sustainability as well as proven ability to efficiently manage a variable workload.
  • Good computer skills and web literacy. Also, experience using Word Press, HTML, and/or the Adobe suite of creative products is an asset
  • Excellent team player with strong interpersonal skills, demonstrated by the ability to work in a multicultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity



Type of Opportunity Academic Job
Deadline23 June,2019
Company NameUnited Nations University



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