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United Nation University Centre for Policy Research in New York is an independent think tank within the United Nations system. We combine research excellence with deep knowledge of the multilateral system to generate innovative solutions to current and future global public policy challenges. For more information on UNU-CPR and its work, please visit http://cpr.unu.edu.
The Events and Communications Coordinator will support the team at the United Nations University Centre for Policy Research (UNU-CPR) temporarily for a duration of seven months, reporting to the Chief Operations Officer and working closely with project leads, communications, and administrative staff. The Events and Communications Coordinator will work to ensure the professional organisation and conduct of quality events in close coordination with project leads to promote project aims and outputs and to enhance the profile, policy impact, and reach of UNU-CPR. This role is a maternity leave cover for the period of January 2020 until the end of July 2020.
You are experienced in events coordination and promotion, are detail-oriented and flexible, and a self-starter with a positive outlook. You have excellent writing and editing skills and are experienced in content creation. You work well autonomously without constant supervision but have a record of working as part of multi-partner project teams. You have a strong customer service oriented attitude and can interact well with diverse groups and individuals, including diplomats and other high-level government officials. You thrive in multicultural and multi-lingual settings, enjoy innovative thinking and are committed to gender equality.
Under the supervision of the Chief Operations Officer and in close coordination with the Communications Manager, project leads and other administrative staff, the Events and Communications Coordinator will:
Event planning and execution
Required qualifications and experience include:
UNU is an inclusive employer and endeavors to create culture of inclusiveness. Applications from suitably qualified female candidates or underrepresented groups are particularly encouraged.
Remuneration will be commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the successful candidate.
This is a seven-month, temporary full-time position. The successful candidate shall work under a CTC contract. This is a locally recruited post and only those who are eligible to work in the US are eligible to apply.
Interested applicants should submit their applications by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org by 9 December 2019 and include the following: