Communication and Advocacy Advisor (Re-advertised)

Hosted Entities Scaling Up Nutrition
Job categories Communications, Programme Management
Vacancy code VA/2022/B5143/23405
Level ICS-11
Department/office ECR, GVA, SUN
Duty station Geneva, Switzerland
Contract type Fixed Term
Contract level P4
Duration One year, initially. Renewable subject to programme need, funding availability and satisfactory performance
Application period 17-Feb-2022 to 03-Mar-2022

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

Please note that UNOPS will at no stage of the recruitment process request candidates to make payments of any kind.

This vacancy is closed.

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 Since 2010, the Scaling Up Nutrition (SUN) Movement has inspired a new way of working collaboratively to end malnutrition, in all its forms. With the governments of SUN Countries in the lead, it unites people—from civil society, the United Nations, donors, businesses and researchers—in a collective effort to improve nutrition. The SUN Strategy 2021–2025 (SUN 3.0) prioritises country leadership and focuses on supporting systemic change at the country level. It seeks to capture the ambition of SUN countries and guide the work of all actors at all levels aligning concerted action behind and responding to commonly agreed national priorities set out by governments in SUN countries. 

SUN 3.0 is committed to fundamental, non-negotiable aspects of effective nutrition action, including equity and the principle of leaving no one behind. For its third phase, the SUN Movement will drive forward gender equality and enshrine youth leadership across the Movement.  SUN 3.0 will strengthen partnerships to achieve greater impact on nutrition through food systems, health systems, social protection systems, actions by the private sector and humanitarian and development actors, and through education, water, sanitation and hygiene (WASH) and climate change adaptation.

The SUN Movement Secretariat plays a central role in enabling the multiple members and structures of the Movement to work together to advance progress on country-level priorities and the global positioning of nutrition.  

The SUN Movement Secretariat comprises approximately 35 personnel, based in Geneva and in various regions globally.  All parts of the Movement – member governments, the four SUN networks (Civil Society, United Nations, Business, Donors), the SUN Movement Coordinator and the SUN Movement Secretariat work together to align and focus efforts on priorities within countries.

The SUN Movement Secretariat is hosted by UNOPS.

Role of the Communication and Advocacy Advisor

The Communication and Advocacy Advisor is part of the Country Action team of the SUN Movement Secretariat.  The purpose of this team is to support SUN Countries in advocacy, positioning, planning, multi-sector/stakeholder collaboration, resource mobilisation, implementation and monitoring and evaluation of their National Nutrition Plans.  

The Communication and Advocacy Advisor reports to the Head of Country Action.  The purpose of the role is to facilitate the SUN Movement’s global communication strategies at a regional and country level.  The position maintains a close working relationship with the global technical advisory team and includes a second reporting line to the Communication and External Relations Advisor, who sets the global communication and advocacy priorities of the SUN Movement Secretariat.

The role is responsible for developing strategic communications and media initiatives and oversees the production of a range of communications materials for online and offline audiences. S/he is responsible for timely, accurate and high-quality informational materials, such as press releases, media advisories, news briefs, fact sheets, stories from the field etc. for media outreach, the SUN Movement website, and inclusion in informational kits for further public outreach.

S/he also manages a geographically dispersed team to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives and supports the activities and special events organised by the SUN Movement.

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