UNDP Serbia supports the Government of Serbia in complying with international conventions and European Union regulations on climate change adaptation and mitigation, emission-reduction, and promotion of the transition to low-emission and climate-resilient development including the most recent requirements under the European Green Deal translated through the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans. Therefore, the focus of activities goes beyond environment and climate change and covers also other relevant sectors as foreseen by the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda signed in 2020 and accompanied Action Plan adopted in Brdo pri Kranju in October 2021. The support is designed in such a way to provide support to the Serbian Government, particularly focusing Cluster 4 of the EU negotiation process.
The European Green Deal and the Green Agenda for the Western Balkans offer a blueprint for joint action to tackle the challenges of the green transition. The Green Agenda was shaped into a regional action through the Sofia Declaration and the Action Plan for the Implementation of the Sofia Declaration on the Green Agenda 2021 – 2030. The green transition requires a cross-sectoral approach and broad societal participation to trigger transformative change. In line with this ambition, the “EU for Green Agenda in Serbia” project funded by the EU and the Government of Switzerland, was designed to build broader engagement and participation. The project objective is to contribute to the efficient, inclusive, and sustainable implementation of the Green Agenda by improving the strategic and legislative framework, co-financing the implementation of innovative pilot projects, and mobilizing additional financing for scale-up investments. In this way, the project will contribute to the green transformation of the economy and society in Serbia. The project will also contribute to the overall objective of decarbonization, achievement of the Paris Agreement goals, reducing environmental pollution (air, soil, and water) and support the alignment of Serbia’s regulatory framework with the EU acquis and development of institutional capacities in the following five pillars of the Green Agenda:
1. Climate action, decarbonization and clean energy
2. Circular economy for resource efficiency and industrial symbiosis
3. Depollution of the environment with a strong focus on air quality
4. Protecting and investing in biodiversity and ecosystems
5. Sustainable food systems for sustainable rural livelihood.
Having all the abovementioned in mind, UNDP is seeking a communications professional to assist the UNDP Project Managers in the activities related to increasing media outreach and visibility of the three following projects:
UNDP Serbia employs a strategic approach to communications, with the aim of increasing visibility and public awareness of our work, ensure continuous and efficient information flow and communication with partners, communities, and the wider public at large. We strive to attract and support the engagement of diverse stakeholder groups, including youth, civil society, national and international partners etc. Our communications activities also support effective advocacy and aim to strengthen and expand partnerships locally and internationally.
Digital Content & Website
Public Information and Advocacy
The Communications Associate will work under the guidance and direct supervision of the Program Analyst – Climate and Environment and support the Projects program teams to provide efficient and effective communication services. The Communications Associate will also work closely with the UNDP Serbia Communications team, to ensure that Projects’ communications are aligned with UNDP Serbia key messages and overall Communications approach.
|Achieve Results:||LEVEL 1: Plans and monitors own work, pays attention to details, delivers quality work by deadline|
|Think Innovatively:||LEVEL 1: Open to creative ideas/known risks, is pragmatic problem solver, makes improvements|
|Learn Continuously||LEVEL 1: Open minded and curious, shares knowledge, learns from mistakes, asks for feedback|
|Adapt with Agility||LEVEL 1: Adapts to change, constructively handles ambiguity/uncertainty, is flexible|
|Act with Determination||LEVEL 1: Shows drive and motivation, able to deliver calmly in face of adversity, confident|
|Engage and Partner||LEVEL 1: Demonstrates compassion/understanding towards others, forms positive relationships|
|Enable Diversity and Inclusion||LEVEL 1: Appreciate/respect differences, aware of unconscious bias, confront discrimination|
Cross-Functional & Technical
|Business Development||Knowledge Generation||Ability to research and turn information into useful knowledge, relevant for context, or responsive to a stated need.|
|Business Management||Working with Evidence and Data||Ability to inspect, cleanse, transform and model data with the goal of discovering useful information, informing conclusions, and supporting decision-making.|
|Business Management||Communications||Ability to communicate in a clear, concise and unambiguous manner both through written and verbal communication; to tailor messages and choose communication methods depending on the audience .Ability to manage communications internally and externally, through media, social media and other appropriate channels|
|Communications||Photo production||Ability to create, edit, organize and coordinate
|Communications||Web and social media analytics||Ability to analyse and interpret data and statistics to
measure web and social media performance
|Communications||Web production and development||Ability to design, code, develop and create a website
or web page
The online application form must be fully completed. Applicants are required to carefully complete their online application form and reflect all of their work experience history in the application.
Managers may ask (ad hoc) for any other materials relevant to pre-assessing the relevance of their experience, such as reports, presentations, publications, campaigns or other materials.