United Nations U: Media & Engagement (Japan)

“JobMedia and Engagement Specialist, United Nations University, Tokyo, Japan. Deadline: Open until position is filled.


For the past four decades, United Nations University (UNU) has been an important think tank for impartial research on the pressing global problems of human survival, conflict prevention, development, and welfare. Based at UNU’s Headquarters in Tokyo, the Institute for the Advanced Study of Sustainability (UNU-IAS) is charged with the mission of serving the international community through policy-relevant research and capacity development focused on sustainability, including its social, economic, and environmental dimensions.

The Media & Engagement Specialist will promote UNU-IAS and its activities to raise visibility and impact. She/he will play a key role in implementing the communications strategy of UNU-IAS, with the overall goal of shaping, packaging, and delivering the institute’s products and expertise to maximize impact, effect positive change, and drive further demand for UNU-IAS work. Required qualifications and experience include, but are not limited to: a master’s degree or equivalent qualification in communications, journalism, sustainable development, environment, social sciences, international relations, or a related field; equivalent experience in combination with a bachelor’s degree will be considered a minimum of 5 years of working experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public relations or related area is required, preferably in an international setting.

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