In September 2011, UN
Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon launched the Sustainable
Energy for All (SEforALL) initiative as a global partnership platform that
was to promote and support new collaborative approaches for governments,
business and civil society to work together in making sustainable energy for
all a reality by 2030. Set up as a multi-stakeholder platform, SEforALL aims to
contribute towards three interlinked objectives: (i) ensure universal access to
modern energy services; (ii) double the global rate of improvement in energy
efficiency; and (iii) double the share of renewable energy in the global energy
mix. In working towards these goals, SEforALL engages with leaders across the
world, empowering them to broker the partnerships and to unlock the finance
necessary for a radical energy transformation in their countries, sectors or
regions. SEforALL works by marshaling the evidence about what works and what
doesn’t; benchmarking the progress made across countries, and pointing to it;
amplifying the voices of the energy poor and others who need to be engaged for
a global movement to emerge; telling the stories of success to offer motivation
where inertia is settling; and connecting leaders with each other and the ideas
and innovation they need to move forward.
SEforALL operates out of Vienna and Washington DC, incorporated as an
International Organization under Austrian law.
Context of Assignment: The SEforALL Communications team is a lean, agile, fast-paced global team
using storytelling to help deliver the organization’s goal of accelerating action that help secure clean, affordable energy
for all well – and do it well before 2030. Under the overall guidance of the
SEforALL Communications Director, the Social Media Associate’s role will be to develop
and execute SEforALL’s social media strategies and campaigns across all
relevant social media channels and manage the day-to-day tactical execution of
all social media activity – and help us change the narrative on SDG #7.
Content and methodology of
supervision: The Social Media Associate will
be supervised through individual meetings with the Communications Director,
weekly team meetings, and through periodic performance appraisals.
have an exciting opportunity for a self-starter, detail-oriented,
technologically-savvy individual to serve as a Social Media
Associate. Located in the Vienna/Austria headquarters of SEforALL, the Social
Media Associate takes accountability for all of SEforALL’s social media
platforms – and its impact – as well as for all other digital platforms and
tools. S/he will be responsible for developing and implementing the SEforALL social
media communications strategy. S/he will lead on content management of the
SEforALL online products – in particular of SEforALL’s social media platforms
– and be responsible for knowledge building and knowledge sharing amongst
others in the team with regard to all such platforms and tools as well as
among the SEforALL communications partner community – monitoring and
supporting our Partners’ social media platforms.
Media Associate ensures efficient social media content management, and
focuses on the following:
Media Associate ensures implementation of SEforALL’s communications
strategies and procedures, focusing on:
Education and Work Experience:
Complete fluency in English with strong written and verbal
communication skills is required. Knowledge and ability to work in another UN
language desirable. (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).
The ideal candidate will have a strong background in online
communication tools and activities, demonstrating
excellent familiarity with and working knowledge of media channels and tools.
SEforALL’s global team operates within and across partner driven networks,
building on its strong relationship with the UN. SEforALL’s global team
catalyzes connections, coordinates activities with others, collaborates on
common objectives and leverages opportunities to deliver more as a platform
than it can do individually.
SEforALL’s global team is adaptive in its approach so it can stay focused on
its goal in an evolving economic and political environment. It brings people
together that don’t normally talk to each other and frames the questions
differently so it can help leaders unlock action and finance.
SEforALL’s global team recognizes the diversity of needs across countries and
communities and commits to working with all actors in delivering solutions that
respond to these differentiated needs.
SEforALL’s goal is for “all.” SEforALL’s global team strives for a sustainable
energy transition that is just and equitable and leaves no one behind.
SEforALL global team focuses on helping leaders make the most progress, fastest
in areas that make a meaningful contribution to SEforALL’s objectives. It is
solutions-oriented. It values evidence and data. It understands the scale and
urgency of the sustainable energy challenge and the need for a holistic
SEforALL’s global team treats information carefully and respects what it is
entrusted with as it serves partners and their success.