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Closing date: 09 May 2023

Location: Remote

Department: Energy Efficiency and Cooling

Contract type: Full-time, Short-term Remote Communications Consultant


SEforALL is widely acknowledged for its achievement in raising global awareness of the world’s sustainable energy challenges, ensuring they were included in the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals. Now an independent international organization, SEforALL is directed by its CEO as it works toward the achievement of SDG7.

The organization also supports the work of the CEO in her additional roles as Special Representative of the United Nations Secretary-General (SRSG) for Sustainable Energy for All and as cochair of UN-Energy. These roles include advising the UN Secretary-General and his staff on issues relating to sustainable energy and the implementation of SDG7 and supporting the coordination of sustainable energy issues in the United Nations system. 

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Objective of Assignment: Remote Communications Consultant

The main objectives of the Remote Communication Consultant is for communications support to the Energy Efficiency and Cooling team on opportunities including but not limited to: 


  • To develop engaging communications collaterals suitable for multiple social media platforms which raise awareness of sustainable cooling solutions in target markets  
  • To support expansion of #ThisIsCool communication campaign to include connectivity between posts and improved collective ecosystem storytelling 

Cooling Challenges and Events: 

  • To support communications and outreach activities for a nature-based urban cooling challenge, including the potential for an engaging “playbook” that will guide and inspire action by communities on using nature to reverse the damage from urban development, including to reduce or eliminate urban heat islands. 
  • To develop communications collaterals, short posts, and social media strategy for key cooling events in 2023, including the launch of Chilling Prospects 2023, training events, and COP 28  

Mission Efficiency:  

  • To support SEforALL’s participation and leadership of the energy efficiency narrative taskforce.   
  • To develop communications collaterals, short post, and social media strategy which elevates awareness of energy efficiency solutions and the brand of Mission Efficiency  

Duties and Accountabilities of the Remote Communications Consultant  

The primary duties and tasks of the Remote Communications Consultant role include, but are not limited to:   

  • Drive execution for the #ThisIsCool communication campaign and support the implementation of expanded communications approach with graphics, message and story development.  
  • Provide strategy, graphics, message and story development support to competition style challenges including the #ThisIsCool Youth Challenges and the “Beat the Heat: Nature for Cool Cities Challenge”   
  • Provide support to drive collective impact between partners of the Cool Coalition and raise the visibility of cooling at COP 28.   
  • Provide strategy, graphics, message and story development for key cooling events and milestones in 2023.   
  • Provide creative, graphic and strategy support to the narrative taskforce with Mission Efficiency partners.   
  • Support awareness raising for energy efficiency and cooling through the development of visual aids, graphics, stories and the implementation of communication campaigns, including #ThisIsCool and #MissionEfficiency.  

Specific Competencies for the Remote Communications Consultant Role 

The desired skills and attributes for Remote Communications Consultant candidates include, but are not limited to:   

  • Strong graphics and digital communications experience with an understanding on how to communicate sustainable energy topics to a broad audience.   
  • Experience in designing and implementing campaigns.   
  • Ability to multitask, attention to detail and a disposition towards diplomatic and action-oriented interactions.   
  • Experience supporting governments or development agencies.  
  • Experience in demanding, pressurized, international environments is an asset.  
  • French language skills are considered an advantage  

General Competencies for the Remote Communications Consultant Role 

  • Planning and Organization: Develops clear goals that are consistent with agreed strategies. Identifies priority activities and assignments. Adjusts priorities as required. Allocates appropriate amount of time and resources for completing work. Foresees risks and allows for contingencies when planning; monitors and adjusts plans and actions as necessary. Uses time efficiently and is able to work to deadlines and maintain effectiveness under pressure. Excellent organizational and task management skills, with appropriate attention to details and ability to prioritize work among multiple competing demands, and under tight deadlines.  Ability to manage multiple workflows at the same time. Proactive approach to managing workflow, with keen ability to multi-task and respond quickly and flexibly to a wide range of issues, some of which come up in ad hoc and unexpected ways.  
  • Writing and Research Skills: Excellent written, synthesis and research skills, including drafting ability and extensive knowledge of word processing and application of software package as databases and Power Point Presentations;   
  • Communication: Excellent communication skills in speaking and writing; ability to develop contacts, foster collaboration with internal as well as external stakeholders, deliver presentations, advocate for viewpoints and participate actively in internal as well as external debates and negotiations. Ability to craft messages and communiques, and copy edit work to produce flawless written communications is required.  
  • Analysis and Innovation: Demonstrated excellent numerical and analytical skills that can be applied to gather data and generate knowledge relevant to decision-making functions. Capability and easiness to work with numbers, calculate, and analyze data as well as the ability to summarize and present key-findings. Inspires and influences others to drive innovation. Inspires others to develop new solutions that have a development impact and advocates for changes and application of new methods to enhance results.  
  • Technological Awareness: Excellent e-skills, including the ability to use modem office technology and related software. Practical knowledge of word processing, spreadsheet, and presentation software is required. Ability to do internet research, compile information and find solutions on line to information gaps is essential.  
  • Teamwork: Works within the team as well as with colleagues across work units. Supports colleagues, establishes a team culture, encourages others to participate in teamwork and share responsibility for decision-making and results. Places team agenda before personal agenda. Supports and acts in accordance with final group decision, even when such decisions may not entirely reflect own position; Shares credit for team accomplishments and accepts joint responsibility for team shortcomings. Demonstrated ability to work with teams representing a wide variety of staffing levels that also cut across agencies and partners, and work without direct authority to deliver timely and high quality products. Strong team player capabilities.  

Our Values – please refer to our core values as defined here:

Salary information for the Remote Communications Consultant: The successful Remote Communications Consultant candidate will be offered an all-in daily rate determined depending on qualifications and experience, and applying the principle of internal equity. 

Additional Considerations for the Remote Communications Consultant role

  • SEforALL offers exciting high-impact assignments, a collegial and creative work environment, and the opportunity for committed professionals to thrive and grow within flat hierarchies and in the pursuit of an inspiring mission.  
  • Applications for Remote Communications Consultant role received after the closing date will not be considered.  
  • Only short-listed candidates for interviews will be notified.   
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply for the Remote Communications Consultant.   
  • SEforALL reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a level below the advertised level of the post.  




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