Administration Specialist, Local Liaison – UNOPS

Helsinki, Finland
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International Public Sector
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Administration Specialist, Local Liaison – UNOPS

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Administration Specialist, Local Liaison – UNOPS

Functional Responsibilities

  • Builds strong relationships with key Finnish Government contacts and local entities; acts as an advisor to the Chief Executive on all matters related to Government of Finland (and local Finnish organizations, including Development Financing Institutions) engagement vis a vis S3I activities;
  • Helps organize local meetings and conferences; co-creates workshops and trainings as needed and alongside other S3I colleagues; organizes and prepares official visits to Helsinki as needed;
  • Collaborates with S3I team and external local stakeholders for the purpose of building effective communication, enhancing relationships, and ensuring high quality client engagement to achieve mutual goals and interests;
  • Recommends responses and action plans as a result of interacting with external stakeholders;
  • Regularly updates the Government of Finland on progress of S3I activities;
  • Prepares and delivers written and verbal  communication to external and local stakeholders in consultation with the Communications and Training Advisor;
  • Attends meetings, working groups and tasks forces with local partners. Identifies potential risk/issues, assists in troubleshooting.
  • Builds and/or enhance relationships with key stakeholders ensuring correct and timely sharing of information between stakeholders;
  • Contributes to the analysis, mapping and identification of potential opportunities with partners;
  • Develops materials (e.g. factsheets, brochures, presentations) for meetings, briefings and other events;


  • Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent), preferably in Communications, Public Affairs, International Relations, Marketing/Business or related areas..
  • 2 additional years of relevant work experience, in combination with a relevant first level university (bachelor’s degree or equivalent), may substitute for the requirement of a master’s degree
  • Holds at least five years of relevant experience in the field of liaison and public affairs work with a government.
  • Experience in conveying complex messages succinctly and diplomatically.
  • Shows sensitivity when delivering politically sensitive communication to large group/public forums and/or strategic parties.
  • Understanding of the financial services industry and private equity-style investing.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively and collegially with a wide range of stakeholders.
  • Experience in interfacing with senior executives and developing a reputation as a trusted advisor.
  • Anticipates problems and opportunities; with potential problems, surfaces contributing factors and resolves them before there is negative impact.
  • Exceptional quality standards and an ongoing desire to push for new approaches and insights.
  • Experience in working with international organizations is highly desirable.
  • Excellent writing and oral skills in English.
  • Good command of Finnish would be highly desirable.
  • Working knowledge of French or Spanish would be an asset.
Closing date for applications 31 May 2020 before midnight.

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