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Social Media & Digital Content Associate

Posted On: May 3, 2022
Closing On: May 24, 2022

Location: TORONTO
Effective: JULY 2022
Employment Type: fulltime
Level: other
Salary Range: CAD $ 4,074.00 - CAD $ 4,831.00 Monthly

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Social Media & Digital Content Associate

Location:                     PSP Toronto

Application deadline:  24 May 2022

Type of contract:         UNOPS

Duration:                     Continuous Contract (extended on annual basis)

Expected start date:    July 2022

Vacancy number:        CANTO/PSP/VN/22-021

  1. General Background

The United Nations Refugee Agency (UNHCR) is the world’s leading not-for-profit organization in helping and protecting the millions of people forced to flee their homes because of violence, conflict, and persecution. We deliver life-saving assistance, including shelter, food and water while also safeguarding fundamental human rights, safety, and dignity.

Our Canadian office is part of a global network that works in 135 countries, protecting over 80 million people. We were founded in 1950 as part of the United Nations effort to help people displaced by World War II. Since then, we have been on the ground helping over 80 million people forced to leave their homes and have even received two Nobel Prizes for our work.

We are passionate about the people we help—and the amazing team of people who work for us. We thrive on excellence, integrity, and respect for diversity. Our culture is dynamic, results-oriented and focused on change, ready to tackle the latest global humanitarian crisis. You will be part of a newly growing team that—due to a significant revitalization process—is set for transformational growth. We need someone who is not only ready to jump in at the start of this journey, but has the skills, energy, and creativity to help shape what comes next.

  1. Purpose and Scope of Assignment

Reporting to the Assistant Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Officer – Marketing and Communications and in close coordination with the Senior Fundraising Communications Associate, the Assistant PSP Officer for Individual Giving and the UNHCR Canada Public Information Unit, the Social Media and Digital Content Associate will be responsible for supporting the implementation of UNHCR communications strategy in Canada through our digital platforms. This includes managing the national website and social media accounts including:

  • ca (1,100,000 sessions in 2020)
  • Social media channels with 139,519 followers in total across the following platforms:
    • Facebook (58,808 followers)
    • Twitter (37,644 followers)
    • LinkedIn (23,6159 followers)
    • YouTube (5,850 subscribers)
    • Instagram 11,916followers)
    • TikTok (2,398 followers)
    • Medium (54 followers)


The Social Media and Digital Content Associate will be responsible for executing our communication strategy, producing content, and posting content across those channels. The scope of the role includes the following:

A. Accountability (key results that will be achieved)

  • Support the implementation of UNHCR Canada communications strategy;
  • Accurately and promptly produce, edit, and post content to engage key audiences for UNHCR Canada to social media and website;
  • Act as the focal point for the management of UNHCR Canada website and all social media channels and coordinate all content contributors to ensure the timely, accurate, and relevant publishing of content;
  • Utilizing Google Analytics, Engaging Networks, and social media tools to monitor core key performance indicators (KPIs) for channels and campaigns, producing weekly, monthly, and quarterly reports to optimize efforts to reach better

KPIs include:

  • Email list size
  • Open, click and unsubscribe rate for email newsletters
  • Number of followers and engagement index on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Medium, TikTok, YouTube, and SoundCloud
  • Website views, page engagement, and bounce rates (shared with Individual Giving team)
  • Website conversion rate (shared with Individual Giving team)
  • Donor Satisfaction (Net Promoter Score)
  • Ensure technical effectiveness of the website (SEO, accessibility, load times, device responsiveness, back-ups) (shared with Individual Giving team

B. Responsibility (processes and functions undertaken to achieve results)

  • Repurpose global content and produce original content for the website/social media and support the fundraising program with other content requirements as needed;
  • Manage an SEO vendor to ensure all content on the site and the site overall is optimized for organic search rankings; (shared with the Individual Giving team)
  • Liaise with the fundraising team to ensure content is optimized for fundraising including optimizing site conversion rates, ensuring recognition of key fundraising partners, and ensuring support for all campaigns;
  • Liaise with key stakeholders to ensure processes/procedures are adhered to, content is up to date, and uploaded to UNHCR communication channels;
  • Serve as Canadian focal point with UNHCR global social media team
  • Make daily posts to social media channels to increase engagement and traffic generation to the website;
  • Respond to comments, messages, and posts on social media from donors,
  • Identify and engage social influencers, maintain social media community standards to build an active social community for UNHCR Canada;
  • Manage a paid Facebook and Instagram content budget (boosted posts) to ensure optimal engagement;
  • Support the technical infrastructure of the website, WordPress backend, domain management, hosting, regular backups, and health checks;
  • Work with internal stakeholders to ensure the website is current in both English and French;
  • Produces and analyses report to make optimum recommendations to increase the value of search engines (SEO); (shared with Individual Giving team)
  • Provides monthly reports on social media metrics and top-performing posts
  • Support content coordination, ensuring cohesiveness in UNHCR Canada’s message and brand integrity across channels (i.e. website, social media, fundraising channels);
  • Input into the continued development of UNHCR’s communication strategy in Canada as required;
  • Perform other duties as
  1. Monitoring and Progress Control
  • UNHCR website and social media platforms are continuously optimised to ensure content is effective, relevant, and engaging to digital audiences.
  • An increased awareness of UNHCR among audiences, translating into an increased traffic to the UNHCR´s digital platforms and an increased and stable response to UNHCR’s call to action
  1. Qualifications and Experience

a. Education & Work Experience

  • Completion of secondary education with post-secondary training/certificate from an accredited college or university
  • A minimum of five years of working experience in the areas of digital communications is required;
  • Experience in writing engaging, compelling, creative copy for digital channels
  • Experience with technical website management, use of CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal), and optimizing website performance
  • Experience running national social media accounts
  • Experience in Google Analytics, tracking and tagging systems or similar tools
  • Experience with traffic generation, including SEO/SEM, is desirable
  • Experience with paid social content posts
  • Experience creating and managing influencer marketing campaigns
  • Experience with software for audio-visual editing (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere) is required
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS is an asset
  • Ability to interpret and analyse complex issues and represent such information in a clear and concise written manner for private sector audiences
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and manage projects simultaneously with independence
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality required
  • Experience managing vendors and freelancers

b. Key Competencies


  • A self-starter and self-motivated;
  • Excellent organizational, multi-tasking and time management skills;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment;
  • Ability to adhere to tight deadlines and manage projects simultaneously with independence;
  • Ability to exercise discretion and maintain confidentiality required;
  • Experience managing vendors and freelancers
  • Comprehensive knowledge and understanding of digital content production (copy writing and basic visual design);
  • Proven ability to write communication materials;
  • Proven experience with digital community management including social networks;
  • Knowledge of web tracking mechanisms and analytics platforms such as Google Analytics and social media tracking tools;
  • Excellent analytical, written and verbal skills in English;
  • Experience with digital image/video editing tools (e.g. Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and Premiere);
  • Experience with traffic generation, including SEO/SEM is desirable;
  • Experience with technical website management, use of CMS platforms (WordPress, Drupal) and optimizing website
  • Working knowledge of HTML and CSS;
  • Acute attention to detail
  • Must be eligible to work in Canada


  • Professional experience within the non-for-profit sector, UN agencies or international institutions
  • Knowledge of CMS and email communications tools
  • Proficiency or ability to communicate in French or another second language
5. Additional information:

a. Approximate net monthly salary range: CAD $ 4,074.92 – CAD $ 4,831.92

    • The final salary step within this range is determined based on experience and education following the       established criteria for step allocation.
    • Tax payment will be under the direct responsibility of the contractor. UNOPS contracts are not tax exempted

b. Benefits:

  • 5 annual leave days accumulative and 2 sick leave days per month in addition to UN statutory holidays.

c. Recruitment process:

    • 4 – 6 weeks
    • PSP Toronto office is located at Midtown Toronto.
    • Due to the current situation, the  interview and written test are conducted

d. Applications are encouraged from all qualified candidates without distinction on grounds of race, colour, sex, national origin, age, religion, disability, sexual orientation and gender

To apply for this position, please send a cover letter and the Personal History/Supplementary forms to with “CANTO/PSP/VN22-021– Social Media & Digital Content Associate” in the subject line.

To access forms, please visit our website

Application without personal history form will not be reviewed.

Please note that the receipt of applications will not be acknowledged and only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interview.