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Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy 19 julio 2020 Especialista internacional UNRCO República Democrática Popular Lao
República Democrática Popular Lao
Vientiane (LAO)
12 meses con posible prórroga
19 julio 2020

Edad mínima requerida: 25 años. Reclutamiento abierto a todas las nacionalidades, excepto a nacionales del país de asignación.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the RCO Head of Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy:

1. Plans and facilitates strategy advocacy and programme communications in support of the Lao PDR – UN Partnership Framework (UNPF) 2017-2021 and the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) 2022-2025:

• Provides substantive support to the RC and UNCT in designing, implementing and monitoring the UN joint advocacy and communication strategy, promoting the UNPF/UNSDCF as the primary instrument for the planning and implementation of UN development activities in the country, in support of the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development;

• Researches analyzes and presents inputs to the RC and UNCT on strategic advocacy and programme communications for the 2030 Agenda to boost the impact of programmatic objectives under the UNPF/UNSDCF;

• Plans and facilitates the promotion of advocacy and communications as a tool for a participatory approach to UNPF/UNSDCF implementation and monitoring, reflecting the views and priorities of people, including those left furthest behind;

• Monitors and analyzes the media in areas related to the UN’s mandates and programmes in Lao PDR, as well as other issues relevant to UN brand and positioning;

• Provides substantive support to the RC and UNCT on public messaging and media outreach, and assists in managing reputational risks or crises around sensitive issues;

• Identifies and assesses potential issues, concerns and risks related to communications and advocacy, and suggests corrective actions to the RC and UNCT, UN Policy Advisory Team, Results Groups and other UN groups;

• Leads and facilitates the work of the UN Communications Group (UNCG) throughout the stages of the UNPF/UNSDCF cycle;

• In collaboration with the UNCG, and in coordination with the RCO colleagues undertakes data management and results reporting, prepares the annual communication plan to publicize and communicate results with a focus on the UN’s development impact;

• Assists the RC and UNCT in projecting the UN’s image positively, effectively and accurately as well as promoting transparency and accountability;

• Provides substantive support to ensure that communication performance indicators are identified, incorporated, monitored and reported on throughout the UNPF/UNSDCF cycle.

2. Coordinates and supports the UN Communication Group activities and members:

  • Facilitates cooperation among the UNCG members and supports formulation, implementation and reporting on the UNCG annual work plan and budget under the UN Joint Communication Strategy (2017-2021);
  • Facilitates communication between the UNCT and UNCG and leads the UNCG joint activities, including monthly meetings.

3. Contributes to partnership building and media relations:

• Plans and facilitates the engagement of key traditional and non-traditional partners, including government, civil society, private sector, development partners and others new as well as traditional actors on the collective 2030 Agenda and the UN’s work in-country;

• Provides substantive support to the RC and UNCT in significantly expanding public outreach on the 2030 Agenda and the UN’s role and impact in-country;

• Plans and facilitates public engagement on the UN’s role and work in-country, including through programme visits showcasing the UN’s development impact;

• Undertakes regular liaison with other partners for content development, information exchange, collaborative communication efforts, and innovative communication and advocacy tools;

• Compiles and analyzes communication experiences and shares findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit UN’s communication work;

• Develops and maintains close working relationships with the media, including editors and journalists in key national and international news outlets; develops, maintains and updates media relations contact list/database;

• Prepares official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds and presentations as necessary.

4. Plans and facilitates digital communications:

• Develops and maintains digital external platforms such as the UN country team website as well as UN social media presence (Facebook, Twitter account etc.);

• Plans and facilitates the development and implementation of a digital content strategy and contributes to the development of key communication products (e.g. human-interest stories, photography, video, animations, etc.).

5. Provides substantive support for publications and branding management:

• Provides substantive support to the RC and UNCT on joint UN publications ensuring high-quality standards and the correct application of the UN branding guidelines;

• Prepares inputs for the RC and UNCT on the use of the UN joint brand at the country level across UN products, both offline and online.

Master degree or equivalent
  • Either an advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, business or public administration, sustainable development, international development, social sciences, education or related area;
  • Or a Bachelor’s university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
60 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination, Arts, music, photography and film

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in programme communications and advocacy or partnership development in the context of development cooperation or related area is required.

Knowledge and understanding of Lao PDR country context and sustainable development issues are desirable.

Proficiency and experience with photography and videography, multimedia and design software (Adobe Creative Suite, Final Cut, etc.), website content management systems, social media analytics tools and other communications tools would be an advantage.


Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 19-07-2020