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Communications Specialist Nat. Specialist UNWomen Armenia

Communications Specialist

Communications Specialist

National Specialist
Host entity
Location, Country
Yerevan (ARM)
Language skills
Armenian E
Expected Starting Date
3 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN Women’s MPTF-Armenia Project Coordinator and the Peace, Security & Humanitarian Specialist, the UNV Communications Specialist will:

  • Organize a meeting with UN Women, partnering UN agencies and other partner organizations to inform about the theme of the campaign and agree on the activities to be organized

Support the planning, implementation and coordination of the 16 Days campaign in close cooperation with partnering UN agencies, and possibly with an external media company

  • Support in the organization of consultation meetings with key relevant stakeholders in the area of violence against women and women’s economic security, including on the 16 Days campaign
  • Develop a communication plan for the 16 Days of Activism including a joint calendar of activities
  • Engage in follow-up work to support UN Women and partnering UN agencies for the development of all campaign related materials and implementation of all specific activities
  • Support production of communications material, including infographics
  • Develop and disseminate outreach communication materials, presentations, knowledge products, and other relevant documentation
  • Utilize social networking and other media strategies for advocacy and promotion
  • Provide advice and support to UN Women and partnering UN agencies, including other partner organizations on the implementation of their activities and make efforts to ensure coordination between different activities
  • Take photos and quotes by participants during campaign activities and provide a short summary
  • Assist in the preparation/adaption of content for social media throughout the 16 Days of Activism
  • Prepare a media review with all the articles and media reports covering the 16 Days campaign
  • Prepare a 16 Days Newsletter-style report, capturing key events and actions - such as though photo essays and a web timeline
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Communication, Media, Journalism, International Relations, or a related field.
Required experience
24 Months
Experience remark
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public relations, communications, or advocacy or other relevant programmes, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience in desktop editing/publishing, copy-editing and production.
  • Experience in journalism, web publishing and public relations.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Armenian E(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Knowledge management, archiving and documentation
Area of expertise details
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in Gender Equality, Inclusive Economic Development, Violence Against Women and Girls and/or relevant field of work, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
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Competencies values
Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply. * Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first update your profile at Then go to ‘My Page’ at and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Armenia and legal residents in Armenia with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Application deadline: 24-09-2021