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Communication and Advocacy Specialist Int. Specialist UNWomen Ethiopia
VMAM Code
ETHR001243-10487
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Communication and Advocacy Specialist

Communication and Advocacy Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNWomen
Country
Ethiopia
Location, Country
Addis Ababa (ETH)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months
Application deadline
Eligibility criteria
Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.
Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Spotlight Initiative Africa Regional Program Stream 1 - Program Coordinator or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Communication and Advocacy Specialist will:

Lead and support the design, planning and implementation of Spotlight Initiative Communication and Visibility plans for Stream 1 with RUNOs.

  • Develop comprehensive communication and visibility action Plan for SIARP Stream 1 and ensure its implementation;
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with partners including RUNOs;
  • Support and work closely with the Spotlight Secretariat and the African Coordination Unit Communications and Advocacy Team to manage, evaluate, and implement high impact communications’ products (e.g. web, electronic, etc.);
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with partners including RUNOs;
  • Ensure wide dissemination and visibility of programme achievements;
  • Monitor and evaluate communication and visibility campaigns;
  • Track progress against established work plans and outputs;
  • Write and/or disseminate press releases, policy briefs, pamphlets, talking points, speeches, editorials, branded materials, and other written communications materials;
  • Provide communications and advocacy support to joint regional campaigns, launching initiatives, and publications;
  • Develop and support management of relationship with members of the media;
  • Design and maintain a digital presence, including robust social media footprint for the Spotlight Initiative;
  • Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with various stakeholders and actors engaged in communication work;

Support capacity development on communication, Visibility and Knowledge Management of SIARP Stream 1

  • Coordinate the provision of training and coaching on Communication, visibility and knowledge management to Stream 1 implementing partners;

  • Provide advice/information/guidance to the Stream 1 teams communication, visibility, branding requirements, knowledge management;

Policy Analysis and Advocacy Support

  • Coordinate and prepare inputs to policy dialogue and consultations with the EU, AUC in partnership with RUNOs;
  • Prepare high-quality briefing materials for the management including for missions and participation in meetings and international events;
  • Support and organize outreach and advocacy initiatives such as briefing sessions, interviews, and launches;
  • Contribute to the preparation of advocacy materials including, video tutorials, briefs, presentations, fact sheets, brochures;

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments
  • Advanced degree from a recognized educational institute in Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Media, or International Relations or relevant Social Sciences field.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted instead of the advanced university degree.
Required experience
60 Months
Experience remark
  • 5 years of experience in communications and advocacy,
  • Knowledge and experience in policy analysis on issues related to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), women’s rights and GEWE,
  • Experience in using technology as a medium for communication and knowledge management,
  • Good understanding of UN system and key regional institutions such as AUC, ECA, and EU,
  • Experience working on communications and advocacy with intergovernmental institutions including UN system and African Union (AU) is an asset,
  • Ability to take initiative, multitask, work independently and proactively.
Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience
Area of expertise details
  • Experience in communications and advocacy
  • Knowledge and experience in policy analysis on issues related to Violence against Women and Girls (VAWG), women’s rights and GEWE
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Professionalism, Working in Teams
Application procedure
* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool? Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage 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 https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply. Application deadline: 19 September 2021