Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Programme Officer Int. Specialist UNDP Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000408-10225
Open

Programme Officer

Programme Officer

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Erbil (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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

Under the direct supervision of the Programme Manager, the International UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Support effective and efficient delivery of project results, which entails inter alia:

  • Support coordination efforts with other implementing partners;
  • Support to ensure compliance of project and operations activities with UN/UNDP rules, regulations and policies; implementation of project and operations strategies;
  • Work as the secretariat for the different coordination groups on project implementation;

  1. Coordination and Partnerships, which entails inter alia:

  • Maintain regular communication and coordination with relevant partners, to implement activities in a timely manner;
  • Facilitate a good working relationship and collaboration between key government partners and UNDP;
  • Support to strengthen partnerships between government entities and civil society organizations, including through improved planning;
  • Support to facilitate coordination efforts with other implementing partners;
  • Work with the relevant UNDP Technical and Communications colleagues to develop the required advocacy messages, strategies and materials.

  1. Report writing

  • Drafting of succinct and detailed narrative donor and internal reports within deadlines, including annual progress, post-activity and quarterly reporting and any other project documentation;
  • Responsible for drafting project ToRs; Update projects’ Results and Resources Framework (RRF) and logframes. Drafting and brainstorming of project activity concept notes;
  • Provision of support in proof-reading of communication materials and drafting of communication activity concept notes;
  • Participate at external meetings with INGOs, NGOs, relevant UN clusters, Implementing Partners and other stakeholders
  • Ensure that project lessons learned, and best practices are captured, documented and periodically shared with relevant stakeholders.

Conduct other activities as assigned by the direct supervisor.

Required degree level
Master degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Master's degree in Journalism, Law, International Relations, Economics, Business Administration/Management, Social Sciences or a related fields.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

3 years of relevant professional experience in reporting

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Development programme/project administration, Public information and reporting, Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination
Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Judgement and Decision-making, Leadership, Managing Performance, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision
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: 16 August 2021
Digital Communications Specialist Int. Specialist UNDP Iraq
VMAM Code
IRQR000409-10226
Open

Digital Communications Specialist

Digital Communications Specialist

International Specialist
Host entity
UNDP
Country
Iraq
Location, Country
Erbil (IRQ)
Language skills
English
Arabic
Expected Starting Date
Immediate
Duration
12 months with possiblity of extension
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

Reporting into the Team Leader, Communications and Advocacy, the UN Volunteer will be expected to:

  • Support the implementation of the UNDP Iraq communications and advocacy strategy, working closely with UNDP Iraq Communications Cell members
  • Lead UNDP Iraq’s digital communications strategy, keeping abreast of digital communications trends and innovations and apply to UNDP Iraq digital ecosystem where appropriate
  • Identify, develop, and publish high-quality, innovative, and compelling digital communications products including web articles, blogs, opinion pieces, infographics, social media content and post-event reports, in line with UNDP corporate branding and donor requirements.
  • Lead the maintenance and management of UNDP Website, include the rollout of new global CMS (Drupal)
  • Analyse, monitor and report on the performance of UNDP Communications channels, using in-built and external analytics software such as Google Analytics, and proposing actions to boost online presence and reachability.
  • Support in developing communication reports
  • Undertake other tasks as directed by Team Leader, Communications and Advocacy

Finally, UN Volunteers are required to:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Required degree level
Bachelor degree or equivalent
Educational additional comments

Journalism, Communications, Media.

Required experience
36 Months
Experience remark

A minimum 3 years of experience in digital communications, preferably for an international organistion. Experience in analytics and data analysis and reporting is a must

Language skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise
Other communications related experience, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Arts, music, photography and film
Area of expertise details

Knowledge of Microsoft applications: Word, Excel, PowerPoint. Knowledge of CMS platforms (Drupal) and Google Analytics. Knowledge of Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, etc.) Shorthand and Meltwater.

Driving license
Competencies values
Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, 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: 16 August 2021