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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Public Information Specialist 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNICRI Italy
UNICRI
Italy
Turin (ITA)
English,Arabic,French
04 January 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
29 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Public Information Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Public Information Specialist will:

Contribute to the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Design, develop, and implement communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans tailored to the different stakeholders;
  • Monitor and analyse print, visual and social media and prepare reports.

Contribute to the development and dissemination of communication materials globally

  • Develop and produce communication materials, including briefing materials, press releases, newsletters and articles and support their dissemination through effective channels;
  • Support the editing, proofreading and review process of publications and other communication material produced by UNICRI;
  • Translate documents into English from one or more of the other official languages of the United Nations. (In particular, Arabic and French);
  • Design and production of videos, photo-reportages and raising awareness campaign on UNICRI’s work;
  • Identify relevant stakeholders to be engaged;
  • Prepare related correspondence, talking points and background information;
  • Support the organization of roundtable discussions and interviews.

Contribute to UNICRI’s web/ online activities

  • Support the management of UNICRI’s websites, including developing the design and content;
  • Contribute to the management of UNICRI’s social media, including preparing posts in line with the corporate social media policy.

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned from UNICRI’s programmes and ensure exchange of information;
  • Support the organization of events;
  • Liaise with and provide support to the partners and experts involved in the events of UNICRI;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Master degree or equivalent

Master’s degree or equivalent in communication, linguistics, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required; a first-level university degree in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree.

60 Months

Experience

At least 5 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public information and reporting. The following experience is also required:

  • Extensive experience in media;
  • Experience in document production and editing;
  • Experience in the use of social media and in websites management;
  • Experience in the production of audiovisual materials.

Experience working in the UN system or other similar international organization is desirable.

Skills and knowledge:

  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent researching, drafting, formulation and reporting skills.
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including media professionals, grassroots organizations, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels;
  • 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;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Have affinity with or interest in UNICRI and in particular topics related to crime prevention and justice, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English is required;
  • Working knowledge of French or Arabic is desirable.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 29 November 2020

Communications Expert (Population & Development) 30 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNFPA Kazakhstan
UNFPA
Kazakhstan
Almaty (KAZ)
Russian,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Regional Communications Advisor or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in consultation with the Programme Manager, the UN Volunteer Communications Expert (Population & Development) will:

1. Design, plan and implement communication and advocacy materials

  • Develop and implement a communication strategy for the “CISPop; Better data for better policies” Programme;
  • Lead the development, translation and production of communication and advocacy materials on the programme and related population issues in the CIS region, including briefing papers, press releases, news items and articles, and ensure wide dissemination of communication and advocacy materials through effective channels;
  • Generate brochures, factsheets, stories, photos and videos from the field to inform the media and general public of the programme, its results and ensure donor visibility at national and regional levels;
  • Coordinate the implementation of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with UNFPA Regional and Country Offices, and IPs;
  • Lead monitoring and evaluation of communication and visibility campaigns as well as media materials;
  • Support the organization of meetings and other project-related workshops and events and ensure proper communication and dissemination of relevant information;
  • Support the positioning of the Programme, its donors and partners in the public and media, as a reference project that promotes evidence-based policy-making;

2. Manage media relations

  • Lead relationship-building with the press, especially in the CIS region, and maintain and update a database of relevant press in line with the project objectives/priorities;
  • Respond timely and clearly to media inquiries, in consultation with the Regional Communications Adviser, and to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence; identify topics, background information, news-related development and coverage of interest;
  • Facilitate interviews.

3. Build and maintain communication-related partnerships

  • Identify and develop communication-related partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility, including with relevant influencers;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Collaborate closely with communication colleagues in the country offices to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives.

4. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Ensure wide dissemination and visibility of project progress and achievements;
  • Identify, compile, and document success stories and best practices, and manage knowledge sharing among IPs;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy as appropriate;
  • Manage and document Knowledge Management products, developed during the implementation of the Programme.
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Communications, development studies or related relevant field; a first-level university degree or equivalent in combination with relevant training and/or professional experience may be accepted in lieu of an advanced university degree;

60 Months

At least 5 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communications in a development context.

  • Demonstrated experience and affinity with population issues, (official) statistics and data;
  • Experience working in the UN or other international development organization is considered an asset;
  • Excellent social media skills, and familiarity with Russian-language social media channels and culture
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting

Developing and implemention of a communication strategy

No

Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Respect for Diversity

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Application deadline: 30 November 2020

Communication and Knowledge Management Officer 30 November 2020 Nat. Specialist UNRCO Afghanistan
UNRCO
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
30 November 2020

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Knowledge Management is a central component of the Spotlight Initiative in Afghanistan. The objectives of the Knowledge Management Strategy will be: 1) to increase awareness and understanding of the SI’s implementation and impact in Afghanistan; (2) to communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions (3) to generate local, context-specific knowledge on ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’ to be shared on regional and global virtual knowledge platforms and (4) to strengthen women’s rights groups’, civil society groups’, and government’s capacity to generate, disseminate and use EVAWG knowledge.

As such, the Communications and Knowledge Management Officer (CKMO) will be responsible for leading and managing the following activities in keeping with the Knowledge Management Framework to be developed:

  • Knowledge capture: Collate the evidence-base on Spotlight Pillars from existing national and global resources and conduct a situation analysis to improve understanding of EVAWG in the country
  • Address knowledge gaps: Support the design of activities to specifically meet identified knowledge gaps
  • Monitoring and Evaluation lessons learned: Working with the M&E and Reporting Advisor, strategize how to identify and share innovative, context-specific monitoring and evaluation strategies of all Spotlight activities to determine ‘what works’ and ‘what does not work’. This knowledge will be shared on regional and global knowledge platforms to encourage peer support, collaborative problem-solving and strategizing, and the sharing of tools and other resources.
  • Dissemination and Public Engagement: In coordination with the Senior Coordination Officer and the RCO’s Communications and Advocacy Officer, communicate and share good practices and lessons that emerge through the implementation of the SI interventions and establish participatory mechanisms with multiple stakeholders to continually assess and discuss what works and what does not.
  • Build Knowledge Management Capacities: As requested, conduct national and/or regional knowledge exchange workshops on particular topics/practice to strengthen institutional capacity to generate disseminate and use knowledge products.

S/He will ensure that the outputs from M&E are translated into knowledge that informs programme implementation and reporting, and that KM activities are closely aligned with the SI Communication and Visibility Strategy.

A baseline survey will be conducted under this joint program by the RUNOs. Portfolio reviews for this program involving donors, community beneficiaries will be conducted to ensure that RUNO agencies “pause and reflect” on its implementation.

Strengthen knowledge management by tracking the implementation of this programme and disseminate advocacy messages and good practices.

Produce knowledge products and ensure that products (such as the baseline reports, mid-term reviews, etc.), are disseminated through various levels and platforms.

Develop a Knowledge Management Strategy, focusing on (i) identifying knowledge gaps by assessing and undertaking a mapping of existing knowledge management activities, guidelines and tools within the RCO and the RUNOs; (ii) expanding flow of knowledge and information on Spotlight; (iii) contributing to and sharing best practices and knowledge; (iv) effectively communicating and liaising with all RUNO agencies to integrate knowledge management in their systems and processes; and (v) ensuring a constant and consistent flow of information gathered on the quality of the SI including human interest/life changing stories.

S/He will work closely with the RCO’s Communication and Advocacy Officer and Monitoring, Evaluation and Reporting Officer, to build the data processes and generate information on the SI and its linkage to other ongoing UN initiatives in Afghanistan.S/He will also work closely with the Communications/Knowledge Management focal points within the RUNOs to ensure cohesive messaging and data exchange.

S/He will be assigned to the RCO, reporting directly to the Senior Coordination Officer, and the overall guidance of the Head/RCO.

  • With the Communications Officers in the RCO and RUNOs, create, promote and maintain public information campaigns on the SI.
  • Provide content management support on SI (consistency of materials, translations etc.) to the RCO Communications and Advocacy Officer (CAO) for the One UN website ensuring accuracy of information prior to posting, making sure that relevant information is clearly presented, relevant and continuously updated.
  • Manage social media under the guidance of the CAO in line with corporate web and social media policy; monitor the effectiveness of social media.
  • Prepare translations of documents in Dari/Pashto as requested.
  • Ensure clear, coherent and consistent communication about the role, strategic focus and activities of the RUNOs in the SI.
  • Produce well written/quality materials that enhance external and internal communication
Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Masters or equivalent) preferred in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Social Science or related field; or a Bachelor’s degree in the above fields with additional two years of relevant experience.

60 Months
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in related areas, with at least 2 years of experience in designing, implementing, supporting and advising in public outreach and communication strategies is required.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is required.
  • Professional experience in external relations and/or as a journalist an asset.
  • Experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy an asset;
  • Knowledge of development and humanitarian processes and the interests of stakeholders in supporting the process (including media and CSO sectors) desirable;
  • Leadership qualities, including the ability to motivate others, involve all members of a team, inspire a sense of ownership and responsibility among staff, and elicit consistently high-quality output;
  • Ability to meet challenges, constructively and creatively;
  • Time management and organizational skills, with the ability to undertake multiple tasks.
  • Fluent oral and written English is required;
  • Fluent oral and written Pashto and/or Dari languages required
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, Access etc.) required, with desktop publishing experience highly desirable;
  • Videography, photography skills highly desirable;
  • Ability to work in a multi-cultural environment with sound understanding and capability to empower and develop the capacity of national counterparts;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Willingness to travel as required.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness

Networking and Partnership Development Officer 10 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNWomen Georgia
UNWomen
Georgia
Sukhumi (GEO)
English,Russian
Immediate
until 14 September 2021 with possibility of extension
10 December 2020

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of EVAW Programme Analyst and Head of Sub-Office the UN Volunteer Networking and Partnership Development Officer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Assist in negotiating agreements and setting up implementation mechanisms partners and ensure that agreements are established in conformity with financial rules and the latest instructions.
  • Support the Head of UN Women Sub-Office in review the implementation and performance of project activities, including through appropriate physical monitoring to evaluate the projects by reviewing work plans, progress reports, budget, financial reports and expenditures; undertake field visits as required.
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze programme performance, trends and target interventions.
  • Develop and conduct training sessions for grassroots’ women on women’s rights and gender equality topics.
  • Use the existing tools to assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level.
  • Assist in ensuring compliance in issuance of audit certificates for Implementing Partners.
  • Draft minutes from the meetings, the monitoring and other reports (as specified in the individual work plan) to ensure proper documentation of project activities along with an impact and solutions achieved.
  • Support establishment and maintenance of networking and cooperation among civil society organizations (CSOs) and volunteers working on GBV and related issues.
  • Support the Head of Sub-Office in coordinating UN Women/UNHCR initiatives with other UN Agencies located in Sukhumi;
  • Liaise and coordinate with UN Women Office staff as per her/his duties in the individual work plan;
  • Provide any other relevant support to the supervisor and/or the Head of Sub-Office, related to UN Women’s mandate and project aims, through performing other duties.
  • Perform other duties and responsibilities as required.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Advanced higher degree (Master’s or equivalent) in Social science, social work, gender studies, development studies or similar.
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in implementing development programmes, analyses of inequalities.
  • Experience with project management in the area of Gender Equality is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting
  • Excellent oral and written skills in English and Russian; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 10 Demceber 2020