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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communications Assistant 04 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNEP Kenya
UNEP
Kenya
Nairobi (KEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months
04 October 2020

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

Under the direct supervision of the Public Information Officer for the Nairobi Convention, the UNV will assist in the following tasks:

  • Support the update and launch of the Nairobi convention website; include writing articles and website articles and other content for SAPPHIRE/WIOSAP
  • Lead team in compiling weekly News Round-up for regional and international readership;
  • Maintain the Nairobi Convention experts’ database and support communication with the Government focal points and Institution partners;
  • Assist with Newsletters for the Nairobi Convention Projects, presentations, briefing notes and other informational materials;
  • Provide technical, administrative and logistical support to carry out social media campaigns. This includes recommending strategy and procedures to ensure effective implementation, online community engagement and participation, and optimum outreach and impact;
  • Liaise with different offices to ensure smooth delivery of communications strategy, i.e. Communications, Publishing, etc.
  • Contribute to the preparation of various written outputs supporting the Nairobi Convention WIOSAP and SAPPHIRE projects, e.g. draft background papers, analytical notes, sections of reports and studies, inputs to publications, etc.
  • Prepare reports for internal and external requests; and procedural monthly and quarterly reporting;
  • Monitoring and evaluation of Communications strategy. Document best practices, stories and lessons learnt and disseminate them;
  • Ensure documentation and reporting compliance with internal policies and external requirements;
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A first-level university degree (bachelor’s degree or equivalent) in communications, international relations, political science, English, or a related field.
24 Months
  • Professional experience: at least two years of experience in a communications role, preferably at an international organization, governmental institution, or non-governmental organization.
  • High level of spoken and written English fluency required. Knowledge of French would be an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience

communication

No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline:04-10-2020

Communication for Development (C4D) Officer 06 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Ethiopia
UNICEF
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa, Gambela, Assosa, Awassa, Jijiga, Semera, Bahir Dar, Mekele (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
06 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Chief of Field Office or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV C4D Officer will:

  1. Support to strategy design and development of C4D activities

  • Research and/or participate in conducting comprehensive C4D situation analysis of social, cultural, economic, communication and political issues in the region. Collect and synthesize qualitative and quantitative information and data to support the establishment of comprehensive and evidence-based information for developing and planning C4D strategy and interventions in the region.
  • Collect, draft and/or organize materials and related documentations for C4D strategies and plans to ensure optimum impact, scale and sustainability of achievements/results.
  • Assess the impact of C4D activities on the CO and UNICEF goals to achieve measurable behavioral and social change resulting in the improvement of children’s rights and wellbeing. Submit qualitative report/synthesis of results for development planning and improvement.
  • Support to contextualize the development, pretesting, translation and repackaging of existing as well as new Behavior Change and Communication (BCC) materials in consultation with relevant Regional Bureaus, Programme Officers, the C4D unit, and other relevant stakeholders
  • In collaboration with UNICEF Programme staff and relevant government sector staff, participates in the development of evidence-based sectoral strategies and workplans (both development and emergency-related) to ensure the design and incorporation of specific Communication for Development components with objectives and activities aimed at different levels:
    • behavior development/change individual/household/facility levels;
    • community participation, social change and collective action at community level; and
    • social mobilization of community-based organizations and advocacy for decision makers;

  1. Support to the implementation of C4D activities

  • Collaborate with internal and external partners to provide operational and technical support to the design of C4D strategies, and research, develop, test, produce and use quality C4D materials and/or organize events and activities to ensure maximum outreach and impact on behavioral and social change of target audience.
  • Assess and recommend potential contacts, networks, resources and tools to support the maximum impact and outreach of C4D initiatives.
  • Follow up on the production of C4D materials to ensure technical quality, consistency and relevancy of communications materials that are developed, produced and disseminated to target audience (e.g. individuals, communities, government officials, partners, media etc).
  1. Advocacy, networking and partnership building

  • Build and maintain partnerships through networking and proactive collaboration with national and international civil society organizations, community groups, leaders and other critical partners in the community and civil society to reinforce cooperation through engagement, empowerment and self-determination and to pursue opportunities for greater advocacy to promote UNICEF’s mission and goals for child rights, social equity and inclusiveness.
  • Collaborate with internal global/regional communication partners to harmonize, link and/or coordinate messaging to enhance C4D outreach and contribution to programmatic outcomes.
  • Provide technical support to UNICEF, regional sector bureaus and partners including contributing to the adapting of or sharing relevant standards, protocols, guidelines and training materials for C4D
  1. Innovation, knowledge management and capacity building

  • Institutionalize/share best practices and knowledge learned/products with national/local partners and stakeholders to build capacity of practitioners/users, and disseminate lessons learned to key audiences including donors and partners.
  • Support the organization, administration and implementation of capacity building initiatives to enhance the competencies of clients/stakeholders/partners across programme sectors in C4D planning, implementation and evaluation in support of programmes/projects. Develop training materials for training activities and revise them periodically for improvements and updates.
  • Provide technical and coordination support to C4D trainings at regional, Zonal, and Woreda levels for Government counterparts, partner organizations, and their volunteer networks.
  • Build the capacity of a social mobilization multi-sectoral regional platform (Health, Education, Religious groups, CSOs, medias, etc.) in terms of coordination, planning, monitoring of C4D interventions including use of emergency communication materials for creating a strategic network of social mobilization trainers

5. Monitoring and Reporting

  • Undertake regular field monitoring and report based on agreed C4D indicators
  • Contribute to the regular monitoring of C4D actors’ capacity according to the needs raised during rapid assessments / KAP surveys
  • Compile regional C4D reports, emergency and development, from the field and update progress on key results
  • Ensure multi-media materials are distributed to the intended target groups and monitor and address gaps
  • Participates in regional and Zonal coordination mechanisms and follow up on C4D tasks
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree in the social/behavioural sciences, (Sociology, Anthropology, Psychology, Communication, Public Relations and Health Promotion and Education)

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years with at least one-year experience in planning and implementing C4D/SBCC programmes with emphasis on communication planning for behavior development, social mobilization, participatory communication and research training and impact evaluation of communication interventions;
  • Experience with either the UN, IO, and/or NGO, especially in emergency contexts is an added advantage;
  • Previous experience in working/living in communities is an added advantage;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; 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.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • Experaince in Behavior Change communication planning is a requirment (Mandatory)
  • Experaince in multi-channel communication design is an asset
  • Experaince in evidence generation for Social and Behavior Change Communication is an asset
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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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.

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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: 06 October 2020

Communications Assistant 07 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNHCR Ukraine
UNHCR
Ukraine
Kyiv (UKR)
English,Ukrainian
30 November 2020
6 months
07 October 2020

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

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Associate Communication/PI Officer, UNHCR Ukraine, the UNV Communications Assistant will:

  1. Search for new digital communication instruments to use while carrying out UNHCR Ukraine special events and campaigns, including but not limited to the #IBelong campaign, observance of the 25th Anniversary of the UNHCR Ukraine, #UN75, 16 Days of Activism; World Refugee Day. In the view of COVID-19 pandemics, search for news digital ways to communicate and organize events;
  2. Provide support in updating of the mass media database; liaise with mass media in order to produce media materials; conduct research on new media;
  3. Provide support to UNHCR communications team with drafting information materials and knowledge products for public outreach; ensure proper storage and issuance of the information products and promo materials;
  4. Work with vendors to ensure high quality of produced publications, visibility materials and other branded products;
  5. Assist in UNHCR Ukraine digital activities, production of social media and multimedia products (design, adaptation, video/audio products development, social media analytics and promotion tools).
Bachelor degree or equivalent

BA/BSc degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism, public relations, social sciences, international relations, or a related field;

24 Months
  • 2 years of relevant experience in communications support;
  • User level of Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator (Adobe Premier (or equivalent) would be an asset)
  • Experience in working with mass media and writing materials for mass media are important. Event management, online outreach and multimedia would be an asset.
  • Experience in usage of computers, including databases and office software packages;
  • Understanding of the situation of refugees, IDPs and stateless people in Ukraine.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Ukrainian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Ukraine and legal residents in Ukraine with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 07-10-2020

Population Data Fellow, FGM Data and Research (Egypt) 07 October 2020 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Egypt
UNFPA
Egypt
Cairo (EGY)
English,Arabic
Immediate
18 months with possibility of extension
07 October 2020

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

The FGM Data Fellows Programme will be coordinated by the Chiefs of the GHR and PDGender & Human Rights (GHRB) and Population Data (PDB) Branches which will provide leadership and overall guidance. Technical supervision and monitoring will be under the responsibility of FGM focal points at country/regional level and/or under the Technical Specialist at PDB and the Monitoring & Evaluation Specialist at HQ/FGM coordination level. The Fellow will be assigned to the following tasks:

  • Learn and apply statistical techniques to analyze data collected through complex survey designs, such as DHS and MICS;
  • Feed UNFPA’s global databases with indicators on FGM at national and regional level;
  • Contribute to studies and research using a combination of survey and the Joint Programme data to provide new knowledge and evidence on FGM
  • Visualize analytical results, through maps, figures, and charts, and tables supporting annual reports, among others;
  • Contribute to the development of informational brochures and material to support evidence-based communication and advocacy for the UNFPA-UNICEF Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM at national and regional level;
  • Respond to data requests by national and regional entities, the Coordinator and Monitoring and Evaluation Focal Point of the Joint Programme to Eliminate FGM, as well as Headquarters;
  • Contribute to GBV knowledge, specifically the KnowVAW data
  • Perform any other related tasks as required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • University undergraduate degree or equivalent in the quantitative and/or qualitative social sciences, such as demography, public health epidemiology, statistics, sociology, economics or related discipline (such as computer science), Master’s degree preferred.
24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience in applied statistics, public health, epidemiology, or demography;
  • Working knowledge of relevant statistical packages (particular in R, or related statistical tools/packages such as SAS, Stata or SPSS) and willingness to learn (or existing familiarity with) GitHub or version control systems;
  • Knowledge on gender related studies, especially on harmful practice including female genital mutilation is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in the use of GIS software (such as ArcGIS or QGIS) is an asset;
  • Familiarity and experience in carrying out descriptive statistical analysis;
  • Familiarity with qualitative data collection and analysis;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others);
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
  • Open to work remotely and willing to travel in other countries.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Statistics
No

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup

2. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it.

3. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink

4. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

1. Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile.

2. 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: 7 October 2020