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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Associate Communications Officer 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Ethiopia
UNHCR
Ethiopia
Addis Ababa (ETH)
English
Immediate
12 months
28 February 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Senior External Relations Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Implement the communication strategy to promote a better understanding of UNHCR’s objective and activities in the host country.
  • Ensure appropriate multimedia coverage of events. This includes the production of quality videos, photographs and other related content for different channels including social media about UNHCR’s work and engagement with refugees.
  • Plan and execute campaigns and events with organized groups and local authorities to disseminate information on UNHCR and raise public awareness on refugee issues;
  • Draft and regularly update pamphlets, operational updates, briefing kits, web stories and other articles for publication in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer
  • Design and oversee the production of communications materials; this includes providing support to other units in producing communications materials.
  • Manage and ensure appropriate content is disseminated through UNHCR Ethiopia’s social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook), in accordance with UNHCR’s global social media strategy.
  • Maintain close working relations with External Relations and Communications focal points in the field for content gathering and mission coordination.
  • Support the unit in planning and preparing content for donor/partner meetings.
  • Keep abreast of developments on UNHCR activities in the country and respond to donor and public queries for information on all aspects of the organization’s work.
  • Arrange timely distribution of outputs and regularly update the list of donors and individuals who should receive timely information;
  • Coordinate donor/external missions to the field.
  • Attend the UN Communications Group and provide follow-up actions for joint communication endeavors. Work with UNICEF in particular on the communications aspects of the Joint UNHCR/UNICEF Blueprint.
  • Coordinate and maintain relations with the local UNHCR High Profile Supporter (HPS) – Betty G – in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer and ensure content around her engagement with refugees and UNHCR is produced and published in a timely manner. In addition, ensure the HPS has access to the necessary UNHCR content for publication in her social media channels.
  • Carry out other tasks as necessary.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Advertising

24 Months
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the production of public information materials and multimedia production.
  • Proficiency in image and video production; good knowledge of multimedia software (Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, MS Office Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to present verbal and written information to different audience
  • Demonstrated high-level writing skills (e.g. operational updates, briefing notes, press briefings and articles).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting
No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

* 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: 28 February 2021

Communications Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth WFP Cambodia
WFP
Cambodia
Phnom-Penh (KHM)
Khmer,English
Immediate
6 months with possibility of extension
10 March 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Under the direct supervision of communications and reporting officer, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

Multi-media content production and management

  • Produce and archive digital communication materials including poster, leaflet, and brochure or other visual materials (photos, video and footages) related to event/activity.

  • Support the development of human-interest stories for WFP’s online presence and assist in updating the WFP Cambodia website.
  • Work closely with editors/writers/designer and relevant colleagues on communication-related product design and/or media-, social-media and web-based content development
  • Assist in managing WFP’s social media platforms, monitor their daily engagement and report on their monthly traffic including reach and engagement

Media Relation

  • Maintain and update media directory (national, and key regional and international)

  • Assist in building and maintaining relations with media, journalists, editors, reporters, etc.

Visibility Support

  • Contribute to the implementation and achievement of donors' visibility plan

  • Support media engagement activities in events and donor visits, press conferences, briefings, and media interviews with senior management
  • Work closely with cross-functional teams on relevant media pitching and placement

Others

  • Provide translation of press releases, op-eds and external communication products from Khmer into English and vice versa when necessary
  • Carry out other tasks as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a university degree in any one of these fields: communications, media, journalism, digital marketing, communications for development, or related fields.

  • Demonstrated interest/experience in media management, digital and social media initiatives and campaigns, community work and other development related fields

  • Exhibited ability to precisely present ideas and concepts in both oral and written manner

  • Exhibited proficiency in developing and managing relations with media
  • Knowledgeable of Adobe package and able to handle a professional camera for photos and footages

  • Motivated to contribute towards development and to serve with others

  • Willing to contribute and work as part of a team, and

  • Flexible and open to learning new things.
  • Khmer(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Eligible candidates must be between 18 and 29 years of age throughout the duration of their service.

* 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.
This is an announcement for a national UNV assignment. Therefore, only nationals of Cambodia and legal residents with
refugee or stateless status can apply for this advertisement.

Application deadline: 10 March 2021