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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

Information Management Officer 03 December 2020 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
03 December 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 Head of Communications or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Information management officer Information management officer will:

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and the COVID-19 components of the projects to collect data and support communications products.
  • Act as the partnerships and communications focal point for the intra-office COVID taskforce.
  • Collect data for press releases, success stories, articles and other web content and make these available in English, Dari and Pashto to facilitate their broader dissemination for the programme pillar;
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding of outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and SDGs through public website and social media use.
  • Produces internal communication on COVID (preventing, social distancing etc.) and external materials what effect the COVID crisis has had on development.
  • Produce high quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and projects
  • Pitch UNDP successes to the media and manage dissemination of information to the public; including oversee the development of TV spots and radio announcements.
  • Support Country Office programme pillars in designing and developing publications and other information management products, when required.
  • Provide support on translation to Pashto and Dari when required.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Undertake field visits to collect data, document donor specific UNDP’s work and success and produce beneficiary films from the field for different projects and for donors.
  • Provide support on designing infographics, filming, photography or any digital media work.
  • Provide support on drafting of minutes of meetings, reports, speeches, talking points, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels
  • Liaise with projects in UNDP country office to ensure cooperative approach to partnerships and communications, contributes to the “partnerships” database / platform.
  • Undertake data collection and management of UNDP COVID-19 response at the country level.
  • Represents UNDP in UN task team on COVID.
  • Any other tasks as required to support partnerships and communications unit.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • 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;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • 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.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree (Bachelors or equivalent) in Communications, Media, Journalism, Literature, Arts, Social Sciences, Humanities, Political Science or related field

24 Months
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in communications or related field is required.
  • Good understanding and familiarity of the current development and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly COVID-19.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is an asset.
  • UN experience desirable.
  • Good writing and editorial skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • At least 2 years of relevant work experience in communications or related field is required.
  • Good understanding and familiarity of the current development and humanitarian situation in Afghanistan, particularly COVID-19.
  • Experience in the usage of media technology, social media for public information, and knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems is an asset.
  • UN experience desirable.
  • Good writing and editorial skills
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Knowledge Sharing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Communications Specialist 03 December 2020 Int. Specialist UNRCO Fiji
Open

Communications Specialist

International Specialist
UNRCO
Fiji
Suva (FJI)
English
Immediate
12 months
03 December 2020

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

Within delegated authority, the IUNV, Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following:

  • With a focus on the implementation of sustainable development programmes in the Pacific, takes the lead in strategy, planning, development and implementation of large, complex communications strategies and campaigns with both traditional and social media components;
  • Works UN Communications Group (UNCG), to develop and implement system-wide campaigns and to incorporate the campaign message and themes into all relevant events and products;
  • Provides advice and expertise to the RC and the UN Country Team (UNCT) on a range of communications and public affairs issues, methods, and approaches; anticipates and resolves communications/public relations issues/problems, to include the provision of an effective crisis communications support;
  • Supports the work of the UN Communications Group (UNCG) and development of the joint UNCG annual workplan including establishment of the communication performance indicators;
  • Develops and coordinates strategic partnerships with key constituencies, including members of the UNCG, to elicit support for and maximize impact of promotional objectives;
  • Develops of a diverse range of information and communications products in support of major campaign initiatives;
  • Prepares official briefing materials, talking points, speeches, statements, op-eds and presentations as necessary.
  • Drafts complex material for traditional and social media platforms, to include website, official social media accounts, newsletters, periodicals, reports and books, etc.;
  • Evaluates results and impact of communications activities; reports on developments, trends and attitudes regarding the UN;
  • In collaboration with the UNCG, and in coordination with the RCO colleagues supports results reporting and prepare the annual communication plan to publicize and communicate results with a focus on the UN’s development impact.
  • Supports the day-to-day operation of the RCO including participating in coordination of substantive and administrative activities of the office related to communications and advocacy;

Performs other related duties, as required.

Master degree or equivalent

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communication, journalism, international relations, public information or related field. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

60 Months

A minimum of five years of progressively responsible experience in public information, journalism, international relations, public information or related area is required.

Two years of experience developing and implementing strategic, multimedia and public information campaigns for a diverse audience is required.

Two years of experience interacting with and managing relations with the media is required

Experience working with digital communication platforms in an official capacity, including on content creation, audience engagement and results in monitoring is desirable.

Experience with inter-agency or inter-organizational collaboration in the development sector is desirable.

Experience managing resources, including personnel and budget, to support communications and advocacy activities, is desirable.

Experience working in the political, social and economic context of the region of responsibility is desirable.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Empowering Others, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 3-12-2020

Associate Programme Officer 29 November 2020 Int. Specialist UNHCR Mauritania
Open

Associate Programme Officer

International Specialist
UNHCR
Mauritania
Nouakchott (MRT)
French,Arabic
01 January 2021
12 months 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.

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

  • Through a consultative process within the country and field visits, stay involved in the development of the strategies, methodologies, contingency plans that respond to new and emerging operational challenges for the country;
  • Assist in ensuring that global strategic priorities (GSP) and regional priorities as well as information on projected resource availability guide the planning parameters;
  • Provide inputs for developing the country operations plan in compliance with global strategic priorities and regional priorities as well as with annual programming/planning instructions;
  • Assist in organizing a consultative process to ensure a consistent application of the organization’s criteria and policies for the selection of implementing and operational partners;
  • Assist in managing the development of a broad network of partners, good coordination practices and the development of partner capacities;
  • Assist in training UNHCR as well as implementing partners (IP) staff in UNHCR standard procedures related to the Results Based Programme (RBM) management;
  • Undertake proper collection, monitoring and use of baselines, standards and indicators needed to measure and analyze UNHCR’s performance, trends and target interventions;
  • Undertake field visits to evaluate and improve the planning, programming, implementation and monitoring of assistance projects;
  • Assist in implementing the establishment of sound monitoring processes, in reviewing final reports and on progress in order to advise on any corrective actions required or the need for additional resources to reach planned target levels;
  • Apply UNHCR’s corporate tools (e.g. Global Focus, Focus Client) to record data and assess the technical soundness of the operation and generate data for evidence-based decisions at the country-level;
  • Assist in keeping donor representatives briefed on developments and assist in the development of funding submissions, appeals and reports;
  • Assist in monitoring compliance to the organization’s resource allocation framework, providing support and assisting in corrective action where required;
  • Assist in establishing and handling Implementing Partners Reports.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree or equivalent in Business Administration, Law, Economics, Development, Social Science or related field.

36 Months

Minimum 3 years of work experience relevant to the function, in programme management, monitoring and evaluation.

  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Development programme management, Monitoring and evaluation

  • Previous field experience is an advantage;
  • Familiar with UNHCR’s RBM approach and use of project/software is an asset;
  • Completion of the UNHCR Learning programmes or specific training relevant to functions of the position;
  • Good knowledge of UNHCR financial rules, procedures and processes is an asset;
  • Knowledge of UNHCR specific programming tools (MSRP, Focus, etc.) is an asset.
  • Other
No

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

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Application deadline: 29-11-2020