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Communications Officer 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNICEF Lao People's Democratic Rep
Open

Communications Officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Vientiane (LAO)
English,Laotian
01 May 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

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

Under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, the international UN Volunteer will undertake the following functions:

  • Assist in the planning, implementation, monitoring and evaluation of the advocacy and communication strategy to promote respect for children’s and women’s rights, and support UNICEF's mission in the country with a focus on education.
  • Contribute to the implementation of the Partnership to Strengthen the Education System - a partnership between UNICEF and the EU - by providing key communications support to the UNICEF education team. This includes communications activity planning, development of human-interest stories, blog posts and social media content to promote PSES in Lao PDR and internationally and to the promotion of shared EU-UNICEF education messaging. In addition, this role involves support to Partnership to Strengthen the Education System (PSES) donor reporting including the collation of annual communications achievements as part of reporting to the EU.
  • Help raise awareness about challenges facing the education sector in Lao PDR and come up with innovative communication approaches.
  • Assist in producing campaigns and graphic design content for social media, such as fact graphs, info graphs, and other documents that require simple design such as brochures for donor communication and advocacy purposes with a focus on education.
  • Help disseminate studies, research and data on the successes and challenges facing the education sector in Lao PDR to different audiences.
  • Assist Communication and Education sections in events, launches, campaigns, and other key communication activities.
  • Lead in moderating social media platforms, engage with UNICEF's social media audience, and respond to online queries.
  • Conduct social media analysis for UNICEF Lao PDR platforms, measure audience engagement and contribute to building UNICEF’s social media fan base through assessment of key audiences, content planning, content management, search engine optimization, analytics and assessment of effectiveness of platforms and content.
Master degree or equivalent
  • Type of degree: Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, Social Sciences, or similar
24 Months

2 years of professional experience relevant to communication, print and broadcast media or interactive digital media, at either the national or international level

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience

Area of expertise requirement:

  • Communication, experience with development and implementation of communication strategies;
  • Proficiency in using computer applications (Microsoft Office Suite, email/internet, other IT applications;
  • Skills and technical competence in producing for various media formats: print, web, social media)
  • Skills in graphic design, video production and photography all an asset.
No

Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Integrity, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 27th April 2021

Associate Protection Cluster Coordination Officer 27 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNHCR Cameroon
UNHCR
Cameroon
Maroua (CMR)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
27 April 2021

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 UNHCR Head of Sub-Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and under the functional supervision of the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer, the UN Volunteer Associate Cluster Coordination Officer will:

  • Serve as dedicated coordinator for the Protection Sector in the Far North Region with a particular emphasis on information management and communication among sector members and other relevant partners, as well as training and capacity –building for members and partners;
  • Elaborate essential documents for the sector, as well as preparatory documents, draft agenda and convene Protection sector meetings, and draft meeting minutes.
  • Organize regular meetings and interaction with sector members for planning and monitoring of activities in coordination with Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer;
  • Represent the protection sector at the inter-sector level including for reporting and sharing of information as well as mainstreaming of protection standards and inter-sector assessments
  • Ensure liaison with thematic working groups (Area of Responsibility - AoR) under the protection sector (SGBV, Child Protection, House Land and Property Issues);
  • Coordinate the promotion of international refugee law principles and standards and also IDP legislation or policies ensuring that all sectors and clusters fulfill their responsibilities mainstreaming protection;
  • For 40% of his/her time, the incumbent assists the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer in the communication, collection of information and analysis of protection data at the national level; assist in the research of data and analysis, organize advocacy for a with relevant target groups as deemed appropriate;
  • Ensure that the perspectives, capacities, needs and resources of the persons of concerns are reflected in the protection strategy, planning processes and operations plan addressing the specific protection needs of women and men, children, youth and older persons, persons with disabilities, minority groups such as sexual minorities and persons living with HIV/AIDS;
  • Support the Sr. Cluster Coordination Officer for the follow-up of all matters linked to resource mobilization, including the Humanitarian Response Plan;
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree; University degree in Law, International Law, Political Science, or related field

24 Months
  • Minimum 2 years of experience with refugees and/or other people of concern in a protection capacity required.
  • Experience in information management and communication in Humanitarian and Protection affairs, in particular in the framework of Protection Clusters. Experience with relevant information management tools and software is desirable;
  • Field experience in particular of working with persons of concern desirable;
  • Commitment to help persons of concern and willingness to cooperate with counterparts and partners;
  • Good analytical skills;
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills in a multi-cultural setting;
  • Ability to design, organize, deliver and evaluate training/capacity building activities;
  • Ability to live and work in the difficult and harsh conditions of developing countries is essential.

Desirable Qualifications and Skills:

  • Knowledge of UN policies and procedures;
  • Knowledge of the UN Guiding Principles on Internal Displacement, as well as of relevant UNHCR and inter-agency policies and guidelines on Protection;

Computer skills: Office Package (excellent knowledge of Word, good knowledge of Excel and Power Point) and Internet browsing.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Protection of refugees, asylum seekers and IDPs
No

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

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Application deadline: 27-04-2021