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

Communications Officer

International Specialist
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Vientiane (LAO)
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.

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

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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: 27th April 2021

Communication and Partnerships Coordinator 25 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
12 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and programme clusters.

  • Provide support on the drafting of minutes, reports, speeches, talking points, success stories, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Coordinate, organize and facilitate meetings; Prepare agendas, minutes, and follow-ups with relevant partners.
  • Assist with production of English language donor materials such as briefing notes, "thank you letters", and donor visibility materials.
  • Act as the focal point for supporting the fast and efficient follow up with partners (Donors, Vertical Funds, Government, IFI's, Private Sector, Foundations and UN agencies)
  • Maintains the Donor database and support the production of concept notes and proposals for potential new partners.
  • Support coordination of Government counterparts and maintains the Government counterpart database.
  • Liaise with projects to ensure a cooperative approach towards communications and partnership.

  • Support the CO with national and international media engagement and mobilization.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management by regularly organizing trainings to project staff on communications and partnership.

  • Support design and implementation of the CO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding guidelines of other outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and goals through contributing to the public website and social media use.
  • Produce high-quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and the programme pillar, as required.
  • 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 communications unit in designing and developing publications when required.
  • Translate English material translation to Pashto and Dari and vice-versa.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Coordinate with online UNVs to support the CO written materials.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business administration, or any other bachelor's degree accepted with a diploma or certificate in relevant field.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams