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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Strategic Engagement and Communication Specialist 18 April 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP United States of America
UNDP
United States of America
New York (USA)
English
Immediate
12 months
18 April 2021

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

The UNV Expert will report to the Head of the Fund Secretariat/Global Team. The UNV Expert will provide the following functions:

Strategic Engagement activities of the GFCR

Implementation of the GFCR communications strategy:

  • Design communication strategies, including media strategies;
  • Lead on ensuring branding standards of the Fund are maintained;
  • Develop a Detailed Annual Communication Workplan and Budget;
  • Produce articles, press releases and stories on Fund results and any other developments and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Maintain the website of the Fund and the knowledge platform;
  • Liaise and coordinate with partners on information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms;

Design, administer, monitor and evaluate social media and creative content:

  • Plan social media for the GFCR in coordination with that of founding partners, donors and implementers;
  • Source, design, edit and post engaging, high-quality text, video, photo and graphics content across owned social media channels;
  • Collaborate with communications focal points in programme countries and across all GFCR partners to develop social media content;

Master degree or equivalent

Master’s Degree (or equivalent) in Communication, Public Administration, Law, International Relations and/or other relevant field.

72 Months

At least 6 (six) years of relevant experience in programme management at the national or international level, including experience in Trust Fund management, innovative public/private partnership;

Excellent knowledge of social media and information technology;

Excellent communication and writing skills.

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Resource mobilization, partnership and donor coordination

Leadership: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others.

  • Actively shares knowledge

Communication and relationship management: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

  • Communicates ideas and positions with command and confidence
  • Finds common ground to solve problems

Innovation: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

  • Contributes to prototyping, piloting, and evaluating lessons / feedback

People Management: Models independent thinking and action

  • Demonstrates behaviors of teamwork, collaboration, knowledge sharing, maintaining relationships

Delivery: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services.

  • Embraces complex challenges and opportunities for getting work done
  • Ability to embrace challenges with minimal supervision
  • Works to develop organizational awareness of UNDP’s approach to client service delivery and integrity and accountability

Technical Abilties: Apply and Adapt

  • Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise.

UN System:

In-depth and up-to-date knowledge and understanding of the UN system and the mandates of constituent agencies, including with UN corporate standards and language requirements.

Diserable skills:

Prior experience in fundraising with private and public donors

Previous experience in Environmental, climate or Marine Conservation initiatives

Knowledge of and previous experience in UNDP and/or another UN entity is desired

No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Technological Awareness, 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 for to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 18-04-2021

Communication and Visibility Coordinator 19 April 2021 Nat. Youth UNODC Lebanon
UNODC
Lebanon
Beirut (LBN)
Arabic,English,French
01 May 2021
12 months with possibility of extension
19 April 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 UNODC Lebanon Head of Office, and the overall guidance of the Regional Representative at the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), and ROMENA’s Communications and Visibility Officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks in order to support the Office in raising the profile of its activities and results in the region: the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Assist with the implementation of communication and visibility strategy.
  • Coordinate internal communications to plan and organize events and international days.
  • Draft webstories, press releases and articles for the quarterly newsletter in Arabic and English, with chances for French, to be published on ROMENA’s website and platforms.
  • Create social media content reflecting the office’s activities to be published through ROMENA’s social media platforms in Arabic and English, with chances for French.
  • Monitor media coverage of Lebanon activities.
  • Develop strategies and activities to raise the profile of Lebanon office and its donors on social media and to tailor its messages to target groups.
  • Ensure donor visibility in all activities and events and assist in developing necessary material to do so.
  • Support the organization of various activities, including fund-raising campaigns, high-level meetings, awareness-raising campaigns on crime prevention and criminal justice in Lebanon;
  • Monitor local press, and research events and publications relevant to UNODC activities in order to draft and circulate news releases and press clippings.
  • Assist in translating and editing documents.
  • Undertake other relevant UNODC communication-related duties, as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in Communication, media, journalism, or international relations

12 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in (in the fields of communication, public relations, media relations/interactions, social media communication, or related fields is required. Experience in providing translation, graphic design support, video editing services, website updating, and in organizing events is an advantage);
  • 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;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
No

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

1.Go to https://vmam.unv.org/

2.If not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool, please register your profile following below steps:

a. Click on “Candidate Signup”, enter your basic personal information and click “Sign Up”.

b. You will receive a notification e-mail to your registered e-mail

c. Click on the link in the e-mail to validate the e-mail address

d. Complete all the required sections under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

e. If you have more than one nationality, make sure to add Lebanon as your current nationality otherwise your application will not be considered for national UNV assignments

f. Click “Submit my profile”

g. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Communication and Visibility Coordinator (LBNR000422), click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

3.If already registered in the UNV Talent Pool:

a. Update your profile under “My Profile” (Personal Information, Addresses, Qualifications, Experiences, References). Under Personal Information section, please make sure to tick the box “I am interested in serving as a volunteer” and select “National only” or “Both national and international”. Do not select “International only”.

b. Go to “My Page” -> Click on “Special Calls” -> search for “Communication and Visibility Coordinator (LBNR000422)”, click Apply then press "Submit my Application”.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

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?

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: 27th April 2021