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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication for Development Officer (Polio) 15 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English,Dari,Pashto
Immediate
8 months with possibility of extension
15 May 2021

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

Job organizational context: The Communication for Development Officer will support the polio eradication efforts in Afghanistan through managing a network of polio social mobilization and community engagement personnel, including Immunization Communication Network, Female Mobilisers Vaccinators, and Social mobilization and monitoring facilitators.

10. Description of tasks:

Under the direct supervision of Communication for Development Specialist, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Support the field offices in conducting community engagement meetings, training and polio awareness sessions in line with the regional communication plans.
  • Compile the data on the community engagement activities based on developed and agreed M&E indicators and draft the analyses of the conducted interventions.
  • Contribute to development, review and quality assurance of C4D materials and training materials to ensure optimum impact within politically and culturally sensitive context.
  • Verify and monitor the recruitments of the social mobilization personnel.
  • Monitor/track the use of resources as planned and verify compliance with organizational guidelines, rules and regulations and standards of ethics and transparency.
  • Support financial management and reporting of the third-party social mobilization contractors in the regions by monitoring, reviewing and verifying financial documents, providing quality assurance, and working with the regional teams to ensure timely submission of payment documentation.
  • Develop and maintain a tracking system of the monthly salary payments and allowance (living allowance, travel allowance, etc) for the social mobilization contractors
  • Prepare human interest stories, case studies and briefs on community engagement interventions for polio eradication.
  • Perform other tasks to facilitate community engagement for polio eradication as requested by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • A university degree in one of the following fields is required: social and behavioral science, communication, public relations or another relevant field.
24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, public relations, communication, advocacy, information management.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • Dari(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Pashto(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
  • A minimum of two years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: communication for development, public relations, communication, advocacy, information management.
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

Communication Associate 16 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Oman
UNICEF
Oman
Muscat (OMN)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
16 May 2021

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 the Communication Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the Communication UNV will support the implementation of Communication activities in the priority outcome areas, working closely with partners from the Ministry of Education (MOE), Ministry of Social Development (MOSD), Ministry of Health (MOH) and the National Center for Statistics and Information (NCSI) and other partners from the private sector and interact closely with the Omani Media.

As a communication UNV, the person will support the following functions;

  • Digital Media support
  1. Establish with the communications chief a digital media plan, calendar and daily workflow.
  2. Have access on all UNICEF Oman Social Media accounts to populate and update it, and coordinate communications chief with the with RO and HQ on best tools and solutions used for Social Media tracking
  3. Update and manage content in UNICEF Oman social media accounts
  4. Create content for social media on a regular basis
  5. Updating the social media calendar and regularly updating the content calendar
  6. Creating weekly and monthly reports on social media performance and providing a regional and global benchmark against UNICEF Oman social media accounts.
  7. Ensure Arabic and English content used in Oman CO are aligned with Omani Media style and consistent in dissemination
  • Partnership and events
  1. Support the Chief of comms in capturing potential partnership opportunities
  2. Support with keeping corroborants and minutes of meetings updating in relation to partnerships and events
  3. Support in drafting aspects of the agreements between UNICEF Oman and each business or private partnership as needed
  4. Support the communication chief in coordinating event planning and ensure pre and post event coordination
  5. Preparing concept notes and logistics required for events and key functional gatherings
  6. Develop and maintain a deep relationship with services providers such as print-houses, photographers and content creators
  • Translation and Arabic content
  1. Support comms with Arabic translation requests based on needs
  2. Keep a reference of the best Arabic proofread content approved by the Oman representative
  • Design and content:
  1. Support OCO with content creation; edit, and omit visual look and feel of reports, documents produced on behalf of OCO and ensure consistency in brand look and feel
  2. Produce minimum 1 – 2 visual content (static or dynamic) to be used in Social media, website and other channels
  3. Keep a design library that will include illustrated designs, edited photography and disseminated designs
  4. Manage the design of brand items for the Oman CO office including, Brand inventory, occasional E-Cards, greeting videos or static designs or themes
  5. Managing the UNICEF occasion calendar (local and international events)
  • Other admin work
  1. Ensure updating the CO database and update Oman media pack and work with the senior executive assistant at the front office to ensure representative’s bio and other UN and government official biographies
  2. work with the senior executive assistant at the front office to ensure updating the Media contact list and maintain a close relationship with media outlets
  3. Updating the comms divisions shared folder and re-arrange the files on a regular base
  4. Provide and create content for program, ops and comms
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor degree in a relevant area, e.g. communication, public relation, multimedia or digital media or area related to communication and OR liberal arts;
24 Months
  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in communication and content creation, or public relation or digital media, or other relevant programmes; experience with 2 is an asset, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Intermediate to excellent knowledge on content creation programs such as: Illustrator, photoshop, ADOBE Premiere and other content design solutions
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other communications related experience
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Oman and legal residents in Oman with the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 16-05-2021

Gender Specialist 23 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Lao People's Democratic Rep
Open

Gender Specialist

National Specialist
UNDP
Lao People's Democratic Rep
Vientiane (LAO)
English,Laotian
Immediate
12 months
23 May 2021

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 the Head of the Governance Unit or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Gender Specialist will:

  • Provide technical advice on how to mainstream gender issues within existing and future projects, in particular in the area of human rights, rule of law, access to justice, citizen participation and youth engagement;
  • Provide support to the Country Office’s efforts to achieve the Gender Equality Seal in 2021-22;
  • Provide support to the Country Office’s oversight efforts and implementation of the joint UNDP and UNFPA project on the Prevention and Elimination of Violence Against Women for Mainstreaming Gender into the National Development Agenda in the Lao PDR (EVAW Project), under the close guidance and consultation with the supervisor and in line with UNDP’s programming guidelines;
  • Provide coordination support to the Country Office’s implementation of the initiative on Community Outreach for Gender Equality and Women's Empowerment in Coexisting with COVID-19;
  • Support the Sub-regional Gender Specialist in coordinating, liaising and strengthening partnerships with UNFPA, LWU and KOICA as well as with government ministries and mass organizations to aid the mainstreaming of gender issues in respective mandates/portfolio;
  • Support partnerships and advocacy activities at the project level. This requires being maintaining partnerships, familiarizing and exchanging regularly with development partners to track relevant projects and activities that are currently being implemented in the Lao PDR to identify opportunities for collaboration.
  • Monitor progress and risks of the project, capturing results and lessons learned;
  • Support the preparation of reviews and evaluations of the project, as needed in relation to project and institutional development;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Hold a Bachelor or Master level degree in a field related to UNDP’s work areas

12 Months
  • Experience working with gender/GBV/violence against women and girls is highly desirable;
  • Knowledge of international laws and standards on gender issues such as CEDAW and Essential Services Package, is an asset;
  • Experience and knowledge of Lao PDR’s government/mass organization system;
  • Experience working with UN agencies, particularly UN Women, UNDP and UNFPA, is an asset.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Laotian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
No

Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, 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.

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Laos and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.

Application deadline: 23 May 2021