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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
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

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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

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

Project Communications Associate 16 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
UNDP
Kosovo (UNSC 1244)
Pristina (KOS)
English,Albanian,Serbian
Immediate
12 months
16 May 2021

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

Under the supervision of the Governance and Peacebuilding Portfolio Manager/Deputy Programme Coordinator the NUNV will be responsible of the following tasks:

  • Conduct field trips to meet beneficiaries of both projects in coordination and under guidance of project teams;
  • Gather compelling visual and written content (interviews, pictures and raw video footage) capturing the project impact;
  • Design and produce multimedia communication assets (human-interest stories, short videos, social media content and other required Public Information Materials) capturing the project's results;
  • Draft and share the communications products with Communications team for publication in relevant media channels;
  • Support the Communications Team in maintaining and updating the UNDP website with relevant projects’ information;
  • Maintain and update regularly the projects’ communications plans;
  • Produce and submit regular reports on key communications activities / highlights;
  • Closely coordinate with other implementing agencies Communications focal points and the UN Development Coordinators Office;
  • Perform any other duties within the scope of work;
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor Degree in Communications, Journalism, arts and design, social sciences or related fields;
36 Months
  • At least 3 years of experience in communications, design, advocacy, public relations, media content development, journalism, or other related experience;.
  • Demonstrated experience in gathering and producing multimedia communication content (photos, short stories / articles, videos, and other PI materials).
  • Experience in using social media platforms and generating interest (followers);
  • Ability to write clearly and concisely, driving through complex messages;
  • Valid driving license and able to drive vehicles;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer at local, national, or international level is a distinct advantage
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Albanian(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Serbian(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
Yes

Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 16-05-2021

Risk Communication and Community Engagement Assistant 24 May 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Angola
WHO
Angola
Luanda (AGO)
Portuguese
Immediate
9 months with possibility of extension
24 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 WHO Angola Communication Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Risk Communication and Community Engagement Assistant will:

The incumbent will be responsible of the following:

  • Develop and maintain good and regular working relationships with relevant national and state authorities and other stakeholders such as media, and private sector to promote Covid-19 prevention measures through policies, strategies, and WHO guidelines.
  • Participate actively in RCEC coordination committee and support DNSP in the development, implementation of plans and activities for the prevention and control of Covid-19
  • Collaborate in the development, implementation and evaluation of national strategies, policies and plans for health promotion programs with national authorities and multi-sectoral partners
  • Support priority health programs to strengthen community engagement, social mobilization, behavior change communication, and support multisectoral actions to address health inequities; Increase individual, community and societal participation in health action through empowerment.
  • Provide technical support for the development of guidelines to promote the use of community-based approaches, affordable strategies and technologies for quality service delivery, particularly primary and secondary prevention, including the promotion of health in disease management.
  • Create partnerships and networks to strengthen multidisciplinary and multisectoral collaboration to combat communicable and noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors in the country.
  • Contribute to the development and implementation of public health communication interventions for the collaborative program with other partners; Provide technical support for the application of methods such as communication for behavioral change, health education, advocacy and advocacy in health programs.
  • Perform any other duties that may be assigned by the WHO Representative.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Have completed a degree of studies in communications (bachelor's level or equivalent), Social science, Anthropologies or medicine at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment or have recently graduated in Public Relations, Journalism, marketing, or a related field.
  • Ability to communicate with respect, tact and diplomacy
24 Months

At least 2 years of relevant experience

  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience

Functional Skills, Knowledge (Describe skills and knowledge specific to the post):

  • The incumbent must identify with the core values ​​of the World Health Organization;
  • In-depth knowledge of policies, strategies and guidelines in the field of public health, communicable and noncommunicable diseases including neglected tropical diseases, as well as WHO guidance on risk communication and community engagement. NCDs’ risk factors also include the prevention of visual and auditory disorders and the application of mobile health, with a good understanding of the needs and priorities of the country.
  • Good knowledge of prevention of communicable disease outbreaks and health protection through community engagement and multisectoral action.
  • Strong analytical skill and literacy of sociopolitical, economic, and policy environment of the country.
  • Strong technical and political advice skills based on evidence. Leadership, coordination and supervisory skills with demonstrated ability to work effectively with government and colleagues in a national and international team, share information and data, and make oral and written presentations on technical issues.
  • Good ability to establish and maintain relationships and network with national authorities and other stakeholders in relevant sectors. Understanding of potential motivators in the national context and ability to adapt to new approaches in an increasingly complex environment.
  • Modern management skills (planning and evaluation, etc.) Ability to convey information and options in a structured and credible manner; ability to speak and write clearly.
  • Demonstrate leadership, collaboration, innovation, analytical and problem-solving skills;

Excellent understanding of participatory learning and development, strategic data and information, including the design of research studies.

  • Ability to lead policy dialogue, advocacy, communication with partners on health promotion, noncommunicable diseases and their risk factors.
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health promotion, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.

b) Competencies and values:

  • Commitment to WHO’s values and objectives
  • Ability to work flexibly within short deadlines in a changing environment with competing priorities
  • Share a results-oriented work ethic
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ability to Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Fluency in using Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
No

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Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

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apply.

Application deadline: 24 May 2021

Digital Manager 24 May 2021 Nat. Specialist WHO Angola
Open

Digital Manager

National Specialist
WHO
Angola
Luanda (AGO)
Portuguese,English
Immediate
9 months with possibility of extension
24 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 WHO Angola Communication Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Digital account will:

  • Manage WHO social media digital pages
  • Develop regular WHO social media digital calendar content
  • Collect content and take quality picture to promote WHO programs and health subjects
  • Produce banners and other key digital content on key health subjects
  • Conduct regular media monitoring
  • Track misinformation and rumors in digital platform using different digital key insights platforms
  • Lease under WHO Communication Officer with key partners including MOH to promote health
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Have completed a degree of studies in communications (bachelor's level or equivalent), technologies or IT at a university or equivalent institution prior to commencing the assignment or have recently graduated in Public Relations, Journalism, marketing, or a related field.
24 Months

At least 2 years of relevant experience

  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Ability to communicate with respect, tact and diplomacy
  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, techniques and practices of online dissemination of information, via social media mechanisms and the web and.
  • Thorough understanding of the impact of communications on the reputation, image, and success of an organization, as well as the role the web and social media has in this regard.
  • 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;
  • Desirable: valid national driver’s license and proven ability to drive manual gear 4x4 over rough terrain; (if not applicable, delete)
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in health promotion, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
  • Commitment to WHO’s values and objectives
  • Ability to work flexibly within short deadlines in a changing environment with competing priorities
  • Share a results-oriented work ethic
  • Fostering integration and teamwork
  • Ability to Creating an empowering and motivating environment
  • Fluency in using Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
No

Adaptability and Flexibility, 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.

Application deadline: 24 May 2021