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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication Associate 26 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Gambia
UNFPA
Gambia
Banjul (GMB)
English
Immediate
12 months
26 April 2021

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

The Communication Associate position is located at the UNFPA Country Office and reports to the Programme Analyst Communication.

The Communication Associate is part of a team led by the Head of Office. He/She works in close collaboration with the Programme and Operation Teams. He / She is under the direct supervision of the Programme Analyst Communications to ensure effective support to UNFPA CO on communication and visibility matters of UNFPA’s Peacebuilding Project.

The successful candidate will:

  • The following tasks are to be performed under this contract:

    Audio-visual content production

    • Lead photography and maintenance of an up-to-date photo bank of high-resolution images capturing the Country Office’s interventions
    • Lead the conceptualization, filming and editing of video content for the Country Office
    • Support vendors working on high-level audiovisual content with concept guidance, scripting and editing
    • Ensure branding and style compliance in the production of all audiovisual content

    Graphic design and product development

    • Lead the graphic designing of communication and public information products such as briefs, reports, newsletters, flyers and factsheets.
    • Develop a bank of infographic cards capturing information and data on Country Office intervention areas and adapted for various platforms, including social media.
    • Ensure compliance with UNFPA’s branding standards and guidelines.
    • Liaise with and support vendors delivering high-level graphic design services to the Country Office.

    Communication and Media relations

    • Support the design and implementation of media strategies that advance UNFPA visibility and program utilization.
    • Coordinate responses to incoming media inquiries, review of press releases, and relevant news coverage monitoring.
    • Expand digital dissemination outlets for information sharing such as websites, webinars, social media, videos, data visualizations, infographics, email list serves, etc.
    • Support visibility and public information of UNFPA at events and engagements through the preparation and positioning of high-quality knowledge products
    • Support Communication Team in organizing communications capacity building activities for staff and Implementing Partners
    • Support communications team in creating creative and consistent content for the Country Office website and social media platform.
    • Any other tasks assigned.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Post-secondary school diploma in communications, mass media or related field.
  • A Bachelor’s degree in communications, mass media or a related field is an added advantage
36 Months
  • Background in communications, media relations, and/or knowledge management
  • A minimum of one year of work experience in communications, mass media, or related fields.
  • Good knowledge of UNFPA’s work in The Gambia is an added advantage
  • Excellent graphic design competence with experience using Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva, Mailchimp and other creative content software
  • Proven coordination skills and ability to manage complex tasks, capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Excellent graphic design competence with experience using Adobe Premiere Pro, Canva, Mailchimp and other creative content software
  • Proven coordination skills and ability to manage complex tasks, capacity to plan, prioritize and deliver tasks on time.
  • Excellent organizational skills and be detail oriented.
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Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, 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.

! FOR National UN Volunteer assignments ONLY

This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Gambia and legal residents in Gambia with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply. Don’t forget to tick the yes box for: “I am interested in serving as a volunteer in my own country.”

Application deadline : 26-04-2021

Female candidates are strongly encouraged.