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Communication officer 28 February 2021 Int. Specialist UNICEF Burundi
Open

Communication officer

International Specialist
UNICEF
Burundi
Bujumbura (BDI)
French,English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of communication, advocacy and partnerships, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support the conceptualization, planning, execution, monitoring and evaluation of an advocacy and communication strategy to leverage better results and mobilize resources for children:

  • Use a number of digital and social media channels and make recommendations regarding current and future social media platforms and innovation technologies to use in order to increase UNICEF’s outreach in Burundi and abroad;
  • Develop and produce multimedia products and online campaign narratives to advance UNICEF’s mandate and to better profile children's rights,
  • Liaise with donors and National Committees and facilitate field visits and content creation as needed;
  • Support the chief of communication to regularly update media and development partners on progress of UNICEF Country Programme and progress for children and women, as well as UNICEF’s global priorities and campaigns, through the dissemination of reports, surveys, media releases;
  • Maintenance and update of UNICEF Burundi online pages;
  • Update social media platforms;
  • Support the organization of field visits;
  • Contribute to the strategic development of digital initiatives in the country and provide ideas to increase digital engagement,
  • Develop and disseminate social media content for UNICEF’s platforms, including production of digital/online campaigns;

Film, edit and work with video files in multiple formats highlighting UNICEF’s work.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

University degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or any related field

24 Months
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (at least 2 years) in Media and Digital Media required.
  • Demonstrated experience in photography, video filming and editing.
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience

Public information and reporting Mandatory

Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Mandatory

Photo: mandatory

Video: mandatory

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Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 28 February 2021

Research Associate 28 February 2021 Nat. Specialist WB Pakistan
Open

Research Associate

National Specialist
WB
Pakistan
Islamabad (PAK)
English,Urdu
Immediate
24 months with possibility of extension
28 February 2021

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

The Research Associate will report directly to the Assigned Team Leader of the Pakistan Climate Change Platform (based in Islamabad) and perform the following tasks:

  • To coordinate closely with the team in the design and development of the platform, including any analytical work that may be required as inputs. Provide technical and administrative support as required, including writing briefs, preparing outreach material, setting up clinics or seminars, providing research inputs, communications support and other tasks required for the platform as needed.
  • Review existing analytical work and identify key operational recommendations.
  • Review the ADP to assess how best to incorporate climate change adaptation/mitigation considerations;
  • To support the mapping of climate change data available in Pakistan, including providing support and coordinating an online data management tool.
  • To arrange meetings with subject-experts to facilitate cross-sectoral discussions on climate change in operations.
  • To provide inputs for informational brochures or reports to be developed by the platform team.
  • To set up and maintain a database of relevant experts and think tanks in the field and periodically arrange meetings as required.
  • To provide analytical inputs and inputs for reports and just in time notes as required.
  • To provide support and guidance to task teams for operations, and to act as a liaison between the relevant Bank teams.
  • Any other tasks required to support the climate change platform.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

A Bachelors degree in economics, environment, climate change, social sciences, sociology, anthropology or a related social science field with demonstrable experience on climate related issues preferred.

24 Months
  • A minimum of two years of relevant experience;
  • Experience and ability to conduct qualitative and quantitative research in Pakistan;
  • An ability and willingness to liaise closely with research firms and to coordinate field visits while representing the World Bank
  • Technical and analytical skills in climate or sustainable development issues and ability to provide well-grounded, quality analytical inputs with pragmatism and a focus on results;
  • Ability to think innovatively and strategically in dealing with policy issues
  • Hard working, able to manage multiple tasks simultaneously, and a proven ability to work in multicultural settings and teams;
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Urdu(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience

Competencies & Values:

  • Creativity & Innovation: Communication skills and ability to speak and write clearly and effectively; listens to others, tailors language, tone, style and format to match the audience; demonstrates openness in sharing information and keeping people informed. Uses good judgment in applying expertise to complex and/or sensitive issues. Conceptual and creative thinking to focus on impact and results and to develop practical approaches to overcome challenging situations.
  • Integrity and professionalism: demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative and ability to take ownership; willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality and neutrality; ability to manage information objectively, accurately and confidentially; responsive and client-oriented.
  • Accountability: mature and responsible; ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.
  • Commitment to continuous learning: initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.
  • Planning and organizing: effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.
  • Teamwork and respect for diversity: ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries; ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender. Works collaboratively with colleagues to achieve organizational goals; solicits input by genuinely valuing others’ ideas and expertise; is willing to learn from others; builds and sustains relationships with key constituents. Ability to organize themselves well.
  • Communication: proven interpersonal skills; good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports; ability to conduct presentations, articulate options and positions concisely; ability to make and defend recommendations; ability to communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local interlocutors coming from very diverse backgrounds; ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations; willingness to transfer to other duty stations within area of operations as may be necessary;
  • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards the UN core values.
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you would like to apply.
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Pakistan and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of
refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
Application deadline: 28 Feb 2021

Associate Political Affairs Officer 02 March 2021 Int. Specialist UNRCCA Turkmenistan
UNRCCA
Turkmenistan
Ashkhabad (TKM)
English,Russian
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
02 March 2021

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

Under the direct supervision of the Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Central Asia and Head of UNRCCA or his/her designated representative, the UN Volunteer will:

  • Support the UNRCCA youth initiative, inter alia, by following up on implementation, coordinating with partners and UN Country Teams in the region, accessing regional networks, etc.;

  • Monitor and analyse political developments in Central Asia and identify regional trends particularly related to youth and gender issues;

  • Network and build relationships with relevant local and regional actors, including government, civil society, youth leaders, the international community and academia;

  • Develop and maintain a database of youth agencies, organizations and leaders to facilitate UNRCCA’s outreach on youth-related issues;

  • Provide support to the mainstreaming of youth-related and gender issues throughout UNRCCA’s work;

  • In coordination with the UNRCCA Public Information Unit, prepare regular updates, press releases, social media posts, etc. on youth-related and gender-related events and other relevant developments;

  • Participate in conferences, seminars and academic fora as appropriate;

  • Support the monitoring of results against strategic outcomes and as per approved plans;

  • Contribute to reporting obligations for donors and outreach to new donors, including the development of resource mobilization strategies;

  • Work with the regional office of UN Volunteers to better integrate UNV’s work and initiatives into UNRCCA’s preventive diplomacy work.

  • Perform other related duties as required.

Bachelor degree or equivalent

Type of Degree: Law, political science, international relations, social sciences or related field is required.

24 Months
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Russian(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Other development programme/project experience
No

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Go to‘My Page’ section of your profile, click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink and select the special call you would like to apply.

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Application deadline: 02-03-2021

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United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals.

UNV Communication Associate 02 March 2021 Nat. University UNICEF Mexico
UNICEF
Mexico
Mexico City (MEX)
Spanish,English
15 March 2021
6 months
02 March 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. Candidates must be students of any academic program (BA/BSc, Masters, PhD) and keep this status during the whole period of the volunteer assignment.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Communication Officer or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Communication Associate will:

  1. Organize UNICEF Mexico´s catalogue of photo and video images to create and archive in an easy to retrieve manner a set of collections for internal and external use in social media, publications, communication and fundraising campaigns.
  2. Provide support in digital activities: KPI tracking for digital channels, web content development and community management.
  3. Provide support in the production of social media and multimedia products (design, adaptation of content pieces provided by UNICEF headquarters, video/audio products and social media content).
  4. Provide support in uploading photos, videos and other multimedia materials to a UNICEF online platform (WeShare) to share content for the entire organization, including National Committees.
  5. Provide other support to the Communication team as required.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

This is an opportunity for university students. People who are currently enrolled in a university programme (bachelor's or master's degree) in digital communications, multimedia, communications, journalism, public relations, or a related field, as well as people who have graduated from their bachelor's degree no more than one year ago, are eligible.

Age requirements: 18 to 26 years throught the duration of the assignment.

6 Months
  • Spanish(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience
  • Minimum of 6 months of relevant experience in communications support;
  • Experience in working with social media and multimedia assets are important.
  • Solid skills in software including Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premier (or equivalent) would be an asset.
  • Experience in usage of computers, including databases and office software packages
    • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
  • 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.
  • Fluency in spoken and written Spanish is required. Good knowledge of English is an advantage.

The main benefit of serving as a UN Volunteer is the personal satisfaction that the volunteer assignment brings, as it implies having a positive impact for peace and development. However, the United Nations Volunteers program offers support during your assignment in several ways.

The UNV program will cover:

  • The transfer trip to the place of assignment and installation and repatriation allowance (if applicable) will be provided in the event that the work destination is not within a reasonable distance from the volunteer's place of residence.
  • A VLA (Volunteer Living Allowance) grant of ** MXN 14,758.75 ** that will be provided on a monthly basis to cover the costs of accommodation, housing and normal living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included, as well as a reinstatement allowance for satisfactory service. The volunteer will be entitled to annual leave and medical leave (if applicable), virtual learning courses and training allowance (reimbursable). Full time availability is required.
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Application deadline: 02 March 2021 at 23:59hrs, Germany time

Analyste médias et réseaux sociaux 09 March 2021 Nat. Specialist UNFPA Senegal
UNFPA
Senegal
Dakar (SEN)
English,French
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
09 March 2021

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

  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle en journalisme ou relations avec les médias, et en gestion des relations publiques d’une institution.
  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle dans l’élaboration, la mise en œuvre, le suivi évaluation de stratégies de communication sur les réseaux sociaux, l’animation de plateforme web, médias sociaux et la production de contenu multimédia conduite de campagne de communication multimédia
  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle dans l’édition graphique, la réalisation d’infographies, le montage de vidéo
Master degree or equivalent
  • Être titulaire d’au moins une maîtrise/ Master 1 en communication ou des études des médias ou de la gestion des médias sociaux, sciences sociales, marketing, psychologie, études commerciales, domaine associé.
  • Une formation sur les réseaux sociaux, édition graphique, infographie, photographie, vidéographie ou journalisme serait un atout.
36 Months
  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle en journalisme ou relations avec les médias, et en gestion des relations publiques d’une institution.
  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle dans l’élaboration, la mise en œuvre, le suivi évaluation de stratégies de communication sur les réseaux sociaux, l’animation de plateforme web, médias sociaux et la production de contenu multimédia conduite de campagne de communication multimédia
  • Avoir au moins trois (3) années d’expérience professionnelle dans l’édition graphique, la réalisation d’infographies, le montage de vidéo
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
  • French(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience

Domaine d’expertise additionnelle requis : des études des médias ou de la gestion des médias sociaux, sciences sociales, marketing, psychologie, études commerciales, formation sur les réseaux sociaux, édition graphique, infographie, photographie, vidéographie.

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Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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Date limite pour postuler : 09-03-2021

Programme Assistant 10 March 2021 Nat. Youth UNDP Saudi Arabia
UNDP
Saudi Arabia
Riyadh (SAU)
English,Arabic
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
10 March 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 the Programme Analyst, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:

  • Conduct research on topics related to sustainable development at large and on a number of thematic issues in particular;
  • Support to formulation of new project ideas and documents in the Governance portfolio;
  • Prepare presentations and collect material and information on UNDP projects at a national level to promote SDGs in the country;
  • Support the revision/formulation of Concept Notes and Project Documents;
  • Summarize UN and Government reports;
  • Translate and/or proofread documents such as workplans and Terms of Reference (TORS);
  • Draft letters in Arabic and/or English addressed to national counterparts;
  • Support to financial and substantive monitoring and evaluation of the projects, identification of operational and financial problems, development of solutions;
  • Support on progress reporting of projects;
  • Draft agenda, follow-up on logistics of meetings and inform both parties of participation in the meetings. Attend these meetings when required;
  • Take minutes of meetings;
  • Maintain and follow-up on decisions and actions agreed;
  • Maintain the electronic filing system to ensure thematic organization and availability of documents, correspondences and reference materials;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor's degree in business administration, social studies, political science, development studies or another related field of expertise.

12 Months
  • Up to 2 years of relevant experiance;
  • Demonstrated interest and commitment to UNDP’s mission, vision and values.
  • 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;
  • Fluency in spoken and written Arabic and English is required
  • 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).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Other development programme/project experience
No

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

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

Application deadline: 10-03-2021