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Title
Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Communication and Partnerships Coordinator 25 April 2021 Nat. Specialist UNDP Afghanistan
UNDP
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English
Immediate
12 months with possibility of extension
25 April 2021

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

  • Act as the main focal point between the core communications team and programme clusters.

  • Provide support on the drafting of minutes, reports, speeches, talking points, success stories, press statements, newsletter and website articles.
  • Coordinate, organize and facilitate meetings; Prepare agendas, minutes, and follow-ups with relevant partners.
  • Assist with production of English language donor materials such as briefing notes, "thank you letters", and donor visibility materials.
  • Act as the focal point for supporting the fast and efficient follow up with partners (Donors, Vertical Funds, Government, IFI's, Private Sector, Foundations and UN agencies)
  • Maintains the Donor database and support the production of concept notes and proposals for potential new partners.
  • Support coordination of Government counterparts and maintains the Government counterpart database.
  • Liaise with projects to ensure a cooperative approach towards communications and partnership.

  • Support the CO with national and international media engagement and mobilization.
  • Develop sustainable relationships with representatives of the press at the local, national, and international levels.
  • Ensure facilitation of knowledge building and management by regularly organizing trainings to project staff on communications and partnership.

  • Support design and implementation of the CO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  • Support the CO and UNDP projects in the design and branding guidelines of other outreach-oriented print materials.
  • Increase visibility of UNDP's mandate and goals through contributing to the public website and social media use.
  • Produce high-quality photography, videography and other digital media products for CO and the programme pillar, as required.
  • Pitch UNDP successes to the media and manage dissemination of information to the public; including oversee the development of TV spots and radio announcements.
  • Support Country Office communications unit in designing and developing publications when required.
  • Translate English material translation to Pashto and Dari and vice-versa.
  • Support event planning to promote UNDP messages among partners, beneficiaries and other.
  • Coordinate with online UNVs to support the CO written materials.
  • Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in journalism, business administration, or any other bachelor's degree accepted with a diploma or certificate in relevant field.
36 Months
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Working Knowledge
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
  • Minimum 3 years relevant experience.
  • Excellent writing skills
No

Accountability, Building Trust, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Ethics and Values, Leadership, Professionalism, Self-Management, Working in Teams

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.
No

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

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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.

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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.

Strategic Health Information Officer- Communication and advocacy 16 May 2021 Int. Youth WHO Congo
WHO
Congo
Brazzaville (COG)
English,French
Immediate
24 months
16 May 2021

Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

During deployment, the duties may be modified, based upon the technical needs of the Programme.

Reporting to the Team Lead, Data Analytics and Knowledge Management, and working closely with counterparts at the respective Regional Office and HQ, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Coordinate health information communication with countries, partners and other stakeholders
  • Develop advocacy plans for the WHO Regional Office for Africa on its technical work in health information, including for the Africa Health Observatory
  • Facilitate development of research products based on the work in health information for the WHO African Region
  • Review and support strengthening of the legal and regulatory environment for health information in the WHO African Region
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Essential

  • Training in a public health field including at least 2 areas from governance, research, communication and/or legal systems

Desirable

  • Masters degree training
24 Months
  • 2 years of professional work experience at the national level, in external communications. Proven experience in writing engaging communications materials.

Desirable Experience: Prior working experience with WHO/UN or with an international nongovernmental organization; experience in organizing advocacy campaigns and experience in managing publishing processes. Proven experience in writing advocacy documents. Proven experience in taking photographs or filming video which are of professional quality

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting

Computer skills:

  • Excellent knowledge of word processing, sharepoint, R studio, and web tools

Functional Knowledge and Skills:

  • Experience of work in health sector in the African Region, specifically in Universal Health Coverage implementation
  • Writing, and publishing health research articles

Competencies and Values:

  • Communication: expresses oneself clearly in conversation and interaction with others; actively listens. Produces effective written communications. Ensures that information is shared.
  • Teamwork: develops and promotes effective relationships with colleagues and team members. Deals constructively with conflicts.
  • Moving forward in a changing environment: is open to, and proposes, new approaches and ideas. Adapts and responds positively to change.
  • Promoting innovation and organizational learning: invigorates the Organization by building a culture which encourages learning and development. Sponsors innovative approaches and solutions.
  • Respecting and promoting individual and cultural differences: demonstrates ability to work constructively with people with different backgrounds and orientations. Respects differences and ensures that all can contribute.
No

Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Vision

* 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: 16-04-2021