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Deadline
Category Host entity Country
Peacebuilding Outreach Specialist 09 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNDP Guinea Bissau
UNDP
Guinea Bissau
Bissau (GNB)
English,Portuguese,French
01 June 2021
until 31 December 2021 with possibility of extension
09 May 2021

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

Within the delegated authority and under the direct supervision of the Peacebuilding Fund Project Manager for Political Stabilization & Reform or his/her designated mandated representative(s), as part of the Governance Cluster, the UN Volunteer Peacebuilding Outreach Specialist will:

  • Raise awareness of the role of UNDP in implementing PBF projects and its processes, build support for the projects and create a public image of trust, credibility and Bissau-Guinean ownership;
  • Develop, plan and implement digital, including social media, and communications campaigns and strategies for UNDP´s peacebuilding engagements;
  • In liaison with the CO communication unit, through effective and creative use of communications platforms and tools, design and implement cutting edge outreach campaigns;
  • Support PBF projects staff on local and international media engagement and interviews;
  • Coordinate outreach activities related to conferences and workshops - including drafting event outreach strategies and management of event logistics;
  • Create engaging content, including, blog pieces, articles, newsletters, press releases, speeches and videos;
  • Provide editorial assistance on speeches and publications;
  • Edit, develop and/or translate content and texts to be published;
  • Monitor, track and report on feedback and online reviews;
  • Stay up to date with digital technology trends and explore ways to leverage their use to expand outreach and engagement in support of peacebuilding;
  • Showcase UNDP´s role implementing PBF projects and thus in the promotion of the sustaining peace agenda in Guinea-Bissau;
  • Engage all relevant stakeholders for the projects to encourage their involvement and knowledge of the projects and their results, ensuring their timely and relevant inputs/contributions;
  • Monitor and inform daily the national and regional developments on sustaining peace, drug trafficking, transnational organized crime, rule of law and governance;
  • Monitor and inform weekly the Peacebuilding Support Office (PBSO) and Peacebuilding Commission (PBC) main initiatives, adapting the content dissemination narrative of PBF projects under the leadership of engagement strategy of these two bodies;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.
Bachelor degree or equivalent

Bachelor’s degree in information management, public relations, international relations, journalism and/or, communications.

Master`s degree in a related discipline is an advantage.

36 Months
  • At least 3 years of proven work experience with support to outreach and engagement strategies, in digital, media and social media management and in the production and dissemination of content to different audiences;
  • Experience in multi-channel media mobilization and engagement.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Portuguese(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Other communications related experience
  • Knowledge of video and image/photo production and edition;
  • Knowledge of layout development, photoshop, coreldraw or similar;
  • Hands on experience with digital management, applications and content management systems;
  • Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation of content, and reporting skills;
  • Experience in multi-channel media mobilization and engagement;
  • Accuracy and professionalism in production of communication tools (banners, roll-ups, leaflets, social cards, etc);
  • 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;
  • Advanced 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;

LANGUAGE REQUIREMENTS: Fluency in English and Portuguese. Working knowledge of French is an advantage.

No

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

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Application deadline: 9-05-2021

Communication for Development Officer (Polio) 10 May 2021 Nat. Specialist UNICEF Afghanistan
UNICEF
Afghanistan
Kabul (AFG)
English,Dari,Pashto
Immediate
8 months with possibility of extension
10 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 specialist 11 May 2021 Int. Specialist UNOCHA Somalia
Open

Communication specialist

International Specialist
UNOCHA
Somalia
Nairobi (KEN)
English
Immediate
12 months
11 May 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 Deputy Somalia Humanitarian Funding (SHF) Fund Manager and the overall guidance of the SHF Fund Manager, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
I. Fund Management and Coordination:
  • Assist with the overall day to management of the Fund and liaise when necessary with relevant OCHA HQ sections (i.e. OAD, HFRMS, DRS, DVU, or Multi-Partner Trust Fund Office (MPTF)
  • Conduct periodic field visits to promote the knowledge and support the appropriate use of the Fund in line with its operational guidelines, focusing on key actors (i.e. OCHA field colleagues, recipient organizations, local governments, communities).
  • Support with communication during the allocation process to all stakeholders, including cluster coordinators, partners, OCHA colleagues, and donors
  • Engage with clusters and partners in proposal screening, project administration, monitoring and reporting of projects funded by the SHF.
  • Liaise with and provide necessary support to recipient organizations of the Fund throughout the life cycle of the projects.
  • Support OCHA resource mobilization, including through the drafting of proposals and submission of reports to donors on behalf of OCHA.
  • Support with coordination and information exchange with humanitarian donors aiming to promote coordinated and complementary use of funds.
II. Monitoring, Reporting and Evaluation:
  • Support in the preparation of the SHF Annual Report
  • Assist with ensuring compliance with monitoring and reporting requirements in place for the Fund
  • Contribute to timely reporting on the activities of the Fund to relevant stakeholders
  • Assist in the preparation of evaluations or other research activities and studies in consultation with relevant sections.
III. Analysis, communication, and public information:
  • Supporting the Head of the Humanitarian Financing Unit with the implementation of communications and external relations activities of the Somalia Humanitarian Fund (SHF)
  • Preparing and delivering regular public information content that feature the implementation and impact of CERF/SHF-funded projects and interventions, including human interest stories, audio visual materials, text etc. across multiple platforms (website, bulletins, dashboards, and reports, social media)
  • Preparing donor communications materials upon request, including briefing materials, presentations, and infographics on SHF and other humanitarian financing issues (Humanitarian Response Plan funding status etc.)
  • Developing content for the web site and social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook) via communication with and engagement of donors, partners, beneficiaries, and general public
  • Research, analyse, and present SHF and broader humanitarian financing information, in particular funding trends and requirements, gathered from diverse sources.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Fund Manager and OCHA Deputy Head of Office
Master degree or equivalent
Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent) in communications, political science, social science, international studies, public administration, economics, engineering earth sciences or a related field. A first-level university degree in combination with an additional two (2) years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
24 Months
  • Experience at the national or international level in public information, communications an asset
  • Experience working with international partners and donors an asset.
  • Proven ability to produce public information / reports in an interesting, clear and concise manner
  • Fluent spoken and written English is a requirement.
  • Knowledge of institutional mandates, policies and guidelines pertaining to humanitarian assistance and humanitarian organizations is an asset.
  • Excellent computer skills required. Demonstrated proficiency with graphic software and publishing tools (Adobe Creative suite etc.) will be considered an advantage.
  • Humanitarian experience in the field (actual setting where a mission and/or project
    is being implemented) in emergency situations (complex emergency or natural disaster) is desirable. Experience with the UN common system is desirable.

Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Public information and reporting, Journalism, mass media and broadcasting
No

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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.

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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: 11 May 2021

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