Communication Specialist - UNDP
United Nations Volunteers (UNV)
Close on 27 Sep 2020
Location: Ethiopia
Grade: Int. Specialist Volunteers
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Job Description

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 supervision of the Project Manager or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer will:

  • Ensure visibility and manage all aspects of awareness raising and communication of the Project;
  • Enhance visibility of the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives key activities and results through UNDP Africa’s website and social media channels as relevant, UNDP Africa’s internal and external platforms, and other innovative channels including multi-media platforms;
  • Producing press-releases for major events;
  • Develop a professional media package to provide background information about the project, and establish processes for regular communication with media contacts, regular production of press releases and other communication-related processes;
  • Produce weekly media-monitoring compilations, bringing together relevant reporting from the project region;
  • Deliver concrete visibility promotion activities for the Project;
  • Identify appropriate suppliers for the provision of goods and services for activities under the communication plan;
  • Ensure compliance with all corporate rules and regulations of EU and UNDP in the field of communication and visibility promotion and reporting, specifically the Joint Visibility Guidelines for EC-UN Actions in the field;
  • Produce relevant reports according to the rules and procedures of EU and UNDP; Support joint advocacy, in relation to the Project, and, where relevant, other Regional Programme initiatives, with and for regional partners; production of two newsletters on SECCCI activities for other European Union Trust Fund parterns working in the region;
  • Implementation of COVID-19 awareness raising campaign;
  • Producing bi-annual communication report on communication-related activities and visibility at the end of the project implementation period (February 2021).
Master degree or equivalent

Communications or similar field

60 Months
  • A minimum of 5 years of relevant experience in one or more of the following areas: public relations, marketing, communications, journalism or advocacy;
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in media relations and/or advocacy campaigns, using traditional and social media;
  • Experience with communications requirements of European Union funded Projects; Previous experience in the development field.
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience
  • Public information and reporting Mandatory
  • Journalism, mass media and broadcasting Mandatory
  • Other communications related experience Optional

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Application deadline: 27 September 2020

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