UNWomen Policy Advisor

Under the supervision of the Deputy Regional Director, the Policy Adviser, Governance, Peace and Security will engage proactively with local and regional women leaders and UN Entities (including relevant Divisions, Sections, and Country Offices within UN Women) to ensure gender issues are addressed on efforts related to political participation processes, peacemaking, peacekeeping and peacebuilding including formal mediation processes with UN’s involvement, transitional justice mechanisms, security sector reform processes, post-conflict elections among others relevant in the region. The Adviser will oversee the development of peace and security, leadership and governance programmes and regional interventions, support UN Women offices in the ECA region, establish and strengthen partnerships, and develop relevant knowledge products on peace and security, leadership and governance issues.

Duties and Responsibilities

1. Provide policy advice to Regional Office and Country Offices

  • Provide policy recommendations, strategic advice and proposed courses of action to the Regional Director and Country Representatives;
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of regional trends, challenges and opportunities in political development, governance and peace and security issues and integrate information in support of policy and programme development, analysis, outreach and advocacy;
  • Prepare analytical reports, briefing notes, background papers, summaries, talking points and others as required by the Regional Director;
  • Represent UN Women at inter-governmental and regional meetings on gender responsive governance and leadership and peace and security issues in the region, as requested by the Regional Director;
  • Work closely with colleagues of UN Women’s Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Sections at HQ to identify promising practices, technical expertise, and strategic opportunities for addressing women’s empowerment and gender issues in the areas of governance and peace and security;
  • Provide technical support to COs in developing and strengthening policies and programmes to scale up efforts to increase women’s participation as candidates and voters; to reduce violence against women in politics; to support newly elected women; to create more gender responsive parliaments, and to promote gender responsive policy making and budgeting;
  • Provide technical assistance to the Government on key governance/political participation and women, peace and security issues, including for the development and implementation of National Action Plans on women, peace and security, in collaboration with the Peace and Security section, at the request of COs.

2. Lead the provision of programme development support to UN Women Country Offices (COs):

  • Manage the development of regional programmes on leadership and governance and peace and security, and monitor implementation;
  • Promote coordination and participation in joint activities with various stakeholders including UN agencies, relevant government stakeholders, civil society, inter-governmental organizations and regional women’s networks;
  • Provide programme guidance and support to UN Women COs to develop and implement programmes at the local and national level on the area of governance, women’s political participation, women’s participation in public service delivery, and on all aspects of women, peace and security in conflict-affected settings, including conflict prevention, mediation, transitional justice, justice and security sector reform, peacekeeping, conflict-related sexual violence, national action plans on SCR 1325, among others.

3. Establish and strengthen strategic partnerships with key stakeholders, regional and international actors and development partners:

  • Build and strengthen strategic partnerships for the advancement of women, peace and security and leadership and governance; Build and strengthen strategic alliances and partnerships to develop regional strategies and initiatives in the areas of women peace and security, leadership and governance.
  • Maintain close liaison with relevant donors, regional entities and other actors supporting efforts on governance/political participation and women, peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to offices in the field in mobilizing resources for the implementation of leadership/governance and women, peace and security initiatives in the region;
  • Liaise with relevant regional organizations engaged in peace and security issues, such as the European Union, the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), UN peacekeeping missions (ex: UNFICYP), regional networks and academic institutions;

4. Provide technical contributions to resource mobilization on Governance peace and security in the region

  • Participate in the implementation, monitoring and periodic updating of the resource mobilization strategy on governance peace and security in the region;
  • Provide technical support to field-based presences in the region in mobilizing resource;
  • Research and analyze information on donors; prepare substantive briefs on possible areas of cooperation.

5. Manage knowledge building and sharing for Peace and Security and Governance in the ECA region

  • Manage the process of compiling reports and lessons learned on peace and security, leadership and governance, and contribute to UN Women’s corporate and regional knowledge management efforts;
  • Establish and regularly update a regional knowledge management platform on peace and security, leadership and government, With HQ and the field, which is regularly updated;
  • Review reports and knowledge products developed in the field to develop regional and sub regional best practices and analysis of lessons learned to improve and scale up results;
  • Prepare briefs and presentations on best practices developed in the region on peace and security, leadership and governance to share with internal and external stakeholders, including at the global level and cross-regionally;
  • Collect information at the regional level to input to into regional mechanisms as appropriate and into annual SG reports such as the report on Women and Peace and Security, as well as other relevant thematic SG reports such as peacebuilding and sustaining peace;
  • Provide strategic information to input into briefings by UN Women’s Executive Director to the Security Council and to UN Women participants in regional coordination mechanisms such as the Regional Monthly Review as requested;
  • Ensure technical skills and knowledge are shared within and among field offices in the region; facilitate cross-regional exchange with Regional Peace and Security Advisors and HQ Peace and Security and Leadership and Governance Divisions;

Key Performance Indicators

  • Timely and quality technical advice and support
  • Leadership in area of expertise in the region
  • Quality reports and other strategic documents drafted and submitted in a timely manner
  • Regular communication and information flow with other UN Women Advisors Quality strategic documents delivered in a timely manner
  • Timely and quality knowledge products
  • Strong relationships with various partners and stakeholders
  • UN Women is well represented in important meetings on topics related to expertise
  • Increase in resources mobilized

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity.

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
  • Accountability;
  • Creative Problem Solving;
  • Effective Communication;
  • Inclusive Collaboration;
  • Stakeholder Engagement;
  • Leading by Example.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Master’s degree or equivalent in gender, human rights, international relations or other social science fields is required.
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • Minimum of 10 years progressively responsible experience in the area of women, peace and security and inclusive governance, preferably with 5 years field experience in one or more of the regions in which UN Women operates;
  • Substantive experience and record of accomplishment in the area of women, peace and security and humanitarian assistance;
  • Significant progressively responsible experience in strategic planning, programme development and implementation, results-based management and reporting;
  • Experience in developing and maintaining strong partnerships and in mobilizing resources;
  • Experience working in large multicultural development agencies is a distinct advantage.

Languages:

  • Fluency English is required;
  • Knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset;
  • Working Knowledge of Russian an asset.

Application closing date: 30 July 2019

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Local Consultant for Product Development, Promotion, Marketing and Networking – Home-based and Podgorica

Objective of the assignment:

The Consultant is supposed to provide support to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to build profitable businesses that address climate change mitigation and adaptation needs. Focus of the assignment will be on development and delivery of Green Business incubator mentoring program.

Job content:

Consultant will be engaged under Individual Contract and will work under supervision of Project Manager.

Overall, the   incumbent   will   create   and   implement   strategies   to establish   and successfully grow the business incubation program, aimed at supporting growth  of entrepreneurs  (individuals  and  organisations). In close coordination  with  UNDP team,  the  Incubation  Specialist  will  be  responsible  for developing a comprehensive program of business incubation services to be offered to the   supported entrepreneurs. These  services should  include, but  are  not  limited to  technical  and  professional entrepreneurial  development programmes, including needs assessment  of  each  entrepreneur,  business mentoring  and  coaching,  personal development, networking and connecting, business advisory, access to markets/trade, customized   technical   assistance,   access   to   facilities,   investment   readiness, and marketing, etc.

Topics to be covered by the exercises:

  • Product Development,
  • Promotion, Marketing
  • Networking

Specific responsibilities will include:

  • Assess the capacity and needs of existing and prospective entrepreneur;
  • Develop the detailed mentorship program and work  with prospective entrepreneurs to make the incubated venture successful.

The program will be divided in two components:

1. Mentoring Support Programme for basic users consisting of:

  • Basic entrepreneurship training (relevant information for the topics of the ToR);
  • Mentoring activities (proposed set of activities for users engagement and information    exchange);
  • Other support activities (any additional activity neded to address identified needs of existing and prospective entrepreneurs).

2. Mentoring support programme for advanced users:

From the pool of existing and prospective entrepreneurs select candidates for:

  • Mentoring activities
  • Specific expertise support (Based on collaboration between mentors and start-ups, certain specific business support needs can be identified as individual sensitive areas that require special attention and temporary involvement of different external experts which perform individual expertise services for a start-up – this is not a know-how transfer process, but just a plain service provision to resolve specific tasks (e.g. introduction of specific ICT solutions, preparation of technical documentation, website development, preparation of specific legal baselines like GDPR adjustments, etc.).
  • Other support activities (Some of activities could focus on networking with successful entrepreneurs, peer-to-peer networking).

Mentoring support programme for advanced users should support advanced users and stimulate them to create new/further develop existing young innovative companies, thus contributing to the creation of new high-skilled jobs and raising of employment rate in the targeted area. SDG considerations should be mainstreaming in the mentoring program as much as possible and relevant experience of SDG accelerator should be further explored, and its experience shared, and if possible, replicated in the context of Montenegro.

Expected results/ Deliverables:

  • Mentoring activities delivered as direct support;
  • Program is focused on Green Jobs support;
  • Progress of participants’ development is observed through regular weekly monitoring and hands-on work, which is a basis for steering of their development path according to their individually set goals, competences and specific needs;
  • Transfer of relevant know-how and entrepreneurial skills from experienced experts to the users, and thus teaching them how to achieve the most efficient performance of their business activities on their own in the future;
  • Minimum 2 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Cetinje;
  • Minimum 1 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Niksic;
  • Minimum 1 thematic entrepreneurial workshops per month on topics related to current trends implemented in Kolasin;
  • Minimum 10 entities (private or legal supported with individual programs)
  • Minimum 10 female entrepreneurs supported

Time duration: The Consultant will be engaged during the period from  5 August 2019 until – 30 September 2020  (100 consultancy days) and will be paid in lump sum upon the completed tasks set by the ToR for this position. Only local travel (Niksic, Kolasin, Cetinje and Podgorica) is envisaged.

Application closing date: 28 July 2019

Communications Officer

Background Information – Myanmar

Myanmar is one of UNOPS leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS Myanmar is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis and Malaria in Myanmar and Cambodia, and for the Global Fund¹s Regional Artemisinin-resistance Initiative targeting drug resistant malaria in the Greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organizations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS Myanmar plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information – Job-specific

UNOPS Myanmar Operation Centre (MMOC) counts with specific communications teams dedicated to the different funds/programmes and this position will concentrate on the Director’s office and some projects’ needs while ensuring the required coordination and collaboration with other colleagues.

The position is under the direct supervision of the Head of Programme & Partnerships and works in close collaboration with project teams in procurement, infrastructure and project management services. He/she works in accordance with UNOPS policies, procedures and practices.

Functional Responsibilities

  • Review and follow actions required under MMOC Stakeholder engagement and Communications strategy;
  • Produce information materials to strengthen awareness of the work of UNOPS in Myanmar;
  • Track, research and analyze information on assigned topics/issues; gather information from diverse sources and help to assess news value and/or potential impact;
  • Evaluate the effectiveness of information campaigns
  • Draft/compile a specific type or types (e.g. print, broadcast, etc.) of information communications products for target audiences including press releases, media packets and reports, brochures, briefings, video clips, newsletters, website, etc.;
  • Organize the production and distribution of MMOC projects/programmes related information material;
  • Support communications plan activities under each project for greater visibility, ensuring adequate tools and innovative approaches are used;
  • In consultation with the supervisor and other relevant parties, identify and propose information opportunities, activities and approaches, taking into account the situation/topic and target audience;
  • Identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic partnerships and maintain working relationships with the same;
  • Organize or participate in the organization of conferences, seminars, press briefing, interviews, etc.; prepare briefing materials for senior officials prior to their participation in such events; respond to a variety of inquiries and information requests internally and externally; prepare related correspondence;
  • Ensure effective and efficient functioning of MMOC communications activities in full confidentiality in all aspects of assignment, maintenance of protocol procedures, management of information flow and follow-up on deadlines and commitments made;
  • Coordinate and participate in MMOC communications group;
  • Supervise other communications colleagues setting up work plans and supporting growth, through delegation exposure or coaching;
  • Follow up on deadline, commitments made, actions taken and coordination of collection and submission of the reports, presentations/etc. to supervisor and management;
  • Draft routine correspondence, interoffice circulars, general briefing notes, documents, reports, and minutes of meetings when requested;
  • Prepare spreadsheets, database files, presentation slides/power points, and tables ensuring appropriate style and accuracy if information;
  • Prepare high quality briefing materials for appointments, meetings, missions, etc.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

a. Education

  • Master degree in communication, media studies, journalism, or related field is required.
  • A Bachelor’s degree with additional two years of similar experience is considered as equivalent.

b. Work experience

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in development and implementation of communications strategies, external relations and/or other communication roles is required.
  • Experience in a development country is required.
  • Experience in South-East Asia would be an asset.
  • Proven ability to write excellent reports and briefs is highly preferred.
  • Excellent presentation skills would be an asset.

c. Language Requirement

Fluency in both written and spoken English is required.

Application closing date: 24 July 2019

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Operator, Multiple Positions

Background Information – Afghanistan

UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. The UNOPS Afghanistan Operation Center (AFOC) has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS AFOC is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community.

The functional objective of UNOPS AFOC is to deliver projects in an efficient and effective manner, to achieve the development outcomes sought by the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community, where capacity building is always considered and encouraged. The aim of UNOPS AFOC is to provide implementation services to the Government of Afghanistan, the donor community and partner agencies in the reconstruction and development of the country. In doing so, UNOPS aims to exceed client expectations in the delivery of quality services throughout the country. Background Information – Job-specific

The UNOPS Afghanistan Operations Center (AFOC) under the UNOPS Asia Region Office (AR) has been established to support, develop and oversee UNOPS’ portfolio of programmes and projects in Afghanistan and to ensure that synergies between programmes and projects are effectively developed. AFOC plays a critical role in ensuring quality services to UNOPS partners that meet stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness. UNOPS strategy for Afghanistan is aimed at providing maximum support to the Government and people of Afghanistan though the delivery of projects and services in line with the government’s own priorities. UNOPS Afghanistan has been established as an organizational mechanism to deliver a range of projects for which UNOPS has been designated as the implementation agency. At present, UNOPS Afghanistan is implementing a number of projects in a range of sectors including infrastructure (roads and schools) development, capacity building to various ministries, and environmental protection, among others, on behalf of the Government of Afghanistan and the donor community. On behalf of partners, UNOPS is implementing the Inter-Agency Information Centre (IAIC), a toll-free humanitarian helpline that connects people to assistance and functions as an information exchange platform between affected populations and humanitarian and development partners. Feedback and complaints from affected populations is channeled to partners to improve programming and the timely delivery of a relevant response.

Functional Responsibilities

UNOPS is seeking to an IAIC Call Handling Agent (“Operator”) to be responsible for answering and making calls, sharing information with and gathering information from callers, inputting accurate data entry, and flagging urgent issues. The Operator must be proficient with written and spoken English, Dari and Pashtu. Knowledge of Urdu is an asset. The outcome of this consultancy is to further strengthen and streamline IAIC’s management processes as part of its overall objective to strengthen accountability to affected populations in Afghanistan. The IAIC is currently open seven days per week, from 7am to 7pm; Shift schedules are open to change depending on operational requirements. Female operators are available during working hours.

This result of this consultancy achieves IAIC’s objectives through the provision of:

  • Information sharing, information gathering, inputting data accurately, and escalation of urgent issues;
  • Professional-grade call handling ability, displaying sensitivity, neutrality, and patience, and adhering to confidentiality and data protection principles;
  • Knowledge and implementation of protection standards

The incumbent reports to the Project Manager, who reports to the Head of Programme Afghanistan Operations Centre (AFOC) – Kabul, Afghanistan.

The Operator will perform the following duties with transparency and integrity, and in adherence to the humanitarian standards for information management as provided by the Active Learning Network for Accountability and Performance (ALNAP), the Inter-Agency Standing Committee (IASC) and the Sphere Handbook:

  • Capture and relay accurate and timely information to callers in a professional manner while conducting inbound and outbound calls ensuring absolute data entry accuracy and adherence to protection, data protection, and confidentiality principles;
  • Liaise with supervisors, other operators, and third parties to gather information and resolve issues. Represent the call centre in meetings, when required;
  • Receive inbound calls and make outbound calls, including for monitoring and evaluation purposes;
  • Handle calls in a timely and professional manner, including distressing calls. Ensure that all calls are treated with the degree of empathy, respect, dignity, and understanding commensurate with the sensitivity of the call and the vulnerability of the caller;
  • Write clear and concise caller notes in English, ensuring a rapid call handling time;
  • Build and foster an effective workplace environment;
  • Attend briefings, meetings, trainings, quality assurance performance improvement sessions called by supervisors. Maintain and advance core skills (active listening, stress management) and to augment existing skills, knowledge, and capacity on specific areas, including protection and gender-related issues. When required, represent the call centre in meetings;
  • Remain informed of accurate and up-to-date information on the humanitarian response and information relevant to affected communities;
  • Support visibility efforts to raise awareness of the IAIC among affected populations and humanitarian actors – this may involve field visits and/or representation at meetings, among other activities;
  • Support internal and external information management structures to ensure the timely accurate delivery of information to both affected populations: Flag information gaps and call trend analysis to supervisors. Ensure that enquiries that fall beyond the scope of developed scripts, intake forms, and guidance notes are referred to the supervisor for further action;
  • Demonstrate an ability to learn quickly, follow procedures, and act professionally at all times – especially under times of stress;
  • Conduct self-appraisals and apply for leave in accordance to guidelines;
  • Perform duties in line with key performance indicators (KPI) (eg time to resolve issue, time per interaction, optimisation rate, number of interactions handled per day, performance indicators);
  • Be flexible in undertaking the duties and responsibilities attached to their job; incumbents may be asked to perform other duties which reasonably correspond to the general character of their job and their level of responsibility, including taking meeting minutes. Perform Acting Supervisor duties as required;

The interview process will include a technical examination and a phone/in-person interview. Duration and Timeline: initial two-month contract, with possibility to extend depending on performance.

The incumbent will receive relevant training to implement their duties professionally and to the highest standard. The incumbent must be willing to work flexible hours on a shift schedule.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education:

Secondary education required, Diploma or University Degree, preferably in international relations or IT.

Experience:

Required:

  • 6 years of related work experience, in the humanitarian or development field, customer service, call centre, IT, administration
  • Strong communication skills, demonstrating active listening skills and patience
  • Proven experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Advanced experience in usage of computers and office software packages (Word, Excel, Outlook)
  • Proven experience of working in a multi-cultural, multi-lingual, diverse team.

Desired:

  • Experience in accurate data entry
  • Experience in gender sensitivity, gender-based violence, sexual exploitation and abuse, mine-risk awareness, active listening techniques, basic counselling, and UN referral pathways.
  • Strong knowledge of protection issues
  • Experience working in a call centre or other related field handling customer enquiries.
  • Experience working in the humanitarian field
  • Knowledge of current political, economic, and social fabric of Afghanistan
  • Working knowledge of communicating with disaster affected populations, accountability to affected populations, and protection response infrastructure

Languages

Fluency in written and spoken English, Pashtu, and Dari is required.

Application closing date: 31 July 2019 

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Communications Analyst – Bogotá

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.

UN Women in Colombia in accordance with national priorities and international instruments for the protection of women’s human rights, mainly the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW), works to achieve substantive equality between men and women in all aspects of life, focusing on strengthening the leadership and political and economic empowerment of women and their right to a life free of violence, both in the context of conflict and outside this, as bases for a stable and sustainable peace. In this way, UN Women supports national efforts to make women beneficiaries and main actors in the sustainable development and construction of peace, democracy and security in Colombia.

The Colombia CO requires a communications team with a clear, innovative, consistent, coherent to strength the communication strategy, which will allow UN Women Colombia to multiply its efforts to achieve gender equality.

Under the supervision of UN Women Colombia Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications, innovation and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme and strategic areas of UN Women Colombia as well as the Regional Office, and UN Women Headquarters communication teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.

Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Draft and implementation the communication strategy of UN Women Colombia, through compliance of specific plans for media communication, social networks, editorial contents, campaigns, programmes, events and other initiatives in support of UN Women’s strategic objectives, ensuring compliance with UN Women rules and regulations for Communications;
  • Conduct communication needs assessments for UN Women Colombia, including strategic communication plans, projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives; analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies ensuring a gender perspective;
  • Coordinate and provide input to in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
  • Provide inputs on communication to the Representative and personnel of UN Women; implement crisis communications strategies for UN Women Colombia over pertinent issuance of official communications related to the Office common interest issues, as required;
  • Provide guidance on ensuring that all communication channels of the agency are used effectively and in accordance with the Communications and advocacy strategy of the agency, as well as the goals of the organization.

Provide operational and coordination support for timely implementation of Communications strategy

  • Prepare the project timeline and production schedule, ensure that planning mechanisms are established to meet the deliverables of the project;
  • Draft and implement the Communications area annual budget, and coordinate the proposed activities to ensure consistency with the objectives of the Office and in accordance with financial regulations;
  • Coordinate development and preparation of financial resources including budgeting, budget revisions, and expenditure tracking, and reporting and monitor the allocation and disbursement of funds to participating partners;
  • Provide support and prepare Terms of Reference for the implementation of contract management for consultants;
  • Supervise personnel of the Communications Area to ensure timely compliance of activities.

Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country

  • Following the guidelines from HQ and RO, develop and produce communication products and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and drafts of articles, and manage its dissemination;
  • Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Manage the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Conceptualize and coordinate public information products such as printed material, audio, video, images and photographic material, among others.
  • Provide suggestion on how to Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programme and other initiatives.

Coordinate media relations for UN Women Colombia

  • Supervise and analyze present events, public opinion and press coverage, to identify problems and trends; provide input to the Representative over appropriate actions/responses on the Office´s interest issues
  • Manage relationships with press in country.
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required; and draft talking points.
  • Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UN Women and its work.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors

  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
  • Design, and maintain the Office Public Relations (PR) plan with opinion leaders, media communication and public figures.
  • Collaborate in designing and execution of resources mobilization strategies with private sector and individual donors.
  • Provide inputs to donor reports as needed.

Maintain UN Women Colombia’s web/online presence

  • Manage the Office websites’ content based on corporate requirements and coordinate continued updating;
  • Manage the Office social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Ensure UN Women strategic communications through media communication relations, social networks, websites and other.

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate;
  • Communication Focal point at the country UNCT, RO and HQ, as well as other COs to ensure the UN Women Colombia positioning.

Required Skills and Experience

Education and certification:

Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in Communications, Journalism, International Relations, Marketing, or similar relevant field is required. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 1 year of relevant experience in professional communications at national or international level in progressively responsible functions
  • Experience in managing teams is an asset
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues, and gender priority agenda of the Organization is required;
  • Experience in media relations and in social media is an asset;
  • Excellent computer skills in MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint is required;
  • Experience related to UN and/or any other international agency is an asset.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in Spanish and English is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Application closing date: 21 July 2019 

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Research and Communication Intern – Istanbul

Background

The IICPSD offers a selected group of outstanding graduate-level students the opportunity to acquire direct exposure to IICPSD’s work as a center of excellence for private sector in development and inclusive markets. It is designed to provide support to IICPSD’s applied research and policy advisory services and to complement the interns’ practical experience in various issues related to private sector engagement, skills generation, impact investing and other topics of international development. The Programme operates under the rules and regulations of the UNDP Internship Policy.

Duties and Responsibilities

The main duties that the intern will be expected to assist in:

  • Implementing social media plan to accelerate recognition of the Center globally;
  • Producing issues-based stories and newsletters for the website;
  • Updating UNDP website content and profiles on social networks (Facebook, YouTube, Twitter) with information about project activities and events;
  • Keeping an updated media and partners contact list;
  • Creating a knowledge repository of communication-related aspects for the organization;
  • Drafting and edit a range of materials, including blog posts, brochures, presentations developed by global team and pilot country coordinators, and supporting documents for procurement and events;
  • Organizing conferences, forums or other collaborative events;
  • Providing research, writing and editing support on issues related to developing inclusive markets and business impact in achieving the sustainable development goals;
  • Other relevant tasks as deemed necessary by the supervisor.

Required Skills and Experience:

Education:

Applicants must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements: a) be enrolled in a second university degree programme (Master Degree); b) be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (Bachelor Degree); or c) have graduated with a university degree in in fields such a field such as business, law, development, public administration or similar and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation.

Experience:

  • Solid experience in managing social media content;
  • Solid experience in academic writing, research and analysis;
  • Computer literate in software applications;
  • Experience on the role of private sector in development is an asset;
  • Demonstrated keen interest in the work of the UN, and of UNDP in particular, and have a personal commitment to UNDP’s Statement of Purpose and to the ideals of the UN Charter;
  • Demonstrated ability to successfully interact with individuals of different cultural backgrounds and beliefs;
  • Previous experience on project designing and implementation is an asset;
  • Social media account management and content development skills are desirable.

Language:

  • Strong spoken and written English is required;
  • Knowledge of another UN language is an asset;
  • Fluency in Turkish is an asset.

Application closing date: 18 August 2019