Public Partnerships Officer – UNICEF – New York

Public Partnerships Officer – UNICEF – New York

Responsibilities

The Public Partnerships Officer will support external engagement and manage contributions and reporting for the partnership portfolio within the Europe team with a focus on France, Italy, Spain, Greece, Monaco and the Holy See.   PPD offers a great team environment representing a diversity of experiences, backgrounds, and talents.

Contributions management 
  • Act as a focal point for all contributions management aspects e.g. recording of donor agreements, information management and correspondence in close coordination with other divisions.
  • Guide and support field offices and the HQ teams on contributions management issues, including providing advice on improving the quality of funding and reporting.
  • Support negotiation of terms of partnership agreements consistent with UNICEF Regulations and Rules in coordination with the UNICEF Legal Office, HQ divisions and field offices. Ensure appropriate management of negotiated partnership initiatives and financial contributions according to UNICEF Regulations and Rules.
  • Prepare comprehensive and substantive analyses, briefs, notes, statistics, and other information requirements for senior management’s meetings with minister level counterparts, senior public sector partners and member state officials, parliamentarians, or head of major institutions.
Partner engagement  
  • Facilitate and maintain contacts with permanent missions to the UN and departments of assigned public sector partners and member states; to promote, advocate, mobilize and influence cooperation with UNICEF and the attainment of UNICEF’s goals and objectives for children.
  • Arrange and/or attend relevant meetings on assigned public sector partners/member states/region to present, represent, and promote UNICEF’s goals, positions, and resource requirements.
Planning 
  • Support implementation of partnerships strategies, and work plans for assigned governments/region in coordination with different HQs Divisions, Regional and Country Offices, Private Fundraising and Partnerships, and National Committees for UNICEF.
  • Implement and manage plans and activities with the objective of increasing core and quality resources from partners; identify possible sources of new and continued funding; monitor and evaluate existing fundraising channels to ensure achievement of UNICEF resource mobilization goals to meet the objectives and financial targets of the Strategic Plan.

Requirements

  • A university degree in international relations, political science, communications, international development, or another relevant technical field.
  • A minimum of two (2) years of professional experience in one or more of the following areas is required: public affairs, programme management, resource mobilization, external relations, or other relevant area.
  • Professional experience related to external relations or resource mobilization, planning, or project management related activities. Candidates with some experience in contributions management or donor reporting would be preferred.
  • Current knowledge of development issues, strategies, as well as programming policies and procedures in international development cooperation.
  • Strong communications skills, verbal and written.
  • Strong networking and negotiation skills.
  • Strong familiarity with political and governmental processes.
  • Ability to work in a multicultural environment and establish harmonious working relationships, both within and outside the organization.
  • Advanced knowledge of partnership development and resource mobilization.
  • Ability to conduct sound policy analysis.
  • Ability to contribute to formulation of strategies and policies.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) is an asset.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

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Project Assistant/Interpreter – UNDP – Ankara, Turkey

Project Assistant/Interpreter – UNDP – Ankara, Turkey

Duties and Responsibilities

Key Results Expected/Major Functional Activities
  • Provide general administrative support to ensure the smooth running of the project activities;
  • Provide logistical support to the Project Manager, Grant Manager, Project Associates and short-term consultants in conducting different project activities (trainings, workshops, stakeholder consultations, arrangements of study tour, etc.);
  • Organize meetings, business correspondence and other communication with the project partners;
  • Support the project outreach and PR activities in general, including keeping of the project website up to date;
  • Keep files with project documents, expert reports;
  • Control the usage of non-expendable equipment (record keeping, drawing up regular inventories);
  • Keep regular contact with project experts and consultants to inform them about the project details and changes;
  • Draft correspondence and documents; support the finalization of correspondence of administrative nature;
  • Act on telephone inquiries, fax, post and e-mail transmissions, and co-ordinate appointments;
  • Provide interpretation during project related meetings and events;
  • Translate documents into English to Turkish or from Turkish to English as deemed necessary by the Project Manager.
  • Perform any other administrative/financial duties as requested by the Project Manager;
  • Provide support to preparation administrative documents such as tender documents;
  • Assist the CCE Projects Implementation Administrator and/or Portfolio Administrator – Procurement for the completion of project related procedures and processes;
  • Follow up UNDP administrative procedures in terms of procurement and/or finance;
  • Provide support to PR activities of project.
  • ATLAS profile: General User.

Required Skills and Experience

The incumbent should possess the following qualifications and experience

General Qualifications
  • University degree in business administration/economics, engineering, political/social sciences, land use planning or design, climate change adaptation, administrative sciences or environmental sciences, disaster risk reduction or related fields;
  • Full proficiency in English and Turkish;
  • Excellent command of office software, such as word processors, spreadsheets, databases.
Professional Experience and Qualifications
  • Minimum 3 years of relevant professional experience is required;
  • Experience in fully working for at least 1 project in collaboration with international institutions/organizations is required;
  • Experience working with the Government entities.
  • Experience in organizing and coordinating events and activities.
  • Experience in at least 1 project within the rules and contractual procedures of EU.
  • Technical knowledge and experience in at least 1 year in the field of climate change
Nationality
  • Turkish
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) – UNHCR – Beirut, Lebanon

Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) – UNHCR – Beirut, Lebanon

Duties and Qualifications

Organizational Context

The purpose of this role is to contribute to management of a digital, creative and communication team that is able to engage and mobilise diverse group of audiences in the region, as well as position UNHCR in the hearts and minds of people.The role will focus on achieving a full year campaigning approach based on quality content that is relevant to target audiences with the support of Public Information teams in the MENA region.

The Associate PSP Officer (Engagement Campaigns) is part of  a creative Digital team that will contribute to the growth of UNHCR¿s IG fundraising strategy and plan, and the communications vision of the Private Sector Partnership (PSP) Arabic Digital Hub. S/he works closely with the regional PSP team and the Global Fundraising Support Team.

Functional Statement
Accountability
  • UNHCRS’s IG Fundraising Strategy and Plan is expanded and implemented within the Area of Responsibility (AoR).
  • Digital engagement campaigns are well positioned to meet fundraising targets, and inspire, mobilise and empower a wider segment of target audiences to take action.
  • Contribute to the strategic and operational direction and management of the Individual Giving unit and PSP service in MENA.
  • Digital activities are planned, monitored and evaluated according to income and fundraising targets.
Responsibility
  • Contribute to the development of fundraising communications strategy, plans and messages of PSP Arabic digital hub based on fundraising needs while boosting UNHCR Brand equity and Brand coherence, which encompassing all fundraising channels of PSP MENA.
  • Manage a creative content team of designers, copywriters, digital promotion and development specialists besides two PSP Associates (content editors) embedded within the Lebanon and Jordan operations.
  • Oversee the creative process and give guidance to the creative team.
  • Sign off day-to-day PSP Arabic Digital hub content and coordinate content of strategic campaigns with social media and PI teams when necessary. This includes social media content, DRTV content, newsletters and other key donor materials.
  • Monitor with the senior digital media producer shareable ¿editorial calendar¿ of engaging content throughout the year.
  • Contribute to digital team thinking on new engagement initiatives, including scoping support needed, driving creative thinking, and working with the Senior Digital Media producer to develop appropriate plans and resources.
  • Identify opportunities to use the news agenda to raise awareness and lead on developing emergency fundraising campaigns and digital engagement activities.
  • Lead IG emergency fundraising campaigns identified by the Global PSP Emergency Coordination team to mobilize funds and increase UNHCR brand awareness during emergencies.
  • Oversee external agencies¿ content production, pitches and proposals to ensure adherence with the PSP Arabic digital hub objectives and priorities.
  • Identify needs and opportunities throughout the creative process, mobilize, and liaise with relevant stakeholders and the field to drive content gathering, and production quality communications products.
  • Work closely with the donor development team to ensure alignment in communications and strengthening the relationship with existing donors resulting in an increase of the long term net income per donor.
  • Contribute to the development of digital content and engagement strategy across different channels including social media, DRTV, and donor communications.
  • Maximize the talents of the creative team by providing resources, being a coach, a teacher, an instructor, and a critic all at once.
  • Act as liaison with key internal stakeholder teams including Public Information and social media teams to ensure alignment of digital fundraising activities with UNHCR’s external and public communications strategies.
  • Liaise with campaign and advocacy team in MENA, Public Engagement and PSP Communication teams in Headquarters and Field Offices over UNHCR¿s digital campaigns and opportunities.
  • Perform other duties as required.
Authority
  • Monitor the implementation of digital engagement campaigns and make recommendation in case of deviation from plans.
  • Assist to develop digital fundraising campaign strategies for IG donors and public and test new ways to improve.

Essential Minimum Qualifications and Professional Experience Required

  • Undergraduate degree (equivalent of a BA/BS) in Communication, Public Relations, Marketing or Fundraising.
  • A minimum of 3 years experience of working in fundraising, communication and advocacy within a National and International context.
  • Experience with communication campaigns and fundraising techniques including digital, telemarketing and direct mail.
  • Experience with various lead generation techniques and donor communication programs.
  • Knowledge of local language and institutions.
  • Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.
Desirable Qualifications & Competences
  • Relationship building and networking skills.
  • Experience in strategy development and implementation of public engagement and advocacy campaigns using various digital and offline marketing techniques for engaging with the general public and donors.
  • Proven expertise, experience and up-to-date knowledge in developing public engagement strategies and campaigns.
  • Proven experience with managing workshops and training staff on the topic of public engagement and advocacy campaigns.
  • Experience of managing agencies including the drafting and instruction on briefs, building relationships and management of operations.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with the MENA region generally, and the Gulf audience specifically.
Language Requirements
  • Please also note that Arabic and English are essential for this Job Opening.
Additional  Information
  • Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.  Shortlisted candidates may be required to sit for written test and/or oral interview.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Communications Officer – Public Relations and Outreach – Geneva

Communications Officer – Public Relations and Outreach – Geneva

Functional Responsibilities

The Communications Officer is responsible for day-to-day updates on Social Media and broader communications channels. He/she works in close collaboration with the entire team on different programmes and projects in Geneva.

Purpose and Scope of Assignment
  • Working under the supervision of the SDG Lab Communications Adviser, the contractor will perform the following tasks:
Assist in daily monitoring and updating of the Lab’s social media tools (1. Twitter, 2. Instagram, 3. Facebook)
  • Prepare 1 social media update per working day across the Lab’s tools and monitor trends and community engagement levels;
  • Review social media packages from the UN Department of Global Communications (DGC) and other UN and Geneva Ecosystem partners and prepare relevant SDG content to promote on the Lab’s social media tools; and
  • Attend the meetings of the UN Geneva Media Group (‘MMM’) and Social Media Focal Points and prepare summary notes with follow-up action items.
Assist in updating the SDG Lab web site
  • Research and write 12 web updates over the duration of the contract on the Lab’s activities and post the update, together with relevant assets (e.g. images, videos, links), on the English and French version of the Lab website (where applicable);
  • Add events to the website events calendar; and compile monthly web statistics.
Assist in supporting SDG Lab event related communications
  • Assist in preparing the event documentation and materials (e.g. flyer, invitation, list of participants, etc.) in accordance with the Lab’s brand guide and existing templates;
  • At events, take photographs and prepare social media content (e.g. tweets, Instagram posts); and
  • Support in the set up and tear down of events (e.g. banners, documentation, ushering, etc.)
Assist in supporting SDG Lab outreach activities
  • Assist with the production and dissemination of the SDG Lab News Dispatch (Mailchimp newsletter) and other email communications;
  • Attend SDG Lab meetings and prepare notes for the record and disseminate as appropriate; and
  • Add business cards to the Lab’s web-based customer-relationship management software.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education 
  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, political affairs or a related field.
Work Experience

Essential

  • 2 years of experience in a communications, political affairs or a related position.Experience working in the United Nations.
  • Experience in taking photos and producing short video clips (e.g. Instagram stories).

Desirable

  • Familiarity with UN systems, tools and procedures.
Language(s)
  • Fluency in English.
  • Other languages (French, Spanish, Portuguese and Arabic) desirable.
Functional Competencies
  • Experience in using social media tools, MS Office.
Closing date for applications 22 December 2019 before midnight [Copenhagen Time].

Media and Communication Expert – UNWomen – Home Based

Media and Communication Expert – UNWomen – Home Based

Duties and Responsibilities

The Media and Communication consultant will work to produce the following deliverables over a 12- month period:

Women Peace and Security, and Humanitarian Action (WPS/HA)
  • Preparation of social media content on key developments/data in WPS-HA in the region (i.e. on an ad hoc or rolling basis)
  • Production of all content in Arabic and English
Interviews
  • 3-6 interviews annually with influential women from the region for the series “From where I stand” with high profile photo and interviewees’ bios.
Events Communications Packages

The communication expert to develop 7 event communication packages before each UN Women ROAS hosted event, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the WPS-HA communication expert. The package should include the following:

  • A press release for the launch of an event
  • A number of suggested tweets/hashtags prepared for sharing during the event (2-3 tweets per event)
  • A brief overview article of the event with key note speakers quotes
  • Support to mobilization of the press to attend key events
Knowledge Production

The communication expert to develop a knowledge product communication package for 5 knowledge products before the release of each ROAS knowledge product, which can be rolled out by the WPS-HA, RO and HQ communication, and monitored by the communication expert. The package should always include the following:

  • Brief overview of the knowledge product with key findings (1-2 articles per project i.e. a launch of and a final report article with key findings)
  • Draft tweets and hashtags articulated around key findings
  • Two infographs setting out the findings of the knowledge product (guide the production – actual production to be undertaken by a design company, funded directly by UN Women)
Success Stories/News Stories
  • 3-6 annually brief pieces for the UN Women website highlighting good work of UN Women and partners (CSO, Govt etc) – highlighting impact.
UN Women’s Madad Programme
  • Support the country offices in the implementation of the programme’s communications plan in line with UN Women and the donors’ communication strategy and guidelines;
  • Maintain regional programme online outreach, coordinate its migration of content if needed and produce information materials and development of web content for public outreach;
  • Coordinate communication activities with UN communication colleagues at regional /national level;
  • Prepare and manage the bi-monthly E-newsletter, corporate branding, provide support to media advocacy and campaigns and provide strategic guidance on innovative strategies and actions for visibility of the programme.
Support country offices in the implementation of the programme’s communications plan in line with UN Women and the European Union communication guidelines and strategy
  • Work through the established communication strategy for the programme and suggest further innovative approaches for high visibility throughout the programme cycle;
  • Build and maintain relationships with the media to communicate widely about the programme and work to develop a database of journalists and media outlets interested in the programme;
  • Identify, attract and engage key regional and international media outlets, opinion leaders and influencers in support of the programmes’ communication and advocacy goals;
  • Adhere to UN Women and donor branding and visibility guidelines across all applications;
  • Ensure consistency and quality of all digital and print communication applications;
  • Plan and lead the implementation of a high-level programme visibility, especially during the global and regional strategic events.
Maintain regional programme online outreach, coordinate its migration of content if needed and produce information materials for public outreach
  • Oversee programme webpage technical and editorially in line with the corporate web policy;
  • Oversee and manage regional social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy and provide inputs to corporate social media accounts;
  • Opportunities for press conferences identified and press conferences organized; press releases and media kits drafted;
  • Clear, consistent and timely responses to media inquiries; issuance of statement and corporate positions to media and other external audiences;
  • Draft brochures, fact sheets, stories from the field to inform media and public;
  • Produce relevant video material on the programme’s work when needed;
  • Effective channels for dissemination of all information products to relevant target audiences identified and distribution supervised.
  • Coordinate communication activities with UN communication colleagues at regional /national level:
  • Regular consultation with regional/national communication/programme teams to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives;
  • Feedback to national programme teams with a view to coordinate programme communication initiatives: informs about regional /national activities, provide inputs for corporate initiatives, seeks advice and support;
  • Regular contributions to and advice provided on programme’s materials, e.g. website, video productions, stories, newsletter, infographs etc. to highlight regional/national results.
UN Women’s Madad Programme
  • Management of content for social media platforms in the region, and keep track of social media analytics
    • Sharing facts and figures on the status of women in the programme countries (and in the world/region) from UN Women commissioned studies/research, national data, and partner/sister UN agency studies – minimum 2 per week;
    • Sharing key messages and information on MADAD programme work including programme background, factsheets, and updates – minimum 1 per week;
  • Quotes and articles from project-based M&E, partner, donor, field and courtesy visits – minimum 2 per week;
  • Production of 1 E-Newsletter in coordination with the country teams: January 2020;
  • Production and coordination of infographs, human interest stories, information commemorating International UN Days that highlight the programme goals focusing on women and girls (1 human interest story per country per month): Monthly;
  • Maintenance of a digital photo library of photo stories/ programme activities photos in UN Women webpage based on the materials received from the country teams: Coordinate with countries for the photo archive;
  • Management and coordination of programme visibility events – produce at least one press release/ op-ed/ media interface: Minimum 1 event press releases;
  • Collate the communications package for sharing with donors collecting all the communications materials generated in each quarter: Quarterly;
  • News/ communication updates and information is provided on bi-weekly basis for regional and global communications: Continuous.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree in Journalism and communication or related disciplines is preferred;
  • 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
  • A minimum 5 years of experience in the communications field;
  • Communication literacy, electronic networks and software used for communication purposes;
  • Computer literacy, electronic networks, and software used for communication purposes (i.e. Websites, electronics bulletin, etc.);
  • Good experience with new media and generating web content;
  • Practical experience working with the organizations/ private sector/communities in implementing development related projects/activities;
  • Understanding the donors’ communications guidelines; work experience in managing similar programme, especially EU supported programme is preferred;
  • Familiar with gender issues, and preferable on women, peace and security;
  • Familiar with UN Women and UN system is an asset;
  • Significant experience in the Middle East and North Africa is a strong asset.
Language Requirements
  • Fluency in English and Arabic is required;
  • Knowledge of other UN official working language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 16 December 2019 before midnight.

Communications Intern – UNDP – Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Communications Intern – UNDP – Tashkent, Uzbekistan

Duties and Responsibilities

Under direct supervision of Communications Analyst, the Intern will be expected to:

  • Support the creation and uploading of content for the UNDP Uzbekistan website;
  • Support the maintenance, back-up and transfer of information to a new server;
  • Assist the Communications analyst in the organisation of key events and communication opportunities, such as major regional conferences, discussions and report launches;
  • Research and track relevant websites and social media channels as needed to feed content into the work of the communications team;
  • Assistance in maintaining Country Office Social media, especially Instagram and Twitter, and social networking
  • Analytics compiling and reporting;
  • Other tasks related to graphic design, web design, web content

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • A degree in a relevant discipline (digital marketing, web management, graphic design, social media, communication, journalism, public relations, etc)
  • Applicants to the UNDP internship programme must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:
    • be enrolled in a graduate school programme (second university degree or equivalent, or higher); or
    • be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or
    • have graduated with a university degree (as defined above) and, if selected, must start the internship within one-year of graduation
Preferable Experience
  • Experience in website management, content creation, digital communications is preferred.
  • Experience with web-based applications, basics of HTML, as well as video and photo editing and design software is preferred.
  • Experience working with social media – especially Instagram and Twitter – and good understanding of web metrics and experience producing analytics reports is preferred
Language requirements
  • Fluency in written and spoken English, Russian and Uzbek is an asset.
Closing date for applications 13 December 2019 before midnight.

Translator/Reviser (French) – FAO – Rome

Translator/Reviser (French) – FAO – Rome

Key Functions

  • Translates/revises in the target language translations prepared by other staff or by external translators, ensuring consistency of terminology and style throughout the text;
  • Produces versions in the target language which are equivalent to the original text in terms of accuracy, completeness, meaning, style and effectiveness;
  • Conducts research, proposes additional terms for the established standards of terminology and glossaries;
  • Consults with substantive units regarding possible inconsistencies or errors in the original text;
  • Collects and verify terminology and references and contributes to the linguistic research of the Branch, to the building and enhancement of terminology databases and to the selection of useful reference documents.

Specific Functions

  • Translates documents from English or Spanish into French;
  • Makes difficult decisions on terms relating to subject areas where vocabulary and semantic usage are still evolving;
  • Contributes to the selection of external translators with the necessary skills for inclusion in the FAO roster of freelance translators;
  • Promotes the adoption of new technology and the use of computer-assisted translation tools;
  • Acts as team leader when required and replaces the supervisor during her/his absence.

Minimum Requirements

  • Advanced University degree in Linguistic Studies or Translation, or in Law, Economics, Agriculture or other FAO field of activity with an specialization in languages, and/or Diploma from an internationally recognized interpreter/translator school;
  • Five years of relevant experience in translation/revision work;
  • Excellent knowledge of French;
  • Working knowledge of English and Spanish
Closing date for applications 19 December 2019 before midnight.

Communication Specialist (Advocacy) – UNICEF – Bangkok

Communication Specialist (Advocacy) – UNICEF – Bangkok

Key Accountabilities

Advocacy strategy

Ensure the Country Office has a clear advocacy strategy and associated work plan to get children’s issues into the public domain, strengthen and expand supporter engagement, strengthen political will in support of UNICEF’s mission and objectives, and enhance the organization’s credibility and brand.

  • Develop, maintain and update the country advocacy strategy/ies and associated action plan/s around the country office advocacy priorities. Strategy and action plan include: lead office-wide advocacy prioritization exercise, a theory of change, an environmental and stakeholder assessment; objectives; target audiences; messages/tactics; resources; specific actions, activities and products; monitoring and evaluation of impact; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the strategy.
  • UNICEF’s rights- and results-based programming approach and advocacy theory of change process is appropriately reflected in the advocacy strategy/ies, action plan/ audience and supporter engagement and products.
  • Maintain close collaboration with programme sections, corporate engagement, PSFR teams, as well as senior management, for effective overall coordination and lead/convene office-wide discussions in advocacy prioritization and strategy development.
  • Provide ongoing normative guidance to programme teams in advocacy initiatives in support of achieving programmatic goals.
Supporter Engagement

Ensure the Country Office has a clear non-financial supporter engagement plan, with success indicators and targets clearly defined in alignment with advocacy targets and campaigns, and audiences segmented, journeys designed, and activities and content developed and executed accordingly.

  • Develop, maintain and update the non-financial supporter engagement plan in alignment with advocacy initiatives, with supporter segmentation, meaningful journeys based on insights, associated engagement activities and content, ongoing testing of activities and content impact, overall monitoring and evaluation of impact that is documented; success and opportunity for improvement; ongoing refinement of the engagement journey and action plans.
  • As part of the above, ensure the engagement plan integrates engagement of key supporters for UNICEF Thailand including young people, volunteers, and other types of captive audience (e.g. pledge signatories, newsletter subscribers, etc. with clear growth and engagement plans).
  • Coordinate and convene office-wide discussions around non-financial supporter engagement, including with programme teams and PSFR (e.g. volunteer engagement for programme support).
  • Oversee the detailed workplan development and the execution of the various elements of the non-financial supporter engagement plan.
  • Lead the design and coordination of the Country Office’s integrated campaigns which combine both financial and non-financial supporter engagement, to ensure coherent supporter engagement plan around clearly defined and agreed objectives, and coordinate the effective implementation of the engagement plan by various team members as well as coordinate impact monitoring and documentation.
Networking and partnerships

Ensure the Country Office has a well maintained and continually developed contact list of individuals, groups, organizations and fora whose support is essential to/can assist in achieving the advocacy and communication objectives. Effective working relationships with the UN as well as other key partners.

  • Develop, maintain and update partners contact list/database based on advocacy strategies and theories of change/stakeholder analysis and mapping conducted with the programme teams.
  • Help establish, document, review and refine process of working collaboratively with advocacy partners, including meetings, joint projects, information sharing, etc.
  • Ensure or enhance the quality, consistency and appropriateness of country-specific advocacy materials, activities, processes and messages shared with partners.
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy and communication training, access to information, supplies and equipment and through knowledge sharing.
  • Monitor, evaluate and share results and findings with partners.
National/regional/global priorities and campaigns

Ensure the Country Office has an effective process in place for integrating and taking action on UNICEF’s national and global communications priorities, campaigns and partnerships, disseminating these.

  • Support the UNICEF Thailand’s programmatic and advocacy objectives and strategies through development of country-level campaigns, materials and activities, and where appropriate, in alignment with regional and global priorities and cause-framework objectives. Advocacy planning and implementation should also take into account, where possible, the inclusion of work on global priorities and campaigns.
  • Develop and deploy country office communication capacity to gather/facilitate the content and coverage of relevant country efforts. Use the opportunity to identify/highlight effective  programme activities and results.
  • Ensure regular communication and co-ordination with relevant communication focal points in regional offices and headquarters divisions, especially around key advocacy initiatives that are related to the cause-framework and other global advocacy priorities.
Management

Ensure human resources (the advocacy team under the communication section) and financial resources (budget planning, management and monitoring) are both effectively managed and optimally used.

  • Develop a work plan for the advocacy team members (including plans for campaigns and overall non-financial supporter activities, youth engagement, and volunteer engagement), monitor compliance and provide support and guidance to ensure objectives are met.
  • Plan and monitor the use of communication budgetary resources. Approve and monitor the overall allocation and disbursement and liquidation of funds. Take appropriate actions to optimize use of funds.
  • Identify, recruit and supervise staff, technical resources and consultants as necessary. Conduct and Implement effective performance planning, monitoring, performance development programme as required.
  • Ensure communication effectiveness, efficiency and delivery as well as a rigorous and transparent approach to planning, monitoring and evaluation.
Monitoring and evaluation

Ensure that advocacy and communication baselines are established against which the achievement of objectives of the communication strategy are regularly evaluated; analysis is undertaken to continuously improve the effectiveness of communication strategy, approach and activities; results and reports are prepared and shared on a timely basis.

  • Provide technical support to ensure that a set of advocacy and engagement performance indicators are identified and adjusted as necessary, including as part of the office-wide advocacy strategies, and these advocacy and engagement indicators are incorporated or fed forwarded in the Annual Management Plan, Annual Work Plan, etc.
  • Conduct timely and accurate monitoring and evaluation activities to ensure the advocacy and engagement objectives are met and the strategy is effective.
  • Undertake lessons learned review of successful and unsuccessful advocacy and engagement experiences and share observations/findings with country, regional and HQ communication colleagues so that best practices benefit UNICEF’s communication work.
Capacity building and support

The country programme team are provided with professional expertise and advice on all aspects of advocacy, non-financial supporter engagement, and public campaign as required.

  • Advise UNICEF management and Programme colleagues on advocacy and engagement planning and implementation.
  • Support advocacy and engagement activities through knowledge management, information exchange and building capacity of the country office team members. Enable appropriate advocacy training, access to information, as well as ongoing normative guidance to programme teams on advocacy initiatives, workplanning, ongoing monitoring of advocacy initiatives as well as documentation and applying lessons learned.
  • Develop tools and guidance materials on advocacy to strengthen the overall advocacy capacity of programme team members.
  • Provide ongoing support to the communication team members, under the supervision of the Chief of Communication, to ensure all UNICEF platforms and partnerships (e.g. digital platforms, media partnerships, celebrity engagement, are maximized and utilized effectively towards achieving the Country Office’s advocacy goals).
  • Identify opportunities to strengthen the capacity of partners through appropriate advocacy training.

Requirements

  • An advanced university degree (Master’s or higher) in Communication, Journalism, Public Relations, Marketing, or social science.
  • (Or an undergraduate degree plus at least 12 years of demonstrated professional experience in the field of journalism, communications, external relations, public affairs, public relations, marketing, advocacy or corporate communications).
  • A minimum of Five years of progressively responsible and relevant professional work experience in advocacy, supporter engagement in the non-profit sector (e.g. mobilizing and engaging supporters such as volunteers, advocates, young people), communication.
  • Having knowledge/background on the following:
    • Advocacy management. Knowledge of theories and practices in advocacy planning and strategy as well as action plan development and implementation.
    • Supporter engagement knowledge including knowledge of supporter segmentation in a non-profit context, insight development, journey design, planning, execution, testing, and applying lessons learned.
    • Fundamentals for engaging supporters in various effective manners (online, off-line).
    • Computer systems/applications and network, including internet navigation, office applications, and specifically, interactive digital media.
    • Knowledge of United Nations or other international organizations.
    • Global human rights issues, specifically relating to children and women.
    • Gender equality and diversity awareness.
  • Developing country work experience and/or familiarity with emergency is considered an asset.
  • Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of another official UN language (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish) or a local language is an asset.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight.

Associate Translator – WIPO – Geneva

Associate Translator – WIPO – Geneva

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Translate documents on a wide range of political, legal, administrative, scientific and technical subjects from English and French or Spanish into Russian and, if required, translate and self-revise from Russian;  perform a range of pre-translation activities.
  • Provide translation and related services during conferences and high-level meetings.
  • Collect, compile, extract and propose new records or terms to support the development and maintenance of an integrated multilingual terminology database.
  • Perform referencing and research activities to ensure high-quality pre-translation and terminology work
  • Provide input and support in relation to computer-assisted-translation and terminology (CATT) tools, including tasks such as training colleagues and testing and exploring new tools.
  • Carry out first-level quality control of translations to check for typographical and grammatical mistakes, ensure compliance with formatting standards and signal possible content-related inaccuracies to other Translators/Revisers.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements

Education
  • First-level university degree in linguistics, translation or related discipline. A relevant advanced university degree may be accepted in lieu of two years of experience.
Experience
  • At least three years of relevant professional work experience in translation, editing and using CATT tools.
Experience
  • Translation experience acquired in an international organization.
  • Experience using MultiTrans.
Language

Essential

  • Mother tongue level of Russian and excellent knowledge of English and at least one other official UN language.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of other official UN languages.
Closing date for applications 09 December 2019 before midnight.

Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist – New York

Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist – New York

Duties and Responsibilities

Lead Knowledge management and information sharing initiatives
  • Develop and implement the internal and external Fund Communication Strategy to share public information, good practices and lessons learned across relevant Communities of Practice (COP), T/PCCs, stakeholders and academia in collaboration with other partners in the UN system;
  • Manage a presence on UN Women’s SharePoint, internet pages and social media with a focus on internal and external knowledge sharing, partnerships and Communities of Practice;
  • Provide technical advice on and implement the Fund’s knowledge management procedures to systematize and support Fund and Donor record and reporting requirements;
  • Provide analytical support to the Fund’s monitoring, reporting and evaluation processes.
Lead the management and communication of the Fund’s Programme Cycle
  • Oversee the communications side related calls for letters of interest and appraisal processes;
  • Provide technical support in the area of knowledge management and communication related to monitoring and synthesizing project results and outcomes for Steering Committee consideration;
  • Prepare annual and final reporting;
  • Provide administrative support to the Secretariat on the management of the fund, as well as the individual projects supported by the Fund.
Provide policy and technical advice
  • Provide technical advice to the Steering Committee on communication, knowledge management, monitoring and other programme-related activities;
  • Compile and synthesize advice to and from the Technical Committee on programmatic priorities and project proposals;
  • Provide technical advice on the Fund’s operations to T/PCC and Participating UN Organizations (PUNO) during the project life cycle;
  • Coordinate, validate and document project initiative/activities in support of the Secretariat
Provide support to the Fund’s management requirements
  • Support communications between the Secretariat, Technical and Steering Committees and implementing partners, to enable ongoing effective project implementation;
  • Organize and facilitate stakeholder meetings;
  • Provide inputs to reports in accordance with the Fund’s Annual Workplan;
  • Manage the knowledge management and dissemination process for the Secretariat including circulation of pre- and post-meeting documentation, records and minutes.
Provide Advocacy and Communication support to all partners
  • Ensure timely liaison with Fund donors, Steering and Technical Committee members, and other stakeholders;
  • Provide coordination support to the writing of proposals, communications including social media, and supporting / background documents;
  • Provide any other knowledge management and advocacy support as needed.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, Information Management, journalism, Gender, Peace and Security studies, or relevant field 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
  • At least 5 years of progressively responsible work experience in an international development programme and/or communication and advocacy, coordination, monitoring and evaluation and reporting;
  • Excellent drafting and editing skills across a range of reporting formats and requirements;
  • Strong technological awareness and solid experience using a range of standard IT software;
  • Experience working in an international peace operation, in either a police or civil capacity, is highly desirable;
  • Experience in the United Nations system, Civil Society or related area, in gender, peace and security / humanitarian issues, is an asset;
  • Demonstrated experience in the capture, development, communication and effective use of information is highly desirable.
Languages
  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Fluency in French or Spanish is highly desirable.
Closing date for applications 17 December 2019 before midnight.

Communications Associate – UNOCHA – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Communications Associate – UNOCHA – Abu Dhabi, UAE

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the supervision of the Head of Office, within the limits of delegated authority, the Communication Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Provision of inputs and information for elaboration of OCHA-GLO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy
  • Support to increased awareness of OCHA’s mandate and goals through dissemination of information, organization of public events
  • In coordination with supervisor development and preparation of materials for marketing and awareness-raising including briefing materials and press releases.
  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events.
  • Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention. Maintenance of information database and photo library.
  • Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources.
  • Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (World Humanitarian Day, UN Day, etc).
  • Contributes to the collection of information in various areas related to humanitarian operations in the areas that is relevant for the mandate of the office and in support of the host country.
  • During major events organized by OCHA-GLO and in close collaboration with the supervisor, coordinate the production and dissemination of information packages, press releases.
  • Liaise with relevant host country counterpart to verify requested information or support in clarifying some necessary questions.
  • Supports on the development of existing partnerships and identification of new including with other UN agencies, other entities, memorandum of understandings and plan of actions.
  • Contributes to the preparation of reports on program and activities in support of the senior management, heads of units and other humanitarian teams.
  • Assist in identifying areas of support to the host country that is in line with their interest to expand intervention and support to new emergencies across the region or beyond.
  • Assists in the regular monitoring and analysis of developments in the UAE and supports the preparation of analytical reports highlighting humanitarian coordination needs and capacity building.
  • In collaboration with the head of office ensures that the relevant information is adequately provided to partners for better operational collaboration.
  • Responsible for the communication and information sharing tasks of the office.
  • And on the organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners in the UAE.
  • Organizes and accompanies, when necessary, the Head of Office to meetings and other relevant events.
  • Supports the head of office or/and other team members in conducting trainings on OCHA’s humanitarian tools and services including humanitarian reporting, advocacy, financial mobilization, information management, needs assessment, contingency planning, humanitarian access and protection, etc.
  • Supports the identify local humanitarian counterparts, who work internationally, and support them in responding to humanitarian crisis.
  • Attends relevant meetings and take minutes/prepare records of head of office meetings where appropriate
  • Supports the facilitation of visa processes, preparing of note verbal, assist in travel arrangements, appointments and related correspondence.
  • Performs other duties as required.

Required Skills and Experience

Education
  • Completion of secondary education is required; a university level degree would be desirable, but not a requirement; Candidates who do not have a university degree or an accredited certification in the technical field will be required to complete the Global General Service Test (GGST) – formerly known as the UN Clerical Test.
Experience
  • A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in a large or international corporation/organizations and multi-cultural environment, preferably in the UN System with progressively responsible communication, data collection, reporting and secretarial experience is required.
  • Experience in the usage of computers, website, social media and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
Language Requirements
  • Proficiency in Arabic and English.
  • Working knowledge of other UN language is an advantage.
Closing date for applications 18 December 2019 before midnight [New York Time].

Translator Reviser – WIPO – Geneva

Translator Reviser – WIPO – Geneva

Purpose Statement

The incumbent is required to produce final version translations and revisions of translations of complex texts, ensuring high quality outputs and the timeliness and cost-effectiveness of the translation process.

Reporting Lines

The incumbent works under the supervision of the Head of theArabic Translation Section.

Duties and Responsibilities

The incumbent will perform the following principal duties:

  • Revise and edit texts translated by other translators to ensure linguistic quality, clarity, accuracy and conformity with established WIPO terminology and style.
  • Translate and self-revise complex documents on a wide range of political, legal, administrative, scientific and technical subjects from English and French into Arabic for issue without further review; if required, translate and self-revise from Arabic.
  • Provide high-level translation and related services during conferences and high-level meetings.
  • Train and advise translators on details of grammar, meaning, syntax, vocabulary, spelling, usage and style.
  • Participate in terminology work by creating, adding, verifying and validating Arabic terms in the database.
  • Carryout linguistic research and prepare glossaries, technical vocabularies and related data collections.
  • Keep abreast of developments in the area of computer-assisted-translation and terminology (CATT) tools and provide regular feedback on and recommendationsfor their development and implementation within the Division.
  • Make informed linguistic determinations concerning the Arabic language and take authoritative decisions regarding terminology, style and usage.
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Requirements

Education
  • Advanced university degree in modern languages, linguistics, translation or related discipline.
  • A first-level university degree in a relevant discipline plus two years of relevant experience in addition to the experience mentioned below may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
Experience
  • At least seven years’ relevant professional experience in translation, revision and editing, mainly acquired in international organizations.
  • Experience using CATT tools.
Language

Essential

  • Mother tongue level of Arabic and excellent knowledge of English and French.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of other official UN languages.
Job Related Competencies

Essential

  • High-level translation, revision and editing skills, with the ability to produce accurate, clear and stylistically appropriate translations.
  • Broad knowledge of concepts and terminology in various areas of specialization.
  • Excellent organizational skills, with the ability to work rapidly and accurately within strict time constraints and to meet deadlines.
  • High level of client-orientation, with the ability to flexibly react to changing demands.
  • Excellent analytical and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and ability to maintain effective partnerships and working relations in a multi-cultural environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Competent user of Microsoft Office applications (e.g. Word, Excel,Outlook, PowerPoint) and the Internet.

Desirable

  • Knowledge of the subject matter dealt with by WIPO.
Closing date for applications 09 December 2019 before midnight.