وظائف شاغرة لدى متطوعو الأمم المتحدة في لبنان: مطلوب موظفين/ت للعمل في الإتصالات (UNV Associate Communication Officer – Djibouti)
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UN Entity: UNHCR, Djibouti
The Associate Communications Officers’ functions, working relationships and skills specializations differ depending on language, location, grade, and whether they sit within a country operation, a regional bureau or the Global Communications Service. UNHCR’s primary target audiences include public, media and policymakers, while our main partners and influencers include peers and private sector, trusted figures and our own workforce. Some communicators will focus mainly on news and media relations, for example, while others will produce multimedia content, manage social media accounts or lead advocacy campaigns. Forging partnerships with media outlets that reach target audiences is a central role for all Associate Communications Officers.
All Associate Communications Officers are expected to work strategically in support of UNHCR’s operational and communications objectives for their geographic area of responsibility (AoR) as well as global priorities. Communications approaches should reflect our core values as an organization that is caring, trustworthy, proactive, outcome-focused and responsive. This will reinforce UNHCR’s role as the lead agency that protects refugees, internally displaced and stateless people and mobilizes action to provide solutions.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of The Representative or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Associate Communication Officer will:
• Monitor news and popular trends to insert UNHCR’s messaging into ongoing conversations; identify key moments for proactive communications.
• Support the supervisor in ensuring content created reaches maximum impact by developing strategies for distribution from the outset, boosting the visibility of our content on relevant UNHCR channels and placing it on external channels.
• Closely monitor the implementation of communications projects and adjust accordingly. Benchmark the results of communications projects against set success indicators; build on communications successes.
Additional duties for news and media roles:
• Implement communications strategies, campaigns, events and other initiatives in support of UNHCR's strategic objectives, including its need for leading share of voice on refugee and related matters, and ensure coverage of refugee situations in their country or region in global and domestic media.
• Research, prepare, fact-check, edit and produce professional media and communications materials for target audiences and ensure their timely dissemination via UNHCR's communications channels, ensuring highest quality standards.
• Draft media releases, statements and media briefing notes, and secure clearances, working in conjunction with relevant focal points and keeping sensitive to needs of both internal and external audiences.
• Subject to the request of the Supervisor, act as a spokesperson for UNHCR, organizing press events, handling interviews requests and providing responses to requests from media relating to UNHCR and its work.
• Engage with journalists and public audiences via social media channels.
• Regularly provide ideas for communications initiatives and considered professional communications advice to senior staff of UNHCR.
• Undertake missions and field trips with media and other official visitors in support of UNHCR and its work.
• Actively maintain media relations for UNHCR, ensuring that media (and other important external stakeholders, such as governments, embassies, NGOs etc.) are briefed regularly on issues of importance to UNHCR, and have access to information and UNHCR expertise.
• Ensure alignment with UNHCR’s global branding and messaging.
• Continually maintain and upgrade communications skills, keeping abreast of emerging platforms and tools, and systematically reviewing media impact results and other measurement tools for learning purposes.
• Support the supervisor to draft communications between the country office and the Global Communications Service.
• Support the supervisor in crisis communications work for the country within the AoR, alerting the GCS/News & Media Section’s crisis communications lead to risk issues and ensuring close coordination.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
• Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
• Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
•3 years of Experience: Minimum 1 year of professional experience in journalism and/or communications, preferably at international level.
Strong social media presence.
•Experience working on advocacy campaigns, working with goodwill ambassadors and other high-profile influencers.
•Experience with brand management, with measurement and evaluation, especially providing analysis of media coverage, social media engagement, web traffic, etc.
•Experience reporting, writing, editing for magazines, newspapers and websites.
•Experience using digital asset management systems. Experience with digital analytics and performance reporting.
• Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
• Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
• Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
• Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
• Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment;
• Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
• Sound security awareness;
• Have affinity with or interest in the communication field, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System
Required skills will vary according to the precise nature of the role, location, etc. but may include:
• CO-Digital content production
• CO-International Media Contacts
• CO-Journalism (incl. print, broadcast, photography, video, layout & graphics)
• CO-Preparation of key messages/talking points/speeches
• CO-Public Speaking
• CO-Spokesperson skills
• CO-Video production for digital platforms (including news organizations)
• IT-Web Content Management
• MS-Drafting, Documentation, Data Presentation
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Living conditions and remarks:
A small but important country, Djibouti benefits from its highly strategic location. With access to the Gulf of Aden and the Indian Ocean beyond, the country is a significant gateway to the Horn of Africa and the wider region of East Africa.
Djibouti is reliant on this competitive advantage. Port, logistics and associated services remain the dominant economic activity. The country has limited natural resources, industry or agricultural potential. Nonetheless, it continues to post impressive results. In 2014, the economy achieved a growth rate of nearly 6%, according to estimates from the African Development Bank. While unemployment remains a challenge, this growth figure, coupled with a young and growing population, points to the strong potential of the country. Djibouti has a sub-tropical desert climate. It is hot and arid. The capital, Djibouti city, is one of the warmest and driest cities in the world.
Djibouti is a unique country at the crossroad of the Horn of Africa and the wider region of East Africa. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship, are essential.
The UN security level for Djibouti City is level 3,the temperature varies from 23º to 29º in January and from 31º to 41º in July.
Annual rainfall ranges from 127 mm in the capital to 380 mm in the mountains.
mountains. Local banking services are only available in Djibouti-City, and it is advisable to open a bank account.
Djibouti. French, Afar, Somali and Arabic are spoken by the local population and the authorities. Flight availability is as follows: one weekly AIR France flights from Paris, daily flights with ETHIOPIAN Airlines from Djibouti to Addis Ababa, weekly flights with Turkish Airlines from Djibouti to Istanbul. It is also possible to rent private accommodation soon after a few days at the hotel.
For taxis, it is advisable to use only those painted wite and green or those provided by your hotel. Make sure they know your destination and negotiate the fare before you start. We strongly recommended not to use buses, as they are poorly maintained and their operators even drive erratically, with no regard for the safety of passengers
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements:
This UNV assignment is subject to proof of vaccination against Covid-19 with WHO approved vaccine, unless the UNHCR Medical Service approves an exemption from this requirement on medical grounds
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