Communications Analyst
Communications Analyst

Job description

Organization:UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
Category:Communications & Media
Grade: SB-4
Duration: One Year
Deadline: 25-Jan-17

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 Sudan’s Strategic Note (SN) 2014-16, aims "to consolidate efforts that contribute to gender equality and women’s empowerment in Sudan". Key strategies for the implementation of the country programme include capacity building, advocacy, gender mainstreaming, evidence, information and data collection and the use of media to highlight and inform the general population of Sudan. The SN outlines the overall strategy and plan of action for the UN Women Sudan Country Office (CO) for the years 2014-16 and includes a Development Results Framework (DRF) and an Organizational Effectiveness and Efficiency Framework (OEEF) with expected results and targets/ indicators/ baselines. The SN 2014-2016 covers five impact areas, namely; 1) Women lead and participate in decision making at all levels; 2) Women, especially the poorest and most excluded, are economically empowered and benefit from development; 3) Women and girls live a life free from violence; 4) Peace and security and humanitarian action are shaped by women’s leadership and participation; and 5) Governance and national planning fully reflect accountability for gender equality commitments and priorities.

2017 AWP of UN Women Sudan Country Office (Co) focuses on concrete, impactful and scalable initiatives, prioritizing 2 UN Women Strategic Plan Impact areas, namely Impact area 2 (WEE) and 4 (WPS/Humanitarian Response), in response to the prevailing context and opportunities. “EVAW” and “Gender Mainstreaming, Planning and Budgeting” interventions will be mainstreamed under each of the above accordingly. Under the Organizational Efficiency and Effectiveness framework the office will focus on coordinating GEWE work within the UN, with government, CSOs, Academia, Private sector, Donors and other stakeholders. The Country Programme also lays emphasis on strategic partnerships and resource mobilization to bridge the resource gap.

The Communications Analyst supports the implementation of UN Women Sudan Co communication strategy, as well as support in the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and advocacy strategies and workplan which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize support for gender equality and UN Women. In Sudan, UN Women is an active member of the UN Country Team (UNCT), and as a member of the UN Communications Team, the UN Women Junior Communication Officer will contribute also to “Communicating as One” under the UNCT Communications Framework and also UN Women Corporate and regional communications frameworks to support successful communication strategy UN Women and enhance advocacy for gender equality and empowerment of women.

Under the direct supervision of the Country Representative, in permanent consultation with the Programme and Operations teams, the Communications Analyst will work to support implementation of UN Women Communication Strategy in Sudan.

Duties and Responsibilities

Support effective implementation of communications strategy;

Technical support organizing public events; and manage; and supports effective media
relations and information dissemination;

Support development of publication and communication materials;
Facilitation of knowledge building and knowledge sharing.

Support effective implementation of UN Women Sudan communications strategy:

Support development of communications plans and strategies;
Support designing and development of communication tools and materials for effective
communication and publications;

Preparation and organization of events e.g. workshops, high level events, conferences,
IPs and partners’ meetings;

on-going liaison, support and facilitation between the UN Women Co and Regional
Communication Officers in preparing information-related materials;

Attend to UN Women visibility and work in Sudan the East Africa Region;
Compile information/content for UN Women Co and partners through outlets such as the
online newsletter, and submissions to other appropriate information-sharing tools;

Ensure that updated documentation and communication on UN Women Co activities and
achievements is available and accessible;

Support in development of content, publishing and dissemination of documents and materials on UN Women in Sudan and East Africa Region;

Prepare quality materials for presentation, press releases, speeches talking points and
concept notes;

Contribute meaningfully, on behalf of UN Women, to the work of UNCT Communication
task forces and thematic groups, as required.

Technical support organizing public events; and manage; and supports effective media
relations and information dissemination:

Provide communications advice and support to the country office as required, including
with media relations, documentation and reporting of success stories and events, quality
control of branding and documentation, and generally to improve communications capacity;

Maintain and develop effective working relationships with media representatives;

Organize media meetings such as press conferences, press briefings for the CO events;

Provide and update media kits;

Support UN Women partners in media relations, ensuring that supported activities receive
media attention;
Provide media relations support (including training), and develop and maintain database of
media contacts;

Enhance media coverage for targeted events and stakeholders, including social media;

Support designing and development of a website of UN Women Sudan CO;

Manage photos’ production and storage of UN Women Co initiatives and event;

Maintain and update automated database and mailing list of UN Women CO target
audiences/IPs/partners;

Distribute and disseminate advocacy and public information materials.

Support development of publication and communication materials:
Support development/production of communication and advocacy materials for

awareness-raising and communication for and about results, including briefing materials and press releases in coordination with the Programme Specialists and project officers;

Support management of some CO communication and advocacy activities, such as
drafting concept notes, terms of references, supporting design of print and visual media
material, planning media engagement, maintenance of regular contact with printers,
photographers and other vendors to ensure production and dissemination;

Assist with the development and management of internal communications systems.
Support effective knowledge building and sharing on communication:

Ensure that Sudan Country office activities and programmes are publicized in the UN
Sudan newsletter;

Support identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to
UN Women Sudan Country programme goals and activities;
Contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including the ones
established by UN Women regional and HQ on communications repositories;

Contribute to provision of trainings to UN Women staff and IPs on communications for
development;

Professional growth through active learning.

Education

Master’s degree or equivalent in social sciences, journalist, media relations, development, gender studies or a related field.

Work Experiance

At least 4 years’ experience in development work, communication or advocacy with specific emphasis on gender equality and women’s empowerment, preferably in the
context of humanitarian, peace and security, economic empowerment, or EVAW/G;

Recognized experience in the field of gender and development;

Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, experience in
handling of web based management systems;

Demonstrated hands-on experience in development, monitoring the implementation and
the evaluation of development projects and capacity building.

Competency:

Core Values/Guiding Principles:

Integrity:

Demonstrate consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions
and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.

Professionalism:

Demonstrate professional competence and expert knowledge of the pertinent substantive
areas of work.
Cultural sensitivity and valuing diversity:

Demonstrate an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the
diversity of its staff;

Demonstrate an international outlook, appreciating difference in values and learning from cultural diversity.

Core Competencies:

Ethics and Values:

Demonstrate and safeguard ethics and integrity.

Organizational Awareness:

Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment.

Development and Innovation:

Take charge of self-development and take initiative.

Work in teams:

Demonstrate ability to work in a multicultural, multi ethnic environment and to maintain
effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds.

Communicating and Information Sharing:
Facilitate and encourage open communication and strive for effective communication.

Self-management and Emotional Intelligence:

Stay composed and positive even in difficult moments, handle tense situations with
diplomacy and tact, and have a consistent behavior towards others.

Conflict Management:

Surface conflicts and address them proactively acknowledging different feelings and views
and directing energy towards a mutually acceptable solution.

Continuous Learning and Knowledge Sharing:

Encourage learning and sharing of knowledge.

Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:

Demonstrate informed and transparent decision making.

Functional Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity and fairness by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards,

shows commitment to UN Women’s mission, vision, values and strategic goals of UN
Women’s and displays cultural, gender, religion, race, and age sensitivity and adaptability;

Ability to establish and maintain strategic partnerships with government institutions,
donors, civil society partners and other UN agencies. Has proven expertise in resource
mobilization and strong negotiation skills;

Excellent personal and professional communication and presentation skills abilities;

Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of the
projects and activities within the area of responsibility and achieve planned results;

Strong teamwork spirit and interpersonal skills demonstrated by the ability to gain the
assistance and cooperation of others in a team endeavour; ability to build trust through
operating with transparency and creating an open, positive and enabling environment;
ability to work in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for
diversity;

Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to make effective timely
decisions;

Results based programme development and management;

Ability to work under minimal supervision and be proactive and initiative;

Has the ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor the progress of
the projects and activities within the area of responsibility and achieve planned results;

Sound judgment and decision-making skills, with the ability to make effective timely
decisions; Ability to lead effectively, mentoring as well as conflict resolution skills;

Generate new ideas and approaches for communication and visibility of UN Women.

Language

Fluency in written and spoken English and Arabic.


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