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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: New York City
  • Grade: National Consultant - Locally recruited Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Security and Safety
  • Closing Date: 2017-10-18

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Security Communications Consultant

New York City (United States of America)

Background

Organizational Setting and Reporting

The UN Women Security Services Section reports to the UN Women Executive Director through the Division of Management and Administration. The section is responsible for all aspects of security throughout the organisation. This short-term position is located within the UN Women office of the Security Services Section, with the ‘Security Communications’ Consultant reporting directly to the UN Women Security Adviser. The role will be completed both remotely and from the UN Women HQ.

Responsibilities and Deliverables

In line with the approved UN Women Security Services Section Annual Work Plan (AWP); the Security Communications Consultant, will redesign and re-work the UN Women Security internal intranet page. The consultant will utilize best practice within the organization and work with the Global Security Associate and Global Security Advisor to redesign the current intranet pages.  

Deliverables: The Consultant will redesign the current intranet pages on sharepoint; ensure user friendly design and access in line with the sections communication strategy and educational goals. This will be completed through completing the below:

  1. Initial meetings with UN Women Global Security Associate and Global Security Advisor to determine design and goals;
  2. Through re-design and restructuring of the security sections security intranet site;

Duties and Responsibilities

Deliverables and Suggested Timeline:

All deliverables to be completed concurrently within a 30 Day timeframe. Payment will be made upon delivery of the deliverables.

Deliverables: The Consultant will redesign the current intranet pages on sharepoint; ensure user friendly design and access in line with the sections communication strategy and educational goals. This will be completed through completing the below:

  1. Initial meetings with UN Women Global Security Associate and Global Security Advisor to determine design and goals;
  2. Through re-design and restructuring of the security sections security intranet site;

Competencies

Competencies

Professionalism: Operational knowledge and understanding of theories, concepts and approaches relevant to research and evaluation within the United Nations or other international organisations. Ability to identify issues, analyze and develop measures to resolve obstacles that may impede the communication of corporate strategies. The ability to conduct data collection using various mediums, apply judgment in the context of prioritization, plan work and manage conflicting priorities. Shows pride in work and achievements, just persistence and overcomes challenges.  

Communication: Possesses an array of good communication skills, spoken, written and visual, including the ability to draft/edit in a clear concise style.

Planning and organizing: Ability to plan and organize work to meet imposed deadlines, conflicting priorities, changes in focus; working under pressure, using resources and time efficiently to ensure the completion of deliverables. Must demonstrate the ability to act independently whilst delivering with limited managerial oversight.

Required Skills and Experience

Education

A University Degree (Bachelor’s degree or equivalent) with a focus on international relations, political science, business administration or organizational operations. A knowledge of the United Nations Security Management System (UNSMS) and/or international relations together with associated training and education, particularly within the UNSMS would be an asset.

Work Experience

A minimum of two years of progressively responsible experience in evaluation, communications and sharepoint design, an appreciation for United Nations management, administration and operations.

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