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Web & Partnerships Officer

Geneva (Switzerland)

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS hosts the Stop Tuberculosis Partnership Secretariat (STBP) as of 1 January 2015, in Geneva, Switzerland. The vision of the Stop TB Partnership is to realize the goal of elimination of Tuberculosis (TB) as a public health problem and, ultimately, to obtain a world free of TB by ensuring that every TB patient has access to effective diagnosis, treatment and cure; stopping transmission of TB; reducing the inequitable social and economic toll of TB; and developing and implementing new preventive, diagnostic and therapeutic tools and strategies. The Stop Partnership is uniquely positioned to support the development and further implementation by partners of the current and future Global Plan, acting as a coordinator and catalyst for the range of partners engaged in the fight against TB.

Founded in 2001, the Stop TB Partnership's mission is to serve every person who is vulnerable to TB and ensure that high-quality treatment is available to all who need it. Our partners include international and technical organizations, government programmes, research and funding agencies, foundations, NGOs, civil society and community groups and the private sector.



Background Information - Job-specific

Under the supervision and guidance of Stop TB’s Manager, Advocacy and Communications, the incumbent within the Advocacy and Communications section of the Stop TB Partnership will be responsible to facilitate, catalyze and coordinate the work of partners and its work is guided by the Operational Strategy 2013-15, which has three strategic goals:

  1. Advocate, catalyze, and facilitate sustained collaboration and coordination amongst partners in order to achieve the targets under The Global Plan to End TB 2016-2020: The Paradigm Shift and move towards ending TB;
  2. Increase political engagement by world leaders and key influencers to double external financing for TB;
  3. Support the development, replication, and scale-up of innovative approaches (including the roll-out of new tools) to overcome systemic barriers in the fight against TB.

Communications Team:

The Communications Team within the Stop TB Partnership is responsible for corporate communications content development, media and editorial support, web, social media, and multimedia (video/audio/digital) activities. The team aspires to create compelling public-facing content to enhance visibility and promote the organization as a lead player in accelerating action in the global effort to end TB.

Under the overall direction of the Manager of Advocacy & Communications, the Web and Partnerships Officer will ensure that the website is upto date with the relevant content, reinforce the overall communication output and support the team with Partnership’s growing advocacy and communications needs where needed.


Functional Responsibilities

Under the day to day supervision of the Senior Communications Officer, the Web & Partnerships Officer is responsible for managing the following responsibilities:

Partners Engagement

  • Maintain partners directory – approval of new partners and partners data management;
  • Develop annual partners survey;
  • Expand partners engagement with the Stop TB partnership; and
  • Manage and edit partners content for promotion on Stop TB Partnership’s online platforms (website and social media) when appropriate and gather and edit partners promotion when appropriate for corporate publications (Annual Report, Executive Director’s Board Report, etc.).

Editorial Work

  • Coordinate and collect communications needs of all Stop TB Partnership teams and establish workflows within the Communications Team for timely and quality deliveries (For example, time and effort needed for the Content Editor, time and effort needed for design, etc.;
  • Content management – gather and coordinate content for all platforms – print, digital, social media and purpose it accordingly in order to preserve one editorial and brand approach;
  • Manage website traffic - campaigns, PR work and dissemination of content and promotion with partners and Stop TB Partnership’s teams and in collaboration with the Media and Communications Officer;
  • Support  the Media and Communications Officer in writing content for all platforms; and
  • Support social media work where needed.

Website

  • Develop and manage the editorial work plan – weekly and monthly -  for the website to diversify content; manage publication patterns and manage the balance of content types promoted (news, interviews, human stories, technical content);
  • Regularly propose innovative content for the website with a good balance between written content, video, image-based stories, etc.;  
  • Write and develop content for the website, keeping a 360° view on all STBP needs and strategy; and
  • Coordinate technical support and maintenance of the website and plan for future improvements, changes, etc. with a sharp eye on technology.
  • Monitor STBP’s representation on external websites and on partner platforms to ensure that the brand (logo) is represented according to its guidelines 

Events

  • Establish a list of annual STBP events – Board, Union, Unitaid, Awards, missions, etc. and develop project plans accordingly;
  • Manage events organization and roll-out on behalf of the Communications Team;
  • Manage event coverage planning on corporate platforms (website and social media) and external promotions (media, partners); and
  • Support the Stop TB Partnership and all teams in events planning and organization.
  • Manage an inventory of all promotional Communications Material – banners, posters, bags.

Miscellaneous

  • Commence development of a Stop TB Partnership style guide – from glossary to brand guidelines;  and
STBP promo materials inventory – Plan, budget and coordinate development of basic promo materials (pens, notepads, bags). 

Education

An advanced university degree (master's degree or equivalent) in international relations, fundraising, donor relations, communications, linguistics, marketing, public relations, and/or other related fields with 5 years of relevant experience. 

First level university degree (bachelor's or equivalent) in the subject areas combined with two additional years of relevant experience to substitute for the master's degree.

Experience

At least five (5) years of relevant work experience in communications, journalism, content development, website development, and/or other related fields.

Excellent, proven writing skills, an understanding of the website related tools, experience in working in a multicultural environment, and a high degree of initiative, reliability, and adaptability.

Desirable:
Knowledge of partnership engagement and database management.

Languages

Fluency in both written and spoken English. Knowledge of French an asset.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.
Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.
Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles.
Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role).
Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries.
Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements.
Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving.
Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.  

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: International Individual Contractors Agreement
Contract level: IICA-2
Contract duration: One year with possibility of extension subject to satisfactory performance and availability of funds. 

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:
https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx 

Before applying, please make sure that you have read the requirements for the position and that you qualify.
Applications from non-qualifying applicants will most likely be discarded by the recruiting manager.
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  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Geneva (Switzerland)
  • Grade: IICA-2, International Individual Contractors Agreement - Mid level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • External Relations, Partnerships and Resource mobilization
    • Information Technology and Computer Science
    • Public Health and Health Service
  • Closing Date: 2018-03-13

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