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  • Organization: UN WOMEN - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
  • Location: Cairo
  • Grade: SB-3 (SC6/SC7), Service Contract, Local Contractors Agreement - Consultancy
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Women's Empowerment and Gender Mainstreaming
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Administrative support
  • Closing Date: 2019-03-28

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Communication and Media Assistant (Open to Egyptian Nationals Resident in Egypt)

Cairo (Egypt)

Background

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, operational since January 2011, works towards accelerating the United Nations’ goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports innovative and catalytic programmes, advocacy, and technical assistance related to women’s human rights in countries throughout the world as part of the overall UN development cooperation system.

UN Women Egypt Country Office is based in Cairo, and works in the three priority areas: Leadership and Political Participation; Economic Empowerment; Ending Violence Against Women;

UN Women Egypt Country Office in Cairo seeks to hire a communications assistant responsible for supporting the communications unit in formulating and implementing advocacy strategies; inclusive of communications and visibility. The communications assistant is expected to support the communications unit in facilitating and organizing public events, press conferences and workshops, as well as developing various communications materials which include brochures, press releases, documentaries and infographics. The communications assistant will also a play an integral role in supporting the management of UN Women ECO digital platforms (Facebook, Twitter and Website). The communications assistant will work under the direct supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Analyst.

DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE

The work of the communications assistant will contribute to the development objective of raising awareness and outreach out on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Egypt.

IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE

The immediate objective of the communications assistant is to support in formulating and implementing media and advocacy strategies for the UN Women Egypt Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  1. Assist in the implementation of UN Women Communications Strategy
  2. Support the development and dissemination of communication print and audiovisual materials
  3. Handle media monitoring process and develop regular media reports
  4. Provide media relations support including responding to requests as delegated and gathering input for talking points
  5. Draft press releases, statements and success stories in both Arabic and English
  6. Provide support to UN Women public campaigns and events;
  7. Support in managing UN Women ECO digital platforms
  8. Assist in developing monitoring reports to assess the performance on the digital media platforms
  9. Design and create social media content
  10. Collaborate in planning, monitoring and reporting of communication activities;
  11. Participate in inter-gender and communication groups;
  12. Assist programme units in implementing planned communications activities
  13. Provide administrative support to the communications unit
  14. Maintain library/ database of reference materials and photos
  15. Provide other tasks as assigned by the supervisor.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf

Functional Competencies:

  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
  • Knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods;
  • Good event planning skills;
  • Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience;
  • Good multimedia skills.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

  • Bachelor degree in Mass Communications, Political Science, Graphic Design or other related field.

Experience:

  • 2 Years of relevant experience in communication and media.
  • Experience in the use of social media and digital platforms
  • Knowledge of design software such as InDesign and Photoshop.
  • Experience with governmental entities and UN agencies is an asset. 

Computer Skills:

  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office tools, as well as planning, monitoring and cooperation online tools and portals

Language Requirenments:

  • Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required. 
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence. UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.
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