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Communication Specialist

Amman (Jordan)

  • Organization: UNOPS - United Nations Office for Project Services
  • Location: Amman (Jordan)
  • Grade: LICA-8, Local Individual Contractors Agreement - Junior level
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2020-08-10

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Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.


Background Information - Job-specific

The fundamental mission of UNICEF is to promote the rights of every child, everywhere, in everything the organization does — in programs, in advocacy and in operations. The equity strategy, emphasizing the most disadvantaged and excluded children and families, translates this commitment to children’s rights into action. For UNICEF, equity means that all children have an opportunity to survive, develop and reach their full potential, without discrimination, bias or favoritism. To the degree that any child has an unequal chance in life — in its social, political, economic, civic and cultural dimensions — her or his rights are violated. There is growing evidence that investing in the health, education and protection of a society’s most disadvantaged citizens — addressing inequity — not only will give all children the opportunity to fulfill their potential but also will lead to sustained growth and stability of countries. This is why the focus on equity is so vital. It accelerates progress towards realizing the human rights of all children, which is the universal mandate of UNICEF, as outlined by the Convention on the Rights of the Child, while also supporting the equitable development of nation.

Functional Responsibilities

The Communication Specialist is responsible for the creation of quality multimedia content and storytelling, with a strong focus on maintaining excellent donor communications and visibility requirements, as part of the overall communication strategy.

Tasks and duties:

  1. Create compelling multimedia content (photos, video, written stories) on the situation of children and parents, and the impact of UNICEF programmes for multiple platforms including digital and printed materials;

  2. Liaise with programme and partnerships teams to effectively track, plan, coordinate and execute all donor communication requirements, ensuring all deadlines are met.

  3. Support high profile missions and visits with photography and video services, ensuring all material is submitted with detailed captions and information recorded for any follow up needed.

  4. Coordinate and write a monthly newsletter highlighting programme achievements, events, etc.

  5. Prepare regular social media content to acknowledge donors and prepare visibility reports as per the reporting deadlines.

  6. Prepare social media packages for partners’ platforms and work with the Digital team to scale up engagement with partners for digital campaigns. 

  7. Liaise and respond to queries from donor communication focal points. Maintain a database of contacts and build key relationships. 

  8. Working with the Design Officer, maintain excellence in donor visibility on site and for events.

  9. Regular monitor and track of results and produce short trend reports.

  10. Manage partnership communication campaigns, including budgets, contract management, execution and reporting.

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.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above)
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.

Functional competencies

Core competencies

  • Communication [ II ]

  • Working with People [ II ]

  • Drive for Results [ I ]


Functional Competencies:

• Persuading and Influencing [ I ]

• Learning and Researching [ II ]

• Relating and Networking [ I ]

• Applying Technical Expertise [ II ]

• Planning and Organizing [ II ]

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Bachelor degree in communication/external relations or other fields related to the work of UNICEF is required. Master degree in related area is highly desirable

  • Minimum 4 years of professional experience working in communication, fundraising, PR or multimedia production.

  • Fluency in both English and Arabic is required.

  • Professional photography skills and experience in video shooting and production.

  • Excellent writing skills.

  • Good communication and presentation skills.

  • Ability to work as part of a team and in close collaboration with internal and external partners.

  • Ability to deliver within strict deadlines.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: ICA
Contract level: LICA 8
Contract duration: Till end of Dec 2020


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 

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.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • 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.

We do our best to provide you the most accurate info, but closing dates may be wrong on our site. Please check on the recruiting organization's page for the exact info. Candidates are responsible for complying with deadlines and are encouraged to submit applications well ahead.
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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