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Communication & Knowledge Management Specialist

Kathmandu (Nepal)

  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Kathmandu (Nepal)
  • Grade: International Specialist - Internationally recruited Volunteer
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Education, Learning and Training
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Malaria, Tuberculosis and other infectious diseases
  • Closing Date: 2020-09-27

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Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the GBV Prevention and Response Team Leader or her designated mandated representative(s), the UNV Communications and Knowledge Management Specialist will perform the following key and specific functions/responsibilities:

  • Develop and lead the implementation of the GBV Advocacy, Prevention and Response Project Communications and Knowledge Management strategy;
  • Lead the development of a well-maintained knowledge management system that gathers, extracts, packages, maintains, distributes and continually updates evidence, data and knowledge on GBV for internal and external audiences;
  • Lead in drafting and editing Gender and GBV communication materials and supporting communication initiatives;
  • Coordinate with field staff, the GBV Sub Cluster Coordinator and the GBV Information Manager to track, analyse and disseminate data on GBV in the COVID context
  • In close collaboration with the Operational Research Team and the M&E team, identify and collect existing and emerging evidence resources to inform ongoing project implementation;
  • Coordinate regularly with the Asia Pacific Regional Office (APRO) Gender and GBV Team on identifying and sharing evidence resources to contribute to innovative approaches to the project’s implementation, including capturing the effect of COVID on GBV incidence and service provision;
  • Engage actively with project implementing partners, provincial UNFPA staff and beneficiaries to collect good practices, lessons learned, and identify strategies for utilizing collected feedback to improve activity implementation, including capturing the COVID context-related best practice on service provision during a pandemic;
  • Support the Programme Specialist, GBV in Kathmandu and Programme Analysts, GBV in the implementation of community outreach events, ensuring COVID-related precautions and regulations are followed;
  • Prepare Newsletters, Case Studies, infographics, and Fact Sheets for wider distribution among partners, donors, government partners, and stakeholders. Coordinate with the advocacy and communication officer to promote GBVPR through UNFPA Nepal’s social media and digital platforms including website;
  • Conduct field missions to monitor communication and community outreach activities, identify the area of improvements and gather information and human stories for advocacy and communication materials;
  • Support and document field visits and prepare meeting reports;
  • In close coordination with the Communications Officer in Kathmandu, establish close working relationships with TV, radio and news agencies to promote and disseminate UNFPA’s mandate, goals, activities, and principles;
  • Assist with the organization of activities related to GBVPR project and provide general support for planning and project administrative activities as needed;
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:

  • Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
  • Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
  • Provide annual and end of assignment self-reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
  • Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
  • Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
  • Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Master degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:
  • A minimum of Masters’s or Bachelors Degree in Development Studies, Journalism, Communications, or any other related subject;
  • A minimum of 3 years (with Masters) or 5 years (with Bachelros degree) of professional experience of advocacy, communications and knowledge management work (in journalism, media or other capacity) is essential;
  • Knowledge of international donors/funders and the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders is a plus;
    • Work experience in the UN or other international development organizations is an asset;
    • Experience in the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders, is preferable;
    • Knowledge and understanding of key issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and gender based violence prevention and response would be an asset;
    • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Familiarity with content management systems and online social networks and social media and solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, database software and tools, etc.);
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s health and rights, dignity and protection issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Required experience: 36 Months Experience remark:
  • A minimum of Masters’s or Bachelors Degree in Development Studies, Journalism, Communications, or any other related subject;
  • A minimum of 3 years (with Masters) or 5 years (with Bachelros degree) of professional experience of advocacy, communications and knowledge management work (in journalism, media or other capacity) is essential;
  • Knowledge of international donors/funders and the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders is a plus;
    • Work experience in the UN or other international development organizations is an asset;
    • Experience in the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders, is preferable;
    • Knowledge and understanding of key issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and gender based violence prevention and response would be an asset;
    • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Familiarity with content management systems and online social networks and social media and solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, database software and tools, etc.);
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s health and rights, dignity and protection issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Language skills:
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
Area of expertise: Database design, administration and maintenance Area of expertise details:
  • A minimum of Masters’s or Bachelors Degree in Development Studies, Journalism, Communications, or any other related subject;
  • A minimum of 3 years (with Masters) or 5 years (with Bachelros degree) of professional experience of advocacy, communications and knowledge management work (in journalism, media or other capacity) is essential;
  • Knowledge of international donors/funders and the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders is a plus;
    • Work experience in the UN or other international development organizations is an asset;
    • Experience in the development sector, and how to target communications that resonate with these stakeholders, is preferable;
    • Knowledge and understanding of key issues related to gender equality, women’s empowerment and gender based violence prevention and response would be an asset;
    • Excellent English oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills;
    • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development;
  • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel;
  • Familiarity with content management systems and online social networks and social media and solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, database software and tools, etc.);
  • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines;
  • Sound security awareness;
  • Have affinity with or interest in women’s health and rights, dignity and protection issues, volunteerism as a mechanism for durable development, and the UN System.
Driving license: No Competencies values:

Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Working in Teams

Application procedure:

* Not yet registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first register your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/signup. Important: After creating your account, complete all sections of your profile and submit it. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink. Lastly, select the special call to which you would like to apply.

* Already registered in the UNV Talent Pool?

Please first update your profile at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/profile. Then go to ‘My Page’ at https://vmam.unv.org/candidate/mypage and click on the ‘Special Calls’ hyperlink to select the special call to which you would like to apply.

Application deadline: 27-09-2020

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