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UN University Volunteer in Communication and Public Outreach


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Indonesia
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
    • Volunteerism
  • Closing Date: Closed


Mission and objectives

ABC In Indonesia, UN Women works with government, civil society organizations, academia, the media, the public and private sectors to address national priorities of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Placing the advancement of women’s rights at the centre of our work, UN Women Indonesia focuses on: Ending Violence Against Women UN Women Indonesia works with a range of stakeholders to increase awareness of the causes and consequences of violence against women, while also building the capacity of partners for policy reform to prevent and respond to this violence. We advocate for changing norms and behaviour as a prevention strategy to tackle violence against women. Women, Peace and Security UN Women Indonesia aims to empower women to contribute to better, safer, and more peaceful communities. We promote localized model based on women’s leadership to promote peace and tolerance, strengthening key actors and youth. Women’s Economic Empowerment UN Women Indonesia works with a range of stakeholders, including private sectors, to support women economic empowerment by providing access to skill development, resources and enabling environment to increase women’s participation in the economy.


UN Women Communications work on the implementation of the UN Women corporate communications strategy, as well as in design, management and implementation of the Country communications and publication strategies, which are geared towards awareness raising of gender equality and the empowerment of women, and promote public and media outreach, to include campaigns. To support the effective implementation of the communication plans and activities of the programmes, UN Women seeks to hire individuals to provide support in the area of communication and social media. This is an excellent opportunity, particularly for young professionals looking for meaningful and exciting working experience with UN Women, part of the United Nations System in Indonesia.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Advocacy and Communication Officer and overall supervision of UN Women Head of Programmes, the UN University Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Communications and social media strategy Provide support to the Country Office (CO) communications and media engagement strategies, particularly on: Development of social media strategy and content (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook), Assist in the implementation of communication plans, including event organizing for Campaigns, press conference and briefing sessions, Monitoring the media reportage of UN Women to ensure UN Women visibility and amplify the influencing capacity. Knowledge management and public advocacy materials Focusing on assisting in developing communications materials for Indonesia CO pro- grammes, such as press infographics, fact sheets, briefing materials, etc; support the development of content for web articles based on the country’s pro-grammes and activities, knowledge products (including studies and researches) assist in maintaining information database and photo library. Other Familiarize his/herself with UN Women’s corporate communication policy and operational guidelines to ensure mandatory coherence of all communications and infor-mation outputs, to also assist in the general administrative assignments and logistical support; assist the Advocacy and Communication Officer with any other relevant duties as may be assigned and explore communication methodologies and technologies including online interactive tools, mobile applications and other software to support the imple-mentation of communications and advocacy strategies and enhanced visibility. Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to: 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 in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; 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. Results/Expected Outputs Strategic visibility of UN Women Indonesia through social media is improved Better engagement with public for issue dissemination and social media campaigns (measured by increased numbers of social media followers and reportage in positive manner) Factsheet, country programme profile and relevant communications package on UN Women CO programmes and activities are available Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development dur-ing the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

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