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Communications Officer


  • Organization: UNV - United Nations Volunteers
  • Location: Uganda
  • Grade: Level not specified - Level not specified
  • Occupational Groups:
    • Communication and Public Information
  • Closing Date: 2023-10-02


Mission and objectives

The United Nations Regional Service Centre in Entebbe, Uganda (RSCE) is a shared service Center established in 2010. The RSCE provides administrative and operational support to UN peacekeeping operations and small political offices across Africa.


Assignment is with family (ENTEBBE)

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Communications, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Provide support in the development of a communication strategies for the Programmes and Initiatives of the Centre and identify requirements for implementation. • Support Chief, Communications on the design and creation of multime-dia products (e.g. videos, motion graphics, animations, photography, and infographics), for effective storytelling across the Centre digital plat-forms, undertaking research and determining appropriate medium and target audience • Leverages technology and social media networks, and makes informed use of user analytics to expand the reach and availability of information about the Regional Service Centre • Prepare press releases, media briefs, reports, talking points, newsletters, brochures, and RSCE visibility materials and organize advocacy and communication campaigns. • Identify key contacts/constituencies and opportunities for strategic part-nerships to foster communication with RSCE stakeholders • Support communication unit in conceiving and implementing marketing strategy for the centre • Prepare production plans, write drafts, obtain clearances, finalize texts, and edit and coordinate design approval, printing procedures and distri-bution. • Organize clearances, production and distribution of information materi-al; conducts photo and graphic research • Assure alignment of digital products and campaigns to the RSCE’s stra-tegic communication and pubic information objectives • Assist in the development of annual work plans for monitoring progress activities and achievements and regularly update the same. • Provide expertise and technical advice on information tools and com-munication strategies • Communicate with clients, designers and planners to produce a design a quality concept • Create a weekly schedule template • Coach the junior UN staff on public information and public relations is-sues

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