UN WOMEN is looking for a Communications Specialist in Cairo, EGYPT. Find the details below:
Job: Communication Specialist
Location : Cairo, EGYPT
Application Deadline : 18-Mar-2020 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category : Gender Equality
Type of Contract :TA International
Post Level :P-3
Languages Required : English
Duration of Initial Contract : One Year
UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
The Regional Office for the Arab States (ROAS) covers 17 countries in the Arab States region and provides support to UN Women Country Offices in Egypt, the State of Palestine, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon and conflict cluster Country Offices in Tunisia/Libya and in Iraq / Yemen. UN Women is also engaged as a non-resident agency in the member States of the GCC sub-region. ROAS works with these field offices to support countries to implement their international commitments to achieve gender equality and women’s empowerment.
ROAS operations are guided by the Strategic Note 2018 – 2021, which is itself aligned with the global UN Women Strategic Plan and key international frameworks such as Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals, the Beijing Platform for Action, the Convention on the Elimination of All Forms of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) and other international norms and standards. The ROAS Strategic Note is also informed by, and will contribute to, implementation of the UN Women Africa Strategy.
A significant element of the Strategic Note is an enhanced strategic approach to communications, with the aim of increasing the visibility of ROAS and public awareness of both success stories and the specific gaps and challenges to gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls in the region. It is imperative that communications methodologies adopted by ROAS are suited to the regional context and able to attract and support the engagement of diverse stakeholder groups, including youth, civil society, national and regional authorities etc.. ROAS’s communications activities will also support effective advocacy and aim to strengthen and expand partnerships with diverse stakeholders in the region and internationally.
Reporting to the Coordination Specialist, the Communications Specialist will collaborate closely with the Headquarters, Regional, Country Offices and Programme Presences (RO/CO/PP) colleagues to ensure communications strategies, media relations and organizational outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications policies and initiatives. The Communications Specialist provides daily supervision to the members of the Communications team, including the Communications Assistant, designers and other technical personnel and interns etc. S/he also collaborates with RO and CO/PP colleagues to support outreach campaigns, resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives; s/he mobilizes support in conjunction with intergovernmental processes, and support the activities and special events organized for UN Women. The Communications Specialist provides the immediate supervision for communications team members including the Communications Associate and other members, including interns.
Duties and Responsibilities
Lead the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans, with a specific focus on media
Lead the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the Arab States region
Manage media relations for the RO
Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
Oversee the RO web / online presence
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Key Performance Indicators:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
· Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
· Strong knowledge of managing web-based knowledge management systems
· Strong understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
· Strong knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
· Strong oral and written communication and editing skills
· Strong communication, networking and advocacy skills
· Ability to provide advice and be strategic and analytical
· Good knowledge of regional media landscape
· Knowledge of gender and human rights issues is desirable
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment.
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW, and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
This platform is part of the Axis 1 "Strengthening the capacities of equality actors" of the Priority Solidarity Fund "Women for the future in the Mediterranean" funded by the French Ministry of Europe and Foreign Affairs and led by the European Institute of the Mediterranean, in the framework of the project “Developing Women's Empowerment” labelled by the Union for the Mediterranean.