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UN Volunteer recruits 01 Regional Communication Assistant

UN Volunteer recruits 01 Regional Communication Assistant

Eligibility criteria

Minimum age: 22 years old. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task

Under the direct supervision of [the Regional Communication Specialist], the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support the Regional Communication Specialist in the management of UN Women media/press relations ·

  • Drafting media materials
  • Contacting the press around events and campaigns
  • Media monitoring
  • Press releases and media kits drafted.
  • Helping organize media events

Supporting regional online outreach and production of information materials for public outreach ·

  • Support the overseeing of the regional web site technically and editorially and assist coordination of the web presence of multi-country and COs in the region and in line with the corporate web policy.
  • Support management of regional social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy
  • Support drafting of brochures, fact sheets, stories from the field to inform media and the general public.
  • Supporting CO’s and MCO’s with formatting and editing of program initiatives and reports for donor review.

Support to UN Women special events and campaigns ·

  • Communications components of UN Women and/or UN campaigns, implemented, e.g. Say NO to Violence against Women campaign; 16 days of activism, Generation Equality, CSW, International days.
  • Supporting organization of special events with a view to reaching wider audiences; to that end, concepts conceived, and relevant materials developed and compiled.

Support coordination of communication activities with UN communication colleagues at regional /national level ·

  • Regular liaison with Communications Officers from other UN entities at the regional / country level to provide UN Women inputs to joint UN initiatives, collection of storytelling articles, and regional updates for information bulletins.
  • Support new communications partnerships and media alliances to enhance the visibility and cement UN Women

Assist with administrative procedures

  • On behalf of the communication team, liaising with various WCARO units: finance, procurement, HR, outside vendors, etc.


  • Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Education – Additional Comments:
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Education – Additional Comments: Communication, Public relations, Journalism
  • Required experience: 24 Months

Experience remark:

  • Up-to-date and in-depth knowledge of communication principles applied to non-governmental organizations
  • In-depth knowledge and understanding of social media and web 2.0 platforms, with demonstrated experience generating engaging content,
  • Experience working with the media nationally or regionally
  • Experience working on issues related to development, especially in Africa
  • Experience in editing documents, reports, publication

Language skills:

  • French(Mandatory), Level – Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level – Fluent

Area of expertise: Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Other communications related experience, Development programme/project administration

Area of expertise details:

  • Drafting media materials
  • Contacting the press around events and campaigns
  • Media monitoring
  • Press releases and media kits drafted.
  • Helping organize media events

Driving license: No

Competencies values:

Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Building Trust, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Ethics and Values, Integrity, Judgement and Decision-making, Knowledge Sharing, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Vision, Working in Teams

Application Deadline: 11 November 2020

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