Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme
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.
UN Women MCO-Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 English and Dutch speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The MCO is based in Barbados and has personnel across 5 Caribbean countries as there remains high and consistent demand for the exercise of UN Women’s integrated mandate across the 22 countries and territories.
Reporting to the Knowledge and Communications Analyst, the Communications Analyst will be based in Trinidad and Tobago and is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the MCO communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public.
The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Communications, Programme, Operations, and technical teams in the MCO, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
- Provide analysis for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
- Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives, as necessary;
- Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
- Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local and sub-regional campaigns and special events.
Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the MCO.
- Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
- Identify storylines for publication and articles;
- Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
- Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
- Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.
Coordinate media relations for the MCO.
- Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
- Maintain list of relevant media in country;
- Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
- Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
- Draft talking points.
Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
- Maintain relationships with partners and alliances to enhance visibility;
- Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors, as delegated.
Coordinate the MCO’s web/ online presence
- Coordinate MCO’s websites’ content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
- Coordinate MCO’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
- Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
- Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals and activities;
- Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
Key Performance Indicators
- Timely monitoring of current events and trends
- Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content
- Timely updating of website and social media
- Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in the sub-region
- Regular interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage
- Respect for Diversity
- Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
- Creative Problem Solving
- Effective Communication
- Inclusive Collaboration
- Stakeholder Engagement
- Leading by Example
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies:
- Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
- Knowledge of web-based management systems
- Knowledge of production, graphic design and photography standards
- Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
- Knowledge of local country media landscape
- Communication, networking and advocacy skills
- Ability to be strategic and analytical
- Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification
- Master’s degree (or equivalent) in Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or relevant field is required.
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 4 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
- Experience in the Caribbean is preferred.
- Experience in the use of social media.
- Fluency in English is required;
- Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
- This position is subject to service contract conditions for Trinidad and Tobago. The successful candidate needs to be located in Trinidad and Tobago for the duration of the contract.
- 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; Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.
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