Jobs Opportunities : Communications Assistant(Humanitarian)

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LocalisationLocalisation :buea-region-sud_ouest-cameroun Date de publication sur minajobs EmploisDate de publication :02/02/2019   Catégorie : Temps complet Salaire : A negocier
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Official Job Title:
National Communications Assistant
(Humanitarian)
Duty Station
Buea, SW
(With travel to other regions)
Type of Contract: Individual Contract
Application Deadline 13 February 2019
Starting Date: 20 February 2019
Duration: 3 months
Languages Required: English, French
UNFPA – National Communications Assistant

Background
UNFPA’s CO Country Programme Document comprises work in four key components: sexual and
reproductive health (SRH), adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH), and gender and population
dynamics. These components reflect the need for supporting the government at various levels to deliver on
their ICPD commitments. There are ongoing humanitarian crises in the North West, South West, Far North
and Eastern Regions of Cameroon. To address these crises, UNFPA Cameroon has put in place a
humanitarian response program to complement the efforts of the broader UN response. This consultancy
falls mainly under the humanitarian setting.

Job Purpose
Under the overall supervision of the UNFPA Country Representative and the direct supervision of the
Humanitarian Coordinator, the Communications Assistant will work closely with the Communications team in
the development of communications plans and associated work to sustain the coverage of the ICPD, as a
whole, with a specific focus on humanitarian activities, and to effectively demonstrate UNFPA’s role in
humanitarian response.
This position will be based in Buea, SW, with travel to other regions, especially Bamenda in the NW

Major Activities/Deliverables
 Collect and provide information related to the humanitarian situation- while working closely with the
Communications team- to ensure effective sharing and dissemination of our inputs for the development
and support of the Country Office’s Advocacy and Communications strategy implementation
 Working with the Humanitarian Coordinator, consolidate information for Situation Reports and other
relevant reports for UNOCHA, regional office and Headquarters
 Organize data and information, draft and compile documents, maintain records and manage
communication plans for program implementation
 Assist in drafting, editing and proof-reading all materials; capturing key messages of UNFPA work in the
humanitarian field and, to the extent possible, the development program; collating amendments from
colleagues (including, but not limited to concept notes, brochures, press-releases, fliers, feature articles
related to activities/events, human interest stories and any other public information advocacy materials)

 Preparing background communication and promotional materials for briefing the media and for high-level
visits from UNFPA staff, goodwill ambassadors, donors, and others
 Assist in the creation and editing of photographs and videos. Managing the coordination of film and
photography shoots / accompanying photographers and videographers
 With the Communications team, organize and provide support for special events and activities to promote
country programmes (ICPD-25, UNFPA at 50, World Population Day, etc.)
 Work with the Communications team to use social media effectively; organize and manage the media
archive related to the humanitarian response, as well as supporting the overall office archive
 Support the Communication team in maintaining a media events calendar, especially for humanitarian
events
 Assist in conducting joint events and initiatives in collaboration with the UN Communications Group
 Perform other relevant duties and assist with other communications tasks as required from the country
office, the regional office and other entities.

Work Relations
The Consultant will work closely with the international and national humanitarian technical teams. She/he will
create synergies between the nexus of development and humanitarian response.

Job Requirements
Education: University degree in communications, marketing, or related field

Knowledge and Experience:
Minimum of 4-5 years of progressive professional experience at the national level in communication.
Proficiency in current Office software applications and digital platforms (distinct advantage: experience with
Photoshop, PaintNet, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premier Pro, Scribus, Word, PowerPoint and other
graphic applications); Experience producing communications materials (print and online) for a variety of
media; good understanding of new and evolving technologies and proven experience in producing interactive
web content

Strong English language skills and French
Values:
● Exemplifying integrity
● Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
● Embracing cultural diversity
● Embracing change

Core Competencies:
● Achieving results
● Being accountable
● Developing and applying professional expertise/ business acumen
● Thinking analytically and strategically
● Workings in teams/ managing ourselves and our relationships
● Communicating for impact

Managerial Competencies:
● Providing strategic focus on data analysis as related to reproduction health, population and
development and gender
● Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders
● Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance
● Making decisions and exercising judgment

APPLICATIONS
APPLICATIONS IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TO
CAMEROON.OFFICE@UNFPA.ORG . THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL MUST BEAR THE TITLE OF THE
POSITION AND SENT NO LATER THAN 11 FEBRUARY 2019.
THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETE AND CONTAIN A COVER LETTER, A CURRICULUM VITAE,
PHOTOCOPIES OF DIPLOMAS AND CERTIFICATES, AS WELL AS THE UNITED NATIONS P11 FORM DULY
COMPLETED. ALL THESE DOCUMENTS MUST BE SENT AS ONE ATTACHMENT IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.
ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.
DISCLAIMER
UNFPA DOES NOT CHARGE ANY APPLICATION, PROCESSING, TRAINING, INTERVIEWING, TESTING OR
OTHER FEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION OR RECRUITMENT PROCESS. FRAUDULENT NOTICES,
LETTERS OR OFFERS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE UNFPA FRAUD HOTLINE
HTTP://WWW.UNFPA.ORG/HELP/HOTLINE.CFM
Functional Skill Set:
● Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda relevant to effective use of data for programming and
decision making
● Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances and
partnerships
● Delivering results-based programme
● Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

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APPLICATIONS IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TOCAMEROON.OFFICE@UNFPA.ORG

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