Official Job Title:National Communications Assistant(Humanitarian)Duty StationBuea, SW(With travel to other regions)Type of Contract: Individual ContractApplication Deadline 13 February 2019Starting Date: 20 February 2019Duration: 3 monthsLanguages Required: English, FrenchUNFPA – National Communications Assistant
BackgroundUNFPA’s CO Country Programme Document comprises work in four key components: sexual andreproductive health (SRH), adolescent sexual reproductive health (ASRH), and gender and populationdynamics. These components reflect the need for supporting the government at various levels to deliver ontheir ICPD commitments. There are ongoing humanitarian crises in the North West, South West, Far Northand Eastern Regions of Cameroon. To address these crises, UNFPA Cameroon has put in place ahumanitarian response program to complement the efforts of the broader UN response. This consultancyfalls mainly under the humanitarian setting.
Job PurposeUnder the overall supervision of the UNFPA Country Representative and the direct supervision of theHumanitarian Coordinator, the Communications Assistant will work closely with the Communications team inthe development of communications plans and associated work to sustain the coverage of the ICPD, as awhole, with a specific focus on humanitarian activities, and to effectively demonstrate UNFPA’s role inhumanitarian 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 theCommunications team- to ensure effective sharing and dissemination of our inputs for the developmentand support of the Country Office’s Advocacy and Communications strategy implementation Working with the Humanitarian Coordinator, consolidate information for Situation Reports and otherrelevant reports for UNOCHA, regional office and Headquarters Organize data and information, draft and compile documents, maintain records and managecommunication plans for program implementation Assist in drafting, editing and proof-reading all materials; capturing key messages of UNFPA work in thehumanitarian field and, to the extent possible, the development program; collating amendments fromcolleagues (including, but not limited to concept notes, brochures, press-releases, fliers, feature articlesrelated 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-levelvisits from UNFPA staff, goodwill ambassadors, donors, and others Assist in the creation and editing of photographs and videos. Managing the coordination of film andphotography shoots / accompanying photographers and videographers With the Communications team, organize and provide support for special events and activities to promotecountry programmes (ICPD-25, UNFPA at 50, World Population Day, etc.) Work with the Communications team to use social media effectively; organize and manage the mediaarchive 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 humanitarianevents 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 countryoffice, the regional office and other entities.
Work RelationsThe Consultant will work closely with the international and national humanitarian technical teams. She/he willcreate synergies between the nexus of development and humanitarian response.
Job RequirementsEducation: 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 withPhotoshop, PaintNet, Illustrator, InDesign, Acrobat, Premier Pro, Scribus, Word, PowerPoint and othergraphic applications); Experience producing communications materials (print and online) for a variety ofmedia; good understanding of new and evolving technologies and proven experience in producing interactiveweb content
Strong English language skills and FrenchValues:● 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 anddevelopment and gender● Engaging internal/ external partners and stakeholders● Leading, developing and empowering people/ creating a culture of performance● Making decisions and exercising judgmentAPPLICATIONSAPPLICATIONS IN FRENCH OR ENGLISH SHOULD BE SENT BY EMAIL TOCAMEROON.OFFICE@UNFPA.ORG . THE SUBJECT OF THE EMAIL MUST BEAR THE TITLE OF THEPOSITION 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 DULYCOMPLETED. ALL THESE DOCUMENTS MUST BE SENT AS ONE ATTACHMENT IN PDF FORMAT ONLY.ONLY SHORTLISTED CANDIDATES WILL BE CONTACTED.DISCLAIMERUNFPA DOES NOT CHARGE ANY APPLICATION, PROCESSING, TRAINING, INTERVIEWING, TESTING OROTHER FEE IN CONNECTION WITH THE APPLICATION OR RECRUITMENT PROCESS. FRAUDULENT NOTICES,LETTERS OR OFFERS MAY BE SUBMITTED TO THE UNFPA FRAUD HOTLINEHTTP://WWW.UNFPA.ORG/HELP/HOTLINE.CFMFunctional Skill Set:● Advocacy/ Advancing a policy-oriented agenda relevant to effective use of data for programming anddecision making● Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/ building strategic alliances andpartnerships● Delivering results-based programme● Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization
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