Regional Communications Officer
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UNIFEM East and Horn of Africa Regional Office invites applications from suitably qualified persons for the position of Regional Communications Officer.
Qualifications and Experience
A post-graduate degree in communications, journalism, public relations, sociology or media management or related field.
Essential work experience:
At least 7 years of similar employment experience, preferably with a development organization with minimum 5 years of experience in web-content management and production of communication material.
Demonstrable experience in developing communications strategies.
Demonstrable experience of communicating to a variety of audiences using different communication formats.
Demonstrable proofing and editing experience
Essential key competencies:
Excellent command of English; knowledge of Arabic or Kiswahili an advantage.
Comprehensive computer skills including proficiency in at least one publishing software, and web-applications including website maintenance and content management
Excellent story-writing, and written and oral presentation skills
Good knowledge of the media environment in the region or ability to develop the knowledge fast
Strong people & facilitation skills
Demonstrable creativity, particularly a very good sense of design
A team player who works well in multi-cultural environment, communicates readily & shares learning with colleagues, partners, community participants & public functionaries
A sound commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment, development, human rights & social justice issues
Knowledgeable of communication and media ethics and demonstrated ability to apply them
Ability to multi-task and work under deadlines
Capable of understanding and applying guidelines of the UN System in general and UNIFEM in particular and adhering to the required approval processes and protocols
Preferred work experience and competencies:
Confidence to work alone but to judge when help is needed or opportunity to share learning.
Experience in supporting advocacy & campaigns, including women’s mobilization
Some photography/video experience.
The following must be a part of the application:
A cover letter with contact information
Full resume with three references of the persons who have supervised the applicants work
Sample of candidate’s own written work
This is a locally recruited position.
Interested and qualified national candidates should apply on-line through the UNDP Jobs site at:Regional Communications Officer
Closing date: 9th September