Communications Analyst

  • Location:
  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
  • Job type:
    FULL_TIME
  • Posted:
    6 months ago
  • Category:
    Communication and Advocacy
  • Deadline:
    07/11/2023

JOB DESCRIPTION

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

 

Background
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 Mozambique focuses its interventions on women’s economic empowerment, participation, and democratic governance, combating violence against women, among others. In this context, it puts a strong focus on girls and young women in the development of high-profit initiatives as a strategy for improved economic empowerment as well as on gender equality and women’s rights at district, provincial and national levels.

Reporting to the Country Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office 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 Programme, Operations and technical teams in the CO and Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.

 

Duties and Responsibilities
  • Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
  • Prepare and conduct communication needs assessments for the country office, including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives.
  • Analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and draft reports;
  • Coordinate in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
  • Provide advice and guidance to country office
  • Coordinate the development and dissemination of communications and advocacy materials in the country
  • Develop and produce communications materials, including briefing materials, media advisories, press releases, and impact stories, human interest stories, and manage its dissemination.
  • Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches, platforms and partners.
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Manage the translation and localization of corporate content received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials.
  • Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.
  • Manage media relations for the Country Office
  • Manage relationships with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant media contacts
  • Respond to incoming media inquiries in a deadline-drive manner and substantive manner.
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required.
  • Develop and pitch news and feature ideas and secure coverage in print, broadcast, online and digital media;
  • Draft talking points.
  • Build and support to maintain partnerships and relations with donors
  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships 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;
  • Provide inputs to packages for programme initiatives for donor review;
  • Support to prepare Gender Cafes to nurture partnership with various partners.
  • Maintain the Country Office web/ online presence
  • Manage CO webpage’ content and maintenance based on corporate requirements.
  • Manage the CO’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy.
  • Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, and resources.
  • Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.
  • Contribute to strengthen the Country Office as ‘a Knowledge Hub”;
  • Collaborate with the UN Women Communication Community of Practice for quickly tracking available knowledge resources on different topics, especially the normative for programming purposes and sharing with UN Women counterparts;
  • Represent UN Women at the UNCG;
  • Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality inputs and analysis into the communications strategy for the office
  • Timely monitoring of current events and trends
  • Quality and relevant communications and advocacy materials and content
  • Timely updating of website and social media accounts
  • Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in country
  • Regular and effective interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage.
  • Improved partnership with key partners especially the Donors for Resource Mobilization.
 

Competencies
Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Good knowledge of web-based knowledge management systems
  • Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape
  • Good communication, presentation, 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.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Experience in media relations is an asset;
  • Experience in the use of social media.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Portuguese is required.
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Please attach a completed P11 to your application. Kindly note that applications without a completed and signed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.

UN Women Personal History form (P-11) can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment .

At UN Women, we are committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. UN Women recruits, employs, trains, compensates, and promotes regardless of race, religion, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, ability, national origin, or any other basis covered by appropriate law. All employment is decided on the basis of qualifications, competence, integrity and organizational need.

If you need any reasonable accommodation to support your participation in the recruitment and selection process, please include this information in your application.

UN Women has a zero-tolerance policy on conduct that is incompatible with the aims and objectives of the United Nations and UN Women, including sexual exploitation and abuse, sexual harassment, abuse of authority and discrimination. All selected candidates will be expected to adhere to UN Women’s policies and procedures and the standards of conduct expected of UN Women personnel and will therefore undergo rigorous reference and background checks. (Background checks will include the verification of academic credential(s) and employment history. Selected candidates may be required to provide additional information to conduct a background check.)

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