Open recruitment (advertised)
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Description of assignment title
Digital Media Associate
Expected start date
Sustainable Development Goal
17. Partnerships for the goals
National UN Youth Volunteer
(with possibility of extension)
Number of assignments
Mission and objectives
There are 29 United Nations (UN) entities contributing to humanitarian and development priorities in Jordan, of which 19 have offices in the country (FAO, ILO, IOM, OCHA, UNDP, UNESCO, UNFPA, UN-Habitat, UNHCR, UNICEF, UNIDO, UNODC, UNOPS, UNRWA, UN Women, WFP, WHO, UNDSS, and UNV). The other 10 entities support from regional and headquarters locations (ESCWA, UNEP, UNDRR, IFAD, OHCHR, UNIC, UNICRI, UNCTAD, ITU, and ITC). Seven entities have regional or headquarters offices in Jordan (UNDP, UNICEF, UNHCR, DCO, OCHA, the Office of the Special Envoy for Yemen and UNRWA). The UN in Jordan employs approximately 2,800 personnel, with about 900 being international staff. In addition, there are around 7,000 area staff of UNRWA.
The position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) for Jordan. The UNRCO aims to maximise, in a coordinated fashion, the work of the United Nations Country Team (UNCT) so that the system can provide a collective, coherent and integrated response to national priorities and needs, within the framework of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and other national and international commitments.
Recently, the UNCT and the Government developed the new UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework (UNSDCF) for 2023-2027. The UNSDCF represents the commitment of the Kingdom of Jordan and the United Nations to working together to realize the country’s development potential and accelerate its path towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
Focusing on four main priorities, i.e. inclusive green growth and decent jobs; basic services and self-reliance; climate action and sustainable resource management; and accountable institutions, the UNSDCF is fully aligned with the Government’s national strategies and plans and to the Economic, Political and Public Sector Modernization reforms. The UNSDCF constitutes an opportunity to reinvigorate the partnership between the UN and the Government at all levels and to enhance coherence across all UN operations.
The Digital Media Associate will work under the direct supervision of the Communication and Advocacy Officer and will support the office to fulfill its advocacy and communication roles in support of the UNCT and the UN Resident Coordinator. S/He will work closely with the UN Interagency Communications Group, with other members of the UNRCO and the UN family in Jordan.
Under the direct supervision of the UNRCO Communication and Advocacy Officer, the National UN Youth Volunteer will:
o Support the development and implementation of the UN Jordan social media plan;
o Create content (photos, advocacy images, contests, campaigns, audio, video, infographics, etc.)
o Maintain social media calendar and content plans of content themes and all upcoming coverage schedules according to the calendar;
o Website update and content management;
o Create content and update the UN Jordan’s website and social media platforms for information on key initiatives, campaigns, and international days and events;
o Manage and work to continuously improve the content of the UN Jordan website in collaboration with the UN Communication Group.
o Support in generating compelling digital advocacy content and newsletters;
o Design posters, quote cards, event save-the-dates, digital banners, etc.
o Coordinate vendor relationships as needed by coordinating the design and production of digital branding materials, including infographics and videos;
o Provide coordination support in the development and implementation of campaigns and events.
o Track and monitor print and social media and report relevant information.
o Maintain library/ database of reference materials, photos, and digital assets;
o Provide administrative support in maintaining the day-to-day activities of the Communications Unit.
o Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor;
18 – 26
Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.
2 years of experience in social media, online journalism, and digital communications;
o Experience in developing and implementing social media plans and campaigns;
o Experience in writing, editing, content production, and information dissemination for online audiences;
o Experience in the use of the full MS Office package (particularly Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint);
o Experience using Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and In Design to produce high-quality multi-media social media content, including graphics, GIFs, and data visualizations is an asset.
Further, the UN Youth Volunteer shall be creative, be able to identify out-of-the-box initiatives, be a team player, be results-oriented, show client orientation, context awareness, and ability to shape his/her work as required by the context and local sensitivities.
Other skills include:
o Good understanding of major digital platforms and proven experience in strategic social media outreach at the international level;
o Proven ability to develop and implement effective social media strategies and campaigns;
o Excellent writing and editing skills;
o Strong editorial judgment;
o Working knowledge of Canva, Adobe InDesign, Photoshop, other design apps, and software;
o Demonstrated event planning skills.
Area(s) of expertise
Communication, Crisis and emergency response, Arts and design
English, Level: Fluent, Required
Arabic, Level: Fluent, Required
Required education level
Bachelor degree or equivalent in journalism, communications, media studies, political and social sciences, economics, international relations, law, marketing, public and business administration, or any other relevant field.
Competencies and values
• Adaptability and flexibility
• Judgement and decision-making
• Planning and organising
Living conditions and remarks
Amman, the capital, is a peaceful city with over four million residents. People are friendly to visitors. Services in terms of banking, transportation, health and communications are easily available. Though Arabic is the official language, English is widely spoken among the majority of the population, especially in Amman. Road network is good both in terms of spread and quality of the roads. Public transportation in Amman is limited. Taxis are relatively cheap and easily available. There are a number of shopping malls, restaurants, gyms, and cinemas. A large variety of accommodation options can be found; however, it is worth noting that prices in Amman have generally increased in the past few years. There are no specific security threats. Amman is a very easy city in which to live; large, many amenities, very modern and serviced by an international airport with direct flights to most capital cities. According to the assessment of the UN Department of Safety & Security (UNDSS) Jordan is a family duty station (category A hardship).
As this is a national UN Volunteer assignment, the UN Volunteer will be responsible for arranging his/her own housing and other living essentials. National UN Volunteers are part of the insurance plan.
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme that welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, care protected characteristics. As part of their adherence to the values of UNV, all UN Volunteers commit themselves to combat any form of discrimination, and to promoting respect for human rights and individual dignity, without distinction of a person’s race, sex, gender identity, religion, nationality, ethnic origin, sexual orientation, disability, pregnancy, age, language, social origin or other status.
Note on Covid-19 vaccination requirements
Selected candidates for certain occupational groups may be subject to inoculation (vaccination) requirements, including against SARS-CoV-2 (Covid-19) in line with the applicable host entity policy