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|Location :||New York, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||18-Jan-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||one year|
The objective of the Directorate is to support the Bureau Director and Assistant Administrator to lead strategic policy direction of UNDP with its mandate for Crisis Prevention and Recovery (CPR) – including the implementation of specific projects/programmes and management of the UNDP Thematic Trust Fund (TTF) for CPR. The Directorate oversees strategic management and coordination of the Bureau, ensuring efficient implementation and coherence through, inter alia, information sharing, convening and managing internal and cross-Bureau meetings, joint trainings and intra-Bureau planning events.
The Directorate is headed by a Chief of Staff who reports to the Bureau Director. The Chief of Staff ensures coherence and coordination of all Directorate staff, including assistants to senior management in substantive divisions and Geneva. Within the Directorate an ‘External Relations Team’ – managed directly by the Chief of Staff – takes the lead on CPR donor relations, resource mobilization and donor reporting (in close liaison with UNDP’s Partnership Bureau) and overall external communications and advocacy for the Bureau.
Under the direct supervision of the Chief of Staff, Directorate, the Communications Specialist is responsible for the design, management and implementation of a communications strategy for BCPR with a view to influence the development agenda of crisis-affected countries, to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize political and financial support for the CPR work of UNDP.
The Communications Specialist also advises BCPR colleagues on the development of publications, the production and dissemination of which he/she oversees at Headquarters. In this context, the incumbent is responsible for maintaining rosters of vendors and translators, develops specifications for bids and ensures quality control in the production of BCPR publications.
The Communications Specialist is responsible for maintaining a close collaboration with the corporate Office of Communications and the Executive Cluster at the working level, and ensuring harmonization between and incorporation within the corporate communications strategy.
The Communications Specialist will also support advocacy and outreach through more intensive media/press coverage by building effective relationships with the media to promote and manage the coverage of CPR as a key practice area within UNDP. The incumbent also supports outreach campaigns, helps drive resource mobilization and donor relations initiatives.
Duties and Responsibilities
Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach geared towards supporting BCPR’s partnership-building and resource mobilization, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Manages the writing, development, design, production and dissemination of diverse publications and news releases through a variety of media, including print, broadcast and social, focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Promotes optimum visibility of BCPR’s activities through effective media relations, placement and distribution of information material and creative partnerships, focusing on achievement of the following results:
Collaborates effectively with External Relations Team and other BCPR colleagues and facilitation of knowledge-building and knowledge sharing, focusing on achievement of the following results:
The key results of this job have a critical impact on the smooth functioning and overall effectiveness and efficiency of the Directorate and External Relations team. In particular, they will facilitate the creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on BCPR, as well as enhance media relations and strengthen resource mobilization efforts and advocacy.
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Ethics & Values: Demonstrating/Safeguarding Ethics and Integrity. Is familiar with and acts in accordance with the standard of conduct for international civil servants, ethics and UN/UNDP values.
Required Skills and Experience
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