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|Location :||New York, USA, UNITED STATES OF AMERICA|
|Application Deadline :||24-Jan-13|
|Type of Contract :||FTA International|
|Post Level :||P-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One (1) year|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||One (1) year (renewable)|
UNDP’s Communications Cluster is part of the Bureau of External Relations and Advocacy (BERA). It is the lead office for communications. It provides policy guidance develops and implements global communications strategies to reach the media and other key constituencies with UNDP’s core messages.
The News and Media Team includes a group of communications specialists, an audio/visual unit, as well as a writer/editor. The News and Media Team ensures that communications activities and outreach efforts are aligned with corporate communications strategies and initiatives, including support to global outreach campaigns and to the launches of UNDP flagship publications (HDR and other key reports).
Reporting to the Team Leader of the News and Media team, the Communications Specialist works as part of a New York-based team whose primary responsibility is to position UNDP’s work in priority areas worldwide. These priority areas are: poverty reduction and MDGs; democratic governance; energy and environment; crisis prevention and recovery. The portfolio of all Communications Specialists in the team also includes a regional dimension, with regular contacts between Team members and their counterparts in Regional Bureaus, as well as close interaction with Communications Advisers serving in the regions.
The Communications Specialist advises and provides technical support to UNDP/HQ Bureaus and the Executive Office on communications initiatives and media relations, including activities in connection with the roll-out of global campaigns and the launch of flagship and other corporate publications. He/she helps with the overall positioning of the Administrator and Associate Administrator; he/she also plans communications activities and media coverage for other UNDP senior managers as required.
The Communications Specialist drafts a range of materials, including talking points for senior managers, press releases & advisories, news briefs, fact sheets for inclusion in media kits and further public outreach. The incumbent also drafts and/or edits op-eds for senior managers and ensures strategic placement in international and/or local media.
The Communications Specialist builds and maintains a network of contacts with the media, including corporate contacts of individuals, groups, organizations and media outlets.
Impact of Results:
The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN’s global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications strategies.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of key functions:
Support, manage and implement the corporate communications strategy focusing on achieving the following results:
Provide advice and support to UNDP for enhanced communications and media outreach, focusing on achieving the following results:
Strengthen internal capacity for communications and media outreach, and provide quality assurance, focusing on achieving the following results:
Required Skills and Experience
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