IT/Social Media Officer to support the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare (MGCSW) - ONLY FOR SOUTH SUDANESE NATIONALS

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Location : Juba, SOUTH SUDAN
Application Deadline :08-Oct-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :Individual Contract
Post Level :National Consultant
Languages Required :
Duration of Initial Contract :6 MONTHS

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.


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. Placing women’s rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality (GE) and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States’ priorities and efforts.

Working in concert, UN Women and the National Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in South Sudan, have developed a great partnership to promote gender equality through shared dialogue, advocacy, and cooperation programs. UN Women continues to support the National Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare in the Government of the Republic of South Sudan to achieve its mandate, in promoting gender equality, safeguarding the rights of women, children, persons with disability and other vulnerable groups. One key task within the Ministries mandate is to ensure that all government institutions, CSOs and private sector are gender sensitive and that they take into consideration the diverse needs of the population in the design, planning, implementation of annual work plans. That, the Ministry continues to ensure that diverse needs are also considered within monitoring and evaluation of policies, programs, plans and projects.

Some of the work that the Ministry of Gender Child and Social Welfare undertakes to achieve this includes adoption of the National Gender Policy (2013) which upholds the government’s commitment to the principles of equality and human rights as enshrined in the TCSS 2011 and as amended in the R ARCSS (2019). To uphold the key objectives outlined in the National Gender Policy, the Ministry has established gender focal persons (GFPs) in line Ministries and Commissions, and the gender focal persons are tasked with the responsibilities of mainstreaming gender equality principles in their respective sectors. On-going trainings on gender, gender mainstreaming and gender responsive budgeting have also been conducted with the focal persons. 

Another prioritized area for the Ministry is the MGCSW strategy on GBV, which includes the developed Standard Operating Procedure for GBV support, prevention and protection. The strategy also contains a Strategic Action Plan for Ending Child Marriage in South Sudan (2017-2030) which is being implemented with the States and the paramount chiefs. The implementation of the strategy has led to a new established Juvenile and GBV Court in Juba, the Special Protection Units at Police Stations, and the One-Stop-Center within Juba Teaching Hospitals and within State Hospitals. Still, more work needs to be done on the development of the data management system for GBV (GBVIMS), to monitor GBV trends and GBV occurrences.

To further strengthen the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare’s deliverance of its mandate, UN Women South Sudan would like to hire an IT/Social media Manager, to provide the essential support and facilitation for the Ministry to effectively deliver on its planned activities. UN Women is therefore looking to hire an IT/ social media manager to perform the following duties for the Ministry of Gender, Child, and Social Welfare:

Duties and Responsibilities

The IT/Social Media Manager will work under the direct supervision of the Undersecretary of the Ministry of Gender, Child and Social Welfare and the Director General for Gender and Child Welfare of the Ministry. The IT/ Social Media Manager is expected to perform the following tasks and responsibilities:

  • Preparation of IT and Communications Unit Work plan focusing on the input and needs of the Ministry and based on the approval of the Senior Management at the Ministry;
  • Check on the Ministry of Genders website daily to ensure it is up and running smoothly;
  • Create official emails for staff using domain name of the website;
  • Upload official documents to the website as approved;
  • Upload photos and videos of activities of activities being done weekly on the website;
  • Upload news updates of the Ministry to the news segment in the website;
  • Support in the scheduling, participation and follow up of all ICT meetings involving the Ministry of Gender;
  • Link the website to all social media platforms;
  • Upload photos and videos of the activities being done on the social media accounts and create content to upload daily;
  • Share monthly analytic reports to the supervisor;
  • Have regular updates from the office secretary on the weekly activities of the minister;
  • Setup and host critical virtual meetings for the Ministry;
  • Train and support users at the Ministry on virtual meetings/video conference meeting;
  • Perform any other duties as tasked by the supervisor.



  • Strong communication (verbal and written) skills including ability to prepare develop plans; prepare reports, strategies, and other policy documents;
  • Ability to multitask and adjust to changing demands.

Integrity and professionalism:

  • Demonstrated expertise in area of specialty and ability to apply good judgment; high degree of autonomy, personal initiative, and ability to take ownership;
  • Willingness to accept wide responsibilities and ability to work independently under established procedures in a politically sensitive environment, while exercising discretion, impartiality, and neutrality;
  • Ability to manage information objectively, accurately, and confidentially;
  • Responsive and client oriented.


  • Mature and responsible;
  • Ability to operate in compliance with organizational rules and regulations.

Commitment to continuous learning:

  • Initiative and willingness to learn new skills and stay abreast of new developments in area of expertise; ability to adapt to changes in work environment.

Planning and organizing:

  • Effective organizational and problem-solving skills and ability to manage a large volume of work in an efficient and timely manner;
  • Ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor (own) work; ability to work under pressure, with conflicting deadlines, and to handle multiple concurrent projects/activities.

Teamwork and respect for diversity:

  • Ability to operate effectively across organizational boundaries;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and harmonious working relations in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity and gender.


  • Proven interpersonal skills;
  • Good spoken and written communication skills, including ability to prepare clear and concise reports;
  • Ability to conduct presentations, articulate options, and positions concisely; Ability to 
  • communicate and empathize with staff (including national staff), military personnel, volunteers, counterparts and local;
  • Ability to maintain composure and remain helpful towards the staff, but objective, without showing personal interest; capacity to transfer information and knowledge to a wide range of different target groups;
  • Flexibility, adaptability, and ability and willingness to operate independently in austere, remote, and potentially hazardous environments for protracted periods, involving physical hardship and little comfort, and including possible extensive travel within the area of operations.

Core values:

  • Integrity;
  • Professionalism;
  • Respect for Diversity;

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies:

  • Good knowledge of programme management;
  • Ability to administer and execute administrative processes and transactions;
  • Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats;
  • Ability to manage data, documents, correspondence and reports information and workflow;
  • Strong financial and budgeting skills;
  • Strong IT skills;
  • Good report writing skill. 

Required Skills and Experience


Education and certification: 

First level University degree in Information Systems, Information Management with strong specialization in ICT areas, Cisco Certified Network Associate (CCNA). Knowledge of the ATLAS system would be an asset.


  • 3 (Three) years of continuous professional work experience relevant to IT and Communications.;
  • Experience in conducting IT training would be an asset;
  • Experience in provision of advisory and technical support and working with government 
  • officials is an advantage;
  • Experience in setting up of ICT infrastructure in establishing new offices;
  • Setup and managing AD Servers and File Servers;
  • Conversant with VSAT Systems;
  • Knowledge of and experience in post-conflict environment would be an advantage.

Language Requirements     

  • Fluency in English is required;
  • Knowledge of Arabic is an asset.

Application Process:

  • Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment. Personal History Form P11 that can be downloaded from

Please note, the system will only allow one attachment, and, hence please combine the multiples files while uploading the attachment.

Qualified women candidates are highly encouraged to apply.

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