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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Abuja, NIGERIA|
|Application Deadline :||22-Feb-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||1 year|
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.
In Nigeria, the UN Women Country Office contributes to the realization of Nigeria’s development vision towards attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which informs the systemwide United Nations Sustainable Development Partnership Framework, as well as UN Women Strategic Plan. The Nigeria Country Office aims to achieve the following results: (i) increased women’s leadership and participation in governance; (ii) strengthened women’s economic empowerment; (iii) increased protection of women & access to justice for women; and (iv) strengthened women’s leadership in peace building and humanitarian response. UN Women further leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action globally and works to build and expand effective partnerships with civil society, private sector and other stakeholders.
Under the overall guidance and direction of the Country Representative, the Communications Officer contributes to the implementation of the UN Women corporate communications strategy, as well as the development, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and advocacy strategies which are geared towards the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women, promote public and media outreach, and increase the visibility of key programmatic results, and UN Women global campaign initiatives in Nigeria.
She/he works as part of the Country Office communications team in close collaboration with the country programme and operations teams, UN Women Communications Teams at regional and Headquarters level, the UN Communications Group in Nigeria, media and journalists in ensuring successful implementation of UN Women’s communications strategy
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Description of Functions:
Provides support to the planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensure the effective implementation of the UN Women country advocacy and visibility strategy:
Ensures implementation of the Country Office publications strategy and plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Manage UN Women media/press relations:
Provide advice and support for roll-out of UN Women special events and campaigns:
Oversee and maintain online outreach and produce information materials for public outreach:
Build communications partnerships and media alliances:
IMPACT OF RESULTS
The key results have a substantial impact on the effectiveness of UN Women Nigeria’s communications and outreach efforts, enhancing the visibility, raising awareness and understanding of UN Women and its mission with the media and among the general public, building and maintaining supportive constituencies, leading to enhanced political and financial support for UN Women and its strategic areas, thus helping ensure UN Women achieves its strategic goals.
Core Values/Guiding Principles:
Required Skills and Experience
All online applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P11) which can be downloaded from https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-p11-personal-history-form.doc?la=en&vs=558. Alternatively a UN or UNDP P11 can be filled. Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment which must be the P11 or scan all the documents into one single file.
Applications without the completed P-11 form are incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.