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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Pretoria, SOUTH AFRICA|
|Application Deadline :||08-Mar-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||5d 11h 5m|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-4|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Duration of Initial Contract :||One year with possibility of extension|
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.
The Multi-Country Office in South Africa covers three countries namely: Lesotho, South Africa and E-Swatini with Regional Programmes that cover Namibia and Botswana as well as Liaison for SADC.
Raising awareness of UN Women’s role in the country and positioning the organization as the champion for women and girls in South Africa is a key goal for the office. A lack of awareness is impeding resource mobilization efforts and it is critical resources are mobilized at a local level to enable the office’s work to continue.
Under the supervision of the UN Women South Africa Multi-Country Office (SAMCO) Deputy Representative, the Communications Analyst will implement the Communication Strategy in line with the Office’s priorities and plans. This Strategy includes internal and external stakeholders and uses a range of channels. S/he will also support partnerships for the Multi-Country Office (MCO).
He/she will maintain close contact with communications colleagues at both UN Women Eastern Southern Africa Regional Office (ESARO) and Headquarter level, to ensure a coherent message and opportunities are leveraged. Locally, as a key member of the UN Communications Group, he/she will identify shared messaging and opportunities for collaboration with United Nations agencies in South Africa. These relationships will also provide communication specific mentoring and guidance opportunities for the Communications Analyst.
Duties and Responsibilities
Manage UN Women media/press relations:
Oversee, maintain sub-regional online outreach and produce information materials for public outreach:
Provide advice and support to UN Women special events and campaigns:
Liaise closely with UN Women Communications Team at HQ to feed regional/national initiatives into corporate communications initiatives and vice versa. Coordinate communication activities with UN communication colleagues covered by the Multi Country Office (MCO):
Support communications partnerships and media alliances:
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing:
Coordinate the drafting and preparation of corporate briefing notes and talking points:
Core values/ Guiding Priciples:
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies: http://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-employment-values-and-competencies-definitions-en.pdf
Required Skills and Experience
Fluency in English is required. Working knowledge of another UN official language is an asset.
The application should include:
UN WOMEN 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.
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.