Communications Analyst (Open to Indian Nationals Only)



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : New Delhi, INDIA
Application Deadline :10-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Additional Category :Gender Equality
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-A
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
15-Apr-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :One Year (Renewable)
Expected Duration of Assignment :One Year (Renewable)

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.


Background

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.

UN Women’s India Country Office, based in New Delhi, India, works to accelerate the advancement of gender equality and the empowerment of women through the strengthening of strategic partnerships, technical and policy advisory services and advocacy with governmental, inter-governmental and civil society partners. In addition, UN Women CO is charged with leading and coordinating the UN system’s work on gender equality, including through ensuring accountability for results.

Reporting to the UN Women Representative, the Communications Analyst is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public. 

The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations and technical teams in the Country Office, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.


Duties and Responsibilities

Provide substantive support to the planning and design of external communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans:

  • Provide analysis for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives, as necessary;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and provide analysis to RO/HQ;
  • Provide inputs and support to the launch of in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events.

Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country:

  • Draft briefing materials, and press releases and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
  • Identify storylines for publication and articles;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Coordinate the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
  • Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.

Coordinate media relations for the Country Office:

  • Coordinate the establishment of relevant relationships;
  • Maintain list of relevant media in country;
  • Respond to inquiries for public and UN system information materials;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences and briefing session for press, as required;
  • Draft talking points.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors:

  • Maintain relationships with partners and alliances to enhance visibility;
  • Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors, as delegated.

Coordinate the Country Office’s web/ online presence:

  • Coordinate Country Office’s websites’ content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
  • Coordinate Country Office’s social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
  • Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, resources.

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing:

  • Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme goals and activities;
  • Organize and conduct training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.

Any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Key Performance Indicators:

  • Timely monitoring of current events and trends
  • Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content
  • Timely updating of website and social media
  • Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Women’s activities in country
  • Regular interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage


Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

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

Functional Competencies

  • Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
  • Knowledge of web-based management systems
  • Knowledge of production, graphic design and photography standards
  • Knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Knowledge of local country media landscape
  • Communication, networking and advocacy skills
  • Ability to be strategic and analytical
  • Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable


Required Skills and Experience

Education and Certification:

  • Master’s degree in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required.

Experience:

  • Minimum 1 year of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Experience in the use of social media.

Language Requirements:

  • Fluency in English and Hindi is required;
  • Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.

Interested applicants should apply to this vacancy announcement through UNDP jobs site: jobs.undp.org

Application Information:

  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://asiapacific.unwomen.org/en/about-us/jobs
  • Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment;
  • UN Women will only be able to respond to those applications in which there is further interest.

Note:

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.



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