Communications Analyst



Advertised on behalf of :

Location : Bridgetown, BARBADOS
Application Deadline :07-May-21 (Midnight New York, USA)
Type of Contract :FTA Local
Post Level :NO-B
Languages Required :
English  
Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
01-Jul-2021
Duration of Initial Contract :1 year
Expected Duration of Assignment :1 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 MCO-Caribbean (MCO) covers 22 English and Dutch speaking countries and territories in the Caribbean. The MCO maintains a physical presence in only two (2) countries but there remains high and consistent demand for the exercise of UN Women’s integrated mandate across the 22 countries and territories

Reporting to the 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 MCO, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.


Duties and Responsibilities

Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans

  • Prepare and conduct communication needs assessments for the MCO, including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives;
  • Analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
  • Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives;
  • Monitor and analyze print and social media and draft reports;
  • Coordinate in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;

Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country/region

  • Develop and produce communication instruments and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and drafts of articles, and manage its dissemination;
  • Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
  • Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
  • Manage 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 MCO

  • Manage relationships with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press;
  • Respond to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence;
  • Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required;
  • Draft talking points.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors

  • Identify and develop new communication partnerships 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;
  • Provide inputs to packages for programme initiatives for donor review.

Maintain the MCO’s web/ online presence

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

Facilitate knowledge building and sharing

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

Key Performance Indicators

  • Quality inputs and analysis into the communications strategy for the office
  • 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
  • Good knowledge of web-based knowledge management systems
  • Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
  • Good knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
  • Good knowledge of local country media landscape
  • Good communication, presentation, 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 (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required
  • A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
  • Experience in media relations is an asset;
  • Experience in the UN is an asset;
  • Experience in the use of social media.

Language Requirements:

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

Applications:

  • All posts in the NO categories are subject to local recruitment.
  • All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employmentPlease group all documents into one (1) single PDF document as the system only allows the upload of one document.

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.

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.



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