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|Advertised on behalf of :|
|Location :||Prishtinë/Priština, Kosovo, UNSCR 1244 (1999)|
|Application Deadline :||02-Apr-21 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Additional Category :||Gender Equality|
|Type of Contract :||Service Contract|
|Post Level :||SB-3|
|Languages Required :||English|
|Starting Date :|
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||12 months (with possibility of extension)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||12 months (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.
Title: Communications Associate
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 maintains a large presence throughout Europe and Central Asia (ECA) region, covering 12 countries, with programme presence in Kosovo* , Serbia, Tajikistan and North Macedonia; and country offices in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Turkey and Ukraine.
Over the past years, through the technical and financial support UN Women have been carried out different initiatives in Western Balkans’ countries with the goal of strengthening democratic governance and advance women’s rights aiming at mainstreaming gender in policy planning and budgeting.
The second project implemented by UN Women is the “Transformative Financing for Gender Equality towards more Transparent, Inclusive and Accountable Governance in the Western Balkans” (2020-2024) funded by the Swedish International Development Cooperation , the regional programme with participation of Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Kosovo*, Serbia and North Macedonia. The main programme approach is transformative financing as an enabler factor for policy and financing actions to accelerate implementation of existing national and international commitments on gender equality and women’s empowerment.
Under the supervision of UN Women Head of Office in Kosovo, under the guidance and in coordination with the UN Women Communications Officer and Programme/Project Team, in full accordance with applicable safety measures and protocols on COVID-19 prevention and control, issued by the Ministry of Health, WHO and the Kosovo Public Health Institute, the Programme Communications Associate will support the operations aspect of the project to ensure consistent service delivery for project activities under both abovementioned projects.
 References to Kosovo* shall be understood to be in the context of Security Council Resolution 1244 (1999).
Duties and Responsibilities
2. Plan and design communications and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans:
3. Coordinate and contribute substantively to the development and dissemination of communications, advocacy, and knowledge products:
4. Coordinate media relations
Please visit this link for more information on UN Women’s Core Values and Competencies - https://www.unwomen.org/-/media/headquarters/attachments/sections/about%20us/employment/un-women-values-and-competencies-framework-en.pdf?la=en&vs=637
Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
All interested candidates must complete a PERSONAL HISTORY FORM (P-11). Failure to disclose prior employment or making false representations on this form will be grounds for withdrawal of further consideration of his/her application or termination, where the appointment or contract has been issued.
P11 including past experience in similar assignments; can be downloaded at: http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment