Associate Communication Officer

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This is a UNV International Youth contract. This kind of contract is known as International UN Volunteer. It is normally internationally recruited only. More about UNV International Youth contracts.

The UNV assignment will support the implementation of UNODC’s ‘Strategic Partnership with the GCC Countries’ and related programme portfolio which covers the following thematic ar-eas: drug control and related health issues, countering illicit trafficking and transnational orga-nized crime, crime prevention and criminal justice, terrorism prevention, and anti-corruption. OGCCR works closely with relevant HQ- and field-based substantive teams in order to pro-vide tailored assistance to the GCC countries in their efforts to fulfil their obligations as states parties to the relevant UN conventions. Technical cooperation between UNODC and the GCC member states is designed to strike a balance between strengthening both criminal jus-tice responses and preventative capabilities, while continuously advocating compliance with human rights instruments as well as the standards and norms in crime prevention and crimi-nal justice available to the international community. OGCCR also facilitates and supports GCC member states’ engagement with multilateral platforms of practice sharing and policy dialogue in UNODC’s areas of mandate, not only to maximize their responses to transnational security threats but also, and importantly, in a spirit of reinforcing South-South partnerships. Furthermore, the UNODC ‘Strategic Partnership with the GCC Countries’ and related pro-gramme portfolio supports member states in their efforts to achieve the relevant Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) set forth in the 2030 Agenda.

•Assist with the mapping of major media outlets in the GCC countries; •Support the development of a communication strategy and an implementable action plan; •Contribute to the development/update of communication materials for different target audiences, highlighting the support provided towards the SDGs; •Assist with the timely preparation of press releases and web-stories as well as social media contents about OGCCR and partners’ activities and linking these to the 2030 Agenda; •Contribute to the drafting of written outputs such as presentations, talking points and speeches; •Participate in meetings of the inter-agency communication working groups established by UN Country Teams in the region and provide relevant inputs, as requested; •Perform any other tasks, as assigned.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

•Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by read-ing relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for in-stance in events that mark International Volunteer Day); •Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country; •Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities; •Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publica-tions/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; •Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; •Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

☒ Accountability ☒ Adaptability and Flexibility ☒ Building Trust ☒ Client Orientation ☒ Commitment and Motivation ☒ Commitment to Continuous Learning ☒ Communication ☒ Creativity ☒ Ethics and Values ☒ Integrity ☒ Knowledge Sharing ☒ Planning and Organizing ☒ Professionalism ☒ Respect for Diversity ☒ Self-Management ☒ Technological Awareness ☒ Working in Teams

•Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in sustainable development related topics, or in the fields of drug control, crime prevention or criminal jus-tice; •Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; •Social media literacy is highly desirable; •Demonstrated keen interest in and awareness of the work of the United Nations.

Security Level MINIMAL (1) is in effect throughout the Emirates. All UN personnel are advised to contact the DSS Security Adviser (tel: + 971 4 299 8989) in Dubai, if there is any concern on safety and security. Crime is generally rated at a low threat level. Petty crimes such as pick pocketing, theft, scams, assault, and sexual harassment do occur although weapons are rarely used. Over the past year, there have been several incidents of sexual harassment and assault against western expats. To date there have been no perceived, actual or direct threats against the United Nations system staff, programmes, facilities, or property in UAE. The likelihood of direct threats against the UN is assessed to be limited in UAE where numerous high value targets of interest for networks of malicious intent seem to stand out as more attractive and vulnerable. Nevertheless, the generic threat that exists against the UN at the global sphere may apply to the UN system in the UAE at certain circumstances and situations. Residential Security Measures (RSM): Based on the local security criminality statistics the current criminality situation is assessed LOW, and no criminal incident was registered for UN staff during the past three years. Therefore, there is no specific RSM in UAE.

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