Communication, Partnership & Reporting Specialist
Application deadline 6 months ago: Friday 1 Apr 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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The nexus of security, humanitarian and development issues around Lake Chad Basin Region, has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency since 2009, that has caused tens of thousands of deaths and left approximately 2.5 million people displaced. To date, over 10 million people in the region, particularly people from the North and Far North regions of Cameroon, Hadjer Lamis and Lac regions of Chad, Diffa region of Niger and Borno, Yobe and Adamawa states of Nigeria are affected and in urgent need of assistance. In response to this threat, the UN Security Council resolution 2349 (2017) was adopted, followed by a series of high-level conferences including the Oslo Consultative Group conference on Prevention and Stabilization in the Lake Chad Region held in Berlin, that called for increased regional collaboration to address the crisis and the African Union and Lake Chad Basin Commission conference on the development of a framework for a Regional Stabilization Strategy. In order to address this challenge as a matter of urgency, UNDP is seeking to support of an experience expert in teh area of strategic communication, donors reporting and partnership.
The International UNV, hired as communication, partnership and donor reporting Specialist under the direct supervision of the Head of the Stabilization Service Center, and in collaboration with the country Office Communication Specialists, will perform the following functions: Project and donor reporting • Ensure proper and timely reporting to donors and other partners on RSF Chad implementation, the achievement of outputs, and progress towards outcomes and impact; • Improve RSF-Chad impact reporting and propose in the development of information management requirements to improve impact reporting; • Develop RSF-Chad reports (monthly, quarterly, mid-year and annual) in a timely manner while meeting the required quality standards, • Produce donor-specific reports that are required by donor agreements and ensure that donor-specific reporting adheres to guidelines of donor agreements; • Ensure lessons learned from the field are incorporated and shared in donor reporting; • Ensure that reporting adheres to UNDP reporting guidelines; • Coordinate with the Rsf Chad M&E Team on qualitative data collection requirements for reporting. Develop and propose innovative communication tools that ensures donor stratetic information and community outreach • Through reporting, ensure donors and the Government have access to and are aware of project progress, and understand opportunities and challenges; • Ascertain and monitor donor reporting requirements, ensuring that FFS reporting meets donors' informational needs; • Assist RSF Communications Team in content development, especially with regards to reporting of program impact, beneficiary figures, and project progress to external audiences; • Assist Communications Team in the development of presentations with accurate information; • Promote information sharing and coordination with various implementing partners and donors; • Ensure that data communicated by the M&E and Communications Team is consistent with donor reporting; • Assist the Communications Team to identify opportunities to highlight donor-specific communications opportunities; • Assist the Communications Team and Head of Donor Relations unit (Mobilization Specialist) in adhering to communications requirements required by donors. Supports Program Team with technical assistance through sharing lessons learned • Utilizing the captured lessons learned, advise the Program Team on project activities to ensure they contribute to the strategic direction of the program as prescribed by the Project Document; • Incorporate lessons learned from other conflict and stabilization contexts in the region to monitor and measure program's contribution to the Stabilization pillar's strategic goals; • Liaise with the M&E team to ensure conflict sensitivity data is captured in reporting Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to integrate the UN Volunteers programme mandate within their assignment and promote voluntary action through engagement with communities in the course of their work. As such, UN Volunteers should dedicate a part of their working time to some of the following suggested activities:
• Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);
• Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
• Provide annual and end of assignment self- reports on UN Volunteer actions, results and opportunities.
• Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/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 • Respect for diversities • Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Commitment to continuous learning • Planning and organizing • Communication • Flexibility • Genuine commitment towards the principles of voluntary engagement, which includes solidarity, compassion, reciprocity and self-reliance; and commitment towards UNDP’s mission and vision, as well as to the UN Core Values.
• of experience creating and producing reports, papers, and other documents for external audiences; • Proven infographic skills (imaging, graphics, charts etc) • Demonstrated strong applied writing and analytical skills; • Demonstrated experience in conducting assessments, analyses, and applied monitoring and evaluation in development and/or conflict contexts; • Demonstrated experience working with donors and host-nation governments to advance relations in crisis settings; • Previous experience working with the United Nations is an asset • Extended experience with UNDP procurement processes • 3 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in procurement management • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) and advance knowledge of web based management systems • Promoting ethics and integrity, creating organizational precedents • Building support and political acumen • Building staff competence, creating an environment of creativity and innovation • Building and promoting effective teams • Creating and promoting enabling environment for open communication • Creating an emotionally intelligent organization • Leveraging conflict in the interests of UNDP & setting standards • Sharing knowledge across the organization and building a culture of knowledge sharing and learning. • Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member. • Fair and transparent decision making; calculated risk-taking
• Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) Excellent oral and written skills; excellent drafting, formulation, reporting skills; • Accuracy and professionalism in document production and editing; • Excellent interpersonal skills; culturally and socially sensitive; ability to work inclusively and collaboratively with a range of partners, including grassroots community members, religious and youth organizations, and authorities at different levels; familiarity with tools and approaches of communications for development; • Ability to work and adapt professionally and effectively in a challenging environment; ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel; • Solid overall computer literacy, including proficiency in various MS Office applications (Excel, Word, etc.) and email/internet; familiarity with database management; and office technology equipment; • Self-motivated, ability to work with minimum supervision; ability to work with tight deadlines; • Sound security awareness;
N’Djamena is an expensive city. Finding good accommodations remains a challenge. However, there are several supermarkets where local and foreign goods are available and expatriates frequent a few restaurants offering Lebanese, Chinese, French and other foods. R&R every 8 weeks. Chad is a country with a high incidence of malaria. The use of mosquito nets is strongly recommended. Vaccination from yellow fever is compulsory. Other vaccinations such as meningitis and hepatitis B are also recommended. Basic medicines are available in pharmacies, but it is recommended to bring your specialized medicines.
Chad is a unique country and is a unique (humanitarian) operation. It provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness, as well as more stamina and commitment than elsewhere to make life comfortable and affordable. Therefore, flexibility and the ability and willingness to live and work in harsh and potentially hazardous conditions, involving physical hardship and little comfort, are essential.