Communications Assistant

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

The volunteer will join the newly formed Communications Team under the supervision of the Communications Officer and support the development of strategic communications and media products and initiatives. S/He will also provide high level strategic communication advise to senior management of the Hub and the broader Africa regional team. The UNV will also support digital communication initiatives and contribute to advocacy and communications programming online.

Under the direct supervision of the Communications Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: • Support editorial and design processes of knowledge products • Support with the design of high-quality posters, infographics, banners, publications, videos, and other graphic/motion graphic assets for the Dakar Hub. • Support UNDP WACA social media engagement by developing stories, quote cards, pod-casts, scripts, and other materials to be disseminated via social media. • Support the communication team in providing strategic communications and media support to senior management, UNDP Africa communications team, flagship programmes and ini-tiatives, and key partners in the region, including the United Nations Office of the Special Coordinator for the Sahel and the Sahel Alliance • Support media relations in the region by developing and updating media contact list, main-taining relations, and pitching stories and field trips in addition to pitching senior manage-ment for interviews and responding to interview requests. • Contribute to communications capacity building and knowledge sharing initiatives in the Dakar Hub and across country offices in the region. • Capture the impact of Dakar Hub initiatives in the region. • Other tasks as requested by the supervisor and Hub Manager.

areas of public-private partnership, communication, public relations or marketing

-Demonstrated knowledge in gender mainstreaming, combating gender-based violence, communication for development -Technical knowledge in one or more of the following areas is desirable/ women's economic empowerment, gender equality, behaviour change campaigns -Understanding of the SDGs is recommended -Understanding of the corporate social responsibility concept would be considered as an asset

This assignment is part of UNV’s disability inclusion strategy. UNV seeks to 1) provide opportunities for persons with disabilities to serve as UN Volunteers 2) enable UN partners to expand diversity and inclusion of persons with disabilities in their workforce worldwide 3) build a talent pipeline of qualified professionals with disabilities who can contribute to the attainment of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at national and global levels, with focus on national capacity. Only candidate with disabilities is eligible to apply for this position. If shortlisted for this assignment, you will be asked for a copy of an official document confirming that you have a disability from a general practitioner, or from an organization of persons with disabilities. Important: On your profile, kindly select the response “yes” to the question of whether you consider yourself a person living with a disability. Should you require special arrangements to facilitate the interview and assessment during the selection process, please indicate this in the “special remarks” field in your profile. In case you are facing accessibility constraints kindly write an email to [email protected]

The assignment will take place in the nation’s capital, Dakar, a family duty station (Hardship classification A) with missions to the region. Dakar is a liveable city. The spontaneous reception and hospitality of the Senegalese are among the characteristic features of this West African country. The living conditions in Dakar are good, as well as the access to health services. The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory, and vaccination cards should be presented at the entrance. Vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis A and B are also recommended. The basic drugs are available in pharmacies, but it is recommended to bring specific prescription drugs. According to ANSD/RGPHAE 2020 official estimates, the Dakar metropolitan area population reaches over 3,9 million people. The total population of Senegal is 16 705 608 inhabitants (ANSD 2020). Senegal is located on UTC/ GMT. Senegal has a warm climate and sunny days throughout the year that make it a comfortable duty station. Daytime temperatures are, on average, around 30°C. The rainy season is in the northern hemisphere’s summer/fall. The currency used in Senegal is called Franc CFA (XOF). On 1st October 2021, the average exchange rate is 1 USD = 559,913XOF. Many hotels, restaurants and businesses in Senegal accept the leading international credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, etc.). It is also possible to withdraw cash from automatic telling machines found in all the major cities. The accommodation facilities are in general good, and the choice is vast. It is possible to rent unfurnished and furnished accommodations from 450 to 2000 USD. UN Volunteers can also co-rent and share private concessions, which must comply with Minimum Operating Residential Security Standards (MORSS). Local taxis can easily arrange Transportation in town. A valid passport is required to enter Senegal and a negative COVID-19 test. ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) nationals are not required an entry visa. Citizens of other countries may be required an entry visa or long-stay visa. They should contact the closest Senegalese representation. Senegalese Embassies and consulates in various West African countries and other parts of the world issue visas before travel.

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