Communications Associate

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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.

As the United Nations lead agency on international development, UNDP works in 170 countries and territories to eradicate poverty and reduce inequality. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities, and to build resilience to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Our work is concentrated in three focus areas; sustainable development, democratic governance and peace building, and climate and disaster resilience.

Under the direct supervision of the Head of the communications Unit, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Ensure the animation and updating of the UNDP Mali website and social media content.  

Assist the Country Office communication team in the implementation of UNDP Mali's results-based communication strategy; 

Collect information from implemented projects and assess their news value and potential impact. 

Support the office in its visibility efforts by highlighting the results achieved with the support of UNDP and its partners 

Elaborates success stories through field visits, press trips, etc; 

Produce photo and/or video reports during field visits, press trips, 

Participate in the drafting and editing of information documents that demonstrate UNDP's impact and results (files, brochures, leaflets, reports); 

Contribute to the administrative management of tasks related to the unit's various activities 

, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Communication, Creativity, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams

Up to 2 years of relevant professional experience in communications at the national or international level, including experience in media relations. Experience in the UN system desirable. 

Mali is a non-family duty station. Living conditions are acceptable in Bamako. Adequate housing is available for rent at US$ 500-1500 per month. The national currency is the Franc CFA. The exchange rate as of July 1st 2021 is 1$=550 CFA francs. Visa credit cards are accepted in some hotels and larger shops.

Mali is a country prone to malaria, so mosquito nets are highly recommended. Basic medicines are available from pharmacies, but provision needs to be made for specialized medication.

Security recommendations from the UN Department of Safety and Security (UNDSS) must be followed by all UN personnel in the course of their assignments in Mali.

Appropriate measures are in place to mitigate the current security risk for UN personnel in the country. All UN Volunteers, like all UN personnel, undergo a security briefing and the three-day mandatory training “Safe and Secure Approaches in Field Environments” (SSAFE) upon arrival, where practical guidance and recommendations are provided regarding security threats in Mali. An additional security briefing is provided upon arrival to the final duty station.

Emergency contacts (security, medical, staff counselling, UNV Office) are made available for all UN Volunteers upon arrival, and each individual is provided with a VHF radio and a call sign, which can be used at all time.

For the sake of rewarding experience, UN volunteers carry out their duties with flexibility, commitment, and a willingness to live and work in challenging conditions including heat and limited water and electricity supply.

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