Communications Manager (Internal Candidates Only)

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This is a LICA Specialist-10 contract. This kind of contract is known as Local Individual Contractor Agreements. It is normally only for nationals. It's an external contract. It usually requires 5 years of experience, depending on education. More about LICA Specialist-10 contracts.

Background Information - Myanmar

UNOPS Myanmar is one of UNOPS’ leading offices in Asia, acting as fund manager for three of the largest development programmes in the country, namely the Access to Health Fund, the Livelihood and Food Security Fund (LIFT) and the Joint Peace Fund (JPF). In addition, UNOPS is Principal Recipient for the Global Fund in Myanmar and for the Global Fund’s regional artemisinin-resistance initiative towards elimination of Malaria, which works to accelerate progress towards malaria elimination in the greater Mekong sub-region. UNOPS provides procurement, infrastructure and project management services to a wide range of organisations in the country, including the Government of Myanmar, international development partners, other UN agencies, NGOs and INGOs. UNOPS plays a critical role in ensuring that the quality of services provided to its partners meets stringent requirements of speed, efficiency and cost effectiveness.

Background Information - Job-specific

In partnership with the Government of Myanmar and other partners, the Access to Health Fund strengthens the national health system at all levels, extending access for poor and vulnerable populations to quality health services. The Access to Health Fund has a particular focus on improving health equity in Myanmar, with emphasis on the hardest-to-reach and most vulnerable populations, many in conflict-affected areas. Focus areas of the Fund include maternal, newborn and child health, combating HIV and AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria, and health system strengthening to deliver sustainable, efficient and responsive healthcare across Myanmar. The Fund is aligned to the Ministry of Health and Sports priorities and National Health Plan, which is aimed towards universal health coverage by 2030.

The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

Functional Responsibilities

Under the direct supervision of the Deputy Fund Director (Access to Health Fund), the National Communications Manager will lead the Access to Health Fund team in communications, media relations, and event management.

Key responsibilities include:

  1. EXTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS STRATEGY:
  • Manage the review and refinement of the external communication strategy for Access to Health to ensure alignment with the overall Access to Health Fund strategy (which prioritizes vulnerable populations in conflict-affected areas), and effective implementation across platforms. This includes:

    • Determining key messages for the Fund, and refining those messages over time based on evidence
    • Assessing the effectiveness of the strategy and refining as necessary
    • Harnessing new opportunities for the Fund in communications
    • Manage resource needs for communication activities (budgeting); and
    • Monitoring and evaluation framework for communication activities.

    • Manage the implementation of the Access to Health Fund External Communications Strategy. This includes taking the initiative to identify and seize opportunities in an independent, self-driven way to enhance the communications work of the Access to Health Fund.

    • Appropriate visibility for Access to Health and its donors with all stakeholders (including correct logo usage, appropriate media coverage both locally and internationally, assess the communications materials of Access to Health partners to ensure that they are appropriate and relevant to the communities in which they are used.)

    • Manage internal and external communications channels, including social media and website, staying attuned to global developments in web-based communications to ensure the Access to Health fund is up to date and following latest developments
    • Preparation of written and visual content for distribution to the press and website or other relevant channels, including articles, speeches, videos, brochures, newsletters and reports
    • Manage communications products, including the preparation of factsheets and materials needed for workshops, seminars, briefings, and events.
    • Identifying and obtaining feature stories and other materials to facilitate global/regional advocacy;
    • Easy web-based access to information on Access to Health Fund policies, board decisions, implementing partner details, types of actions funded, grant allocation, funding possibilities and sharing of Access to Health beneficiary stories;
    • Production of multimedia content.
    • Manage the Communications Unit workplan
    • Support the Takeda Communications Officer in the implementation of the Takeda Communications Strategy (Takeda is a specific project within the Access to Health Fund)
    • Develop and maintain strong advocacy channels and networks with the media and government (in particular the Ministry of Health and Sports), maintaining relevant contact lists and content libraries.
    • Manage brand awareness of Access to Health Fund, including raising awareness and managing the perception of the fund through localised messaging and brand management.
    • Evaluate effectiveness and impact of the Access to Health Fund’s publicity campaigns, events, website and social media
    • Provide Fund Board and donor missions with high-quality briefing kits before each visit
    • Manage the development of project communication materials to support donor agencies reporting to their constituencies
    • Coordinating the production of multimedia content.
  1. REPORTING: Manage the delivery of the Access to Health Fund Annual and Progress Report (content, writing, editing, layout, publishing) to deadline and specifications.
  2. Manage the delivery of other fund board reporting requirements including ad hoc requests

  3. EVENT MANAGEMENT AND CAPACITY DEVELOPMENT:

  • Organization of regular events to showcase Access to Health and its partners;
  • Organise logistics for communications-related field trips and events, including media and press.
  • Plan, design and implement capacity building activities for implementing partners, EHO/ECBHOs, CSOs, government for communications skills and activities
  1. TRANSLATION: Manage translation processes, including technical oversight and quality assurance from English to Myanmar and Myanmar to English content

  2. ADMINISTRATION AND PROCUREMENT: Oversee administrative and procurement processes for the Communications Unit of the Access to Health Fund, including managing the budget

  3. PERSONNEL MANAGEMENT: Supervise personnel, including the International Communications Officer, Communications Assistant and Writing and Editing Intern

  4. INTERNAL COMMUNICATIONS AND KNOWLEDGE MANAGEMENT: Manage smooth, well-functioning internal communications and knowledge management for the Access to Health Fund, including:
  • Newsletter and/or other internal communications products
  • Information about the Fund to UNOPS MMOC and HQ
  • Communities of practice and other internal mechanisms for sharing knowledge and bolstering internal communications
  • Internal knowledge management by gathering lessons learned
  • Events and other mechanisms to disseminate information (internal and external) based on lessons learned.

Education/Experience/Language requirements

Education

  • Master’s degree in communication, media studies, journalism, international relations, public/media relations, public relations, event management, English or any other related field is required.
  • A Bachelor's Degree in combination with 2 additional years of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.

Work Experience

  • Five years of experience in communications, event management, advocacy/government relations, digital media, journalism/press, public health, public/media relations, marketing, international relations, writing/editing (including grant/proposal writing), research or any other related fields

  • Experience working with Myanmar and international media is highly preferable.

  • Experience working in advertising, public relations, social behaviour change communications would be an asset.

  • Experience in developing strategy and plans for communications and helping in the organisation events (and associated materials) is highly preferable.

  • Previous working experience in a similar position with media organisations, UN, NGO or private organisations would be an asset.
  • Previous experience with health would be an asset.
  • Excellent writing and analytical skills in English and Myanmar, with an understanding of drafting press statements and web articles is required.

  • Excellent skills in translation from English to Myanmar and Myanmar to English is required.

  • Experience in personnel management is required

Language

  • Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar Language is a strong requirement.

Competencies

Develops and implements sustainable business strategies, thinks long term and externally in order to positively shape the organization. Anticipates and perceives the impact and implications of future decisions and activities on other parts of the organization.(for levels IICA-2, IICA-3, LICA Specialist- 10, LICA Specialist-11, NOC, NOD, P3, P4 and above) Treats all individuals with respect; responds sensitively to differences and encourages others to do the same. Upholds organizational and ethical norms. Maintains high standards of trustworthiness. Role model for diversity and inclusion.

Acts as a positive role model contributing to the team spirit. Collaborates and supports the development of others. For people managers only: Acts as positive leadership role model, motivates, directs and inspires others to succeed, utilizing appropriate leadership styles. Demonstrates understanding of the impact of own role on all partners and always puts the end beneficiary first. Builds and maintains strong external relationships and is a competent partner for others (if relevant to the role). Efficiently establishes an appropriate course of action for self and/or others to accomplish a goal. Actions lead to total task accomplishment through concern for quality in all areas. Sees opportunities and takes the initiative to act on them. Understands that responsible use of resources maximizes our impact on our beneficiaries. Open to change and flexible in a fast paced environment. Effectively adapts own approach to suit changing circumstances or requirements. Reflects on experiences and modifies own behavior. Performance is consistent, even under pressure. Always pursues continuous improvements. Evaluates data and courses of action to reach logical, pragmatic decisions. Takes an unbiased, rational approach with calculated risks. Applies innovation and creativity to problem-solving. Expresses ideas or facts in a clear, concise and open manner. Communication indicates a consideration for the feelings and needs of others. Actively listens and proactively shares knowledge. Handles conflict effectively, by overcoming differences of opinion and finding common ground.

Contract type, level and duration

Contract type: Local Individual Contractor Agreement (LICA) Contract level: LICA 10 Contract duration: On going (possible extension subject to the performance and budget availability)

For more details about the ICA contractual modality, please follow this link:

https://www.unops.org/english/Opportunities/job-opportunities/what-we-offer/Pages/Individual-Contractor-Agreements.aspx

This is local position and internal vacancy, only Myanmar National who working in UNOPS can apply to this position. All other nationalities will be automatically rejected from the screening.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • For retainer contracts, you must complete a few Mandatory Courses (around 4 hours) in your own time, before providing services to UNOPS.
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.

It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns. Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and development projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

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