Communications Specialist

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

As an active UNDP team member, efficient, timely, responsive, client-friendly and high-quality support rendered to EECC (UNDP Iraq) and its beneficiaries in the accomplishment of her/his functions, including:

A Communications and Visibility Plan for EECC Projects and activities is prepared in consultation with the EECC Pillar lead, the project managers and the UNDP Iraq Communications Cell;

Communication products are prepared and broadcasted via different media outlets, apps and platforms to promote awareness on climate change and environment and inform stakeholders about UNDP activities in this respect;

Sufficient visibility to EECC/UNDP donors is provided in the communication products and activities and evidence is shared with UNDP and respective donor agencies;

Perspectives of UNDP beneficiaries, including government partners, civil society organizations, sister UN agencies and communities are captured and disseminated;

• Age, Gender and Diversity (AGD) perspective is systematically applied, integrated and documented in all activities throughout the assignment;

• High standards of quality are observed in the design and implementation of communication activities by close collaboration with the UNDP Iraq Communications Cell;

• A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for peace and development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Portfolio Manager, Environment, Energy and Climate Change (EECC) pillar of UNDP Iraq or his/her designated mandated representative(s), and in consultation with the Team Leader – Advocacy and Communications, the UN Volunteer Communications Specialist will be expected to:

12.1.) Reporting and visibility • Lead development and subsequent implementation of a Communication and Visibility Plan for the EECC pillar of UNDP Iraq. • Design and maintain an effective social media presence for the EECC to communicate results. • Lead constant communication of EECC results and progress to its audiences and using the most effective tools and channels including social media to build public ownership of EECC projects and programmes. • Lead provision of technical support to the EECC in the development and implementation of standardized templates with donor taglines for reporting on events, workshops, training sessions, as applicable. • Develop success stories and provide relevant inputs for the development of newsletters and website articles for the EECC. • Undertake field visits to produce high-quality digital media content (videos and photos) with strong and impactful narratives. • Produce high-quality photography, videography, and other digital media products for the EECC when needed. • Provide support during crisis communications and assist the UNDP communications with responses to EECC related media enquiries. • Regularly monitor all communication platforms to ensure that the latest and up-to-date information is reflected. • Leverage opportunities to showcase UNDP’s work in environment and climate action within other pillars and projects to produce a stronger UNDP Iraq narrative • Perform other related duties as required. 12.2.) Information and knowledge sharing • Develop and maintain an effective stakeholder engagement approach, including an up-to- date list of EECC stakeholders, and maintain effective relations with all stakeholders to encourage their support to EECC programming activities. • Working closely with UNDP Iraq Communications Cell, promote knowledge management and knowledge sharing through maintaining the EECC communications site with easy access to all publications and knowledge resources. • Perform other related duties as required. 12.3.) Coordination of communications functions • Provide support to meetings including PWG4 meetings, Project Steering Committee meetings, and EECC meetings with donor representatives documenting discussions and disseminating finalized minutes with respective stakeholders. • Contribute to & support event planning to promote the EECC’s messages among partners, stakeholders, and beneficiaries. • Participate and work closely with UNDP Iraq’s wider Communications team, attending weekly team meetings and putting inputs into the monthly editorial calendar and other workflow processes • Perform other related duties as required.

• Professionalism. • Integrity. • Teamwork and respect for diversity. • Commitment to continuous learning. • Planning and organizing. • Communication. • Flexibility.

managing communications functions in a national government, national development/civil society organization or an international organization is required. • Candidate with master degree and three years of experience will be acceptable. • Familiarity with Adobe creative cloud or other software tools in designing and creating data visualization, infographics, presentations, and reports is required. • Strong writing and oral communication, and excellent report writing skills are required • Experience in developing communication strategies is desirable • Experience in using electronic and social media for communications and awareness raising is desirable • Previous experience of working with the United Nations is desirable. • Working experience with diverse and multi-cultural teams is desirable • Demonstrated expertise in managing communications sites using Microsoft SharePoint Online or other online platforms is desirable. • Ability to work and adapt professional and effectively in a challenging environment. • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural team of international and national personnel. • Have an affinity with or interest in climate change, environment, energy volunteerism as a mechanism for sustainable development and the UN system.

UN personnel in Iraq operate in a volatile security environment. In Baghdad duty station personnel work and live in a secured compound with limited access outside the compound, which usually can only be done with stringent clearances for official meetings and events and travel to and from the airport and depending on the destination, with a security escort. Baghdad is a non-family duty station and is classified as security risk high. UN personnel in Baghdad have to follow the MORSS (Minimum Operational [Residential] Security Standards)

International personnel operating in Iraq must take online security awareness in the field trainings prior to arrival in Iraq and undertake a mandatory Security Induction Awareness Training (SAIT) immediately upon arrival. The Rest and Recuperation (R&R) cycle in Baghdad is 8 weeks, with the designated place of R&R being Amman, Jordan. Currently there are UN flights (UNAMI and UNHAS) to and from Iraq, covering Iraq, Kuwait and Jordan. There are many international flights to Baghdad, Basrah and Erbil. There are some ATMs operational in Baghdad, Erbil and other cities. The dominant currency in use in Iraq is USD. The Iraqi dinar is used with an exchange rate of approximately USD 1 = 1,450 Iraqi dinar. Market is mostly cash-based; both USD and Iraqi Dinar are widely accepted. Payments by credit cards are accepted in limited number of shops. UN personnel need to be culturally sensitive and adjust to the culture of the country.

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