Digital Communications Officer
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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.
The programme focuses on the regional dimensions of the four interlinked outcomes of the strategic plan as follows ● Growth and development are inclusive and sustainable, incorporating productive capacities that create employment and livelihoods for the poor and excluded ● Citizen expectations for voice, development, the rule of law and accountability are met by stronger systems of democratic governance ● Countries are able to reduce the likelihood of conflict and lower the risk of natural disasters including from climate change ● Development debates and actions at all levels prioritize poverty, inequality and exclusion consistent with our engagement principles.
The Volunteer will work with the Regional Programme Team under the supervision of the Regional Programme Communications Specialist developing strategic communications and media initiatives and oversees the production of a range of communications materials for the Regional Programme, including for the website, for the office, and for online and offline audiences. S/he is responsible for designing timely, accurate and high-quality informational materials, such as social media assets, publications, news briefs, fact sheets, stories from the field, etc. for media outreach, the UNDP Africa website, and inclusion in informational kits for further public outreach. S/he is responsible for developing strategic communications and managing and maintaining the digital and website presence of the Regional Programme.
Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Regional Programme Communications Specialist or his/her designated mandated representative(s), the UN Volunteer Digital Communications Officer will:
• Plans and facilitates printed & digital communication including UNDPAfrica’s web site, social media, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system. • Design and develop high quality flyers, publications, infographics, banners, roll ups and other graphic design products to support the Institute’s academic, research and policy dialogues activities. • Develops and maintains external and internal digital communications platforms such as the UNDP/RSCA website, official UNDP social media accounts (Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, YouTube, etc.), Intranet and on-line collaboration platforms, etc. • Design of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff. • Plans and facilitates the development and implementation of a digital content strategy and contributes to the development of key communications and advocacy products (e.g. human-interest stories, multilingual and multimedia content, etc.). • Supervision and preparation of the content for the website, monthly newsletter and social media platforms ensuring consistency of the materials. • Conducts exercises exploring the applicability of new and emerging tools and techniques to digital communications and advocacy activities to reach a wider, younger audience. • Monitor and evaluate the dissemination of advocacy and communication material to target audiences and impact of the same. • Monitor and analyze media coverage in the region and share information with the RBA and BERA Communications. • Draft and/or edit a range of materials, including press releases & advisories, news briefs, fact sheets, multimedia human interest stories for inclusion in media kits and further public outreach. • Deliver creative and innovative products for print and web use.
• Professionalism • Integrity • Teamwork and respect for diversity • Communication • Flexibility • Commitment to continuous learning
graphic design, public relations, digital communications, journalism, media development-related advocacy at international level in one or more of these areas;
Additional Required experience: • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems and email marketing platforms. • Practical background in graphic design including Adobe Creative Suite: Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro and Adobe InDesign software. • Experience in producing flyers, infographics, banners, roll ups and branded materials for conferences, events and social media campaigns. • Experience in formatting publications e.g. books, policy papers, journals, official reports, etc. • Experience in photo editing. • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, preferably in the region, is an asset but not required. • Experience in media development is an asset but not required.
Addis Ababa is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The population is estimated at about 4 million or so. Addis Ababa located in the Ethiopian highlands at an altitude of 2,500-2,700 meters. The climate is sunny and temperate, but it can be very cold at night, with freezing temperature at times. It is therefore advisable to bring warm clothing and foresee using heaters and/or log fires when necessary. Addis Ababa is the headquarters for the UN Economic Commission for Africa as well as the African Union (ex-OAU). Thus, there is a very large community of expatriates from all over the world. There are some 80 embassies/diplomatic missions. Housing is most of the time readily available and the rents are, on average, reasonable. Most foodstuffs, beverages, household goods, furniture and clothing, mostly imported from the Middle/Far East, South Africa and Europe, or local brands, can be found, although they can be expensive. Meat, fish, fresh fruits and vegetables are cheap and abundantly available.
The basic infrastructures - roads, utilities, and telecommunications - are below standard, as are medical facilities, which are still largely inadequate, although a few private clinics and hospitals provide reasonably good routine care. There are lots of tourist attractions to visit around the country, although the amenities are often poor to average. Several restaurants around the city serve local or international cuisine and there are numerous social and cultural events throughout the year organized by the international and local communities. Sports facilities (fitness, tennis, swimming, riding, golf, etc.) exist in the major hotels or in different establishments around the city. There are no major or special security concerns within Addis Ababa city limits.