Knowledge Management and Communication Assistant

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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.

African Union’s Science, Technology and Innovation Strategy for Africa (STISA-2024) declares “an enabling environment for STI development on the African continent” as one of the pillars for achieving the vision for Agenda 2063.1 AU through STISA aspires to raise Africa’s role in global research, technology development and transfer, innovation and knowledge production.UN Women contributes to the implementation of this strategy, among others, through its continental flagship program, the African Girls Can Code Initiative (AGCCI). The African Girls Can CODE Initiative (AGCCI), a partnership between UN Women, Africa Union Commission (AUC) and International Telecommunications Union (ITU) aims to train and empower a young girls aged between 17-20, across Africa to become computer programmers, creators and designers, placing them on track to take up studies and careers in the information, communication and technology (ICT) sector. Moreover, it promotes the implementation of national media campaigns involving role models (e.g. women in ICT, female teachers in schools) and utilizes an on-line platform to enhance networking among the girls, trainers and mentors. The program aims to close the gender gap in the tech world, and overall the gender digital divide. Through a biennial project, UN Women in partnership with the African Union Commission and the Government of Belgium aims to support the coordination of the project activities in select target countries through the organization of coding camps, advocacy with African Union Member States to accelerate mainstreaming of gender, coding and ICT in national curricula for sustainable and inclusive development and media campaign to enhance the visibility of good practices and project results. The overall coordination of the initiative will be led by a programme coordinator with relevant capacities, experience and expertise. It is in this context that UN Women Liaison to the AU and UNECA is seeking to recruit a Communication and Knowledge Management Officer to provide support to the implementation of actions related to visibility as well as the documentation and dissemination of evidence and good practices to influence programming, policy and partnerships around GEWE and digitization agenda. The candidate will carry out her/his tasks in close collaboration with the program teams in Liaison and other country offices, UN Women Regional Office and HQs.

Under the direct supervision of Program Coordinator, the International UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  1. Communications and social media outreach •Assist in the design, planning and implementation of African Girls Can Code Communication and visibility plans for the 2nd phase of the programme. •Support the coordination of visibility, communications, and outreach activities with partners including AUC, UNECA, UNESCO, UNICEF and ITU; •Support and work closely with the communication focal person from the Regional Office and HQ Communications and Advocacy Team for the implementation of high impact communications actions; •Assist wide dissemination and visibility of programme achievements; •Support in tracking Monitor and evaluate communication and visibility campaigns; • Contribute to the write up and dissemination of press releases, policy briefs, pamphlets, editorials, branded materials, and other written communications materials; • Assist in outreach and partnership with members of the media; • Assist in sustaining digital presence, including social media footprint for the AGCCI activities.

  2. Knowledge building and dissemination •Contribute to synthesis of lessons learnt and best practices related to AGCCI programme implementation; •Provide support to the documentation and sharing of good practices and dissemination of lessons learned in the implementation of AGCCI and relevant initiatives; •Contribute to the preparation of briefs, notes and minutes of GEWE related inter- agency coordination meetings, meetings with AU partners and other stakeholders; •Assist the coordination of knowledge sharing and advocacy forums; • Contribute to the dissemination of knowledge products developed in close collaboration with knowledge management specialists in UN Women Regional Offices; •Contribute to background research, talking points and briefing notes on AGCCI related activities; •Perform other job-related duties as assigned.

  3. Administrative and Operational Support •Support the procurement of communication and knowledge management services and materials; •Assist logistics related to events and press conferences; •Updating contact lists and mailing lists; •Undertake other administrative tasks as required.

Professionalism Integrity Teamwork and respect for diversity Communication

or demonstrated interest in communications, knowledge management, advocacy, coordination, and partnership building on gender equality, women’s empowerment and human rights related roles;

Addis Ababa is the capital of the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia. The population is estimated at about 4 millions. Addis Ababa is 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. Thus, there is a very large community of expatriates from all over the world. There are some 80 embassies/diplomatic missions. Housing is readily available but rent can be expensive. However, shared housing is common and more affordable. Most foodstuffs, beverages, household goods, furniture and clothing, mostly imported from the Middle/Far East, South Africa and Europe 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. Several restaurants around the city serve local or international cuisine and numerous social and 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

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