M&E and Communication Officer

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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.

UNODC is a global leader in the fight against illicit drugs and international crime, and it is mandated to assist, in coordination with other agencies such as UNDP and IOM among others, Member States in their struggle against illicit drugs, crime and terrorism. The three pillars of UNODC’s field office work are: • Field-based technical cooperation to enhance Member States’ capacity to counteract illicit drugs, crime and terrorism; • Research and analytical work to increase knowledge and understanding of drugs, crime and terrorism issues, and to expand the evidence base for policy and operational decisions; • Normative work to assist States in the ratification and implementation of relevant international treaties, and the development of domestic legislation on drugs, crime and terrorism.

Based on past achievements of UNODC in West Africa, on lessons learnt during the implementation of activities in the region as well as the outcomes of its predecessor, the UNODC Regional Programme (RP) for West Africa sets strategic priorities for the region for the period of 2016-2020 (extended until 2022) and highlights operational responses aimed at addressing security threats and reinforcing rule of law in the region. The RP also serves as a framework for action to support Member States in achieving the new Sustainable Development Goals.

The position is located within the Law Enforcement section of the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Dakar, Senegal. In the framework of the project “Assistance to the ECOWAS and to Member States in West and Central Africa for the Development and Implementation of Drug Control and Crime Prevention Strategies” the UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of Law Enforcement Senior Regional Advisor.

Under the direct supervision of the Law Enforcement Senior Regional Advisor, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Lead the Monitoring and Evaluation role for the project implementation:

•Develop a project-wide results tracking system and ensure that tracking is undertaken; •Support the elaboration of project work plans; •Support monitoring data quality tracking the progress of activities •Perform field visits as per need to ensure the quality of the data gathered by the project and to verify the accuracy of the reported data. •Record report and analyze data against indicators listed in the logical framework •Prepare regular M&E reports, update risk matrix, lessons learned logs and organize regular monitoring and implementation progress reporting with key government partners and donors. •Support the timely preparation and submission of progress reports, donor reports, project reviews, financial reports, audit reports and any other required project reports; •Assist in the monitoring of milestones and key accomplishments of the program; •Support in organising special events such as launching, donor engagement/joint monitoring, etc •Perform any other tasks assigned by the supervisor.

Lead the formulation and implementation of external communications and advocacy strategies:

•Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for the project; •Development/Production of communication materials for visibility and awareness-raising campaigns, including videos, pictures, interviews, program briefs, press releases in coordination with the Project Manager. •Develop, publish and disseminate media friendly communications products (in coordination with HQ). •Develop and use of modern communication technologies, social media platforms, apps; •Organize of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews. •Provision of inputs in programme formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of the project; •Plans, implements and monitors project communication and media activities; •Supports and prepares content for the website parts related to the project ensuring consistent quality and appropriateness of the materials; •Identifies and develops storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues. Prepares human interest stories and project updates drawn from project activities and partnerships; •Maintenance of project communication information database and photo library. •Draft a communication work plan for the project, as well as activities to promote the project and its objectives. •Organize public awareness raising activities, consistent with the communication strategy

•Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others; •Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills; •Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team; •Flexible and open to learning and new experiences; •Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;

Learning expectations: Learning and development are a central part of the UN Volunteer’s assignment and take place before, during and after his or her assignment in the field. Ideally, offering diverse opportunities for learning and development aim to strengthen the volunteer’s skills and competences, improve the quality of the assignment and keep the volunteer’s motivation high. Learning elements for the UN Youth Volunteer include the development of: •Professional skills: including specific competencies and reflection on assignment-related abilities; and on-the-job skills such as time management, problem solving, team building; and career preparedness such as interview skills, CV preparation, job searching. •Inter-personal skills: including communication and listening skills; multi-cultural awareness and cultural competency; and conflict and stress management. •Volunteering-related skills: including leadership; civic responsibility; and engagement and active participation. Beyond the learning opportunities provided by UNV, UNODC will support knowledge and capacity development in the technical areas that are relevant to the UN Youth Volunteer’s assignment. UNODC will provide, at its expense, UN Youth Volunteers with equal opportunity to participate in training courses and workshops offered to its personnel.

planning, design and implementation of communication, M&E systems, preferably in the area of law enforcement and criminal justice.

•Working experience (including internship) with the United Nations system – in particular UNODC - is a distinct advantage. •Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded; •Prior experience in West Africa is also a distinct advantage. Language: English and French are the working languages of the United Nations Secretariat. For this assignment, fluency in english, with proven drafting and communication skills, is required. Working knowledge in French is an asset.

Computer skills: •Proficiency in word-processing software •Website content management systems •Excellent knowledge of video production, photography, storytelling •Ability to use designing softwares like Adobe or Photoshop. Technical competencies: •Excellent public relations skills required. •Knowledge of project management and M&E methods •Knowledge of West and Central Africa’s political, social and human rights issues is an asset.

Technical competencies: •Excellent public relations skills required. •Knowledge of project management and M&E methods •Knowledge of West and Central Africa’s political, social and human rights issues is an asset

Cote d’Ivoire is a unique country and Abidjan provides for an interesting and enriching environment, but also requires a mature level of cultural awareness. It has a comparable setting to most other African capital cities in terms of security, air travel access, climate, cost of living, accommodation option, medical facilities, banking facilities and communication infrastructure.

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