UNV Specialist for Digital Communication
Application deadline 8 months ago: Friday 14 Jan 2022 at 00:00 UTCOpen application form
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 position is located at the Regional Office for West and Central Africa (ROSEN) of the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) in Dakar, Senegal. The International UN Volunteer will work under the direct supervision of the Deputy Regional Representative in the Coordination Unit.
Under the direct supervision of – Counter Cybercrime Programming in Africa UNODC, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Support the implementation of UNODC’s mandate to counter cybercrime by developing digital communication materials for West Africa related to cyber-offenses including online child exploitation, cyber threats, trends in cybercrime, prevention against cybercrime and digital evidence; Create, maintain and update the unit’s digital communication strategy and associated workplan at the continental level, in consultation with the Cybercrime Programme Manager for West Africa and colleagues ; Create a coherent social media identity for UNODC Programme on Cybercrime in Africa, in coordination with the global identity.; Create, launch and manage social media campaigns (i.e. awareness campaign for the Cybersecurity month) (on most widely-used social media like LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, Twitter,Tik-Tok, etc., to promote a better understanding of cybercrime amongst population, to deliver prevention messages against cybercrime, as well as promoting work conducted by the unit to assist states in countering cybercrime ; Create and edit digital communication materials on cybercrime in Africa including articles, videos, photos, stories and illustrations to be shared on social media;
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;
digital marketing, digital communication or media is required. Working experience in the field, especially West and Central Africa is an added value.
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. The assignment will take place in the nation’s capital, Dakar, a family duty station (Hardship classification A). Dakar is a liveable city. The spontaneous reception and hospitality of the Senegalese is among the characteristic features of this West African country. The living conditions in Dakar are good, as well as the access to health services. The yellow fever vaccine is compulsory and vaccination cards should be presented at the entrance. Vaccinations against Meningococcal Meningitis and Hepatitis A and B are also recommended. The basic drugs are available in pharmacies but it is recommended to bring specific prescription drugs.