Web and Communications Officer

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This is a UNV National Specialist contract. This kind of contract is known as National UN Volunteer. It is normally only for nationals. More about UNV National Specialist contracts.

Myanmar has embarked on a major transition towards democracy, market style economy and peace. Myanmar has low middle-income status (LMIC) and is committed to lifting itself out of Least Developed Country (LDC) status within the next seven years. Following the implementation of the first ever UNDP Country Programme during 2013-2017 and as a key development partner of the government of Myanmar, UNDP will implement a new UNDP Country Programme for the period 2018-2022, striving to deliver on a large and relevant programme portfolio that is responsive to the main development challenges facing the country.

UNDP’s Country Programme feeds into the UNDP Strategic Plan, which embraces the complexity of development and commits the organization to helping countries find faster, more durable solutions to achieve Agenda 2030. Important development trends like urbanization, climate change, and rising inequalities pose significant challenges on our path to achieve the 2030 agenda of achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The UNDP Myanmar Strategic Management Unit (SMU) drives new ways of working through partnerships, innovation, communications, design and data visualization; coordinates quality assurance of monitoring and evaluation as well as continuous project monitoring through defined indicators; supports programme teams and CO senior management in planning and management of thematic country programme and project evaluation(s) and follow up in implementation of recommendations; and promotes evaluation standards, quality assurance/control and capacity development in the Country Office by facilitating knowledge building and management. The team strives to bring new methodologies, energy and insights into the work of the entire Country Office.

UNDP uses a range of communication tools and products to portray the impact of the work it does. Key to this is this the UNDP Myanmar website.

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of the Team Leader Strategic Management Unit, the UNV Web and Communications Officer will be responsible for:

Support the design and maintenance of the office web sites based on corporate requirements
Assists in preparation of content for the web sites and social media platforms, Facebook, Twitter, etc., to ensure consistency of the materials.



Supports development of new ways of doing business when communicating including innovation and advocacy
Facilitates use of contemporary communication channels and platforms for citizen engagement, linking UNDP with stakeholders, experts, sponsors or champions;
Supports packaging and production of communication products to strengthen UNDP’s collaboration with citizens, CSOs, NGOs, and local-level leaders;
Supports drafting and production of regular updates to donors as well as preparation of donor reports, civic education and community awareness
Supports CO publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc. and ensure the quality products.
Supports for Organization and implementation of knowledge sharing and network events
Regularly upload new content on UNDP CO website as provided by the Communications Team within a quick turnaround
Translate content for the Myanmar version of the website with quick turnaround
Ensure a fresh look of the website and regularly rearrange existing content on the entry page;
Provide web support whenever required, including to create pages or microsites for events;
Monitor and report on websites’ statistics;
Do Internal Cross posting between pages, project web pages etc;
Support to SMU teams with graphic design and layouts for media posts, infographics and other communications materials

, Accountability, Adaptability and Flexibility, Client Orientation, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Knowledge Sharing, Leadership, Managing Performance, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Technological Awareness, Working in Teams

Minimum 2 years of experience in relevant field

Myanmar, officially the Republic of the Union of Myanmar, is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia bordered by Bangladesh, India, China, Laos and Thailand. One-third of Burma's total perimeter of 1,930 km (1,200 miles) forms an uninterrupted coastline along the Bay of Bengal and the Andaman Sea. The country has an estimated population of 51 million people. Myanmar's capital city is Naypyidaw and its largest city is Yangon. The country is ethnically diverse. The government recognizes 135 distinct ethnic groups but the Bamar form an estimated 68% of the population. Most of them are Buddhists.

Temperatures in Myanmar can vary from place to place. In general, the Myanmar climate is hot throughout the year, with temperatures averaging 27 degrees Celsius or 80 degrees Fahrenheit. The months of March, April, and May the weather in Myanmar can be very hot and humid, especially around the coastal regions. This increase in temperature is caused by the onset of the rainy season. Despite the hot temperatures, there are areas that can be quite pleasant. The interior areas such as Inle Lake and Bagan can be quite a bit cooler than the coastal regions. The mountainous areas can also be cooler as they have a much higher altitude.

Living conditions at the Duty Station: Yangon is family duty station with Category B hardship level. In terms of the safety and security, it is safe and no high-level threat of security. For housing, it will vary depend on the types of lodging and its facility. For travel and transport, taxis are available and inexpensive. Grab also available in the country. Buses are also low fair options with routes running all over the city. Owing to the geographic location of Myanmar, Burmese cuisine has been influenced by Chinese cuisine, Indian cuisine and Thai cuisine.

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