Background The nexus of security-humanitarian-development issues around Lake Chad has given rise to an intractable extremist insurgency that has left tens of thousands of people dead, approximately 2.
5 million displaced, and more than 10 million people in the North-East region affected and in need. While robust national and multi-
national military operations have re-taken territory previously controlled by Boko Haram, UNDP recognizes that a new approach is required to consolidate these gains and establish the conditions necessary to transition from military to civilian responsibility for security, and from the provision of humanitarian assistance to the resumption of stalled development processes.
In this context, the UNDP is strengthening its presence in The North-East region by establishing a sub-office in Maiduguri.
The sub-office will serve as the centre of operations for programming which will include a Regional Stabilization Facility, a Disengagement, Disassociation, Reconciliation and Reintegration (DDRR) and Recovery and a Resilience programme.
The Sub-Office (SO) for North East (NE) Region of Nigeria has been operational since 2017 and UNDP has established an Operations Service Centre to support management and operations functions related to the effective delivery of programmatic results in anticipation of launch of new programmes, such as Nigerian Window of the Stabilization Facility in NE Region.
It is considered vital that the NE Sub-Office has a well-conceived communications strategy, articulated to the overall Communications Plan of the Lake Chad Basin Commission (LCBC) Regional Stabilization Strategy.
Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Head of Stabilization and in consultation with the Head of Communication in Abuja, the Communications Specialist designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of the communications and publication strategies for the NE Region with a view to influence the development agenda, to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.
The Communications Specialist supervises and leads the communications staff of the NE Sub-Office and has a strong regular working relationship with Head of Communication in the CO, LCB Communication Specialist, and the Regional Communications Adviser.
The Communications Specialist also works in close collaboration with the teams in the Sub-Office, Communication Unit in CO, the Business Development, Programme and Operations teams, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP Communications Group staff (Regional Communications Adviser and HQ) and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-
lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP communication strategy implementation. Duties and Responsibilities 1.
Planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach
2.Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan for NE Sub-Office
3.Supervises the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, NE Sub-Office web-based knowledge management system
4.Supports the business development
in association with other staff from Business Development Team.
Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)
5.Facilitation of knowledge building and management
6.Effective management of the Communication Office and supervision of the Communications team
Competencies Description of Competency at Level Required Core Innovation Ability to make new and useful ideas workLevel 5 : Creates new and relevant ideas and leads others to implement them Leadership Ability to persuade others to followLevel 5 : Plans and acts transparently, actively works to remove barriers People Management Ability to improve performance and satisfactionLevel 5 : Models high professional standards and motivates excellence in others Communication Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transformLevel 5 : Gains trust of peers, partners, clients by presenting complex concepts in practical terms to others Delivery Ability to get things done while exercising good judgementLevel 5 : Critically assesses value and relevance of existing policy / practice and contributes to enhanced delivery of products, services, and innovative solutions Advocacy Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Building Strategic Partnerships Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Job knowledge Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Client Orientation Catalyzes new ideas, methods, and applications to pave a path for innovation and continuous improvement in professional area of expertise Required Skills and Experience Education : Master's degree in media relations, journalism, publishing Experience :
based management system.
Language Requirements : Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement. The ability to communicate effectively in French is an asset.
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