Communications Specialist
OpenIGO
Nigeria, Maiduguri
21h ago

Duties and Responsibilities

1.Planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach

  • Planning and elaboration of communications needs assessments for Sub-office (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc)
  • Elaboration of the CO communications and outreach strategy for Sub-Office and the Programmes / Projects in NE Region, based on corporate strategic priorities and UNDP External Communications Action Plan.
  • Constructive and timely advice on inclusion of communications components in programme and projects formulations to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s development programmes.
  • 2.Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan for NE Sub-Office

  • Elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan for for Sub-Office and the Programmes / Projects in NE Region, based on the corporate publications policy.
  • Identification and development of storylines for publications and substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues in NE Region of Nigeria.
  • Coordination and management of all Sub-Office publication activities, including content management, norms for publishing, design, liaison with printers and other suppliers to oversee production and supervision of publications dissemination.
  • 3.Supervises the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, NE Sub-Office web-based knowledge management system

  • Design of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff.
  • Supervision and preparation of the content for the web sites and social media platforms ensuring consistency of the materials.
  • 4.Supports the business development

  • Creation and promotion of campaigns that position UNDP with local and international media and influences the development agenda based on current programme and new initiatives.
  • Management, promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications.
  • Creation, promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on issues including UNDP activities, Sustainable Development Goals, UN Reform, etc.
  • in association with other staff from Business Development Team.

  • Promotional activities to position UNDP as a leader within the development space.
  • Increased coverage and understanding of the UNDP’s work in the country or practice area through development and maintenance of media contacts and providing newsworthy information to national public and donors.
  • Formatting, packaging and submission of programme and projects initiatives for donor review in close collaboration with programme and project staff.
  • Development and maintenance of close contacts with government officials, multilateral and bilateral donors, civil society and private sector for implementation of the communications strategy, organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, project visits, briefing sessions, interviews, launches, etc.
  • Forging of a One UN image in NE Region through publicizing the significance of local UN reform efforts, joint programmes, common services.
  • Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc.)

  • Ensuring access for journalists to subject-matter experts and UNDP spokespeople.
  • Regular updates to donors, donor reports, civic education and community awareness where appropriate to support projects.
  • Effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.
  • Innovative and creative solutions to sensitive or corporately strategic public communications issues.
  • Advocacy and promotion of UNDP mandate, mission and purpose.
  • 5.Facilitation of knowledge building and management

  • Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.
  • Monitor practices, and project-specific news and developments in order to ensure guidance to the office that reflects the best and most current available information.
  • Provides advice and support to UNDP inputs to CCA, UNSDCF, CPD and other documents.
  • Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories.
  • Organization and provision of training, consultancy and advice to UNDP staff on internal and external communications.
  • 6.Effective management of the Communication Office and supervision of the Communications team

  • Effective management of the Communications Office, including preparation of the work-plan, management of translations and contractual matters.
  • 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 :

  • 5 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Previous experience with a multilateral or international organization, preferably in the UN.
  • Strong command of social media,web-based publishing, and visual media
  • Experience in post conflict environment is a strong advantage;
  • Proficiency in usage of computers, office software packages and advance project management software as well as in handling of web-
  • based management system.

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems.
  • 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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