UNDP Late Oct. Jobs 2017

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30 Oct, 2017

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Communication Jobs in Ghana

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Country Director, the Communications Analyst in a medium size of large office implements the corporate communications strategy, as well as provides inputs to the design, management and implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies which are geared to influence the development agenda, promote public and media outreach and mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.

The Communications Analyst may supervise and lead the communications staff of the country office and maintains a regular working relationship with the Regional Communications Adviser. The Communications Analyst works in close collaboration with the Management Support and 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.

Job Description

Job Title: Communications Analyst

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

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

• Preparation and conduct of communications needs assessments for CO (projects, country programme and corporate change initiatives, etc)

• Drafting/editing of CO communications and outreach strategy based on CO strategic priorities and the UNDP External Communications Action Plan.

• Analysis of requirements and synthesis of proposals on ways to integrate advocacy and communication strategies into all aspects of UNDP’s development programme during programme and project formulations.

2. Implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan

• Implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan, based on the corporate publications policy.

• Identification of storylines for publications and drafting of substantive articles contributing to debates on key development issues.

• Coordination and management of CO publication activities, such as content management, norms for publishing, design, etc.

• Contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure production and ensure publications dissemination.

3. Supervision of the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management

4. Supports the business development

• Promotion and maintenance of public information campaigns on issues including UNDP activities, UN Reform, and Sustainable Development Goals.

• Promotion and dissemination of corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives and publications such as the Human Development Report.

• Packaging and submission of programme initiatives for donor review in collaboration with programme staff and supervisor.

• Maintenance of increased coverage and understanding of the UNDP’s work in the country or practice area through local and global media stories as guided by the UNDP External Communications Action Plan, provision of newsworthy information to national public and, where possible, donors.

• Organization of roundtable discussions, press conferences, briefing sessions, interviews, launches, etc.

• Forging of a “One UN” image 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.)

• Ensure access to journalists to subject-matter experts and UNDP spokespeople.

• Drafting/production of regular updates to donors.

• Preparation of donor reports, civic education and community awareness where appropriate to support projects.

• Effective responses to inquiries for public information materials.t system

• Supervision of the design and maintenance of the office web sites based on corporate requirements in cooperation with the ICT staff.

• Preparation of the content for the web sites and social media platforms to ensure consistency of the materials.

5. Facilitation of knowledge building and management

• Identification and synthesis of best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities.

• Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice including corporate communications repositories.

• Provision of training, consultancy and advice to UNDP staff on internal and external communications for development.

COMPETENCIES

Competencies and Selection Criteria

Description of Competency at Level Required

(For more comprehensive descriptions please see the competency inventory)

In this section list all core competencies as well as the most relevant technical/functional competencies the role will require along with the appropriate level. A Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through the following link:

https://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages /Home.aspx

Core

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Innovation

Ability to make new and useful ideas work

Level 4: Adept with complex concepts and challenges convention purposefully

Leadership

Ability to persuade others to follow

Level 4: Generates commitment, excitement and excellence in others

People Management

Ability to improve performance and satisfaction

Level 4: Models independent thinking and action

Communication

Ability to listen, adapt, persuade and transform

Level 4: Synthesizes information to communicate independent analysis

Delivery

Ability to get things done while exercising good judgement

Level 4: Meets goals and quality criteria for delivery of products or services

Technical/Functional

Detailed list of competencies can be accessed through

Competency Definitionhttps://intranet.undp.org/unit/ohr/competency-framework/SitePages/Home.aspx

and hiring managers are encouraged to familiarize themselves for more information

Advocacy

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Building Strategic Partnerships

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Client Orientation

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Job knowledge

Competency Definition

Level 4: apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

Communication

Competency Definition

Level 4: Apply & Adapt: Contributes skills and knowledge with demonstrated ability to advance innovation and continuous improvement, in professional area of expertise

REQUIRED SKILLS AND EXPERIENCE

Education: Master’s degree in Media relations, Mass Communication, Journalism, publishing

Experience: Up to at least 7 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy. Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based management systems Experience:

Language Requirements: Fluency in English and national language of the duty station. Other official languages of the UN will be desirable

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