Comm. & Reporting Officer

United Nations Development Programme, Kathmandu, Nepal

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
16th February, 2019


Job Description

Background

The newly established Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies are the most important democratic institutions in Nepal. Since 2008 UNDP has supported Constituent Assembly and later the Legislature Parliament in their tasks of participatory constitution-building, law-making and oversight. It was initially undertaken through the UNDP supported project, Support to Participatory Constitution-Building in Nepal (SPCBN). In 2015 the SPCBN project was replaced by/transformed into a more comprehensive programme, Parliament Support Project (PSP). UNDP is now proceeding with a second phase of the project.

PSP II will focus on strengthening the Federal Parliament and provincial assemblies of Nepal. The main counterpart is the nine parliament secretariats and the committees established in each parliament. The project aims at strengthening the institution parliament as such in its role as legislator, oversight body and representative of the people.

PSP II will focus on five specific outputs:

  • the effectiveness of parliaments to participate in PFM at the national and sub-national levels;
  • the ability of parliaments to be fully engaged in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through their roles in law-making and oversight;
  • increased transparency within the work of the parliaments to address the need for information about their work and to address the potential for political anomalies;
  • the institutionalization of practices to engage women, youth and disadvantaged groups to ensure that their voices are heard during parliamentary processes; and
  • targeted support to MPs, representing women and disadvantaged groups to support them in assuming leadership roles within parliament and their parliamentary party groups.

Under the direct supervision of the National Project Manager, the incumbent will serve as the Communication and Reporting Officer (CRO) and will be responsible for supporting the National Project Manager on Communication and Reporting matters.

Duties and Responsibilities

Under the overall supervision of National Project Manager (NPM), CRO will perform the following duties:

  • Conduct the project’s communication and reporting, ensuring that information about the project’s work and achievements is published and disseminated as required;
  • Draft website posts, articles, and meeting minutes;
  • Edit and translate PSP documents from Nepali to English and vice versa;
  • Liaise with and manage media relations between the project and media;
  • Prepare and edit press releases, event reports and documents;
  • Ensure compliance with UNDP guidelines, policies and procedures for communication and reporting.
  • Work with federal parliament and provincial assemblies to develop advocacy materials for the project;
  • Maintain regular communication with all relevant partners and stakeholders to ensure there are no outstanding questions or needs for information;
  • Work with the Monitoring and Evaluation Officer to stay informed about and collect programmatic lessons learnt and consolidate programmatic lessons into complete, thorough and well-edited communications which are then shared with implementing and donor partners, and stakeholders;
  • Perform other related duties as required.

Media Management & Content Creation:

  • Coordinate the development of campaign assets such as snapshots of publications, infographics and animations;
  • Increase in-house social media usage, by suggesting sample posts and training colleague
  • Ensure curated content is available on the UNDP newsletter and website;
  • Draft and edit a wide range of materials, including media products, blog posts, web content, brochures and presentations
  • Gender and Social Inclusion Sensitivity
  • Ensure GESI has been mainstreamed in the communication and reporting.

Impact of Functions: The effective management of the PSP and achievement of the objectives in compliance with UNDP rules and procedures will impact efficient delivery of programme results and outputs.

Specific results include:

  • Event report edited and published in the UNDP-website.
  • PSP-activities shared through media.
  • Knowledge management facilitated and documented.

Competencies

Core

  • 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

  • Media Relations: Ability to form and maintain meaningful working relationships with various members of the media.

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

  • Public Relations: Ability to manage information sharing and partnership alliances between the UNDP and the public.

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

  • Social Media: Ability to represent and promote the UNDP brand in virtual communities / networks and promote citizen engagement in UNDP's work.

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

  • Web Design: Ability to create and design web content.

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

  • Report Writing: Ability to prepare quality reports.

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

  • Digital Media: Ability to stay up to date on future technology/digital systems to maintain UNDP's presence and impact.

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

  • Media Monitoring: Ability to scan, watch out for risks that may affect the organizational brand and suggest mitigating actions.

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

  • Brief & Speech Writing: Ability to prepare quality briefs and/or speeches.

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

Multimedia writing/editing; Originating and/or editing written content for media and the general public to be disseminated through press or other online outlets.

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

  • Knowledge Management: Ability to capture, develop, share and effectively use information and knowledge.

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: Completion of Master’s degree or equivalent in Communications, Social Science or related fields.

Experience:

  • 5 years of experience in development project-related communications and reporting roles;
  • Extensive experience in communication and broadcasting strategies and techniques, reporting, documentation, publication, and audio-visual material preparation in relation to development is required;
  • Experience in handling politically sensitive information is required;
  • Good knowledge of the latest electronic publishing and graphics methods is required;
  • Previous work experience with UNDP or other United Nations agencies will be an added advantage;
  • Prior experience of working in parliament will be an added advantage.

Language Requirements: Fluency in oral and written English and Nepali is essential.

Computer skill

  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel etc.);
  • Knowledge of handling web-based management systems.

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