Communications Consultant

UNDP - United Nations Development Programme, Cairo, Egypt

Skill Required:, Project/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
5 years
Closing Date for Applications: 
20th August, 2018


Job Description

UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women, operational since January 2011, works towards accelerating the United Nations’ goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. UN Women supports innovative and catalytic programmes, advocacy, and technical assistance related to women’s human rights in countries throughout the world as part of the overall UN development cooperation system.

UN Women Egypt Country Office is based in Cairo, and works in the three priority areas: Leadership and Political Participation; Economic Empowerment; Ending Violence Against Women;

UN Women Egypt Country Office in Cairo seeks to hire a communications consultant responsible with supporting the communications unit in formulating and implementing advocacy strategies; inclusive of communications and visibility. The communications consultant is expected to support the communications unit in developing communications related reports and documents including press releases and success stories. The consultant will also write and copy-edit relevant communications reports in addition to facilitating and organizing public events, press conferences and workshops. The communications consultant will work under the direct supervision of the Communications and Advocacy Analyst.

DEVELOPMENT OBJECTIVE:

The work of the communications consultant will contribute to the development objective of raising awareness and outreach out on gender equality and women’s empowerment in Egypt.

IMMEDIATE OBJECTIVE:

The immediate objective of the communications consultant is to support in formulating and implementing media and advocacy strategies for the UN Women Egypt Country Office.

Duties and Responsibilities

Summary of Key Functions:

  • Prepare various communications write ups including web articles, newsletters, press releases and advisories.
  • Contribute substantively to the development of UN Women knowledge products and publications such as annual reports.
  • Develop new and innovative content for digital media platforms.
  • Write success stories, following UN Women guidelines, featuring the impact of UN Women’s projects on ground while ensuing proper donors’ and partners’ visibility.
  • Translate  documents from English to Arabic  and vice versa, as required.
  • Assist in organizing UN Women’s events and press conferences.
  • Collaborate in planning, monitoring and reporting of communication activities.

Competencies

Core Values:

  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism

Core Competencies:

  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration

Fuctional Competencies:

  • Highly effective at networking and at facilitating professional collaboration;
  • Outstanding writing and editing skills, in Arabic and English;
  • Strong ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
  • Ability to consolidate information from multiple sources;
  • Developing People/Coaching and Mentoring & Fostering Innovation and Empowerment;
  • Self-Management/Emotional Intelligence;
  • Knowledge sharing/continuous learning.

Required Skills and Experience

Education: Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field,.

Experience:

  • Minimum 5 Years of professional experience in communications and media.
  • Excellent research and writing skills is required.
  • Excellent Arabic writing skills is required.
  • UN  experience is an asset.
  • Experience in gender and human rights issues  is an asset. .

Computer Skills: Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office tools, as well as planning, monitoring and cooperation online tools and portals,

Language Requirenments: Fluency (written and spoken) in English and Arabic required.

Evaluation Criteria:

UN Women applies a fair and transparent selection process that takes into account both the technical qualification of potential consultants as well as the financial proposals submitted in support of consultant applications. Individual consultants will be evaluated based on the following methodology:

Cumulative analysis:

  • When using this weighted scoring method, the award of the contract should be made to the individual consultant whose offer has been evaluated and determined as:
  • Responsive/compliant/acceptable; and
  • Having received the highest score out of a pre-determined set of weighted technical and financial criteria specific to the solicitation.
  • Technical Criteria weight: 70%
  • Criteria Weight Technical: 70%
  • Bachelor’s degree in Mass Communications, Public Relations, Journalism or other related field (15%)
  • Minimum 5 Years of professional experience in communication and media (15%)
  • Excellent research and writing skills is required. (10%)
  • Excellent Arabic writing skills is required. (10%)
  • UN experience as well as experience in gender and human rights issues are assets (5%)
  • Proficient computer skills, specifically with Microsoft Office tools, as well as planning, monitoring and cooperation online tools and portals (5%)
  • Fluency in both spoken and written Arabic and English is essential (10%)

Source:https://jobs.undp.org/cj_view_job.cfm?cur_job_id=80468


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