Communications Specialist

United Nations Volunteers, Yerevan, Armenia

Skill Required:, Media and CommunicationPolicy/ Advocacy and CampaignProject/ Programme Management
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
24th September, 2021

Job Description

Description of task

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of UN Women’s MPTF-Armenia Project Coordinator and the Peace, Security & Humanitarian Specialist, the UNV Communications Specialist will:

  • Organize a meeting with UN Women, partnering UN agencies and other partner organizations to inform about the theme of the campaign and agree on the activities to be organized
  • Support the planning, implementation and coordination of the 16 Days campaign in close cooperation with partnering UN agencies, and possibly with an external media company
  • Support in the organization of consultation meetings with key relevant stakeholders in the area of violence against women and women’s economic security, including on the 16 Days campaign
  • Develop a communication plan for the 16 Days of Activism including a joint calendar of activities
  • Engage in follow-up work to support UN Women and partnering UN agencies for the development of all campaign related materials and implementation of all specific activities
  • Support production of communications material, including infographics
  • Develop and disseminate outreach communication materials, presentations, knowledge products, and other relevant documentation
  • Utilize social networking and other media strategies for advocacy and promotion
  • Provide advice and support to UN Women and partnering UN agencies, including other partner organizations on the implementation of their activities and make efforts to ensure coordination between different activities
  • Take photos and quotes by participants during campaign activities and provide a short summary
  • Assist in the preparation/adaption of content for social media throughout the 16 Days of Activism
  • Prepare a media review with all the articles and media reports covering the 16 Days campaign
  • Prepare a 16 Days Newsletter-style report, capturing key events and actions - such as though photo essays and a web timeline
  • Any other related tasks as may be required or assigned by the supervisor


Required degree level

  • Bachelor degree or equivalent

Educational additional comments

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant area, e.g. Communication, Media, Journalism, International Relations, or a related field.

Required experience

  • 24 Months

Experience remark

  • At least 2 years of professional work experience at the national and/or international level in public relations, communications, or advocacy or other relevant programmes, as is experience working in the UN or other international development organization;
  • Experience in desktop editing/publishing, copy-editing and production.
  • Experience in journalism, web publishing and public relations.

Language skills

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Armenian E(Mandatory), Level - Fluent


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