Communications Specialist

United Nations Volunteers, Erbil, Iraq

Skill Required:, Media and Communication
Preferred Experience: 
2 years of relevant work experience
Closing Date for Applications: 
4th October, 2020

Job Description

Within the delegated authority and under the supervision of Head of UN-Habitat Iraq, and/or his/her designate, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following duties:

  • Support UN-Habitat Iraq’s senior management and programme managers in the day to day implementation of communications and visibility activities;
  • Identify and develop storylines for publications and substantive articles to be published on the web and in other media;
  • Provide advice on outreach activities with the press and other communications target groups;
  • Work with UN-Habitat Iraq’s senior management and programme managers to prepare and maintain feature articles and communications materials for the UN-Habitat Iraq’s social media platforms and UN-Habitat’s global website to enhance visibility of UN-Habitat Iraq;
  • Assist in organizing communication and outreach activities and events in liaison with UN-Habitat Iraq’s senior management, programme managers, field-based staff and government counterparts;
  • Undertake periodic field visits to gather communication and outreach materials;
  • Collaborate with mass media through activities such as organizing project site visits, facilitating photo coverage and TV footage and utilizing both web-based and traditional media as appropriate;
  • Monitor and evaluate the use and effectiveness of media materials and share results and findings; and
  • Perform other duties as required.

Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments:

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications, graphic design, public information, or other relevant field of studies is required
  • Required experience: 24 Months Experience remark:
  • Minimum of 2 years of relevant experience after receipt of the required academic qualification in the relevant field is required.
  • Excellent command of English, both oral and written, is required.

Language skills:

  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • Arabic(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge.


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