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Wednesday, January 24, 2018

Communications Officer United Nation Pakistan

 Communications Officer United Nation Pakistan
N.G.O./Social Services     
Project Management
Total Position:
Job Type:
Fixed Term ( First Shift (Day) )
Job Location:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Degree Title:
• Master’s degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required
Career Level:
Minimum Experience:
2 Years(• At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;)
Apply By:
Feb 4, 2018
Posted On:
Jan 19, 2018
Job Description

Reporting to the Deputy Representative, the Communications Officer is responsible for assisting in the planning and implementation of the Office communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UN Women with partners, the media and the public.
The Communications Officer works in close collaboration with the Programme, Operations and technical teams in the CO/MCO/RO, HQ/Regional communications teams, staff of other UN Agencies, Government officials, media, multilateral and bilateral donors and civil society.
1. Plan and design communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans
Prepare and conduct communication needs assessments for the CO, including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives;
Analyze requirements and synthesize proposals for elaboration of communication strategies; ensure gender perspective;
Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for project/programmes and other initiatives;
Monitor and analyze print and social media and draft reports;
Coordinate in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local campaigns and special events;
Provide advice and guidance to CO.
2. Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials in the country/region
Develop and produce communication instruments and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and drafts of articles, and manage its dissemination;
Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
Promote and disseminate corporate advocacy materials for launching flagship initiatives, publications, and campaigns;
Manage the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials;
Follow guidelines from HQ and RO.
3. Coordinate media relations for the CO
Manage relationships with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press;
Respond to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence;
Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required;
Draft talking points.
4. Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility;
Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
Provide inputs to packages for programme initiatives for donor review.
5. Maintain the COs web/ online presence
Manage COs websites content and maintenance based on corporate requirements;
Manage the CO/MCOs social media accounts in line with corporate social media policy;
Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, and resources.
6. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned directly linked to programme country goals and activities;
Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy, as appropriate.
Key Performance Indicators:
Quality inputs and analysis into the communications strategy for the office
Timely monitoring of current events and trends
Quality and relevant advocacy materials and content
Timely updating of website and social media
Timely dissemination of materials as shown by knowledge of UN Womens activities in country
Regular interactions with mass media, as shown by coverage
Core Values:
  • Respect for Diversity
  • Integrity
  • Professionalism
Core Competencies:
  • Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
  • Accountability
  • Creative Problem Solving
  • Effective Communication
  • Inclusive Collaboration
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Leading by Example
Functional Competencies
Ability to communicate sensitively, effectively and creatively across different constituencies
Good knowledge of web-based knowledge management systems
Good understanding of production, graphic design and photography standards
Good knowledge of social media platforms and experience in social media outreach
Good knowledge of local country media landscape
Good communication, presentation, networking and advocacy skills
Ability to be strategic and analytical
Knowledge of gender and human rights issues desirable
Recruitment Qualification:
Masters degree (or equivalent) in communications, public relations, journalism or relevant field is required
At least 2 years of professional work experience at national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy;
Experience in media relations is an asset;
Experience in the use of social media.
Language requirement:
Fluency in English and local language of duty station is required;
Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.
Please note:
HEC Attested degrees are a prerequisite for employment at UN. During the recruitment process candidates may be required to present HEC attested degrees.
Foreign Qualified Candidates: Foreign degree holders shall be required to (i) Present a verification/certification letter from the university verifying the degree & student enrollment, or (ii) Foreign degree Equivalence Letter from HEC.

UN provides the Equal Opportunity for all equally qualified male & female including the physically challenged candidates.