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Communication Expert New

25-09-2017

UNFPA

Yaoundé

729

CDD

0

VACANCY N°FPA/CMR/2017-04

UNFPA                  

Position Title : Communication Expert

Location : Yaoundé, (UNFPA OFFICE)

Contract Type : Service Contract

Duration : 1 (one) year (renewable)

Application deadline : 2 October 2017 at 4 PM

Terms of Reference : Communication Expert

I. BRIEF DESCRIPTION

The 7th Country Programme Document (2018 – 2020) to be implemented by the Government of Cameroon and the United Nation Population Fund (UNFPA) is anchored to the UNDAF (2018 – 2020) and covers 3 clusters : Reproductive Health, Youth, Population and Data. For effective implementation of the 7th programme and in the broader context of the UNDAF and its accompanying flagship programmes, communication, partnership and advocacy are important. UNFPA at the global level has launched an initiative called “One Voice” for improving communication about its mandate in a simple coherent manner at all levels: and Cameroon is a pilot Country. Against this background, UNFPA Cameroon Country Office is seeking an expert responsible for the communication, public relations and partnership to get UNFPA’s mandate within the UN across to the partners and donors.

Under the overall direction and the direct responsibility of the representative the communication expert will be responsibility of the Representative, the communication expert will be based at the UNFPA Office in Yaoundé and will be responsible for coordinating the implementation of the communication strategy, including public relations aspects, partnerships and publications.

II. FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

The expert will assume the following functions:

a) COORDONATION OF COMMUNICATION/PUBLIC RELATIONS ACTIVITIES

  • Produce high quality information materials in the areas of reproductive health, youth, population and data;
  • Ensure effective coverage of the office’s activities by the media in order to improve the image of UNFPA and promote its messages;
  • Effective use of social media (twitter, Facebook, etc.) to convey results, stories and information on UNFPA;
  • As per the UNFPA’s procedures ensure the regular updating of the Country Office websites in both French and English;
  • Prepare high quality materials and briefing notes for interviews, programme review meetings and public relations.

b) SUPERVISION OF COMMUNICATION FOR DEVELOPMENT ACTIVITIES AND STRATEGIES

  • Effective participation in the UN Communication Group and ensuring quality contribution related to UNFPA’s activities into publications and other initiatives;
  • Effective follow up on the “One Voice” initiative and its implementation at the country office level;
  • Develop the communication strategy and supervise its implementation to accompany the programme;
  • Contribute to enhancing the role of UNFPA in advocacy and increase its voice on issues related to reproductive health, youth, and gender based violence, population and development issues.

c) MANAGEMENT OF PARTNERSHIPS

  • Give substantial support to identifying partners, especially the private sector and potential areas for collaboration;
  • Propose and follow up on documents related to private sector partners and donors.

d) QUALITY CONTROL OF REPORTS AND PUBLICATIONS

  • Ensure high quality control of office reports and publication; and
  • Keep abreast of the programme and collect data, statistics and other information necessary for the preparation of publications and other productions.

III. CANDIDATE’S PROFILE:

  • At least a Master’s degree in media and communication, political science, social sciences, project management or related fields;
  • Have a minimum of 5 years’ experience in the required field, experience with UN, CSOs and NGOs would be an asset;
  • Experience in media and communication, public relations and partnerships;
  • Good knowledge of the indispensable IT tools (Excel, Publisher, Project Manager etc.)

IV. OTHER COMPENCIES

  • Ability to take initiatives and bring innovative ideas in communication and advocacy;
  • Demonstrate a personal integrity that meets the standards of the United Nations Code of Conduct;
  • Increased sense of teamwork and ability to adapt to change;
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks with high quality results.

V. LANGUAGE SKILLS

  • Speak fluently, write and communicate in French and English.

VI. APPLICANTION:

Applications must include a cover letter, a detailed curriculum vitae, a completed P11 form (to be downloaded from the UNFPA website or a copy from a UNFPA office), photocopies of diplomas and attestations of services rendered, contacts such as physical address, telephone numbers, references and any other document indicating the career of the candidate.

Applications must clearly indicate the title of the position "Communication Expert"

The files will be deposited at the UNFPA Representation located at Rond Point Bastos in Yaoundé, or transmitted by email to Cameroon.office@unfpa.org specifying in the subject "Application for the position of Communication Expert" no later than 2 October 2017 at 4 pm.

N.B: Incomplete, misdirected application will not be taken into account.

Only the successful candidates will be contacted.





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