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UN Volunteers

UN Volunteers


Position: Associate Communications Officer
Job Time: Full-Time
Job Type: Contract
Place of Work: Addis Ababa
Posted date: 1 week ago
Application Deadline: Submition date is over

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of the assignment are not eligible, except for the assignments in Headquarters duty stations.

Under the direct supervision of the Senior External Relations Officer, the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

  • Implement the communication strategy to promote a better understanding of UNHCR’s objective and activities in the host country.
  • Ensure appropriate multimedia coverage of events. This includes the production of quality videos, photographs and other related content for different channels including social media about UNHCR’s work and engagement with refugees.
  • Plan and execute campaigns and events with organized groups and local authorities to disseminate information on UNHCR and raise public awareness on refugee issues;
  • Draft and regularly update pamphlets, operational updates, briefing kits, web stories and other articles for publication in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer
  • Design and oversee the production of communications materials; this includes providing support to other units in producing communications materials.
  • Manage and ensure appropriate content is disseminated through UNHCR Ethiopia’s social media platforms (Twitter and Facebook), in accordance with UNHCR’s global social media strategy.
  • Maintain close working relations with External Relations and Communications focal points in the field for content gathering and mission coordination.
  • Support the unit in planning and preparing content for donor/partner meetings.
  • Keep abreast of developments on UNHCR activities in the country and respond to donor and public queries for information on all aspects of the organization’s work.
  • Arrange timely distribution of outputs and regularly update the list of donors and individuals who should receive timely information;
  • Coordinate donor/external missions to the field.
  • Attend the UN Communications Group and provide follow-up actions for joint communication endeavors. Work with UNICEF in particular on the communications aspects of the Joint UNHCR/UNICEF Blueprint.
  • Coordinate and maintain relations with the local UNHCR High Profile Supporter (HPS) – Betty G – in coordination with the Assistant Communications and Public Information Officer and ensure content around her engagement with refugees and UNHCR is produced and published in a timely manner. In addition, ensure the HPS has access to the necessary UNHCR content for publication in her social media channels.
  • Carry out other tasks as necessary.
 Bachelor degree or equivalent
  • Bachelor's degree in Journalism, Communications, Marketing or Advertising
 24 Months
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience in the production of public information materials and multimedia production.
  • Proficiency in image and video production; good knowledge of multimedia software (Photoshop, Indesign, Premiere Pro, Illustrator, MS Office Suite, etc.)
  • Ability to present verbal and written information to a different audience
  • Demonstrated high-level writing skills (e.g. operational updates, briefing notes, press briefings and articles).
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
 Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting
  • Accountability, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Working in Teams

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