Assistant Communications Officer UN Jobs – United Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)

Organisation: United
Nations Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat)
Duty Station: Kampala,
Uganda
About US:
The United Nations
Human Settlements Programme (UN-Habitat) is mandated by the UN General Assembly
to promote socially and environmentally sustainable human settlements
development and the achievement of adequate shelter for all. For close to forty
years, UN-Habitat has been working in human settlements throughout the world,
focusing on building a brighter future for villages, towns, and cities of all
sizes. Because of these four decades of extensive experience, from the highest
levels of policy to a range of specific technical issues, UN-Habitat has gained
a unique and a universally acknowledged expertise in human settlements
development at different planning scales. 


UN-Habitat’s Urban
Planning and Design Branch is currently developing a Regional Profile, covering
different planning scales from regional to community level, for Uganda’s West
Nile Region. The Regional Profile will also include different thematic and
spatial “zoom-ins” (at city and community level), which will be clustered in
package 2: Koboko, Arua and Nebbi are 3 key towns under the corridor
development plan and crucial for the economic and social development for the
region.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:   Under
the guidance and direct supervision of the project team for the West Nile
Regional Profile, the Assistant Communications Officer will perform the
following mains tasks:
  • Supports a client-oriented approach, demonstrating a high sense of
    responsibility, courtesy, tact and the ability to work with people of different
    national and cultural backgrounds;
  • Takes minutes and files reports for meetings and other knowledge
    sharing for UN-Habitat;
  • Supports programs and projects to increase the engagement and
    participation of vulnerable people, including refugees, young people and
    women, in the project activities;
  • Monitors the changing needs of vulnerable people in the area with
    emphasis on the identification of gaps;
  • Support data collection in the field as appropriate;
  • Fosters relationships, dialogues, networks, community spirit and
    capacity building within the community;
  • Liaises with a diverse range of groups to build community cohesion;
  • Performs a range of administrative duties that support community
    development within the thematic area;
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the administrative staff and
    project consultants.


Qualifications, Skills and Experience: 
  • The ideal candidate for the United Nations Human Settlements
    Programme (UN-Habitat) Assistant Communications Officer job must hold a
    Uganda Certificate of Secondary Education;
  • Diploma, certificate or Undergraduate Degree in community
    development, social work or its equivalent.
  • A minimum of three years of working experience with local
    communities;
  • Excellent interpersonal, presentation and communication skills;
  • Excellent communication skills in English and the local language(s)
    in the West Nile Region
  • Advanced computer knowledge including drafting of reports and mails
    for reporting to UN-Habitat HQ;
  • Experience in a community development approach to work creatively
    and effectively with vulnerable people, young people, agencies and the
    wider community.
  • Experience in working with, and actively engaging, vulnerable people
    via a range of strategies.
  • Language: fluency
    in English is required. Knowledge of the local language is an added
    advantage.
How to Apply:
Applications should
include:
  • Cover memo (maximum 1 page)
  • CV in the PHP format, accessible through the INSPIRA website
    (inspira.un.org) Please note, if using INSPIRA for the first time, you
    need to register in order to activate your account, which will allow you
    to log in and create a personal History Profile.
  • The PHP should be attached to the application as a PDF file.
  • Summary CV (maximum 2 pages), indicating the following information:
  • Educational Background (incl. dates)
  • Professional Experience (assignments, tasks, achievements, duration
    by years/ months)
  • Other Experience and Expertise (e.g. Internships/ voluntary work,
    etc.)
  • Expertise and preferences regarding location of potential
    assignments
  • Expectations regarding remuneration
All applications
should be submitted to:
UN-HABITAT
P.O. Box 30030,
00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Email to:   maryann.kithome@unhabitat.org
Deadline: 7th August 2018
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