UN Job Careers – Communications Senior Officer – United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)

Organisation: United Nations Office for Project
Services (UNOPS)
Duty Station: Kampala, Uganda
Reports to: Project Manager
Vacancy Notice: VA/2020/B5115/19372
About UNOPS:
United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS)’ mission
is to expand the capacity of the UN system and its partners to implement peace
building, humanitarian and development operations that matter for people in
need. Working in some of the world’s most challenging environments, UNOPS
vision is to always satisfy partners with management services that meet
world-class standards of quality, speed and cost effectiveness. By assisting UN
organizations, international financial institutions, governments and other
development partners, UNOPS makes significant, tangible contributions to
results on the ground.
Job Summary:  The Cities Alliance seeks to recruit a
Communication Senior Officer to work with the CA Secretariat and the Uganda
Country Programme team and partners to oversee effective project implementation.  The Communication Officer will be responsible
for the effective communication of project activities, and promote positive
publicity for its results, achievements and outcomes. He/she will be a member
of the project management team reporting to the Project Manager.  Under the direct supervision of the Project
Manager, the Communications Senior Officer will be responsible for efficient
and effective management of communication activities. He/she will play a lead
role in the design, implementation, monitoring, and evaluation of communication
activities, while ensuring full compliance with the donor’s visibility
requirements and guidelines, with objective to raise awareness of target
audiences about activities, results and impact of the project.
Key Duties and Responsibilities:  
·       
Ensure wide publicity of the project in all
areas of significance in line with budgets and annual work-plans approved by
the Project Steering Committee.
·       
Manage the communication channels including
media and any stakeholders in relation to the project brand and image of the
funders and client;
·       
Support in the development and subsequent
management of the website of the Project with events (upcoming and completed),
activities and major related partnerships, etc.;
·       
Develop and update the Project Communication
Strategy with a communications plan for the project that includes all
activities that are to be covered in the project;
·       
Ensure development, operationalisation and
maintenance of an on-line website and portal for the Project, with frequent regular
updates on key elements like events, partnerships etc.;
·       
Manage the social media platforms for the
project and make responses accordingly;
·       
Develop and roll out communications products
such as tweets, posts, blogs, press releases, etc;
·       
Coordinate communication on the project with
counterparts in the partner implementing organisations including with regard to
capacity building to have project information well disseminated for advocacy to
different stakeholders;
·       
Maintain effective information flows between the
the project management team, implementation partners, Cities Alliance,
government and other stakeholders.
·       
Provide input into the project and Cities
Alliance/UNOPS advocacy programmes and in this respect work closely with the
Project stakeholders.
·       
Support the development of partnerships with
relevant stakeholders to roll out the communications plan
·       
Take charge of the periodic publication of
reports, audio and visual outputs of the project; and
·       
Undertake any other functions related to the
successful implementation of the project as may be requested by the Project
Manager.



Qualifications, Skills and Experience:
·       
The ideal candidate for the United Nations
Office for Project Services (UNOPS) Communications Senior Officer job
opportunity should hold a Bachelor’s Degree 
in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations, International Relations
or a related field is required; a relevant postgraduate qualification will be
an added advantage;
·       
Four years of relevant experience in management
and dissemination of communication or advocacy.
·       
Demonstrated experience in communication with
stakeholders is required.
·       
Experience in communication with social media is
required.
·       
Language: Fluency in English is required.
Desirable
·       
Experience in the usage of computers and office
software packages, good knowledge and experience in handling of web-based
management systems and social media communication in an institution;
·       
Experience in project and web-based information
management;
·       
A good understanding of private sector
development issues and appreciation of the role the private sector can play in
economic development is desirable
·       
An appreciation/understanding of Social and
Environmental safeguards will be an added advantage;
·       
Good interpersonal and communication skills;
·       
Knowledge of ICT applications to information
management and dissemination;
How to Apply:
If interested in joining the United Nations Office for
Project Services (UNOPS) in the aforementioned capacity, please click on link
below to visit website and create profile or express interest if you already
have a profile on the UN system.
Deadline: 23rd February 2020
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