Communications Project Coordinator | Job ID/Title :Communications Project Coordinator | Category : Management | Application Deadline : 14-Oct-15
Duty Station :Gaza
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Languages Required :Arabic, English,
Duration of Initial Contract : 12 months
Expected Duration of Assignment : 18 months
-The Right to Education Programme in the Gaza Strip aims to support recovery efforts in the educational sector in Gaza through reconstructing, rehabilitating and building-better what was destroyed in the latest war against Gaza this past July/August 2014, increasing the capacity for mental health care in Gaza and by restoring the hope of youth for increased prospects of employment through e-work. The proposed programme provides an unprecedented opportunity to respond to the recovery of the education sector in a holistic manner, integrating emergency responses into a sustainable and scalable development intervention. The Right to Education Programme, will allow over 600,000 Palestinian children and youth to regain equitable access to quality education and its completion in an inclusive child-friendly learning environment by 2016.
-The Programme is supported by Education Above All (EAA) Al Fakhoora programme. EAA’s aim is to build a global movement that contributes to human, social and economic development through quality education and other welfare programmes and initiatives. With a particular focus on areas affected by poverty, conflict and disaster, EAA champions the needs of children and youth and empower them to be active members of their communities. By meeting the demand for education, EAA equips them to support sustainable development and to nurture environments of peace, security, justice and prosperity.
-UNDP/PAPP is seeking a candidate to fill the position of a Communications Project Coordinator, under the overall guidance of the Right to Education Programme Manager, and direct supervision of UNDP Communication’s Specialist. As this position is related to Al Fakhoora Right to Education Programme in the occupied Palestinian territory, with an expected duration of two years, the Service Contract extension will be conditioned to satisfactory performance evaluation as well as availability of funding under the project.
-The Communications Project Coordinator will support the communications and visibility of the Right to Education programme activities in Gaza. The Communications Project Coordinator will work closely with the Right to Education programme team to ensure effective and efficient implementation of the communications plan, in close coordination with UNDP communications unit.
Description of Responsibilities:
Summary of key functions:
-Implement the Right to Education communications strategy
-Coordinate communications support related to Programme outcomes
-Facilitate knowledge building and knowledge sharing
-Assist in other related tasks as requested by the Communications Specialist, in consultation with the Head of the Gaza office
-Ensure the implementation of the Right to Education communications strategy, focusing on the following:
-Plan and monitor communication activities to increase awareness of the Right to Education Programme in cooperation with relevant programme stakeholders.
-Organize, in consultation with the communications unit, discussions, media encounters, knowledge-sharing events and other visibility and advocacy opportunities to disseminate programme messages.
-Draft articles, press releases, speeches/talking points, and factsheets outlining main project results and disseminate them among stakeholders, partners and beneficiaries.
-Produce videos, success stories and other audiovisuals in support of programme activities.
-Under the guidance of the UNDP communications specialist, support the production of the “award winning” documentary
-Translate communications materials related to the Right to Education programme such as brochures, pamphlets, and web documents from English to Arabic and vise versa.
-Support the monitoring of all communication and advocacy components related to the Right to Education Programme
- Coordinate communications support for components related to the Right to Education Programme outcomes
-Liaise closely with the different team members in order to feed the Programme online platforms with news and content
-Ensure that the advocacy and social media team presents the human face behind the reconstruction components, and activities are documented and showcased through different mediums.
-Prepare regular progress reports on communication workplans, activities, and related financial expenditure as requested by the UNDP PMU and per donor requirements.
-Provide information on regular basis to the communications unit in order to facilitate the updating of the corporate UNDP/PAPP website.
-Ensure efficient updating of data through regular and ad hoc field visits and follow up
-Follow up on performance indicators and prepare regular analytical summative reports on the reach of communications and outreach activities
-Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
-Identification, and documentation of best practices and lessons learned
-Sound contributions to knowledge networks and communities of practice
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on promoting dialogue on the right to education in the Gaza Strip
-Understands the political climate in which UNDP operates in
-Builds support and political acumen
-Interprets and analysis political information to verify a fact or substantiate a case
-Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
-Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
-Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
-Treats all people fairly without favouritism
Knowledge Management and Learning
-Shares knowledge and experience
-In-depth knowledge of development issues
-Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UNDP
-Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
Development and Operational Effectiveness
-Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
-Ability to extract, interpret, analyse data and resolve problems
-Ability to work under tight deadlines, within a multidisciplinary team
-Demonstrates excellent presentation skills
-Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource
-xcellent writing skills in both Arabic and English
Leadership and Self-Management
-Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
-Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
-Remains calm, in control and good humoured even under pressure
-Function and operate in a multicultural setting
-Promote the achievements of UNDP Development work
-Partner and network for better results on development cooperation
-Advanced university degree in communications, media, Business Administration, or a relevant field from a recognized academic institution.
-5 years of progressive professional experience in the field of communications, media and public relations.
-Experience in campaigning, usage of social media, discussion boards, blogs, and Microsoft office tools
-Fluency in Arabic and English language written and spoken
-Strong and effective verbal and proven written communications skills
“UNDP/PAPP is an equal opportunity employer: applications from both internal and external men and women will be considered equally”
UNDP actively supports the Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities adopted by the United Nations General Assembly
Important message to all applicants!
-Please be aware that the UNDP/PAPP will review your application only if you have uploaded Personal History Form (P.11) to your application. Please download the form from the following link: Apply Now
-You will get the opportunity to upload the P-11 at when you apply for the position.
-Incomplete applications or applications received after the closing date will not be given consideration. Please note that only applications that are under consideration will be contacted.
-For more detailed information about UNDP/PAPP please visit our website at www.undp.ps.
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