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Communications and Reporting Assistant

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Industry:
N.G.O./Social Services
Total Position:
2
Job Type:
Full Time/Permanent ( First Shift (Day) )
Department:
UNV
Job Location:
Chitral, Skardu
Gender:
No Preference
Minimum Education:
Bachelors
Career Level:
National UNV
Minimum Experience:
3 Years
Apply By:
Jan 18, 2021
Posted On:
Jan 12, 2021
Job Description

 

Organizational Context:

 

The Communications, Advocacy Reporting Coordinator will work under direct supervision of the National Project Director and overall guidance of the National Project Manager (NPM) and will be responsible for consolidating communications efforts of the project, providing assistance to teams in PMU, Provincial and Field Office in communications and outreach, documenting and reporting on project activities, experience and lessons learned through print and electronic media. The UNV will work closely with Communication and Reporting Officer in ensuring that the implementation progress of the project is well documented and reported in a results-based manner.

 

Project Description:

 

The Government of Pakistan has recognized the threat from GLOFs in its National Climate Change Policy and in its National Determined Contribution to monitor changes in glacier volumes and related GLOFs. To be able to strengthen capacities of vulnerable communities to address the GLOF issue urgently in the scale that is needed, the Government of Pakistan has secured GCF resources to upscale ongoing initiatives on early warning systems and small, locally-sourced infrastructure to protect communities from GLOF risks under the GLOF II project. The scaled interventions proposed by this project will expand coverage from two districts to fifteen districts in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Gilgit-Baltistan. The project will reduce vulnerability of communities’ land and water resources by implementing climate- resilient agricultural practices that contribute to food security, considering needs of the local population and promoting gender equality, benefiting over 696,342 people.

 

UNDP GLOF-II project intends to hire services of a UNV for Communications, advocacy and reporting for coordinating communications efforts of the project, providing assistance to teams in PMU, Provincial and Field Office in communications, outreach, and awareness raising for GLOF-II project.

 

Duties and Responsibilities

 

Reporting to the National Project Manager, the Communications and Reporting Assistant supports the implementation of the communications strategy of the GLOF II Project.

 

Specific duties include the following:

 

1. Support to implementation of communications and advocacy strategy

 

       Supports the implementation of the Communications Strategy at federal and provincial level with focus on target locations of the project.

 

       Review of contacts with printers and other vendors/suppliers to ensure production of comms related merchandise.

 

       Maintains and updates the project comms work-plan on an electronic calendar accessible to all project staff.

 

       Prepares, updates and post, when needed, items and content to the corporate websites and social-media channels.

 

       Content collection and maintenance of information database and photo library on the project website.

 

       Assists in the preparation of presentation and briefing materials.

 

       Assists with extraction and research of data from various sources- including follow-up with Project Field Offices, Provincial Implementation Units, Project Management Unit and external stakeholders as requested.

 

       Provides logistical support for missions, events and outreach for of the project. communications

 

       Provides all relevant administrative support as required to the NPM and Communications and Reporting Officer.

 

3. Other related duties that may be assigned

 

Competencies

 

Advocacy

 

     Supports in identifying opportunities for Project Communication and outreach.

 

Building Strategic Partnerships

 

     Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives

 

Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing

 

     Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things

 

Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise

 

     Understands the main processes and methods of work regarding to the position

 

     Possesses basic knowledge of organizational policies and procedures relating to the position and applies them consistently in work tasks

 

     Identifies new and better approaches to work processes and incorporates same in own work

 

     Strives to keep job knowledge up-to-date through self-directed study and other means of learning

 

     Demonstrates good knowledge of information technology and applies it in work assignments

 

Creating Visibility for GLOF II Project to Advocate

 

     Collects and disseminates information on project focus areas

 

Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise

 

     Responds positively to new approaches

 

Design and Implementation of Management Systems

 

     Uses information/databases/other management systems

 

Stakeholder Orientation

 

     Understands Stakeholders engagement and responds to them in a timely and appropriate manner

 

Core Competencies:

 

     Demonstrating/safeguarding ethics and integrity 

 

     Demonstrate corporate knowledge and sound judgment

 

     Self-development, initiative-taking

 

     Acting as a team player and facilitating team-work

 

     Facilitating and encouraging open communication in the team, communicating effectively

 

     Creating synergies through self-control

 

     Managing conflict

 

     Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others. Promoting learning and knowledge management/sharing is the responsibility of each staff member.

 

     Informed and transparent decision making

 

Position/ Duty Station: 1 in GB , 1 in KP

 

Required Skills and Experience

 

Education:

 

A university degree in Communications, Journalism, Environmental Sciences, Development Studies, Social Sciences or a closely related field;

 

Experience:

 

     At least 3 years of related experience in media, communications and event organization;

 

     Experience with UN system/Government of Pakistan/ international organizations is required;

 

     Thorough understanding of the climate change context in Pakistan, and experience working with government institutions and international or non-governmental organizations supporting development work in environment and climate change;

 

     Strong communication skills, and ability to liaise with various stakeholders, including government officials;

 

     Strong demonstrated experience of encouraging and supporting female participation;

 

     Ability to work team-oriented and collaborative with a variety of stakeholders;

 

     Professional experience in national and/or international media outlets is an asset;

 

     Experience with social-media and web-site content management is an asset.

 

     Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.).

 

     Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

 

Language Requirements:

           Fluency in English and Urdu.

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