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Job Title: Communications Analyst

Job ID: 27529

Location: Arab States

Full/Part Time: Full-Time

Regular/Temporary: Regular

Background Information

Job title: Re- Advertizment -National Post- Communication Analyst-Libya

Level: NO-B

Position Number: 00136893

Location: Tripoli, Libya Full/Part time: Full

Fixed term/Temporary: Fixed Term

Rotational/Non Rotational: Non-Rotational

Duration: One year- (renewable)

Closing Date: 31/12/2019

The Position:

The Communication Analyst will be based in Tripoli and as required, will travel to respective UNFPA programme states. Under the overall leadership of the Representative, the Communication Analyst reports to the Assistant Representative. The Communication Analyst is responsible for the overall development, management and execution of the communication efforts of the CO.

You will report directly to Assistant Representative.

How you can make a difference:

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Job Purpose:

The Communication Analyst will provide strategic guidance to a) develop the UNFPA Libya Communication Strategy, implement and update the Strategy as required, b) promote the work of UNFPA Libya among partners, international community, regional and local media, c) promote internal communication in accordance with Global Communication Strategy.

You will represent UNFPA in Libya inter-agency communication and advocacy group and will contribute to the joint UN efforts in this area. You will a member of the of the regional (Arab States) communication focal points and on a regular basis, would collaborate with the Regional Communication Advisor (RCA) on all strategic information in the context of the UNFPA country programme.

Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Ensure the Country Office communication strategy is updated and implemented.
  • Work closely with the UNFPA Country Office Programme Team and relevant partners to identify best practices and successful stories on UNFPA projects, policies and achievements in the country; proactively share the stories with UNSMIL, Donors, UNFPA Arab States and the UNFPA Communication Branch as well as to national media and national and international partners in Libya.
  • Prepare regular media advisories, press releases for social media, advocacy materials/package and fact sheets on UNFPA work and mandate area in Libya both in English and Arabic and ensure their wide distribution to media networks and other relevant partners.
  • Draft and compile content for UNFPA CO website and ensure the website is updated on a regular basis, ensure that the design of the website is refreshed on a regular basis.
  • Initiate the launch of the UNFPALibya newsletter, draft and compile its content, supervise the newsletters’ layout and ensure its dissemination to UNFPA partners.
  • Develop a database, including a comprehensive mailing list of media, donors, national and international development partners, and ensure its update on a regular basis.
  • Organize awareness raising sessions for media introducing the organization’s principal focus areas, and the country programme work in Libya.
  • Organize visibility events involving media representatives including press conferences, report launches, media breakfasts and media visits to project sites in the field.
  • Develop a photo database on UNFPA supported efforts in Libya and ensure the use of these photos for public information and advocacy products.
  • Lead the design and implementation of UNFPA advocacy campaigns.
  • Prepare talking points and information brief as required for the Representative and Deputy Representative.
  • Monitor media coverage on UNFPA’s work in the country, develop weekly press summary and share press clippings with UNFPA Arab States Regional Information Officer and Headquarters.
  • Represent UNFPA in the Information and Advocacy Working Group as well as the UN interagency Communication Group, ensuring UNFPA communication products are of highly quality aligned with other agencies good practices.
  • Ensure visibility and communication budget in all new projects submitted to donors, proactively work with UNFPA CO programme staff and develop innovative communication campaigns strong donor visibility.
  • Ensure optimal communication flow and coordination between the Libya Country Office, the Regional Communication Adviser, and colleagues in Media and Communication Branch at HQ office in NY as required.
  • Collect requested information and organize materials. This includes preparation of information and/or briefs, power-point presentations, summaries and background documentation for dissemination to the partners or media
  • Enhance partnership with media, promote UNFPA work through Libyan media and initiate informal networks with the media in support of UNFPA areas of mandate.
  • Perform any other duties as requested by the supervisor and/or Representative.

Qualifications and Experience

Education:

University degree in Communication and Global Development, Journalism, Social Sciences, Public Relations or an equivalent University degree that is directly relevant to UNFPA’s mandate

Knowledge and Experience:

  • Minimum 2 Years of relevant experience with Master Degree or (4 years with Bachelor Degree) preferably with some experience in an international organization.
  • Excellent knowledge of media and media relations.
  • Proven team player with excellent inter-personal communication skills;
  • Excellent written and oral communications and editing skills both in English and Arabic is a must;
  • Experience in Donor reporting;
  • A thorough understanding of the UN system in general, and most particularly of UNFPA mandate, its policies and operations and current development topics and political issues;
  • An ability to work well under deadline; keen understanding of the country’s culture, history and political context; familiarity with or knowledge of communication approaches in strategic planning, development, execution, and M&E; computer literacy is must.
  • Experience in webpage updating and in writing newsletters

Languages:

Fluency in both written and spoken English and Arabic

Required Competencies

Values:

  • Exemplifying integrity,
  • Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system,
  • Embracing cultural diversity,
  • Embracing change

Functional Competencies:

  • Advocacy/Advancing a policy-oriented agenda
  • Leveraging the resources of national governments and partners/building strategic alliances and partnerships
  • Delivering results-based programmes
  • Internal and external communication and advocacy for results mobilization

Core Competencies:

  • Achieving results,
  • Being accountable,
  • Developing and applying professional expertise/business acumen,
  • Thinking analytically and strategically,
  • Working in teams/managing ourselves and our relationships,
  • Communicating for impact

Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary.

Disclaimer

UNFPA does not charge any application, processing, training, interviewing, testing or other fee in connection with the application or recruitment process. Fraudulent notices, letters or offers may be submitted to the UNFPA fraud hotline http://www.unfpa.org/help/hotline.cfm

In accordance with the Staff Regulations and Rules of the United Nations, persons applying to posts in the international Professional category, who hold permanent resident status in a country other than their country of nationality, may be required to renounce such status upon their appointment.

For any questions or comments please contact [email protected]

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