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UNDP - Communications & Knowledge Management Associate (Open only to nationals of Guyana)

Job ID - 17427
Practice Area - Job Family - Management - RESULTS MANAGEMENT
Vacancy End Date - (Midnight New York, USA) 16/07/2018
Duty Station - Georgetown (GUY), Guyana
Education & Work Experience - D-Some College - 5 year(s) experience
Languages Desired - English
Grade - SB3
Vacancy Type - Service Contract (SC)
Posting Type - External
Bureau - Latin America & the Caribbean
Contract Duration - One year (renewable)

Background
 
Under the overall guidance of Deputy Resident Representative (DRR) and direct supervision of Business Development and Results Management Analyst, the Communications and Knowledge Management Associate supports the formulation and implementation of the communications and advocacy strategies to increase the standing and awareness of UNDP with partners, the media and the public. The Communications and Knowledge Management Associate promotes a client-oriented approach in UNDP. 
The Communications and Knowledge Management Associate works in close collaboration with the Strategic Management Unit, Programme and Operations teams in the UNDP Country Office (CO), Project Management Units within implementing partners, staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP Communications 
 
 
Duties and Responsibilities
 

Supports the formulation and implementation of CO communications and advocacy strategies, supports business development

  • Provision of inputs and information for elaboration of CO communication strategy based on corporate communications strategy and UNDP External Communications Action Plan.
  • Support to increased awareness of UNDP’s mandate and goals through dissemination of information, organization of public and media events.
  • Development and preparation of materials for marketing, visibility and awareness-raising including briefing materials and media materials.
  • Ensure branding is in keeping with corporate requirements.
  • Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events and promotional opportunities. Provision of logistics support to the events as the case may be.
  • Review of reference materials, identification of reference materials for retention. Maintenance of information database and photo library.
  • Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources.
  •  Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (UN Day, World AIDS Day, etc).
 
Ensures implementation of the CO publications policy
  • Prepares and develops communication material and content for communication material; responsible for proofreading and editorial work, quick and detail research.
  • Provide guidance for programme / senior management regarding communication materials Suggestions, inputs, content development, coordination of production and dissemination of media materials, publications, articles and sharing of CO knowledge and successes.
 
Ensures maintenance of web sites, data bases and knowledge management systems 
  • Updates and maintains CO web sites in line with corporate requirements.
  • Preparation of the content for the web sites ensuring consistency of the materials.
  • Maintenance of other web sites, social media platforms and databases as assigned.
  • Liaise with Media Companies for the publication of Advertisements and placements of other UN publications/messages.
 
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management
  • Support to CO staff and project teams/personnel in identification, documenting and drafting of success stories, best practices and lessons learned.
  • Organization of training for the CO staff and project personnel on effective communications and advocacy.
 
 
 
 
Competencies
 
Functional Competencies:
 
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Support the preparation of information for advocacy
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for a variety of audiences
  •  Makes research of contacts in the media, government, private sector, donors, other agencies, civil society in other stakeholders for UNDP’s advocacy efforts
 
Building Strategic Partnerships
Maintaining information and databases
  • Analyzes general information and selects materials in support of partnership building initiatives
 
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing
Basic research and analysis
  • Researches best practices and poses new, more effective ways of doing things
  • Documents innovative strategies and new approaches
 
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise 
Fundamental knowledge of processes, methods and procedures 
  • 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
  • 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 UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate 
Research and information gathering 
  • Disseminate information and materials on UNDP’s development/humanitarian activities 
  • Maintains networks and knowledge assets for use in visibility and image activities 
 
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals 
Research and analysis 
  • Identifies relevant information for advocacy for UNDP’s goals for a variety of audiences 
 
Conceptual Innovation in the Provision of Technical Expertise 
Research and provision of information 
  • Responds positively to new approaches
 
Client Orientation 
Maintains effective client relationships 
  • Reports to internal and external clients in a timely and appropriate fashion
  • Organizes and prioritizes work schedule to meet client needs and deadlines 
  • Establishes, builds and sustains effective relationships within the work unit and with internal and external clients
  • Responds to client needs promptly
 
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
 
 
Required Skills and Experience
 
Education:
  • Completed Secondary education.
  • A University diploma in Communications or related field would be an asset.
 
Experience:
  • Five years of relevant experience at the national level in providing communication services to promote the activities of large institutions (international development organization experience an advantage);
  • Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.);
  • Demonstrable strengths in research, writing, editing and social media experiences;
  • Experience in handling of web-based management and database systems.
 
Language Requirements:
  • Fluency in English;
  • Other official language of the UN will be desirable.
 

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