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NATIONAL POST:Communications Analyst, NOA,Yerevan, Armenia CO

Background Information

Job title:                                        Communications Analyst                 

Level:                                            NO-A      

Position Number:                        00166007

Location:                                      Yerevan, Armenia
Full/Part time:                             Full-Time

Fixed term/Temporary:              Fixed Term

Rotational/Non-Rotational:       Non-Rotational

Duration:                                     One year (renewable)

The Communications Analyst is located in UNFPA Armenia Country Office (CO) and reports to UNFPA Head of Office. The Communications Analyst maintains collaborative relationships with all programme and project staff at the CO. Internal contacts include the Country Director, Head of Office, Programme Analysts, and the CO’s programme/technical team. External contacts include other UN agencies in country and counterparts in Country programme activities, governmental institutions and implementing partners.

The Communications Analyst will advise on and assist in developing and implementing the Country Office’s Communications and Advocacy strategy/plan, including by analyzing relevant political, social and economic developments.

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Organizational Setting

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  2018-2021 strategic plan, 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.

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Main Tasks & Responsibilities

  • Monitors and analyses the political, social and economic environment relevant to UNFPA’s work, as well as the public perception of UNFPA in the media and general public; identifies opportunities for strategic communications interventions and recommends appropriate action to seize opportunities for increasing visibility for UNFPA, its work and ICPD issues, and to maintain a positive image for the organization
  • Guides internal and external communications aimed at informing and engaging staff and publics around the corporate strategic goals and transformative results and the high-level goals of the country programme;
  • Coordinates the development, in collaboration with the programme teams, of the CO’s communication and advocacy strategy and action plan;
  • Ensures developing and maintaining close collaboration with traditional and social media, as well as with civil society groups and organizations essential to achieving UNFPA’s advocacy and communication objectives;
  • Assists in drafting and editing articles, press releases, human interest stories, social media content and other advocacy/information materials;
  • Coordinates the establishment and content maintenance of the UNFPA website for Armenia;
  • Coordinates the creation and content maintenance of UNFPA Armenia social media accounts;
  • Coordinates with concerned programme teams to prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefings and visits of journalists, donors, senior government officials and other groups;
  • Helps organize and generate public support for special events, including World Population Day and the launch of the State of World Population Report, to promote country programme goals;
  • Contributes press clippings to the weekly regional media monitoring report;
  • Follows up on the production of advocacy and communication materials (e.g., films, infographics, podcasts, video, audio-visual, etc.) for national, regional and global campaigns, and oversees the qualitative aspects of production (e.g. quality control, translation, review of layouts and graphic design) to ensure highest standards and compliance with UNFPA style and policies;
  • Assists in monitoring and evaluating the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participates in the evaluation of their impact. Provides feedback to Regional Office and Headquarters on the use and appropriateness of global publications and visual materials;
  • Assists, when necessary, UNFPA implementing partners with communication and advocacy messages related to UNFPA mandate, including capacity building in communication. 
  • Establishes/maintains an up-to-date documentation centre for publications, press releases and clippings, as well as photographic and audio-visual materials;
  • Participates in the UN Communications Group functioning under the auspices of the UNCT in Armenia and contributes to planning and implementation of the joint UN Communication Strategy for Armenia.

Donor Relations:

  • Advises the Country Director, the Head of Office and the programme teams in developing partnerships with donor communities and other development partners in support of resource mobilization, including organizing donor meetings where needed;
  • Facilitates the programme teams to report on results.

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Qualifications and Experience

Education: 

Advanced degree in communications, journalism, public relations or related field.

Knowledge and Experience:

3 years of previous relevant experience in the field of communication and advocacy on social issues is required.

Languages:

Fluency in English and Armenian is required. Working knowledge of Russian would be an asset.

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Required Competencies

Values:

• Exemplifying integrity
• Demonstrating commitment to UNFPA and the UN system
• Embracing diversity in all its forms
• Embracing change
 
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

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

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UNFPA Work Environment

UNFPA provides a work environment that reflects the values of gender equality, teamwork, Embracing diversity in all its forms, integrity and a healthy balance of work and life. We are committed to maintaining our balanced gender distribution and therefore encourage women to apply. UNFPA promotes equal opportunities for all including persons with disabilities.
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Compensation and Benefits

This position offers an attractive remuneration package including a competitive net salary plus other benefits as applicable.
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Closing Statement

Closing date: 28 June, 2021 (COB - Armenian time)

Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Only short listed candidates will be notified.

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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
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Application

For appying please visit here (Job Opening ID:37953)