Recruiter: Minimal Risk
Display Salary:475 US Dollars per day
Salary: 475 US Dollars per day deployed.
Leave: Accrued at a rate of 4.5 days a month (2 days for annual leave and 2.5 days for hardship entitlement)
Duration: 6 months; extension based on funding
Start Date: 10th October 2017
Only apply if you meet the criteria below.
Reporting to the Head of Programme Office/Senior Programme Officer, the Associate Communications Officer is responsible for highlighting the work of our client to the people of Iraq, the international donor community and the Government of Iraq with a focus on communication initiatives that advance our client’s Iraq’s goals and mission:
Publications, Digital Media, and Promotional Materials:
Design and produce well-targeted information/ communication materials, including audio-visual materials, posters, annual report, clothing, branding, brochures etc. Ensure the client’s Iraq website page, UN Iraq website, and other digital platforms, are kept up-to-date and accurate through coordination with headquarters.
Event planning/ organization:
Managing proactive partner outreach programme, including organizing regular high-level events, individual briefings and field visits as appropriate. Security arrangements must be factored into all event planning.
Draft speeches for personnel and Government spokespeople for presentation at local events and international conferences.
Establish and maintain relationships into the UN Iraq and specific UN agencies such as UNDP, OCHA, and UN Habitat. Participate in the UN Communications Working Group. Establish and maintain relationships with national mine action authority communication focal points.
Identify opportunities to raise the profile of positive case studies related to the work of our client in Iraq
Research, interview beneficiaries and draft compelling and concise case studies
Develop high-quality text and visual content tailored to specific social media channels and audiences
Develop and manage media outreach
Prepare FAQs/ media briefing documents for UN Officials prior to staff interviews
Coordinate with UNAMI Public Information section to identify and organize opportunities to highlight our client to media.
Develop textual and visual content for social media in line with programmatic key messaging.
Provide technical advice to those compiling information or photographs.
Act as ‘brand guardian’ by monitoring the usage of the client’s global brand guidelines.
Providing training to staff and partners on how to write outcome focused case studies, take photos, engage with communities, etc…
Represent our client in Iraq in various inter-agency working groups, to ensure coordination with other communication focal points engaged in humanitarian and stabilization activities. Coordinate with relevant stakeholders for media activities
Technical Advisory Role:
Provide technical advice into the Programme Office in the preparation of promotional materials, reports, newsletters, talking points for media, social media posts, event planning and organization and outreach programmes. Technical advice into monthly newsletters, media briefings, fact sheets, etc.
Teamwork Skills – Strong interpersonal skills and ability to establish and maintain effective partnerships and working relations with people in a multi-cultural, multi-ethnic environment with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
Organising and Quality Orientation – Ability to manage, organize, plan and implement work assignments, juggle competing demands and work under pressure of frequent and tight deadlines.
Communication Skill – Strong spoken and written communication skills.
Creativity and Innovation – Strong analytical and problem solving skills and ability to handle a range of management and coordination issues.
Ability to Learn – Willingness to keep abreast of new developments.
Technological Awareness – Keeps abreast of available technology; actively seeks to apply technology to appropriate tasks.
Advanced University Degree journalism, communications, development studies or international relations (Master’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 5 years of relevant experience;
·or a First Level University Degree journalism, communications, development studies or international relations (Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent) with a minimum of 7 years of relevant experience;
Specific technical communications skills in video/audio production, photography, graphic design, html editing, social media management, etc. is required;
Experience working on communications projects in humanitarian or development environment for both an internal and an external audience is required;
Experience in a hostile/conflict environments is required, experience in the Middle East is an asset;
Knowledge of international media, media relations, as well as local media and culture in the duty station is desired;
Knowledge of the political and social context in Iraq is desired;
Stabilisation/post-conflict, other UN programming experience, particularly focused on Communications is desired;
Understanding of UN mine action programmes, policies, and coordination mechanisms desirable; and
Fluency in spoken and written English is a requirement, and Arabic is an asset.