Communication Assistant

Date Posted: Nov. 27, 2023, 6:16 a.m.

UNEP - United Nations Environment Programme

Job Description

Under the direct supervision of the OzonAction Regional Network Coordinator Compliance Assistance Programme-Anglophone Network, the UN Youth Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Coordinate production of awareness material for the Compliance Assistance Programme for the Africa Region.

Generate, write, and edit press releases, media advisory, briefing notes, information notes, and other advocacy material for OzonAction Compliance Assistance Programme meetings.

Ensure constant accurate and timely coverage of Compliance Assistance Programme for the Africa Region activities on the UNEP environmental calendar.

Continuously develop and disseminate information on activities of the Compliance Assistance Programme for the Africa Region through creative publications, audio and video materials, and websites for internal and external circulation.

Draft correspondence and communication-related to all aspects of programme/project administration.

Keep and update regularly a list of names and addresses of Ozone officers, ODS experts, and organizations associated with the Network and other Ozone projects in the region.

Manage events to raise awareness and resources for selected projects under the ROA Ozone Unit.

Perform any other duties as may be assigned by the supervisors.

Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:

Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take an active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark International Volunteer Day);

Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;

Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;

Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;

Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;

Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.

Results/Expected Outputs

Contribute to the effectiveness and efficiency of the Compliance Assistance Programme by providing administrative support and specialized assistance to the Regional Network Coordinator in the assigned areas of responsibility.

Enhance awareness of the CAP services and support the CAP communications strategy in the region.

Eligibility criteria
Age

18 - 26

Nationality

Candidate must be a national or legal resident of the country of assignment.

Requirements
Required experience

No experience required

Area(s) of expertise

Communication

Driving license

Languages

English, Level: Fluent, Required

Required education level

Bachelor degree or equivalent in Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or other relevant field.

At least 6 months of experience in Communication, Mass Communication, Public Relations, Journalism, Marketing, or other relevant fields is highly preferred.

Strong command of standard computer applications (i.e Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and others)

Demonstrated skills in effective verbal communication and interpersonal interactions.

Analytical and good communications skills

Flexibility and willingness to contribute and work as part of a team.

Taking initiative and result-driven.

Ability to work independently.

Ability to learn autonomously.

Demonstrated ability to work in a multi-cultural environment.

Competencies and values

Client Orientation

Commitment and Motivation

Commitment to Continuous Learning

Communication

Creativity

Integrity

Knowledge Sharing

Planning and Organizing

Professionalism

Respect for Diversity

Working in Teams

How To Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should make their applications via UNEP's career website on https://careers.un.org/lbw/jobdetail.aspx?id=190690

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