United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Communications Specialist

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

Minimum age: 25 years old. Nationals of the country of assignment are not eligible, except the assignments in Headquarters Duty Stations. Under the direct supervision of Head of Information Management unit the UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks: Within the delegated authority, the Communications Specialist will be responsible for the following: Information Management • Support and maintain the inter-cluster information management network in accordance with IASC guidance to facilitate humanitarian information exchange and the promo-tion of data and information standards; engage with counterparts in government to en-sure that information activities are coordinated and consistent with national standards and practices; provide training and expertise on the use and development of infor-mation management tools and platforms to OCHA staff and humanitarian partners; advocate for the use of data standards and common platforms, and for the open ex-change of information. • Web Management: Manage content on relevant web platforms, provide overall quality control for the platform and ensure content is current, comprehensive and follows rel-evant metadata standards; work with external counterparts on related web platforms such as agency and cluster websites and ReliefWeb to facilitate cross site search and interoperability. • Data Management: Design, develop and manage databases, spreadsheets and other da-ta tools, including in support of the Humanitarian Needs Overview (HNO) and '3W' monitoring; understand, document, and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability; consolidate operational information on a regular schedule to support Analysis. Data Analysis: Organize, design and carry out the evaluation and analysis of location specific datasets through meaningful statistical techniques; participate in the develop-ment and revision of data standards (e.g. the Humanitarian Exchange Language, Common Operational Datasets) and advise on the application of these standards into local systems and processes; participate in the development, implementation and man-agement of humanitarian indicators, together with its accompanying data, to be in-cluded in a Common Humanitarian Dataset supporting the Humanitarian Needs Over-view and Humanitarian Response Plan; understand, document and ensure the quality of high-value humanitarian data for accuracy, consistency and comparability. • Assessment Analysis: Support assessment and needs analysis activities, including hu-manitarian needs overviews, secondary data reviews, preliminary scenario definitions and multi-cluster initial rapid assessments; provide advice on assessment design to en-sure Data Quality; manage platforms and tools that support Data Collection and analysis such as KoBo Toolbox and Open Data Kit (ODK). • Visualization: Produce and update information products such as reports, charts and in-fographics by turning data into graphical products to convey messages and a storyline; develop advocacy materials including posters, presentations and other visual materials. • Performs other related duties, as required Master degree or equivalent Masters degree (or equivalent) in communications, journalism or any other related field. Proven ability to produce public information / reports in an interesting, clear and con-cise manner. Fluent spoken and written English is a requirement. A working knowledge of French is mandatory. Excellent computer skills required (MS Office). Demonstrated proficiency with graphic software and publishing tools (Adobe Creative Suite etc.) will be considered an advantage. 36 Months Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, internship) would be highly regarded
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent

  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge

Journalism, mass media and broadcasting, Public information and reporting, Other communications related experience Communications,and/or journalism No Accountability, Commitment and Motivation, Communication, Creativity, Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Self-Management, Working in Teams
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