United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Communication and Visibility Coordinator

United Nations Volunteers (UNV)

Job Description

  Candidate age: between 18 and 29 throughout the entire duration of their assignment. Applicants must be nationals of or legal residents in the country of assignment.

Description of task Under the direct supervision of UNODC Lebanon Head of Office, and the overall guidance of the Regional Representative at the UNODC Regional Office for the Middle East and North Africa (ROMENA), and ROMENA’s Communications and Visibility Officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks in order to support the Office in raising the profile of its activities and results in the region: the National UN Youth Volunteer will:
  • Assist with the implementation of communication and visibility strategy.
  • Coordinate internal communications to plan and organize events and international days.
  • Draft webstories, press releases and articles for the quarterly newsletter in Arabic and English, with chances for French, to be published on ROMENA’s website and platforms.
  • Create social media content reflecting the office’s activities to be published through ROMENA’s social Media Platforms in Arabic and English, with chances for French.
  • Monitor media coverage of Lebanon activities.
  • Develop strategies and activities to raise the profile of Lebanon office and its donors on social media and to tailor its messages to target groups.
  • Ensure donor visibility in all activities and events and assist in developing necessary material to do so.
  • Support the organization of various activities, including fund-raising campaigns, high-level meetings, awareness-raising campaigns on Crime Prevention and Criminal Justice in Lebanon;
  • Monitor local press, and research events and publications relevant to UNODC activities in order to draft and circulate news releases and press clippings.
  • Assist in translating and editing documents.
  • Undertake other relevant UNODC communication-related duties, as required.
Qualifications/Requirements Required degree level: Bachelor degree or equivalent Education - Additional Comments: Bachelor’s degree in Communication, media, Journalism, or International Relations Required experience: 12 Months Experience remark:
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience (up to 2 years) in (in the fields of communication, public relations, media relations/interactions, social media communication, or related fields is required. Experience in providing translation, graphic Design support, video editing services, website updating, and in organizing events is an advantage);
  • Motivated to contribute towards peace and development and to serve others;
  • Good interpersonal, networking and communication skills;
  • Willingness to contribute and work as part of a team;
  • Flexible and open to learning and new experiences;
  • Respect for diversity and adaptability to other cultures, environments and living conditions;
  • Previous experience as a volunteer and/or experience of another culture, (i.e. studies, volunteer work, Internship) would be highly regarded;
  • Computer skills (i.e. Word, Excel, PowerPoint, social media, and others).
Language skills:
  • Arabic(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • English(Mandatory), Level - Fluent
  • French(Optional), Level - Working Knowledge
Area of expertise: Other communications related experience Driving license: No Competencies values: Adaptability and Flexibility, Commitment and Motivation, Commitment to Continuous Learning, Communication, Integrity, Planning and Organizing, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity, Working in Teams   Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.

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