Job Description

  Under the overall guidance, direction and supervision of the Country Manager, the Communications Assistant will be responsible for providing support services to Business Development and Programme activities.  S/he is expected to support the Country Manager with communication related activities and other partnership management.

Functional Responsibilities

Specific responsibilities and duties include, but are not limited to
  • Support the Regional and country offices in the necessary management to establish strategic alliances (Partnerships) with national and international strategic actors from various sectors.
  • Support the definition of strategic communication plans and their implementation
  • Provide support to communications with the media representatives and other stakeholders and partners
  • Support the production of communications materialEstablish and maintain the project’s calendar of events
  • Maintain archive of projects photos and media coverage
  • Collaborate with Crisis Management activities, when needed
  • Support to provide qualitative and quantitative Analysis of media coverage for the Projects reports and on as needed basis as requested by the line manager
  • Support to organize project events, donors/VIP visits, press conferences and other media opportunities
  • Assist in the development of technical specifications and terms of references for purchase of services and goods needed for the conduct of communications activities
  • Provide Communication Support for organization of workshops/trainings
  • Participate in the relevant UNOPS’ Communities of Practice and the UN Communications Group in Brazil
  • Support incorporation of good governance, human rights and gender equality concepts, principles and best practices into the communication activities in accordance with the project objectives and methodology.
  • Perform other duties as may be reasonably required and in line with the incumbent’s scope of services above
Impact of Results
  • Publications are delivered to relevant audiences in a timely manner
  • An efficient filing and tracking system is maintained
  • Actions are followed up promptly and efficiently

Education/Experience/Language requirements

  • Secondary education is required. Bachelor degree would be an advantage.
  • Diploma, Bachelor degree or higher school certificate with certification in communications (Media Studies, Journalism, Marketing and communication related fields,) is an asset.
B. Work Experience
  • Minimum 5 years of cumulative experience in the area of communications and operations, preferably with an international organization (or) a first level/bachelor’s degree would be an asset and may substitute for some of the required years of experience.
  • Excellent communication, confident writing, and good analytical skills are essential.
  • Documented experience in creating and distributing e-newsletters and/or producing content for websites and social media is an asset.
  • Experience with video production is an asset
  • Excellent knowledge of the Microsoft Office Package or GoogleSuite is required.
C. Languages
  • Fluency in Portuguese.
  • Advanced knowledge of both written and oral English is required.
  • Knowledge of Spanish is an asset.

Contract type, level and duration

  1. Contract type: ICA
  2. Contract level:  Local ICA Support 05
  3. Contract duration: Ongoing ICA – ‘Open-ended, subject to organizational requirements, availability of funds and satisfactory performance.
  4. Duty station: Brasilia its family duty station
YOU MUST BE A NATIONAL OF BRAZIL OR HAVE A VALID RESIDENCE PERMIT IN ORDER TO BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS POSITION.  Additional Considerations

  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (20h Brasilia time)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by Security Policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.  Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (21h Brasilia time)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.  Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (21h Brasilia time)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.  Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.
  • Please note that the closing date is midnight Copenhagen time (21h Brasilia time)
  • Applications received after the closing date will not be considered.
  • Only those candidates that are short-listed for interviews will be notified.
  • Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.
  • Work life harmonization - UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands. We have a progressive policy on work-life harmonization and offer several flexible working options. This policy applies to UNOPS personnel on all contract types
  • For staff positions only, UNOPS reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level than the advertised level of the post
  • The incumbent is responsible to abide by security policies, administrative instructions, plans and procedures of the UN Security Management System and that of UNOPS.
  • UNOPS seeks to reasonably accommodate candidates with special needs, upon request.
It is the policy of UNOPS to conduct background checks on all potential recruits/interns.  Recruitment/internship in UNOPS is contingent on the results of such checks.

Background Information - UNOPS

UNOPS is an operational arm of the United Nations, supporting the successful implementation of its partners’ peacebuilding, humanitarian and Development Projects around the world. Our mission is to help people build better lives and countries achieve sustainable development.

UNOPS areas of expertise cover infrastructure, procurement, project management, financial management and human resources.

Working with us

UNOPS offers short- and long-term work opportunities in diverse and challenging environments across the globe. We are looking for creative, results-focused professionals with skills in a range of disciplines.

Diversity

With over 4,000 UNOPS personnel and approximately 7,000 personnel recruited on behalf of UNOPS partners spread across 80 countries, our workforce represents a wide range of nationalities and cultures. We promote a balanced, diverse workforce — a strength that helps us better understand and address our partners’ needs, and continually strive to improve our gender balance through initiatives and policies that encourage recruitment of qualified female candidates.

Work life harmonization

UNOPS values its people and recognizes the importance of balancing professional and personal demands.

 
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