Required Skills and Experience
Education and certification:
- Master’s degree or equivalent in information sciences or communications studies required;
- A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.
- At least 8 years of progressively responsible work experience at the national and regional level in communications and related fields;
- Experience in the development of regional and national strategies on the development of gender statistics and establishment of coordination mechanisms on gender statistics;
- Experience in communication related to Gender Statistics;
- Experience coordinating and liaising with government agencies and/or donors is an asset;
- Experience working in the UN System is an asset.
1. Lead the development and implementation of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans, Women Count ESA:
- Conduct gender statistics communication needs assessments for RO/MCO/CO, including projects, programmes and corporate change initiatives;
- Design, develop, and implement gender statistics communication and outreach/advocacy strategies, including media strategies; ensure gender perspective;
- Integrate communication, advocacy and outreach strategies into proposals for gender statistics project/programmes and other initiatives;
- Monitor and analyze print and social media and prepare reports;
- Launch in-country UN Women/ UN system corporate and local/regional campaigns and special events;
- Provide advice and guidance to and coordinate with CO/ MCOs in the region.
2. Lead the development and dissemination of advocacy materials related to gender statistics in the country/region:
- Develop and produce communication and advocacy instruments and materials, including briefing materials, press releases, and articles and coordinate its dissemination through effective channels;
- Identify and launch information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms and partners;
- Provide advice on advocacy materials and coordinate launching flagship initiatives and publications in the region;
- Lead the engagement and supervision of video producers and other communication specialists to produce audio/ visual material on UN Women’s work;
- Develop brochures, factsheets, stories from the field to inform media and general public at the regional level;
- Follow guidelines from and report to HQ.
3. Manage media relations for ESA Women Count:
- Lead relationship building with press in country; maintain and update database of relevant press;
- Respond timely and clearly to media inquiries and to a variety of inquiries and information requests; prepare related correspondence; identify topics, background information, news-related development and coverage of interest;
- Organize roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions with press;
- Facilitate interviews with senior managers; connect media with UN Women subject experts;
- Finalize talking points.
4. Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors:
- Identify and develop new communication partnerships and alliances to enhance visibility; manage and nurture existing partnerships;
- Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy information reaches the public and donors;
- Guide and collaborate closely with communication colleagues in other offices to ensure consistency with corporate policies, messaging and initiatives;
- Submit packages for programme initiatives for donor review.
5. Oversee the Women Count CO/MCO/RO’s web/ online presence:
- Develop and maintain regional web content related to data and statistics, including developing design and content.
6. Facilitate knowledge building and sharing around gender data and statistics:
- Identify and synthesize best practices and lessons learned from COs and MCOs directly linked to programme country goals and activities and ensure exchange of information;
- Provide training and workshops on communication and advocacy as appropriate.
7. Provide technical support and guidance on advocacy strategies and plans to country offices in the region:
- Support country offices to develop gender statistics communication plans;
- Provide technical support for launch and other gender statistics events in the region;
- Support the development of social media assets and key messages to promote gender statistics at country level;
- Provide support with regards to the development of gender statistics training materials as well as present training courses where appropriate.