Wednesday, 29 June 2016
Job Opportunity at UNDP Tanzania, Application Deadline: 11 Jul 2016
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development, and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.
In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
The Office of the Resident Coordinator has been empowered with the reform process as its coordination functions have grown considerably in scope with the pilot initiative. As part of
the efforts to speak with One Voice, the Resident Coordinator is the main link between the
UN and the Government and Co-chairs the Joint Government – UN Steering Committee.
Enhanced internal and external communication between the UN and key stakeholders is also part of the reform and it is in this respect that the Resident Coordinator’s Office is seeking a Web Communications Associate to manage the new UN Tanzania website and Social Media and support other communication functions of the office.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of the RCO Communications Specialist the UNV volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Assist with On-line Media events: Photography, media and reporting as needed;
Manage the updating of general content and documents on the UN Tanzania website and Social Media (Facebook, Twitter, Podcast);
Produce web-stories and other required content for the website and social media;
Respond to various information requests;
Provide training and support to the users of the sites who have editorial rights;
Handle the continuous restructuring of the sites to ensure they answer to the changing needs of the UN Country Team;
Ensure the overall functionality of the sites and engage web developers as required
Undertake various other communication-related tasks for the RCO as required, including administration of communication activities;
Update web, Program, thematic contents as needed;
Assist the Communications Specialist in Sub nationalising DaO and community engagement through social media.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are encouraged to:
Strengthening their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and taking active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
Getting acquainted with and building on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflecting on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contributing articles/write-ups on field experiences and submitting them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.;
Assisting with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers;
Promoting or advising local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encouraging relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Knowledge Management and Learning:
Learning and development
Development and Operational Effectiveness:
Leadership and Self-management:
Required Skills and Experience
Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent Advanced Diploma in communications, journalism or public relations;
Experience in Web Management and Social Media;
Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience – in a similar full time job at national or international level;
Experience with development work would be an advantage;
Proven experience in daily management of websites, and social media, preferably with a multilateral or international development organization;
Conversant with Content Management Systems, Joomla and the use of Windows computer applications;
Excellent command of English and Swahili, both orally and in writing;
Outstanding drafting skills and creative story writer;
Ability to work independently and under tight deadlines.
Internal communication on Delivering as One, both inter-agency and within agencies, improved as a result of the use of the new UN Tanzania intranet;
Communication with UN agencies and offices worldwide, HQ and external stakeholders improved through effective information sharing via the UN Tanzania website;
Capability of the Resident Coordinator’s Office to deal with emerging communication needs strengthened;
Easy access to information from the UN facilitated for the general public;
Image of the UN Tanzania as a coherent, well-coordinated and accessible organisation strengthened;
A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during your assignment such as specific quantification of mobilized volunteers, activities, capacities.
Online application,click HERE to Apply
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