Title: Communications Associate
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of UN Area Coordinator (UNAC), the NUNV will support coordination and implementation of the UNCG communications strategy for the Zanzibar Joint Programme with support from UNRCO and undertake the following tasks:
Make UN work in Zanzibar “visible” through the media and publications by engaging in national and UN related events in Zanzibar.
Document best practices and human interest stories consistent with the joint program practice template.
Facilitate the engagement of “media” and other partners ( youth) in key strategic events of joint UN work consistent with activities as reflected in the ZJP communication strategy.
Participate in focus group discussions, workshops, outreach meetings and engage young people to jointly raise awareness on the linkage of supported initiatives with SDGs.
In collaboration with UNCG, document joint UN results in Zanzibar and publish articles on results being achieved in Zanzibar by UN Agencies in UMOJA and other media platforms.
Agree on the format for branding of joint activities/ and bring all UN agencies in Zanzibar on board with branding initiatives.
Support in the drafting of speeches for various UN-led events in Zanzibar.
Support UN agencies in message development for ZJP thematic area critical in informing the communication strategy of the ZJP.
Support the development of ZJP thematic factsheets with information of basic data for each sector, and periodically update this information.
Strengthen the capacity of Zanzibar UN Sub–Office on how to communicate results, as well as continuously engaging with respective UN agency media designated focal point.
In collaboration with UN agencies, participate in outreach, advocacy and pursue partnerships in support of the UN supported intiatives including the Zanzibar Joint Programme, and articulate the linkage between program support and SDGs.
Perform any other tasks as required by the UNAC and the UNCG.
Required Skills and Experience
Bachelor’s Degree in Social Sciences, community development, mass communication, journalism or any other related field.
Minimum of 3 year professional experience. Prior experience in international organizations preferred. Knowledge of the SDGs is an added advantage.
Experience with organizing and coordinating meetings, conferences and events
Able to prioritize work, multi-task and meet deadlines;
Good understanding of media landscape in Tanzania
Strong interpersonal skills and flexibility, responsibility, integrity, team work, self-motivate.
Excellent writing and communication skills.
Adequate multi-media skills including social media use.
Fluent in both verbal and written English and Kiswahili.
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);