To enhance clear, coherent, and consistent communication of activities related to the UN’s work in country, specifically initiatives of the RCO, the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO).
Duties and Responsibilities
This consultancy position is located in the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Angola. The incumbent reports directly to the RCO Team Leader and is under the overall supervision of the Resident Coordinator. This consultancy position will carry out tasks related to communication, contributing to the clear, coherent, and consistent communication of activities related to the UN’s work in country, specifically initiatives of the RCO, the UN Country Team (UNCT) and the UN Development Coordination Office (DCO).
Within delegated authority, the National Communications and Advocacy Consultant will be responsible for the following duties:
1.Promote and facilitates joint communication initiatives within UN Country Office in Angola assisting the Communication Working Group Chair in planning and organizing activities to promote the UN Sustainable Development Cooperation Framework.
2.Ensure the dissemination of UN information on strategic programmes and joint initiatives directed to the achievement of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Agenda 2063.
3.Contribute to the development and promotion of key communication products that serve as tools, processes, and resources for a more integrated communications strategy.
4.Manage national media relations and act as public relations focal point in country for the UN Resident Coordinator.
5.Contribute to the management of the social media activities of the UNCT.
Competency: •Demonstrates integrity by modeling the UN’s values and ethical standards
•Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of the UN
•Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
•Treats all people fairly without favoritism
•Fulfils all obligations to gender sensitivity and zero tolerance for sexual harassment.
Academic Qualifications: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communication, journalism, international relations or related area is 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.
Experience: A minimum of 3 years working experience in the field of journalism, public relations, and media is required . Knowledge of sustainable development issues is required.
Experience in Digital Content Development is desirable.
Experience working with the UN or an international organization desirable
Language: Fluency in English and Portuguese Language is required .