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POST TITLE ASSOCIATE COMMUNICATIONS OFFICER
Location: Maputo, Mozambique
Application Deadline: 12-Nov-12
Type of Contract: SSA
Post Level: G6
Languages Required: English, Portuguese
Duration: 3 Months
UN WOMEN, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security.
Placing women’s rights at the centre of all its efforts, UNWOMEN leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality translate into action. UN Women supports improved UN coordination and accountability mechanisms, and up-scales the quality of support provided to Member States in addressing national gender equality priorities.
UNWOMEN has placed emphasis on strengthening its country presences in order to provide stronger and more coherent support to Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant partners to effectively deliver on gender equality.
In Mozambique, UNWOMEN’s work encompasses interventions in the areas of ending violence against women, gender responsive planning and budgeting, women’s leadership and participation as well as on gender and climate change. The work takes place at central, provincial and district level. The main partners are government institutions at the central, provincial and district levels, media and civil society organizations.
Through technical assistance, capacity building and advocacy UNW assists a wide range of national partners and other development stakeholders to put in place the policies, laws, services, adequate resources, implementation, monitoring and accountability mechanisms and capacities to unlock rapid national progress in attaining national and international commitments to women and gender equality.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the overall supervision of the Representative, the incumbent shall perform the following tasks:
Summary of key functions:
Development and implementation of Communication Strategy for the National Office: assist in the outreach messaging and products to better contribute to gender equality and UN Women’s mandate.
To develop information-communication tools that ensure a deeper understanding of UN WOMEN mandate and its work;
Supports business development focusing on achievement of the following results:
Core Values and Guiding Principles
Show pride in work and achievements, demonstrate professional competence and mastery of subject matter, conscientious and efficient in meeting commitments and achieving results, motivated by professional rather than personal concerns, show persistence when faced with challenges, and remain calm in stressful situations.
Respect for Diversity:
Ethics and Values:
Working in Teams:
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Conflict Management / Negotiating and Resolving Disagreements:
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Appropriate and Transparent Decision Making:
• Fair and transparent decision-making; calculated risk-taking
• Planning and Organizing
• demonstrates ability to plan own work and manage conflicting priorities;
• Identifies priority activities and assignments and adjusts priorities as required.
Required Skills and Experience
• Master degree or equivalent in development studies, communication, gender studies or related area.
• Minimum 3 years of relevant experience in International Development and/or Communication;
• Excellent written and spoken English and Portuguese required.
Note: In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. The creation of UN Women came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. It merges and builds on the important work of four previously distinct parts of the UN system (DAW, OSAGI, INSTRAW and UNIFEM), which focused exclusively on gender equality and women's empowerment.
All applications must include (as an attachment) the completed UN Women Personal History form (P-11) which can be downloaded from http://www.unwomen.org/about-us/employment
Kindly note that the system will only allow one attachment. Applications without the completed UN Women P-11 form will be treated as incomplete and will not be considered for further assessment.