4 Mar 2022

Communications Officer at UN Women

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Job Description


Mission and objectives
UN Women is the UN organization delivering programmes, policies and standards that uphold women’s human rights and ensure that every woman and girl lives up to her full potential.

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 center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in sup-port of Member States’ priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

In Tanzania, UN Women works closely with UN sister agencies under the UN Delivering as One modality. UN Women provides high quality advisory and technical support to government institutions including the Ministry of Community Development, Gender, Women and Special Groups (MoCDGWSP) in mainland and the Ministry of Health, Social Welfare, Gender, Elderly and Children (MoHSWGEC in Zanzibar as well as sectoral Ministries and key institutions such as the National Assembly. UN Women also works very closely with women’s organizations, other gender equality advocates, academic and research institutions, media, and the private sector to strengthen policy-oriented advocacy efforts for reform and implementation of laws and policies that protect women’s human rights; it also partners with community based organizations and traditional leaders on the engagement of men and boys. UN Women plays a leading role in efforts to coordinate UN inter-agency work and multi-stakeholder dialogues and joint programme initiatives.

Task description

Under the direct supervision of the UN Women Communications Focal Point the nation-al UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:

Support development of communication and outreach/advocacy strategies and plans to coordinate UN Women’s coordination role
•Prepare and conduct communication needs assessments for the UN Women
Tanzania office as well as key partners including CSOs, media, UN System
development partners.
•Contribute to the development of annual plans and long-term strategies.
•Support communication initiatives within projects and programmes.
•Monitor and
analyze print and social media and draft reports.

Coordinate and implement the development and dissemination of advocacy materials
• Production of communication instruments and materials, including briefing materials, fliers, press releases, and drafts of articles.
•Ensure the visibility of UN Women and the compliance of UNW visual guidelines.
•Coordinate production of communication materials (video, audio, banners, etc.).
•Ensure effective channels for dissemination of all information products to relevant
target audiences identified and distribution supervised.
• Identify and propose information opportunities, activities, approaches and platforms for partners.
•Collaborate with the national, regional and global communication team regarding the translation/adaption/rewriting of information received, printing and dissemination of publications and audio-visual materials.

Coordinate media relations
•Collaborate with UN Women communication team in maintaining relationships with media in country; maintain and update database of relevant press.
•Seek guidance from UN Women communication specialist in responding to a variety of inquiries and information requests.
•Support coordination of roundtable discussions, press conferences, and briefing sessions for press, as required.
•Draft talking points, speeches, minutes, and proceedings for records.
•Secure media engagement for events and joint field visits.

Build and maintain partnerships and maintain relations with donors
•Support the fostering of new partnerships and strengthen existing ones.
•Liaise with advocacy partners and undertake outreach to civil society organizations, governments, UN Agencies, donors, and other groups to ensure that newsworthy in-formation reaches key partners.
•Support development and ensure timely dissemination of a quarterly
•e-newsletter and annual print newsletter.

Establish and maintain the UN Women Tanzania Country Office web/ online presence
•Develop visibility content to reflect the Country Office’s activities on the regional and global online platforms.
•Develop social media content for the Country Office, UN Tanzania, regional and global social media platforms in line with corporate social media policy.
•Upload information to knowledge management system on a regular basis, including news, updates, and resources.
Facilitate knowledge building and sharing
•Gather information for news stories, analyze data and research studies to produce programme factsheets, position papers and policy briefs on gender in Tanzania.
•Document meetings, events and workshops through various products and online plat-forms.
•Produce and design visuals for communications products, archive and caption photos for sharing and maintain a photo library through platforms such as Flickr and UN Women share drive; and assist in the knowledge management of the UN Women products and publications.
•Support and lead trainings on communication and advocacy for staff and implementing partners, in close collaboration with the Country Office, the Regional Office and HQ.

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Closing Date : 16th  March, 2022.

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