991 - Media and Communication Coordinator - Ramallah (with frequent travel within West Bank

Application Type : External Vacancy
Job ID/Title : 991 - Media and Communication Coordinator
Category : Other
Post Level : SB4/1
Application Deadline : 16-Oct-18
Duty Station : Ramallah (with frequent travel within West Bank
Type of Contract : Service Contract
Post Number :
(for 100 Series Contracts)
Languages Required :
Arabic, English,
Starting Date :
(date when the selected canditate is expected to start)
Duration of Initial Contract : 1 year with possibility of extension.
Expected Duration of Assignment :
UN Women plays an innovative and catalytic role in the State of Palestine since its inception in 1997 as UNIFEM. UN Women focuses its activities on one overarching goal, namely to empower Palestinian women and girls and to allow them to enjoy their human rights.  In support of this goal and thoroughly taking into consideration the specificities of the context in Palestine, UN Women concentrates its efforts and interventions toward the realization of three strategic goals: Engendering humanitarian action and increasing the effective leadership and participation of women in peace and security; supporting women's income security, decent work and economic autonomy; and promoting a life free of violence for women and girls in Palestine. For this, UN Women in collaboration with its partners aims to contribute to a legislative and policy framework that prevent violence and empower those affected by violence to recover; address structural barriers preventing women from economic participation and provide women entrepreneurs with the needed skills, financial resources and partnership to access a more equal share of the market; and ensure that policy makers have the capacity to effectively implement, monitor and track women’s peace and security commitments and place women’s rights at the center of humanitarian action in Palestine.  
“Haya: Eliminating Violence Against Women” Joint Programme:
Through the generous funding from the Government of Canada, a UN Consortium composed of UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC, has launched a new 5-years joint programme “Haya: Eliminating Violence Against Women”. The Joint Programme aims to help end violence against women with an ultimate outcome of reducing the vulnerability of women and girls in the Palestinian society to all forms of violence and from the threat of such violence. This will be achieved through working on three intermediate outcomes focusing on:
1. Decreased harmful practices and attitudes that perpetuate and validate violence against women and girls within targeted households and communities;
2. Increased access by women and girls of gender-responsive ending violence against women (EVAW) services (economic, medical, psychosocial, security, shelter) free of discrimination; and
3. Strengthened institutional capacity to develop and implement legal and policy frameworks that promote and protect women’s and girls’ rights with regards to violence against women.

Description of Responsibilities:
UN Women is seeking to recruit a Media and Communication Coordinator under the Haya joint programme. Under the overall guidance of UN Women Special Representative and direct supervision of the Haya Joint Programme Manager, the Media and Communication Coordinator will work in close coordination with the Haya Joint Programme Manager and the communications focal points of the UN Women, UNFPA, UN Habitat, and UNODC. Main tasks of the role include, but not limited to:  Supporting key communications activities based on the joint programme communications strategy and annual work plan. The process of developing and implementing all communications activities should be participatory and through broad consultations with the staff of participating UN agencies, key partners and other important actors, and clarify roles and responsibilities of each participating UN agency in the annual work plan.

Duties and Responsibilities
The Media and Communications Coordinator will undertake the followings tasks related to the implementation of the Haya joint programme:
• Coordinate the development of the Haya joint communication strategy (2018-2023), as well as the annual work plan, social media strategy, and branding and visibility guidelines;
• Help organize key events including campaigns and maintain a database of the events, and ensure public engagement for those events to promote programme goals;
• Provide substantive support to Haya joint programme staff as well as external consultants or firms for the preparation and follow up on the production of advocacy and communications materials (e.g. films, videos, audio-visuals, brochures, fact-sheets, and other knowledge products), including quality aspects of production (e.g. quality control of language, layout, and printing based on UN quality standards) for Haya’s core activities and projects outputs;
• Create a media portfolio within the Haya joint programme, including, but not limited to developing and maintaining close collaboration with the media, as well as with groups and organizations whose support is essential to the achievement of advocacy and communication objectives of the joint programme;
• Manage media outreach through identifying media stories on ending violence against women (EVAW) in Palestinian society in relation to Haya joint programme, archive coverage, communication and relation with media, regularly update the media database, organize press conference and develop media kits;
• Prepare and edit (in Arabic and English) articles, press releases, speeches, brochures, human interest stories and other public information materials for both web-based and traditional media, as appropriate;
• In close cooperation with the Haya joint programme team, develop and control the efficient implementation of communication and visibility guidelines for Haya joint programmes in compliance with UN and donor guidelines; and manage communications with partners and alliances to enhance visibility;
• Prepare background communication and promotional materials for briefing and visits of media, donors, representatives and other special interest groups. Assist as requested in the planning, logistic and administrative arrangements for them;
• Ensure continuous coordination and exchange with the Haya joint programme’s partners on communication-related activities;
• Create and maintain a photo database of Haya joint programme activities, take photos during events and field visits and archive the photos in an effective manner;
• Prepare responses to public inquiries on the Haya joint programme, in accordance to rules and regulations of the joint UN partner agencies and in close coordination with the Haya joint programme manager;
• Monitor and evaluate the appropriate and timely dissemination of advocacy and communication materials to target audiences, and participate in the evaluation of their impact;
• Develop request for quotations for design and print material and act as a focal point with vendors for related services;
• Commission the translation of communications and visibility documents from English to Arabic, and vice versa, as needed;
• Perform any other related duty assigned by the supervisor.
Competencies :
Core Values:
• Respect for Diversity
• Integrity
• Professionalism
Core competencies:
• Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues
• Accountability
• Creative Problem Solving
• Effective Communication
• Inclusive Collaboration
• Stakeholder Engagement
• Leading by Example
Functional competencies: 
• Knowledge of different aspects of public information and communication
• Ability to elaborate communication strategies by identifying audiences and communication means
• Ability to conceptualize, design and implement major information and advocacy campaigns
• Ability to rapidly analyze and integrate diverse information from varied sources
• Ability to produce a variety of written and visual communications products in a clear, concise style, as well as develop messages for use when communicating on the programmes
• Excellent writing and editing skills and a demonstrated ability to clearly communicate development ideas and experiences
• Demonstrated creativity, particularly very good sense of design
• Sound commitment to gender equality, women’s empowerment, human rights and social justice issues
• Strong event planning skills
• Strong knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods
• Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience
• Strong multimedia skills
• Excellent computer skills (word, excel, power point), including basic audio-video editing, and design software
Qualifications :
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in communications, journalism, international relations, political sciences or any other relevant field. Or BA degree in above fields.
Professional Experience:
• MA with 5 years or BA with 6 years of professional experience at national or international level in public relations, communications, journalism, or advocacy;
• Experience in writing and editing high quality contents that clearly communicate development-related ideas for various communications platforms;
• Experience closely working with national and international media and knowledge of influential media contacts are an asset;
• Experience in social-media and web content creation/management is an asset;
• Familiarity with behavior change communication or Communications for Development (C4D) is an asset;
• Experience working in women’s rights issues; knowledge of relevant gender issues in Palestine is an asset;
• Previous experience with UN or international organization is an asset.
Language Requirement:
Fluency in both English and Arabic is required with writing and editing experience in both languages.