Deadline: 08 May, 2020

Location: Harare, Zimbabwe

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from eligible applicants for the post of Communications and Media Associate in Harare, Zimbabwe.

UNOPS‘ mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.

Responsibilities

The Communications and Media Associate will perform the following functions:

  • Ensure ​implementation of communications strategies and procedures​, focusing on achievement of the following results:
    • Full compliance of communications activities with UNOPS rules, regulations, policies and strategies
    • Input into the elaboration of internal Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) in the UNOPS-ZPIU, in consultation with the direct supervisor and office management
  • Take the lead with ​effective management of local media relations​:
    • Establish an exhaustive, up-to-date, verified media contact listing
    • Build professional relationships with local media representatives to enhance the dissemination of UNOPS-ZPIU news and information updates
    • Assist in positioning UNOPS-ZPIU as a thought leader and credible source of information around early recovery initiatives, sustainable infrastructure and gender parity
  • Contribute to ​high quality content gathering​ from various sources:
    • Liaise with Technical Agencies and Implementing Partners to gather high quality content from operations including beneficiary interviews, photos, videos, etc
    • Create a range of information, education and communication materials for public dissemination
    • Ensure proper cataloging of content on shared drive for easy retrieval

 

Requirements

Applicants must have:

  • Completed secondary school education
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Journalism, Public Relations or other relevant discipline is an asset
  • Six years, minimum, of experience in online content publishing and copy writing is required
  • Experience in media and public relations is required
  • Experience in drafting and editing skills in English and Shona is an added advantage
  • Experience in optimising website content and use of graphic design softwares is an added advantage
  • Fluency in written and oral English is required
  • Knowledge of Shona Language is an added advantage
  • Knowledge of another official UNOPS language is an asset

To apply and for more information, click here.

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