United Nations Development Programme(UNDP)
During the six-month duration of this assignment, the Media Consultant on retainer for up to 30 days will undertake research, writing, editing and media outreach for the following activities:
The Security Council Open Debate on SCr 1325.
The 16 Days of Activism against Gender-Based Violence;
Preparation for the Sixty-Second session of the Commission on the Status of Women which will take place from 12 to 23 March 2018;
Preparation for the International Women’s Day which will take place on 8 March 2018;
Drafting of news oriented stories, as needed, during the duration of the assignment.
Research and writing for special initiatives, such as year-end multi-media timeline.
Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Demonstrates an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity.
Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Team player and facilitates team work.
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicates effectively.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Creating synergies through self-control. Conflict Management / Negotiates and Resolves Disagreement.
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s Degree in communications, journalism, writing, international affairs or similar
2 years of experience in the strategic use of news media and monitoring
Proven experience in media relations, communications, journalistic writing and editing
Familiarity with media database and monitoring tools, such as Vocus-Cision PR
Proficient in using new technologies and web-based platforms
Familiar with women's rights issues
Familiar with the United Nations
Self-starter; organized; able to multitask and balance multiple responsibilities
Fluent in English; fluent in Spanish and/or French is a plus
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UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.
UNDP works in nearly 170 countries and territories, helping to achieve the eradication of poverty, and the reduction of inequalities and exclusion. We help countries to develop policies, leadership skills, partnering abilities, institutional capabilities and build resilience in order to sustain development results. This is a critical time for the world. At UNDP, we see this period as a huge opportunity to advance the global sustainable development agenda. Last year, world leaders adopted the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development to continue the work of the Millennium Development Goals. UNDP is working to strengthen new frameworks for development, disaster risk reduction and climate change. We support countries' efforts to achieve the new Sustainable Development Goals, or Global Goals, which will guide global development priorities for the next 15 years. UNDP focuses on helping countries build and share solutions in three main areas: Sustainable development Democratic governance and peacebuilding Climate and disaster resilience In all our activities, we encourage the protection of human rights and the empowerment of women, minorities and the poorest and most vulnerable. The annual Human Development Report, commissioned by UNDP, focuses the global debate on key development issues, providing new measurement tools, innovative analysis and often controversial policy proposals. The global Report's analytical framework and inclusive approach carry over into regional, national and local Human Development Reports, also supported by UNDP.