Under the guidance and direct supervision of the UNDP Resident Representative, the Communications Specialist in a large Country Office implements the corporate communications strategy, designs, manages and facilitates the implementation of the Country Office communications and publication strategies with a view to influence the development agenda, to promote public and media outreach and to mobilize political and financial support for UNDP.
The Communications Specialist supervises and leads the communications staff of the country office and the PUDC which is one of UNDP Senegal management development program of US 400 million. The communication specialist has a strong regular working relationship with the Communications officer of the Minister in charge of the communication of PUDC at the strategic and institutional level. The specialist will supervise the work of two staffs and consultants. The Communications Specialist also works in close collaboration with the Country Director with the Deputy Country Director Operations and with the Program teams including those of the PUDC. The communication specialist will also contribute to the communication efforts of the UN communication group and will work with staff of other UN Agencies, UNDP HQs staff (Communications Office) and Government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society ensuring successful UNDP communication strategy implementation.
A communications strategy tightly linked to program priorities helps position the Country Office in key development markets as a thought leader in ways that boost demand for various service lines and increase overall business opportunities and resource mobilization.
Duties and Responsibilities
Summary of Key Functions:
Ensures planning and design of internal and external strategies for communications and outreach focusing on achievement of the following results
Ensures elaboration and implementation of the CO publications strategy and plan focusing on the achievement of the following results:
Supervises the design and maintenance of the UNDP web site, intranet, CO web-based knowledge management system focusing on achievement of the following results:
Supports the business development focusing on achievement of the following results:
Launches and campaigns
Ensures facilitation of knowledge building and management focusing on achievement of the following results:
Ensures effective management of the Communication Office and supervision of the Communications team focusing on achieving the following results:
Impact of Results
The key results have an impact on creation of effective communications and dissemination of information on UNDP as UN’s global development network. In particular, the key results have an impact on implementation of UNDP communications and publication strategies, as well as reaching resource mobilization targets. Communications becomes a strong component of business development in the CO.
Advocacy/Advancing a Policy-Oriented Agenda
Building Strategic Partnerships
Promoting Organizational Learning and Knowledge Sharing.
Developing tools and mechanisms
Job Knowledge/Technical Expertise
Creating Visibility for UNDP/Supporting UNDP’s Capacity to Advocate
Global Leadership and Advocacy for UNDP’s Goals
Developing innovative and creative approaches
Contributing to positive outcomes for the client
Required Skills and Experience
|Closing date:||September 20, 2017|