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Media Assistant

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Posted On:
01 August, 2006
Last Date to apply:
17 August, 2006
Experience in years
2 to 4

Minimum of three years of experience in communications and public relations in International Organization/UN agency


Summary of key functions:

Communication Planning: Assist his/her supervisor in the development and implementation of the communication strategy and annual work plan.

Public Affairs: Assist in organizing and coordinating press conferences, press launches, field visits, interviews, and media briefings for Resident Representative and other staff. Manage media campaigns and events related to all relevant UNDP activities. Prepare press kits for use by staff and media.

Public Information: Draft, edit and update UNDP public information materials. Responsible for timely issuance of UNDP press releases and for the production and update of brochures, booklets and reports aimed at ensuring the visibility of UNDP and its projects. Ensures that public information material released by the Office and the projects are in line with UNDP style, branding and other standards.

Publications: Responsible for producing fact sheets, updates and briefing material. Ensures that publications released by the Office are in line with UNDP style, branding and other standards. Maintains a system of classification and record for incoming UNDP publications.

Coordination of Projects’ Communication Staff: Assist in providing guidance to and organizing regular contact with projects’ communication specialists. Assist in developing the communications components for UNDP projects and provide assistance to projects in organizing media events. Identify potential stories from projects and collect photographs for the country office database.

Relations with the Media: Establish and maintain contacts with print and electronic media nationally and internationally, particularly with those covering UNDP activities. Establish and maintain contacts with UN publications and UN agencies’ communication staff.

Outreach: Assist in developing and implementing activities and programmes to promote public awareness/knowledge of and access to UNDP’s services, information and materials.

Media Monitoring: Daily review and record media coverage of UNDP and circulate to relevant authorities. Coordinate with media monitoring firm to ensure timely receipt of coverage report.

Other: Other related duties as required

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesGraduateBachelors Degree (2-3 Years)Graduate degree in communications/journalism, social sciences or any other related field.

Must Title Level Description
YesCompetencies Excellent  Strong interpersonal skills, team spirit and self-initiatives Computer skills and experience in MS Office and any design software Knowledge of the UN and development issues