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Advocacy & Communication Specialist

Job Category:
Specialists
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
Gender Justice Through Musalihat Anjuman Project – UNDP (PRGU)
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
16 June, 2008
Last Date to apply:
29 June, 2008
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

A minimum of five to seven years experience in the public sector or as a practicing communication/journalism professional at National/International level with demonstrated experience of similar work done for donor/ aid and / or government agencies
Proven track record of working with donor funded projects in the areas of Gender/ Communications
Previous experience of operationalizing and managing Project advocacy & communication strategy/ media strategy, workshop and seminars
Excellent report writing and communications skills in English & Urdu
Ability to work in a complex and multi-stakeholders environment
Proven skill in use of appropriate software's (visual basic, In-page, MS Office, etc.) a must and
Knowledge of local cultures & languages & UN system will be an added advantage.

Description:
 

To refine/develop & help implement communication strategy and polices by assessing information dissemination needs inline with the Projects’ strategic objectives
To market the Project for greater visibility and access of the target population to Project services
To manage Project’s communications operations both internal and external
To recommend and oversee the development and implementation of efficient internal communication protocols
To act as Project Communications Focal Person & develop/modify/refine the Project communication strategy and manage various activities related to media
To manage the Project’s media related activities, including but not limited to organizing meetings with media representatives, editors, senior columnists, owners of media channels/newspapers and with other stakeholder in line with project visibility policy/communications strategy
To organize media events such as: press conferences, interviews of key Project staff and stakeholders on public & private channels of TV & radio, newspapers, magazines, and journals, etc. 
To supervise the development of publications – hardcopy, multimedia and/ or web-based, and provide quality control in line with the Project’s corporate identity standards
To ensure that regular publications (case studies, research reports/ papers, Project updates, occasional papers, newsletters, etc.) are printed, and updated (in case of website) in a timely and consistent manner
To review the Project’s website(s) on a regular basis and provide content development support and ensure web-site promotion on regular basis
To work in close coordination with PPMUs in determining information requirement and needs/ rights for access. In addition, provide support to the PMUs in establishing effective knowledge management mechanisms
To maintain regular liaison with all PPMUs/ Partner organization in order to identify communication needs; provide necessary support accordingly
To document case studies, lessons learnt, etc. for Project web-site, advocacy campaigns and reports
To regularly visit the PPMUs and pilot districts for backstopping and providing communications support, development/publication of Project newsletter/s as and when required
To perform any other duties as required by the Project and National Project Manager (NPM) for achieving an above objectives


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters degree in MASS Communication/Journalism or related subjects.