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Advocacy & Communication Specialist (NIM Service Contract)

Job Category:
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Agency / Project:
Gender Justice Through Musalihat Anjuman Project - UNDP
FPMU, Islamabad
Posted On:
25 July, 2010
Last Date to apply:
08 August, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4

 A minimum of eight (08) 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 asset


§   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
“Equally Qualified women will be given preference”.

Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
YesMastersMasters DegreeMasters degree in MASS Communication/Journalism, etc. from a foreign/HEC recognized University