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Media Consultant for Early Recovery

Job Category:
Consultants
Career Level:
Job Type:
Full Time
Positions:
1
Agency / Project:
UNDP
City/Location:
Islamabad
Country:
Pakistan
Posted On:
30 August, 2010
Last Date to apply:
06 September, 2010
Experience in years
2 to 4
Experience:

2 to 3 years of relevant experience in communications, public relations and administration

Description:
 

Under the supervision of the Chief, Strategic Management and the overall guidance of the Assistant Country Director, Crisis Prevention and Recovery, the Consultant supports the implementation of the communication plan for relief and early recover initiatives for flood affectees to increase the awareness of UNDP Early Recovery projects with partners, the media, donors and the public.
 The Consultant  will work in close collaboration with the Communications and Crisis Prevention and Recovery Unit in Country Office.
Summary of key deliverables:

Communication Planning: Assist his/her supervisor in the implementation of the communication strategy for UNDP early recovery projects.

UNDP Flood Website: Update UNDP website on floods on daily basis. Also make it one stop shop for all information related to UNDP’s work on flood and early recovery.
Publication and Human Interest Stories: Responsible for producing a compilation of human interest stories from the projects.

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 ER projects and provide assistance to projects in organizing media events.

Public Affairs: Organizing and coordinating press conferences, press launches, field visits, interviews, TV appearance and media briefings. Arrange visit of UNDP Advocate to the field and press briefings on early recovery projects. Establish and maintain contacts with print and electronic media nationally and internationally, particularly with those covering UNDP activities
Media Monitoring: Daily review and record media coverage of UNDP ER and circulate to relevant authorities.
Knowledge Management: Catalogue and archive all audio and visual materials of UNDP and its projects on early recovery.
Corporate Competencies:
Demonstrates integrity by modelling the UN’s values and ethical standards
Promotes the vision, mission, and strategic goals of UNDP
Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability
Treats all people fairly without favouritism
 Functional Competencies
Knowledge Management and Learning
Shares knowledge and experience
Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UNDP
Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills
 Development and Operational Effectiveness
Demonstrates excellent written and oral communication skills
Ability to perform a variety of standard specialized and non-specialized tasks and work processes that are fully documented, researched, recorded and reported
Uses Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource
 Leadership and Self-Management
Focuses on result for the client and responds positively to feedback
Consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude
Remains calm, in control and good humored even under pressure

 Qualified Women are particularly encouraged to apply.


Education
Must Degree Degree Level Country Description
 Bachelors Degree Bachelors Degree (2-3 Years) Experience in the usage of computers and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc.). Experience in handling of web-based management systems.

Skills
Must Title Level Description
 Media Monitoring and Management Good  Knowledge Management and Learning Shares knowledge and experience Seeks and applies knowledge, information, and best practices from within and outside UNDP Actively works towards continuing personal learning and development in one or more practice areas, acts on learning plan and applies newly acquired skills