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  • United Nations Office for Project Service

Community Liaison and Communications Associate

Job categoriesCommunications


Vacancy codeVA/2017/B5315/13200

Department/officeAFR, GHOH, Gambia

Duty stationBanjul, Gambia

Contract typeLocal ICA Support

Contract levelLICA-7

Duration1 year

Application period04-Oct-2017 to 13-Oct-2017

Applications to vacancies must be received before midnight Copenhagen time (CET) on the closing date of the announcement.

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Background Information - Job-specific

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is looking for an experienced Community Liaison and Communications Associate to work with our team across West Africa specifically in our Gambia Country Office.

Whether it’s fighting Ebola by securing works contracts for new isolation wards, procuring life-saving medical equipment for the most vulnerable or helping establish West Africa’s largest renewable energy micro-grids, the work you do at UNOPS is about building a future we all can believe in.

If you have experience leading teams, are excited to expand our sustainable project management initiatives, are great at facilitating technical teams to develop specifications, are always ready to get hands on with the work and can lead partners through best practice in communications, then this is your opportunity.

Things happen quickly at UNOPS and we are looking for enthusiastic team players who are ready to not only keep up but blaze a path forward. The sub-regional office based in Accra, Ghana is UNOPS newest and covers the Gambia, Ghana, Liberia, Nigeria and Sierra Leone. As a central resource for the United Nations and its member governments, UNOPS is a global organization that is focused on making a local difference with some of the world’s top services in Project Management, Infrastructure and Procurement.

What drives us is a passion to fight inequalities and to provide opportunities to those most vulnerable. Come help us build the foundations for communities to function and people to live with dignity and respect. Functional Responsibilities

Functional Responsibilities

The Community Liaison & Communications Associate will support the Project Manager (PM) in liaising with all key stakeholders in the project to facilitate the successful implementation of the project. Key areas of responsibility will include the development and implementation of a community engagement strategy as well as leading the implementation of the Communications Strategy. The responsibilities include but are not limited to:

Participate in designing the community engagement strategy and materials to be used for/by the Community and direct the communicating of information to affected communities identified by the project teams.

Support the PM in developing and maintain an effective system to capture and monitor stakeholder engagement and communication for the Project;
Implement all aspects of the community engagement activities in the project area including awareness and information dissemination efforts;
Assist the project team for the mobilization of communities and local government stakeholders as required;
Undertake missions to project locations as required;
Contribute to the collection and collation of data in support of project outcomes (and indicators);
Lead the implementation of the Project Communications and Visibility Strategy,

Support the PM in the organization of workshops, meetings and events and the implementation of the stakeholder engagement strategy;
Draft and prepare press releases and other communication materials for onwards approval by the PM;
Liaise regularly with the HUB (GHOH based in Ghana) and the UNOPS Communications Group on the development of project communications products. Ensuring products are aligned with the UNOPS guidelines;
Support the Project Manager in the preparation of reports, including but not limited to reporting on communications/visibility and community liaison activities;
Support the project manager in ensuring implementing knowledge management practices in the project;
Draft the briefs and talking points for discussions with partners in relation to the project.

Monitoring and Progress Controls

Stakeholders Satisfaction

Full implementation of Communications and Visibility Strategy

Timeliness and accuracy of reporting

Full implementation of the Community Engagement Strategy

Education/Experience/Language requirements

A. Education

Master’s Degree in Social Sciences including Community Development, Monitoring and Evaluation, Political/Security/Development Studies. Degree in Engineering will also be acceptable provided sufficient work experience as indicated below can be demonstrated.

A Bachelor’s Degree combined with 2 additional years of relevant work experience may be accepted instead of the above requirement.

A Diploma Certification combined with 4 additional years of relevant work experience will also be considered.

Senior secondary School Certification together with 7 years work experience will as well be considered.

B. Work Experience

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