National Communications Analyst, Wabag, Papua New Guinea

Organization: UNDP - United Nations Development Programme

Country: Papua New Guinea

Field location: Wabag

Office: UNDP in Wabag

Closing date: Thursday, 27 January 2022

Job Identification : 2086

Locations : Wabag, Papua New Guinea

Posting Date : 01/13/2022, 10:39 AM

Apply Before : 01/27/2022, 12:59 PM

Degree Level : First Terminal University Level Qualification 4 years or more

Job Schedule : Full time

Agency : UNDP

Grade : NB4

Vacancy Type : National Personnel Service Agreement

Bureau : Regional Bureau for Asia and the Pacific

Contract Duration : 10 months

Education & Work Experience : Bachelor’s Degree

Required Languages : English

Vacancy Timeline

2 Weeks

Job Description

Background

UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.

UNDP does not tolerate sexual exploitation and abuse, any kind of harassment, including sexual harassment, and discrimination. All selected candidates will, therefore, undergo rigorous reference and background checks.

The project "Strengthening Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management in Enga Province Papua New Guinea" will assist in strengthening sustainable and inclusive economic development of the Enga Province of Papua New Guinea by three components: i) improving climate change mitigation and adaption; ii) strengthening food and nutrition strategy and iii) improving biodiversity and land/forest conservation. It will be achieved through the development and delivery of an innovative approach to rural development that brings together government systems, private sector and community action to present a model for climate compatible green growth.

Integrated sustainable land use and development planning within provincial and district development planning will provide a framework and supporting environment for effective climate compatible development including both mitigation and adaptation actions. This framework will be used as a base to help catalyse community action on sustainable projects and the development of community conservation areas as well as private sector investment in the development and production of high quality ‚conservation commodities‘ that have improved international market access and prices and support the delivery of multiple objectives at the community level. This integrated approach is fully in line with a number of government and private sector initiatives with the current project acting as a catalyst to bring these elements together as well as helping to bridge the investment gap presents in fully operationalizing these integrated approaches.

Through these actions the project will provide significant support to achieving both PNG’s Medium- Term Development Goals, including targets for increasing agricultural productivity, increasing areas under conservation and reducing levels of forest loss. It will also support action under the SDGs in particular action on SDG15 Life on Land, SDG 13, Climate Action and Goal 2, Zero Hunger. In order to successfully implement the project, a Comm Communication and Visibility Plan (C&V Plan) was developed to raise awareness on the achievements and impacts of the Action and the positive results of the EU-UNDP partnership. It also aims to raise awareness of the external policies and actions of the Union in its role as a global player and provide accountability and transparency on the use of EU funds to taxpayers and the citizens of partner countries. More specifically, this C&V plan aims also at raising the awareness of stakeholder groups and general audience on:

The importance of the inclusive rural development in Enga Province of PNG;
The EU GCCA Plus Initiative Landscape Approach to address climate change.

The C&V Plan supports the achievement of the specific objective of the project - diversification of local economic activities, fostering investment and empowering competitive agricultural and environmental practices in Enga province via bottom-up strategic planning of inclusive sustainable rural development.

The purpose of the position is to support the implementation of the communications and visibility plan of the project "Strengthening Integrated Sustainable Landscape Management in Enga Province Papua New Guinea - Enga SISLaM"; to provide high quality and technical assistance in communications and advocacy to support the overall objectives of the programme; to develop and coordinate programme communications and advocacy materials to advocate for gender equality and ending violence against women in the public domain; and to support the implementation of the programme advocacy, prevention and behavioural change related activities.

Duties and Responsibilities

The National Communications Analyst will be working under overall supervision of the International Communications Advisor (ICA) in close collaboration and support of the Enga Project Management Unit and UNDP Country Office Communications Team. The UNDP Project management unit (PMU) will provide support to the consultant, including introductions to key stakeholders and organization and financing of the training/workshop.

The National Communication Analyst provides progress updates to Project Manager for review outputs, comments, certify approval/acceptance of works afterwards. In case of any delays to achieve the expected outputs, the National Communications Analyst should notify the UNDP Project Manager in advance to take necessary steps.

Support the implementation of the activities plan of the communications and visibility plan of the Enga SISLaM project, but not limited to:

Provide communications support in the coordination and delivery of public awareness activities. This task will also involve identifying key media participants, facilitators and logistics needed to implement the communications and visibility plan.

Collect and compile media contact database, prepare materials required for the public awareness events such as power point presentations, banners, explainer videos, and organization of certificates for participants.

Work with CCDA and Enga Provincial Administration to organize field visits and public awareness events.

Develop and provide content for relevant communications platforms (website, social media mediums, and other materials and products) and onsite organizational support.

Prepare, package and distribute all developed and printed materials and products to all key identified stakeholders with instructions to ensure those materials are effectively and efficiently used and displayed at suitable locations where they are more visible and informative.

Assist the Project Management Unit (PMU) in holding national, regional and local level conferences, events, and workshops to assist in the delivery of sustainable integrated landscape management - related communications and visibility actions.

In close collaboration with the UNDP Country Office Communication Team and advice of ICA, take active role in organizing media outreach at national and provincial levels.

Arrange media persons, press briefings, and interviews; and provide talking points and other materials as needed; coordinate/facilitate response to media inquiries in consultation with PMU, UNDP, and the ICA quickly and effectively. c4ayFNb Dh7qKS

Develop close collaboration with the regional media through the provision of stories and news releases, using both web-based and traditional media, when appropriate, to generate and maintain public interest in integration of sustainable landscape management initiatives.

Support project’s implementing partners to address communications needs and implement communications and advocacy related activities.

Competencies

Displays cultural, gender, religion, race, nationality and age sensitivity and adaptability

Strong inter-personal skills, in particular, demonstrated team leadership qualities and excellent oral communication skills.

High level planning, organizational and time management skills, including flexibility, attention to detail and the ability to work under pressure to meet challenging deadlines.

Ability to quickly adapt to change, and to remain calm under pressure.

Required Skills and Experience

Education:

Bachelor’s degree or Master’s degree in communications, arts or any relevant field.

Experience:

At least 2 years of experience working with UN agencies, EU, national and international governmental and diverse of stakeholder groups, and proven experience in strategically managing communications activities and capturing knowledge and sharing.

At least 2 years of experience working on the theme related to forests, climate change, natural resources, and environment related issues.

Experience of PNG and the Pacific is an advantage.

Language requirement:

Fluency in written and spoken English.

Travel:

The position will require to travel from Wabag, Enga to all other districts and its communities on regular basis.

Disclaimer

Important information for US Permanent Residents (‚Green Card‘ holders)

Under US immigration law, acceptance of a staff position with UNDP, an international organization, may have significant implications for US Permanent Residents. UNDP advises applicants for all professional level posts that they must relinquish their US Permanent Resident status and accept a G-4 visa, or have submitted a valid application for US citizenship prior to commencement of employment.

UNDP is not in a position to provide advice or assistance on applying for US citizenship and therefore applicants are advised to seek the advice of competent immigration lawyers regarding any applications.

Applicant information about UNDP rosters

Note: UNDP reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this vacancy announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this post for other similar positions with UNDP at the same grade level and with similar job description, experience and educational requirements.

Link to the job offer of the organisation: https://unjobs.org/vacancies/1642106156133