Deadline: 20 July 2020
The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Communications Senior Officer in Yangon, Myanmar.
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UNOPS mission is to serve people in need by expanding the ability of the United Nations, governments and other partners to manage projects, infrastructure, and procurement in a sustainable and efficient manner.
Key Job Responsibilities
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The Communications Senior Officer will perform the following functions:
- Refine and implement the Takeda Project Communications Plan, which has four pillars:
- Capacity Building and Demand-Generation: Improved health knowledge and increased utilization of services for community members in 6 townships in Eastern Shan State through strengthening the communications capacity of local health actors, including ethnic and community-based health organizations and youth leaders.
- Visibility: Promoting donor visibility in the project coverage area, in Myanmar, and globally as relevant.
- Transparency: Modelling transparency and accountability for project activities, via reporting, social media and website.
- Learning: Capture and share lessons from innovative project activities to shape broader developments in Myanmar’s health system.
- Support ethnic and community-based health organizations to improve their communications outputs, especially on Facebook.
- Disseminate information to key implementing partner ﬁeld staﬀ (e.g. conﬂict sensitivity, prevention of sexual exploitation and abuse) through training of trainer approach.
- Support skills development for young people in the project areas by running skills-building workshops in advocacy tools in low resource settings (making short videos on phones, using your voice for change, etc), with concrete outputs (videos, photo essays, etc) in health topics.
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Applicants must have:
- Master’s Degree in communication, media studies, journalism, international relations, public/media relations, public relations, event management, English or any other related field is required.
- Bachelor’s Degree in combination with 2 additional year’s of relevant experience may be accepted in lieu of the Master’s Degree.
- 2 year’s of experience in communications, event management, advocacy/government relations, digital media, journalism/press, public health, public/media relations, marketing, international relations, writing/editing (including grant/proposal writing), research or any other related fields is required.
- Experience working with Myanmar and international media is highly preferable.
- Experience working in advertising, public relations, social behavior change communications would be an asset.
- Experience in developing strategy and plans for communications and helping in the organisation events (and associated materials) is highly preferable.
- Previous working experience in a similar position with media organisations, UN, NGO or private organisations would be an asset.
- Previous experience with health would be an asset.
- Excellent writing and analytical skills in English and Myanmar, with an understanding of drafting press statements and web articles is required.
- Excellent skills in translation from English to Myanmar and Myanmar to English is required.
- Fluency in both written and spoken English and Myanmar Language is a strong requirement.
- Nationality of Myanmar.
How to Apply
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Applicants must submit their applications through online process.
For more information, visit UNOPS.
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