Media and Communications Officer at UNOPS, Belgrade, Serbia

Deadline: 7 April 2019

The United Nations Office for Project Services (UNOPS) is currently seeking applications from the eligible applicants for the post of Media and Communications Officer in Belgrade, Serbia.

The Media and Communications Officer will be responsible for efficient and effective management of communication activities.

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 Jobs Responsibilities

The Media and Communications Officer will perform the following functions:

  • Stakeholder Management:
    • Establish and cultivate relationship with the counterparts in the Swiss Cooperation Office (SCO), relevant ministries and governmental bodies, SCTM, complementary EU PRO Programme, local self-governments, development organisations and programmes and other key stakeholders.
    • Establish and cultivate partnerships with the key national, regional and local media.
    • Collate and develop external reports used to inform donor and the key stakeholders of Swiss PRO interventions, and key developments in the Programme Area.
  • Delivery and Performance:
    • Conduct at least one annual mapping of Swiss PRO stakeholders.
    • Prepare briefs and analysis of political, socio and economic trends relevant for the Programme.
    • Ensure and lead the implementation and evaluation of the Swiss PRO Communication Strategy and the Programme’s Internal and External Communications Plan in consultations with the RSOC Communications and Partnership Specialist.
  • Procedures:
    • With support from the National Programme Manager and in consultations with the Head of Programme, ensure respect of project management requirements.
    • With support from the Head of Support Services and the Procurement Officer, ensure respect of UNOPS’ procurement procedures.
  • Knowledge Management:
    • Participate in the UNOPS’ Communities of Practice.
    • Provide feedback to Practice Leads on policy, supporting guidance with an aim towards continuous improvement of UNOPS policies.
    • Contribute to identification and sharing of the Programme’s lessons learned and the best practices as per reporting format.
  • Personnel Management:
    • Manage, lead, and motivate the communications personnel and ensure they respect professional standards of conduct.
    • Ensure good quality conduct of full performance evaluation cycle, completion of mandatory courses and encourage personnel continuous learning and development.

Eligibility Criteria

Applicants must have-

  • Bachelor’s degree preferably in communications, journalism, public relations, international relations or a related field is required.
  • Minimum 2 years of relevant work experience in communications, public relations, media or journalism is required.
  • Experience with international organisations is desirable but not mandatory.
  • Fluency in Serbian and English is required.

How to Apply

Applicants must submit a CV and a cover letter with their applications through online process.

For more information, please visit at UNOPS.