NATIONAL POST: Media/Communication Specialist, Kabul, Afghanistan Country Office, NOC

Level: NOC
Contract Type: Fixed Term Appointment
Closing date: 4 October 2018 - 5:00pm(Kabul time)
Duty station: Kabul, Afghanistan
Job ID: 18616

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS VACANCY IS OPEN ONLY TO NATIONALS OF AFGHANISTAN.

Position summary:

The position of Media and Communications Specialist is located in the Afghanistan Country Office. The position reports directly to the Representative.

The Media and Communication Specialist designs, updates, coordinates, implements and monitors the communication strategy for the country programme. The position supervises the Digital Media and Communications Analyst.

UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person's potential is fulfilled.  UNFPA’s new strategic plan (2018-2021), focuses on three transformative results: to end preventable maternal deaths; end unmet need for family planning; and end gender-based violence and harmful practices.

In a world where fundamental human rights are at risk, we need principled and ethical staff, who embody these international norms and standards, and who will defend them courageously and with full conviction.

UNFPA is seeking candidates that transform, inspire and deliver high impact and sustained results; we need staff who are transparent, exceptional in how they manage the resources entrusted to them and who commit to deliver excellence in programme results.

Requirements:

Qualifications and Experience

Education: 

• Advanced university degree in mass communications, public relations or journalism or other related field. 

Knowledge and Experience: 

• At least 5 years of experience in Communications;

• Ability to develop approaches and materials to be shared with partners and donors to help       emphasize the importance of Afghanistan CO programmatic focus areas;

• Demonstrated experience implementing visibility communications or media projects;

• Excellent writing and editing skills, with strong analytical and research skills required;

• Excellent knowledge of web production, social media and multimedia tools;

• Excellent interpersonal communication skills.

• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English Languages: 

• Fluency in English and local languages (Dari and Pashto) is required.

We are no longer accepting applications for this position.

Afghanistan
Population : 36.4 mil
Fertility rate
4.3
Maternal Mortality Ratio
396
Contraceptives prevalence rate
26
Population aged 10-24
35%
Youth secondary school enrollment
Boys 62%
Girls 36%