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National Communications Consultant to support COVID-19 Response Intervention

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Last update: Jan 24, 2022 Last update: Jan 24, 2022

Details

Deadline: Jan 31, 2022 Deadline for applications has passed
Location: Moldova Moldova
Sectors: Media and Communications Media and Communications
Job type: Contract, 4 to 12 months
Languages:
English, Romanian English, Romanian
Work experience: From 2 years
Date posted: Jan 24, 2022
Expected starting date: Feb 10, 2022

Description

Background

UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls; the empowerment of women; the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development; human rights; as well as humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the center of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world. It provides strong and coherent leadership in support of Member States' priorities and efforts, building effective partnerships with civil society and other relevant actors.

Communications is a key component of UN Women Moldova Country Office’s work and constitutes a vehicle for ensuring visibility for successful UN Women Moldova initiatives, results and programmes as well as for raising awareness about key issues of gender equality and women’s empowerment. Effective communications also contribute to mobilizing resources as donors would like to see value for money. Yearly UN Women on the Global, Regional and country levels is conducting key regular communication campaigns such as International Women’s Day and 16 Days of Activism Against Gender-Based Violence. In 2019 the Generation Equality Campaign was launched marking 25 years since Beijing Declaration and Platform for Action.

In the context of world-wide pandemic of COVID-19, announced by WHO on 12 March 2020, UN Agencies undertook interventions to embark more on supporting national response to halt, reverse and eliminate the outbreak in Moldova, focusing on both lifesaving (health specific), community engagement, public health awareness and communication to limit the exposure to the infection. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19, UN Women has been at the forefront in providing evidence on its impact on women and men, in advocating for gender responsive economy rebuilding, as well as in joint with the UN sister agencies and women’s NGOs/ grassroots organizations mobilizing for provision of direct support and assistance to people and families in most need of immediate supplies and protective items.

In line with the Socio-Economic Response Plan 12, Activity 2.1, Increasing the access of vulnerable women and their dependents to food and other essential supplies, including prevention supplies and Output: Women from vulnerable groups (including Roma women, women with disabilities, sex workers, single mothers, women with low or no income and others) have access to food, personal care and hygiene products, and protection supplies, UN Women will conduct an intervention with support of Netherlands with the aim to contribute to the improvement of the well-being of people of Moldova, in particular of the most vulnerable women. The intervention will provide women from underrepresented groups and their families from selected communities with essential products and protective materials, to improve their resilience against COVID-19 and its consequences.

In this connection, UN Women Moldova Country Office intends to hire a consultant to facilitate communication initiatives and events and increase the visibility of UN Women activities.

Scope of work

The objective of this Consultancy is to support UN Women communications team in elaboration and implementation of local communication campaigns, materials and events in strict compliance with the HQ and Regional communication and visibility guidelines and thus increase the visibility and participation of UN Women as a whole, as well as of the UN Women Moldova Country Office and its donors.

Requirements for experience

Qualifications:

University degree in foreign languages/literature/journalism/ communication and public relations or in other relevant domain. Master’s degree in the afore-mentioned domains would be an asset.
At least 2 years of relevant experience in journalism, public relations and/or mass communications;
At least 2 years of experience in elaboration and conducting of communication campaigns on social issues;
Experience in web content management systems (Drupal or other) would be an asset;
Knowledge of graphic design software would be an asset;
Relevant experience in related areas in UN Women or UN agencies would be an asset;
Experience on development of campaigns/materials on gender would be an asset.

Language:

Fluency in Romanian and good command of English (written and oral);
Fluency in Russian language would be an asset.

Functional Competencies:

Excellent command of Romanian and English, Russian will be an asset;
Excellent writing skills in Romanian and English in preparing briefs, reports, human interest stories, news, articles and similar work for various audiences;
Experience in web content management (uploading articles, photos, videos, updating existing information on website);
Solid understanding of and hands-on experience in communications and outreach/advocacy;
Ability to produce well-written text;
Ability to achieve results and to work in teams;
Multi-tasking;
Ability to use Information Technology effectively as a tool and resource;
Ability to work under pressure and within limited time frames;
Ability to consistently approaches work with energy and a positive, constructive attitude;
Ability to work in an independent manner and organize the workflow efficiently;
In-depth knowledge of gender equality and women’s rights issues will be an asset;
Good command of graphic design software such as Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop etc. would be an asset.

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