Communications Assistant (Open to PNG Nationals ONLY)
UN Women - United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women
Port Moresby, Papua New Guinea
Duties and Responsibilities
Provide administrative support in the development of a coherent CO communications and advocacy strategy:
Provide background information for the development of the CO/MCO’s communication strategy;
Provide logistical support to advocacy efforts and campaigns by organizing roundtable discussions, press conferences, and other publicity events and providing inputs to briefing materials and press releases, as necessary.
Provide administrative support to the development of CO’s advocacy materials:
Gather identifying storylines and achievements within the CO;
Draft press releases, articles, key messages and other advocacy materials;
Review translations, contact with printers and other suppliers to ensure production;
Maintain library/ database of reference materials and photos;
Follow guidelines from RO/HQ.
Provide support in the management of the CO’s social media presence and website:
Gather information for the development of content for the CO’s website and social media channels;
Update the website and social media channels, as required;
Maintain files, databases, and systems relevant to the CO’s digital presence.
Provide media relations support to the CO Head of Office:
Maintain and update database of relevant press in country;
Respond to request for information, as delegated;
Gather and compile inputs for talking points.
Facilitate knowledge management and sharing:
Contribute to the identification of best practices and lessons learned;
Organize trainings and workshops on communication practices;
Provide/exchange information with HQ and RO and COs.
Perform other tasks as assigned by supervisor;
Provide support on special web/digital/media projects undertaken by the CO.
Key Performance Indicators:
Timely inputs to communication and advocacy materials;
Timely organization of logistical support to discussions, conferences, briefings and other events;
Timely delivery quality administrative support;
Webpages are well-maintained.
Respect for Diversity;
Awareness and Sensitivity Regarding Gender Issues;
Creative Problem Solving;
Leading by Example.
Ability to create, edit and present information in clear and presentable formats, using appropriate IT functionality;
Knowledge of social media and communication strategies and methods;
Good event planning skills;
Ability to identify relevant events and stories and communicate them to a mass audience;
Good multimedia skills.
Required Skills and Experience
Completion of secondary education is required;
Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Public Relations or Journalism is an asset.
At least 5 years of progressively responsible experience in providing support to the formulation and implementation of internal and external communications and advocacy strategies and related plans;
Experience in the use of computers applications and software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc) as well as web based management systems;
Experience in the use of social media and digital communication.
Fluency in English and Tok Pisin is required;
Working knowledge of the other UN official working language is an asset.