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Assistant Development Coordination Officer, Programme Communications and Advocacy (NOA)

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Organization : UN Resident Coordinator
Type : Nonprofits / องค์กรไม่แสวงหาผลกำไร
Date : 5 Feb 2019
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Deadline : 21 / February / 2019

This is a national professional post in the Office of the UN Resident Coordinator in Bangkok, who coordinates the work of the UN Country Team (18 UN agencies) in support of the Sustainable Development Goals. The Programme Communications and Advocacy Officer is responsible for the support to the collective communication activities of the UN Country Team, social media outreach, and advocacy activities.     

Organizational Setting and Reporting Relationships:  This is a national professional post in the United Nations Resident Coordinator Office (RCO) in Bangkok.  

The UN Resident Coordinator (RC) is the designated representative of the UN Secretary-General for development activities and the team leader of the UN Country Team (UNCT), which in Thailand is composed of 18 UN agencies, who have projects and programmes in Thailand.  The Resident Coordinator Office supports the UN Resident Coordinator in his/her coordination of the UN Country Team and liaison with national partners.

In July 2017, the UN Country Team signed with the Royal Thai Government the United Nations Partnership Framework (UNPAF) Thailand for 2017-2021[1]. The UN Country Team agencies monitor and report on the UN's contributions within the framework of the UNPAF and of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The Office of the UN Resident Coordinator (RCO) in Thailand, currently a team of five staff, provides strategic and secretariat supports to the RC and the UN Country Team to effectively coordinate the work of the UN agencies to implement the UNPAF and advance the Sustainable Development Goals . The RCO is located within the main UN office in Bangkok.  The position is a national professional position and will report to the Team Leader of the Resident Coordinator’s Office. 

In December 2017, the UN Secretary-General’s report entitled “Repositioning the United Nations development system to deliver on the 2030 Agenda: our promise for dignity, prosperity and peace on a healthy planet”[2] was issued. This report puts forward a comprehensive proposal on further improvements to the RC System to ensure more coherent, accountable and effective support for the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda)[3]. This was further reinforced by General Assembly resolution 72/279 of 1 June 2018[4], which gave the UN Secretary-General the mandate to implement the repositioning.

A reinvigorated RC system is at the center of a repositioned United Nations development system, and while the system has been instrumental in driving coherence on the ground over the past four decades, it is now insufficiently robust to respond to the needs of the 2030 Agenda. The report stresses that RCOs will need to be adequately staffed to ensure sufficient substantive capacities to lead UN Country Team. The core capacity will include experts in coordination, economics, results monitoring and evaluation, and strategic partnerships, plus a robust standing communications capacity within the UN Country Team.

 

Responsibilities: This post is part of a new generation of RCOs, with a new skill set and competencies required to deliver on the 2030 Agenda.

Summary of Functions:

  1. Participates in strategy advocacy and programme communications in support of the UN Partnership Framework (UNPAF)
  2. Assists in partnership building and media relations
  3. Contributes to digital communications
  4. Supports publications and branding management

Description of Functions:

  1. Participates in strategy advocacy and programme communications in support of the UNPAF
  1. Assists in partnership building and media relations
  1. Provides substantive support for digital communications
  1. Supports publications and branding management

 

Competencies:

 

Qaulifications:

Education:  Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communications, journalism, business or public administration, sustainable development, social sciences, education or related area. A first-level university degree in combination with two additional years of qualifying experience may be accepted in lieu of the advanced university degree.

Experience:

Language:   Fluent Thai and English. Should have excellent writing skills in English

 

[1] Available at http://www.un.or.th/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/ENG-UNPAF-2017-2021.pdf

[2] Available at https://digitallibrary.un.org/record/1473546?ln=en

[3] More information at https://sustainabledevelopment.un.org/post2015/transformingourworld

[4] Available at http://www.un.org/en/ga/search/view_doc.asp?symbol=A/RES/72/279

 

Interested candidates should submit applications online with UN personal History Form (P11) by 21 February 2019

https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=20889

This position is open for Thai nationals only.

Only short-listed candidates will be notified.

Contact : https://jobs.partneragencies.net/erecruitjobs.html?JobOpeningId=20889

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