UN75 Communications and Planning Officer
(National Specialist - THAR000320)
Host entity: UN Development Coordination Office (UNDCO)
Duty station: Bangkok, Thailand
Start date: Immediate
Assignment Duration: 12 months
Application deadline: 03 February 2020
Organizational Context & Project Description
The UN Development Coordination Office (UN DCO) is the UN Office at the forefront of coordinating a collaborative contribution to the UN development system, towards its achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals. The position is located in the United Nations Regional Development Coordination Office in Bangkok. The incumbent reports directly to the Regional Director in close coordination with the P4 Regional Communications Officer, the Development Coordination Office communications team at HQ, working very closely with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (DGC), which sets the communications and advocacy priorities of the United Nations around the world.
To mark its 75th anniversary in 2020, the United Nations is igniting a people’s debate, UN75. Launched by UN Secretary-General António Guterres, it promises to be the largest and furthest-reaching global conversation ever on building the future we want.
In a world of dramatic changes and complex challenges, from the climate crisis to the population shifts to the unknown course of technology, we need collective action more than ever before.
Through UN75, the United Nations will encourage people to put their heads together to define how enhanced international cooperation can help realize a better world by 2045, the UN’s 100th birthday.
At this pivotal moment in history, UN75 asks three big questions: a) What kind of future do we want to create? b) Are we on track? c) What action is needed to bridge the gap?
Anyone can join the conversation. Online and offline, in formal and informal dialogues, UN75 will involve as many people as possible, ideally in all 193 UN Member States. Together, they will share their hopes and fears, assess current and future risks and opportunities, and source solutions for global cooperation.
UN organizations, country teams, and key stakeholders will have pivotal roles in taking three actions: A. Connect people: bring together diverse groups, especially those not often heard, to shape a new global dialogue.
B. Amplify their voices: open channels for people to talk and be heard.
C. Inspire action: provide feedback and share and advocate solutions.
Under the direct supervision of Regional Director, the National UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks and functions:
Provides strategic input in identifying the activities that will be held at the country level in the context of UN75 and coordinate with Resident Coordinator’s Offices, their implementation
Plans and follow-up the implementation of the regional coordination of communication strategies, advocacy to promote UN75
Plans and monitor coordination of promoting the United Nations communications and advocacy priorities on UN75 at the regional level
Plans and monitor the regional coordination for digital communications/content (including social media) for the countries in the region
Coordination of UN branding and data/results reporting at regional level on UN75
Required degree level: Advanced university degree (Master’s degree or equivalent degree) in communication, journalism, international relations 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.
Language skills: English (Mandatory), Level – Fluent
Conditions of Service:
The contract lasts for the period indicated above with possibility of extensions subject to availability of funding, operational necessity and satisfactory performance. However, there is no expectation of renewal of the assignment.
Travel to duty station (if applicable) and a Settling-ln-Grant will be provided in the event the duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. The applicable Volunteer Living Allowance is provided monthly to cover housing, utilities and normal cost of living expenses. Life, health and permanent disability insurance are included (health insurance for up to 3 dependents), as well as final repatriation (if applicable) and resettlement allowance for satisfactory service.
Furthermore, in non-family duty stations that belong to hardship categories D or E, as classified by the ICSC, a Well-Being Differential (WBD) on a monthly basis will be provided.
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How to apply:
Visit: https://www.unv.org/calls/THAR000320-6066 for more detail of this assignment and to apply
This is a national UN Volunteer assignment, therefore only nationals of Thailand and legal residents with a residency permit, the status of refugee or with the status of being stateless are eligible to apply.
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