Job Opportunity at UNDP as Communication Associate in the UAE

Date limite : 18 déc. 2019

Organisation à but non lucratif: United Nations Development Programme

Spécialités: Droit

Niveau d'études: Etudiant

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Job Opportunity at UNDP as Communication Associate in the UAE

United Nations Development Program has a job opportunity in the United Arab Emirates for a Communication Associate, that will be working under the direct supervision of the Head of the office, providing necessary communication support to the OCHA, UAE. The incumbent will perform tasks related to communication and donor visibility support, external relations, advocacy and outreach in addition to protocol support. She/he will work closely with the Head Office to support the formulation and implementation of the plan of action of the office and work closely with the team to deepen the understanding and awareness of OCHA partners on response and response readiness schemes.

Eligibility Criteria: 

  1. Completion of secondary education is required; a university-level degree would be desirable, but not a requirement; Candidates who do not have a university degree or an accredited certification in the technical field will be required to complete the Global General Service Test (GGST) – formerly known as the UN Clerical Test.
  2. A minimum of 6 years of relevant experience in a large or international corporation/organization and multi-cultural environment, preferably in the UN System with progressively responsible communication, data collection, reporting, and secretarial experience is required.
  3. Experience in the usage of computers, websites, social media and office software packages (MS Word, Excel, etc).
  4. Proficiency in Arabic and English and working knowledge of other UN languages is an advantage. 
  5. Ability to make new and useful ideas to adapt deliverables to meet client needs.
  6. Ability to improve performance and satisfaction, through involving the team in different stages of work and decision-making.
  7.  Taking responsibility for addressing critical situations and delivering core value.
  8.  Demonstrated capacities to perform multiple tasks, in a multi-cultural environment and dealt with confidential matters.
  9.  Ability to review and edit documents, ability to produce meeting report identifying key actions.
  10.  Knowledge of analytical tools and methods for undertaking substantive research on various policy-related issues.
  11.  Ability to evaluate analytical data, derive relevant findings and present them in a meaningful manner.
  12.  Ability to engage with other agencies, donors, and other development stakeholders and forge productive working relationships.
  13.  Ability to identify and prioritize risks, and organize action around mitigating them.


Under the supervision of the Head of Office, within the limits of delegated authority, the Communication Associate will be responsible for the following duties:

  1. Provision of inputs and information for the elaboration of the OCHA-GLO communication strategy based on the corporate communications strategy.
  2. Support to increased awareness of OCHA's mandate and goals through the dissemination of information, organization of public events.
  3. Organization of publicity, advocacy, knowledge-sharing events, and promotional opportunities. The provision of logistics supports the events.
  4. Maintenance of information database and photo library.
  5. Research and retrieval of data from internal and external sources.
  6. Organization and implementation of joint UN information campaigns (World Humanitarian Day, UN Day, etc).
  7. Contribute to the collection of information in various areas related to humanitarian operations in the areas that are relevant to the mandate of the office.
  8. Liaise with relevant host country counterparts to verify requested information or support in clarifying some necessary questions.
  9. Support on the development of existing partnerships and identification of new including with other UN agencies, other entities, memorandum of understandings and plan of actions.
  10. Contribute to the preparation of reports on program and activities in support of the senior management, heads of units and other humanitarian teams.
  11. Assist in the regular monitoring and analysis of developments in the UAE and supports the preparation of analytical reports highlighting humanitarian coordination needs and capacity building.
  12. In collaboration with the head of the office ensure that the relevant information is adequately provided to partners for better operational collaboration.
  13. Organization of meetings, seminars, conferences, workshops, etc. with other agencies and partners in the UAE.
  14. Support the head of the office or/and other team members in conducting training on OCHA’s humanitarian tools and services including humanitarian reporting, advocacy, financial mobilization, information management, needs assessment, contingency planning, etc.
  15. Support the identify local humanitarian counterparts, who work internationally, and support them in responding to a humanitarian crisis.
  16. Attend relevant meetings and take minutes/prepare records of the head of office meetings where appropriate
  17. Support the facilitation of visa processes, preparing of note verbale, assist in travel arrangements, appointments, and related correspondence.
  18. Perform other duties as required.

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