Research and Communications Expert
|Location :||Yerevan, ARMENIA|
|Application Deadline :||09-Jul-17 (Midnight New York, USA)|
|Time left :||11d 18h 46m|
|Type of Contract :||Individual Contract|
|Post Level :||National Consultant|
|Languages Required :
|Starting Date :
(date when the selected candidate is expected to start)
|Duration of Initial Contract :||17 July – 31 December 2017 (up to 120 working days)|
|Expected Duration of Assignment :||17 July – 31 December 2017|
The United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) in Armenia in partnership with the Government of Armenia work to advance the national reform agenda and develop the capacities of counterparts at a national, regional and local level.
In 2013, UNDP established an innovation lab, called Kolba. The lab is an incubator and a design lab which seeks to solve big social challenges by harnessing citizens’ insights and ideas alongside public services and development projects. Kolba enables UNDP to partner with citizen experts and bring cutting edge solutions into its projects and programmes. Kolba is intended to reach across sectors in order to provide the Government of Armenia and other partners with innovative solutions to meet the increasingly complex demands of Armenian society.
In addition to Kolba Lab, the UN in Armenia is in the process of developing a National SDG Innovation Lab, hosted in the Center for Strategic Initiatives, the government’s own ‘reform accelerator’. The Lab will be a hub for data, analytics and policy recommendations and will ensure that government reforms contribute to a sustainable development path, have systems thinking at their core, and create an ecosystem for innovation and impact investment.
To support this work, an expert is sought to provide strategic advice on the communication strategy of the SDG Innovation Lab and oversee its implementation, while working together with the communications team of the Center for Strategic Initiatives. The expert will work with the United Nations Resident Coordinator’s Office (UNRCO), to ensure strategic and coherent communication across the agencies (in line with the principle of “communicating as one”), with particular attention to the SDGs and youth. In addition, the expert will work across the UNRCO, UNDP’s portfolios, and with the innovation labs in delivering advisory services and support to research and project development.
- Strong research and networking skills;
- Creative flair and originality;
- High level of motivation, ability to show initiative and work independently;
- Ability to write and communicate orally with accuracy and professionalism, as well as sensitively across different constituencies;
- Very collaborative, with a demonstrable history of developing partnerships across a wide range of organisations and contexts;
Required Skills and Experience
Master’s degree in Social, Political and/or Communication Science, or a related discipline;
At least 2 years of experience in the field of public sector capacity building, marketing, communication and/or research;
Experience in development projects will be an asset;
Experience in the design and delivery of training curricular, lectures, workshops or seminars;
Excellent written and spoken English. Knowledge of Armenian is highly desirable
APPLICATION PROCEDURES: Interested candidates can apply for the position at: https://jobs.undp.org/cj_apply.cfm?cur_job_id=73146
DOCUMENTS TO BE INCLUDED WHEN SUBMITTING THE APPLICATION.
- UNDP Personal History form (P11): http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/library/corporate/Careers/P11_Personal_history_form.doc.
- Letter of interest;
- Financial Proposal and Availably: OFFEROR’S LETTER TO UNDP
- Portfolio (writing samples, links to blogs, social media pages in relevant context).
General Conditions of Contract is available here: http://www.undp.org/content/dam/undp/documents/procurement/documents/IC%20-%20General%20Conditions.pdf.
Note: Please note you can upload only one document to this application (scan all documents in one single PDF file to attach).
UNDP is committed to achieving workforce diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture. Individuals from minority groups, indigenous groups and persons with disabilities are equally encouraged to apply. All applications will be treated with the strictest confidence.