Undp Unv programme requires Social Media Moderator
Title: NUNV Social Media Moderator
Job ID: 4314
Practice Area – Job Family
Peace Building: (Midnight Geneva, Switzerland)
Vacancy End Date 25/06/2016
Duty Station: New Delhi, India
Education & Work Experience
I-Master’s Level Degree – 3 year(s) experience
Languages Required: Desired: English
External Bureau: United Nations Volunteers
Contract Duration: One Year
This recruitment will be handled by UNV India. This position is open for Indian nationals only.
The United Nations Volunteers (UNV) programme is the UN organization that promotes volunteerism to support peace and development worldwide. Volunteerism can transform the pace and nature of development and it benefits both society at large and the individual volunteer. UNV contributes to peace and development by advocating for volunteerism globally, encouraging partners to integrate volunteerism into development programming, and mobilizing volunteers.
In most cultures volunteerism is deeply embedded in long-established, ancient traditions of sharing and support within the communities. In this context, UN Volunteers take part in various forms of volunteerism and play a role in development and peace together with co-workers, host agencies and local communities.
In all assignments, UN Volunteers promote volunteerism through their action and conduct. Engaging in volunteer activity can effectively and positively enrich their understanding of local and social realities, as well as create a bridge between themselves and the people in their host community. This will make the time they spend as UN Volunteers even more rewarding and productive.
UNFPA is the lead UN agency for delivering a world where every pregnancy is wanted, every childbirth is safe and every young person’s potential is fulfilled. UNFPA expands the possibilities for women and young people to lead healthy and productive lives. There is an urgent need to build UNFPA India’s visibility in its niche areas.
Use of Social Media as a tool to position UNFPA as a ‘thought leader’. This calls for expanding internal and external communication tracks, and keeping these tracks buzzing 24x7x365. In above context, it is proposed to engage UN Volunteer to manage the social media for UNFPA.
Host Agency/Host Institute: United Nations Population Fund (UNFPA)
New Delhi, the capital of India, is a bustling metropolis that has an amazing mix of modernisation and carefully preserved antiquity. Delhi features an atypical version of the humid subtropical climate. From April to October the weather is hot. The monsoon arrives at the end of June, along with an increase in humidity. The brief, mild winter starts in late November, peaks in January and heavy fog often occurs. Different kinds of accommodation are available in Delhi, though it is most common to stay in rented apartnment or guest houses. The cost will vary depending on individual wishes and requirements as well as location. Transport options include the metro rail, buses, radio cabs, autorikshaws etc. There are different phone networks available (fixed and mobile) and internet access is easy. However, to obtain a phone connection you are required to submit a photo and valid ID proof. The electricity network is 220 volts. Delhi is in security phase zero (0), so there is no security concern at this moment. Although English is generally used for official and business purposes, Hindi is the official language and is spoken by most of the people. Punjabi and Urdu are also commonly spoken.
Conditions of Service for national UN Volunteers
A 12 – month contract; with subsequent contract 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-In-Grant will be provided in the event duty station is not within commuting distance from the place of recruitment. A Volunteer Living Allowance (VLA) of INR 39,584 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.
Interested candidates should submit their applications at http://www.in.undp.org/content/india/en/home/operations/careers/. The last date for receiving applications is 24th June 2016.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the direct supervision of Senior Advocacy and Communication Officer, the national UN Volunteer will undertake the following tasks:
Review information available on the existing UNFPA India website, publications and reports.
Build contact with programme staff across the 7 UNFPA India offices to plan effective systems for Info-exchange As per the social media strategy to be developed by AdComm, develop a calendar of activities for social media, special days and events, thematic and project promotions Administer the India CO website, Facebook page, Instagram accounts Scan websites of UNFPA Headquarters, Regional Offices, select Country Offices, Development Partners and Implementing Partners, to cross-link info as and when possible
Source and edit text for website and Facebook pages Provide innovative inputs, on a regular basis, for maximizing strategic following by and of UNFPA India on Twitter If and when neceassry, support the Advocacy and Communication unit in preparting speeches, presentations and press releases Coordinate with the agency engaged for managing communication related activities for India CO. The duty station is New Delhi, India, but the assignment may require the candidate to travel to five UNFPA State offices and other areas as needed.
Furthermore, UN Volunteers are required to:
Strengthen their knowledge and understanding of the concept of volunteerism by reading relevant UNV and external publications and take active part in UNV activities (for instance in events that mark IVD);
Be acquainted with and build on traditional and/or local forms of volunteerism in the host country;
Reflect on the type and quality of voluntary action that they are undertaking, including participation in ongoing reflection activities;
Contribute articles/write-ups on field experiences and submit them for UNV publications/websites, newsletters, press releases, etc.; Assist with the UNV Buddy Programme for newly-arrived UN Volunteers; Promote or advise local groups in the use of online volunteering, or encourage relevant local individuals and organizations to use the UNV Online Volunteering service whenever technically possible.
Enhanced visibility of UNFPA India on social media including Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
A monthly report on the activities undertaken A final statement of achievements towards volunteerism for development during the assignment, such as reporting on the number of volunteers mobilized, activities participated in and capacities developed.
Strong team skills including ability to establish effective working relations with persons of different national and cultural backgrounds; ability to establish priorities and to plan, coordinate and monitor own work plan and those relevant to the team members
Resourcefulness, efficient in taking initiative, maturity of judgment, tact
Good analytical, organizing and planning skills
Good communication and negotiation skills
Ability to work independently
Knowledge of the region
Strong verbal and written communication in English
Willingness to travel officially to five UNFPA State offices and other areas as needed
Required Skills and Experience
The candidate should have a Post Graduate Degree in Mass Communication, Journalism, Social Work or related field from a reputed institute
A minimum of 3 years job-related field experience is required
Prior volunteer experience is desirable
Good knowledge of all types of social media platforms incuding Facebook, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Microsoft Office Package (Word, Excel) is necessary
Knowledge of design & editing software will be an added advantange
United Nations Volunteers is an equal opportunity programme which welcomes applications from qualified professionals. We are committed to achieving diversity in terms of gender, nationality and culture.
United Nations Volunteers reserves the right to select one or more candidates from this announcement. We may also retain applications and consider candidates applying to this opening for other openings with United Nations Volunteers with similar assignment description, experience and educational requirements.
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