Communications Advisor

Closing Date: 03 February 2022

Category: Marketing, Communication & Multi Media

The Partner Organisation
  
UN Women’s Fiji Multi-Country Office (MCO) works with governments and civil society organisations across 14 Pacific Island countries and territories to address gender inequality, empower women and build more inclusive societies.

The Assignment

Under the guidance and direct supervision of the Communications and Media Specialist in the Multi[1]Country Office (MCO), and in close collaboration with the UN Women Representative, and communication officers in programme teams, the Communications Advisor will support the provision of strategic communications advice and provide capacity building to ensure that teams are able to manage the implementation of the corporate communications strategy and other UN Women media, social media and communications guidelines and protocols.
  
The Communications Advisor will provide technical advice and capacity building towards communications and advocacy activity with a view to influencing the development agenda, to promoting public and media outreach, and to mobilizing political and financial support for UN Women. The role, through providing technical advice and capacity building will support programme staff when it comes to raising the profile of UN Women programme activities and the understanding of the issues they cover. The Communications Advisor will support and further improve the successful implementation of the MCO communication strategy by working in close collaboration with the MCO Programme and Operations teams, UN Women’s communications staff at the Fiji MCO, Regional Office for Asia Pacific in Bangkok and global HQ, including staff of other UN Agencies, as well as with stakeholders and external communications counterparts i.e. government officials, international and local media, subject matter experts, multi-lateral and bi-lateral donors and civil society
  
The Volunteer

We're looking for a volunteer with the following experience:
  • Master’s degree in Journalism, Communications, International Relations, Social Sciences or other relevant subject and/or Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent in fields outlined.
  • Significant work experience in media and communications.
  • At least 3 to 4 years of relevant experience at the national or international level in public relations, communications or advocacy.
  • Training and capacity building experience.
  • High quality written and verbal communication skills
About volunteering with VSA

VSA is New Zealand's largest and most experienced volunteering agency working in international development. We provide skilled Kiwi volunteers to support organisations in the Pacific and beyond through capacity building, both in country and virtually.

We cover living allowances, accommodation and utilities.  Travel, visas, insurance and medical costs are organised and funded by VSA.

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We are looking for a volunteer with:

  • Full-time 12-month assignment based in Suva, Fiji
  • Use your Communication skills and experience to make a difference.
  • Transform your life and the lives of others