UN Women, grounded in the vision of equality enshrined in the Charter of the United Nations, works for the elimination of discrimination against women and girls, the empowerment of women, and the achievement of equality between women and men as partners and beneficiaries of development, human rights, humanitarian action and peace and security. Placing women's rights at the centre of all its efforts, UN Women leads and coordinates United Nations system efforts to ensure that commitments on gender equality and gender mainstreaming translate into action throughout the world.
The Communications & Advocacy Section at UN Women Headquarters in New York supports the positioning of women’s empowerment and gender equality as key issues on the international agenda and establishes UN Women’s role as the global authority in this context. This entails building relationships with the traditional and online press globally to amplify and highlight UN Women key messages via mainstream media platforms and engage key influencers in the journalistic world, and their audiences.
The Communications & Advocacy Section seeks to enlist the services of a Media Consultant to support several key activities during the next six months period in the lead up to UN Women’s corporate priority of the 25th commemoration of the historic Beijing Conference and Platform for Action and the related newly launched Generation Equality campaign. The preparation for several other key anniversaries are also underway, including 10th year anniversary of UN Women, SCr1325+20, and the fifth anniversary of the Global Goals, and for these key moments, expert media support is also critical.
S/he will bring expertise on media relations and communications campaigns planning, design and implementation, as well as experience in drafting of communication materials and media monitoring. S/he will also assist in identifying and implementing of key interventions undertaken by the Media Unit, amplifying and enhancing media attention and coverage in international media spaces.
Duties and Responsibilities
Under the supervision of the Senior Communications & Media Specialist and working closely with the Media Unit and the Communications and Advocacy Section colleagues, the Media Consultant will be responsible for the following:
Demonstrates consistency in upholding and promoting the values of UN Women in actions and decisions, in line with the UN Code of Conduct.
Cultural Sensitivity/Valuing diversity:
Demonstrates an appreciation of the multicultural nature of the organization and the diversity of its staff. Demonstrating an international outlook, appreciating differences in values and learning from cultural diversity.
Ethics and Values:
Demonstrates / Safeguards Ethics and Integrity.
Demonstrates corporate knowledge and sound judgment.
Developing and Empowering People / Coaching and Mentoring:
Working in Teams:
Team player and facilitates team work.
Communicating Information and Ideas:
Facilitates and encourages open communication in the team, communicates effectively.
Self-management and Emotional intelligence:
Creating synergies through self-control. Conflict Management / Negotiates and Resolves Disagreement.
Knowledge Sharing / Continuous Learning:
Learning and sharing knowledge and encourage the learning of others.
Required Skills and Experience
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