Job Opening

Posting Title: Community Communications Consultant
Department/Office: Department of Global Communications
Duty Station: PORT OF SPAIN
Posting Period: 16 August 2021 - 07 September 2021
Job Opening Number: 21-Department of Global Communications-161831-Consultant
Staffing Exercise N/A
United Nations Core Values: Integrity, Professionalism, Respect for Diversity
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Result of Service

The UNIC delivers global messages on the work of the United Nations to audiences in 19 territories of the English- and Dutch-speaking Caribbean, and - as convener of the United Nations Caribbean Communications Group (UNCCG) - guides and coordinates regional communications strategizing among offices and agencies in the Caribbean UN System. This System depends on a nuanced understanding of its audiences’ information needs about the activities of the United Nations for maximum communications impact.
To this end, a Community Communications Consultant is required to support an assessment of information access and use among two of the UN’s major audiences/communication partners in the region.

Work Location

UNIC Port of Spain

Expected duration

Three months (2021)

Duties and Responsibilities

The Consultant will work under the supervision of the Centre’s National Information Officer, who will assess and sign-off on these outputs.

Qualifications/special skills

Academic Qualifications: An advanced degree (Master’s or equivalent) in media, communications, public relations social science, or a related field.
Experience: At least three years media research experience. Knowledge and experience in the use relevant software tools (including database, survey, and word processing applications). Working familiarity with the Caribbean non-governmental development organization (NGDO) sector and this region’s media landscape is desirable.
Language: Fluency in English is required; knowledge of other Caribbean languages, in particular Dutch, would be an asset.

Additional Information

The total fees for the three months are:
Payment terms – per deliverable Level of remuneration – USD15,000
~ Deliverable 1 Database of media and civil society contacts 20%
~ Deliverable 2 Report on assessment of community-level needs 40%
~ Deliverable 3 Report on analysis of UN representation in Caribbean media markets 40%

No Fee

THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CHARGE A FEE AT ANY STAGE OF THE RECRUITMENT PROCESS (APPLICATION, INTERVIEW MEETING, PROCESSING, OR TRAINING). THE UNITED NATIONS DOES NOT CONCERN ITSELF WITH INFORMATION ON APPLICANTS’ BANK ACCOUNTS.

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